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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 »

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 »

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