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Johnny Gillette



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:04 pm    Post subject: Let Me Tell You About Savannah Lakes Village Reply with quote

This is the real Johnny Gillette and I would love to share my experience at Savannah Lakes!

I came to the community mid June to seek a retirement area. I obtained a guest pass from the Savannah lakes Admin office that would allow me to pay $7 per day to use their facilities. I also contacted two agents as I wanted to look at 3 existing homes for sale in the community. Both agents advertise on line that they specialize in this area. One took 4 days to return my call, the other 6 days. In the interim I contacted another real estate agent who actually returned my call immediately. To my surprise he recommended 3 other communities that offer much better value. All were over an hour away. The agent explained to me within a 45 min radius the towns of Lincolnton, Abbeville, Greenwood and Mc Cormick SC do not offer any services, which include Medical facilities, Good Shopping, Good Restaurants, Shuttle Services, or any form of public transportation to speak of. Additionally the median home prices in these areas are $63,000, where as the Savannah Lakes Community is charging upwards of $1,300,000. Basically there is no re sale value on the homes and I did not want to leave a burden for my children. I did research this and this agent was spot on. Here is a link to help you with your research-

http://www.homes.com/For-Sale/SC/MC%20CORMICK/&orderby=price%20desc

The agent also informed me the Savannah Lakes community was in severe financial trouble and had foreclosure action happening around the community. I also researched this and it seems the agent again gave me correct information. Here is a link to help you with your research-

http://www.indexjournal.com/main.asp?SectionID=4&SubSectionID=40&ArticleID=4609

Additionally he recommended I look at the financial state, and demographics before I invested my hard earned money. Here is a link to help you with your research-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbeville,_South_Carolina

You can look at each town on wikipedia for specifics.
I was also told the Better Business Bureau rates this communities area an “”F””, I did find this link-

http://www.bbb.org/central-georgia/business-
reviews/resorts/savannah-lakes-resort-marina-in-mc-cormick-sc-17779
 
In Mc Cormick there is a dollar store and a very dirty not well stock Food Lion for shopping. As for places to eat there is a Huddle House and Hardees drive thru, and like the agent said, there is no medical, shuttles, entertainment, or public transportation. When you have a medical emergency, it was unnerving to me that I was an hours drive from a hospital.

Another big concern was the tap water. It has a terrible odor and foul taste to it. Similar to the smell of toilet water. A Brita and water filtration system is most highly recommended. The area has lots of trees and the Savannah river, but when driving around the area, the afternoon strong smell of Raw Sewage was nauseating.
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