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What’s Going on With Lake Murray?

Here’s what officials had to say about the Lake Murray water levels. Autumn is here and winter is just around the corner, which means you may know that every winter Lake Murray changes their water levels. I got on the phone with them recently, and I’m happy to report that there will be a normal… Read more »

Brian Prahl on Interest Rates and Refinancing

Here’s my full interview with Brian Prahl of Palmetto Mortgage Group. This week we’re speaking with Brian Prahl, regional president of Palmetto Mortgage group. But first, I wanted to remind you all of the client appreciation event coming up on September 25, the Gamecock football game. If you haven’t gotten an email about this event,… Read more »

Our Top Agents’ Advice on Selling Your Home

  Here’s my full conversation with Laura and Natalie on selling your home. Today I’m pleased to be talking with two of our hardest-working agents: Laura Moye and Natalie Monson. They’re here to help explain what you can do to help get your home sold for top dollar. You can watch our full conversation, or… Read more »

6 Tips for Prepping Your Home for the Market

Focus on these tips when preparing your home for the market. Are you getting ready to put your home on the market? Today, I’ll share some home preparation tips that will give you the best bang for your buck. The first and most important is to declutter. You’re moving anyway, so you might as well… Read more »

How Long Will This Market Last?

Here is our real estate market update for the Columbia metro area. This week, we’re giving you a real estate market update for the Columbia metro area. Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch the full message or use these timestamps… Read more »

Making a Move? Check out Lake Murray

  Here’s what it’s like to live on Lake Murray. For those of you who are considering making a move, whether you’re a local or transplant, today I’ll discuss what it’s like to live on Lake Murray. I’ve personally lived in the area since 2014, and my team and I have become the best agents… Read more »

Navigating Multiple Offers

Here are a few things to know about multiple offers in our present market. As most of you know, our real estate market is super hot, along with many others in the country. Within two days or fewer, homes have multiple offers on them and are often receiving more than asking price. Right now we’re… Read more »

Your Latest Columbia Market Update

Here’s all the latest data and info from our Columbia real estate market. What’s going on in the Columbia, South Carolina housing market? Our real estate market is even nuttier than the last time I made a market update. We currently have 0.7 months of inventory, meaning if there are 10 buyers in the market,… Read more »

Headlines You May See in 2021

The real estate headlines you may see in 2021 and why they’re untrue. What will the real estate headlines say for the rest of 2021? Today I’m sharing how our market is doing now and where we expect it to go throughout the rest of the year. I’ll also be discussing why you might see… Read more »

How Buyers Can Find Success in Our Market

If you’re a buyer, here’s what you need to know about our market in 2021. What do buyers need to know about our Columbia real estate market? For one thing, inventory is as crazy as ever and stands at just 0.9 months. It’s a feeding frenzy out there for every type of home that’s decently… Read more »

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