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New Listing Tour: 124 Red Fox Trail

Check out this breath-taking property available to buy at 124 Red Fox Trail. Today, let’s go on a tour of one of our beautiful lake properties: 124 Red Fox Trail. With 3,321 square feet of space, this four-bedroom, two-bath home is listed for $1,259,995. The interior has high ceilings, lots of emphasis on natural lighting,… Read more »

Lake Murray’s Finest Home: Now for Sale!

We tour a Lake Murray home for sale that’s absolutely gorgeous. Today we’re sharing a tour of a beautiful home right here in Columbia, South Carolina. It’s located at 1117 Old Road and listed for $1.8 million. It has 4,700 square feet, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a fantastic location close to the city. As… Read more »

Are iBuyers Too Good To Be True?

Can you really trust all-cash offers from institutional investors? Have you heard of iBuyers? They are institutional investors that come into hot markets like Columbia and buy tons of property. Then, they either rent them out or flip them. Often, these buyers will make cash offers on your home without even looking at it. Is… Read more »

What’s Happening in Our Market?

Here’s what you need to know about our market as we head into spring.   As we enter the spring, how is our market looking? Let’s take a dive into the statistics to find out.  If you want to know what’s happening in our market, you only need to know one sentence: Demand is high,… Read more »

How to Stop Paying Mortgage Insurance

Discussing whether you should be paying mortgage insurance. Today I want to introduce you to Mark Smith from Network Funding. He’s a lender that we’ve been working with for years, and he’ll be talking about mortgage insurance and how you can have it removed from your loan. You’re required to have mortgage insurance unless you’re… Read more »

Touring a Beautiful Home on Lake Murray

Today we’re touring a beautiful featured property on Lake Murray. Have you ever wondered what type of home you could buy with $1,895,000 in the Columbia area? It might seem like a specific number, but it’s actually what one of our featured homes is listed at. It’s located on Lake Murray, and even if it’s… Read more »

Explaining How Our Property Taxes Work

If you want to move here, let me explain the two property tax rates. If you are from a state where you get uncomfortable weather in the winter and you’re thinking of moving to South Carolina, you should learn how our residential property taxes work. Here’s a quick breakdown. There are two property tax rates… Read more »

What’s Happening in Columbia Real Estate?

Here’s what you need to know about the state of our real estate market. What’s going on in the Columbia real estate market? Let’s take a look at the latest numbers and find out what they mean for you.  Over the last few months, the biggest trend we’ve seen is that things are slowing down…. Read more »

Your Columbia Real Estate Market Update

Here’s everything you need to know about Columbia’s real estate market. What’s going on in Columbia’s real estate market? Every now and then, we like to give you an update on what’s happening here, so let’s take a look at the latest numbers. Inventory remains extremely low. This time last year, we were at one… Read more »

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 »

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