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Stay up to date with the latest real estate industry news and market trends. We provide free, shareable resources that help homeowners navigate the process of buying or selling, Columbia area market trends, pricing your home, inspections, homeowners insurance, and more. When working with The Downing Group, our associates will provide expert advice to help guide you through the steps of buying or selling your home in the Midlands. 

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How Can You Be the Smartest Buyer in the Room?

Today I’m joined by the one and only Sean Coffey, who’s been the top buyer agent on our team for the past five or six years. Sean has sold at least 150 to 200 homes since he’s been with us.

Buying Property on Lake Murray

Are you thinking of buying a property on Lake Murray? My team and I sell more Lake Murray homes than anyone else, so we know what you need to look for to find the best home available.

How Can Buyers Compete in Our Seller’s Market?

At just two months’ worth, our inventory is extremely tight right now; there’s no doubt we’re in a strong seller’s market where multiple-offer situations are commonplace in certain high-demand price points.

How Do You Choose the Right Mortgage Lender?

How do you choose the right lender? Since most of our clients need a mortgage to buy a house, we get asked this question all the time, and there are a few things you need to consider.

The Latest From Our Columbia Market

The bottom line is that inventory is extremely low and still shrinking. There aren’t enough homes for sale for the number of buyers in our market, and there are a couple of reasons why.

Choosing the Right Offer

If you put your home on the market and get multiple offers for it, how do you know which one is the best?

The 2 Kinds of Property Taxes to Know

There are two tax rates that the government levies on property in South Carolina: the owner-occupied rate and the commercial rate.

Your May 2020 Real Estate Market Update

In my last few blog entries, I’ve been bringing you updated statistics on the Columbia real estate market as it stands during the pandemic, and even with all the uncertainty the country is facing, I can still say that our market so far is doing well.

Columbia, SC Real Estate Market Update April 2020

Although our real estate market has certainly been impacted by the pandemic, it hasn’t seen as much of a drop-off as you might think. Here’s why.

The Coronavirus & Our Market

The coronavirus has affected our economy tremendously, but in the real estate market, it’s business as usual.

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