Explore West Columbia, SC
By Jason E. King
(J. King Real Estate, Inc.)
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  Welcome home to 1167 Lake Shire Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170! This great 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is located in the established Hamlet South neighborhood, convenient to I-26, I-20 and Hwy 1. All on one level, this home offers over 1,000 square feet with an open concept.    The front of the home features a rocking-chair front porch, great for relaxing with a cup of coffee. The living room is open to the kitchen and dining area, offering a spacious feel with lots of natural light. The owner’s suite has a walk-in closet and private bathroom. There are two additional bedrooms that are spacious as well.      The backyard is fenced and has a large deck and patio area. This low maintenance home has a new roof and newer vinyl windows.  This great home is zoned for award-winning Lexington ...
By J. Michael Manley
(J Michael Manley Team)
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  THIS HOME WILL NOT LAST LONG! Priced BELOW Appraisal - CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED HOME! Well maintained 3 bed 2 1/2 bath home is ready for you to enjoy coffee on the front porch or Master bedroom balcony. Master bedroom has his and her sinks w/ cultured marble countertops, HUGE Walk-in closet, Cathedral ceiling and Lots of natural light w/ beautiful bay window, perfect sitting area. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac and MOVE IN READY! Kitchen is open with Stainless steel appliances that will ALL stay with a reasonable offer, tile back splash & bay window eat in kitchen that overlooks a cute backyard patio waiting for your grill & patio furniture to enjoy a spring day! MUST SEE! Please contact the J Michael Manley Team at 803-673-8800 if you wish to view this home. For more information about  166...
By Craig Summerall
(Exit Real Estate Consultants)
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Disclosures are a major part of the home selling process.  As a seller in West Columbia, SC, you have inside information about the condition of your home that could potentially help the new buyers avert a crisis.  For example, you may know that the toilet has a leak that is seeping into the flooring, or that you have had issues with your air conditioning coils freezing up.  This type of information is crucial to a buyer, and it is highly recommended that you impart them with this knowledge during the home selling process.  In fact, you will be asked to fill out a disclosure sheet, and it is up to you to be honest.  Take a moment to browse through today's blog for a few tips on disclosures and how to make the future easier on the buyers and yourself. Disclosures  If you’re in the process...
By Craig Summerall
(Exit Real Estate Consultants)
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If moving to a new home is in your immediate future, you may be wavering on what to do with your current home.  Sometimes, making a quick move doesn't allow time to sell, or the market simply won't support the price you need for your property.  At this point, the question becomes:  Should you rent or not?  If you are moving to or from the West Columbia area and are facing this dilemma, our article today may have some answers for you. There are many things to consider when renting your home, so take a look below for some simple tips. Let us help you make the right decision as you make your move. Should You Rent Your Home? If you, like 68 percent of Americans, own your own home, the thought has probably crossed your mind: if you were to be offered your dream job out of state, should you s...
By Craig Summerall
(Exit Real Estate Consultants)
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There is a lot of talk these days about environmental responsibility and keeping our planet clean.  From recycling tips to composting and even organic foods, efforts to improve our planet can be evidenced everywhere, from the capital city to our very own West Columbia, SC.  If you are environmentally conscious, but not sure where to start, we can help.  Our article today discusses ways to help reduce your carbon footprint.  You may be surprised how simple it can be to contribute to the health of our planet.   Reduce the Size of Your Carbon Footprint   We keep hearing about carbon footprints, and if you’re like most people, you aren’t even sure what that means. Prepare to be educated. A carbon footprint is a measure of how much carbon dioxide you personally generate per year. By burning ...
By Craig Summerall
(Exit Real Estate Consultants)
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Are you struggling with a low credit score or bad marks on your credit report?  There are many companies on the internet who claim they can fix your problem and remove any blemishes from your credit.  But is it true?  Is it worth it?  Read our article below for the lowdown on credit cleaning and their misleading and fraudulent practices.  Don't become a victim of credit crime:  There are several actions you can take on your own that will repair your credit safely and legally.  Before you know it, your credit will be sparkling clean and getting a loan for a West Columbia, SC home will be a cinch! Credit Cleaning Companies: Illegal! The internet has made so many goods and services available, it’s hard to keep up. Books, music, stocks, education — and the latest internet pitch: “Remove poo...
By Craig Summerall
(Exit Real Estate Consultants)
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Look out West Columbia, SC, Winter is on its way, and with it comes the dreaded flu season.  Is your immune system in good shape?  There are so many products on the market that claim to boost your immune system, from herbal supplements to vitamins and more.  However, there are a few basic ways to help your body get ready to fight, and they don't involve a pill.  Our blog today shares with you some things you can do to keep your body healthy and ready for any nasty virus that comes along. Boost Your Immune System News flash: the biggest drains on our immune system are stress, aging, poor nutrition, lack of proper rest and lack of exercise. The first two we can’t do anything about, but the last three are another story. So the issue becomes how do we build our immune systems to adequately ...
By Craig Summerall
(Exit Real Estate Consultants)
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You have found the West Columbia, SC home of your dreams, had all of the inspections done, and are preparing for the closing.  You only have one question left:  How much does closing cost?  There is no set fee for closings, they are all different.  Today, our article gives you a quick breakdown of some possible scenarios, as well as some ideas about how much different items could cost.  If you read this article and find yourself with more questions than answers, consult your agent and your loan manager. They are your best resources when it comes to closings.  We wish you all the best in your new home and may a smooth closing be in your future. Closing Costs   Non-Recurring Closing Costs Associated with the Lender Appraisal fee: cost varies. The property being appraised is collateral for...
By Craig Summerall
(Exit Real Estate Consultants)
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Are you in need of some extra funds for unexpected expenses?  Or, are you planning to do a major remodel project?  Your home equity can be a useful tool in accomplishing your goals.  Today's article discusses the different uses for home equity and explains the basic information regarding those uses.  If you own your West Columbia, SC home, take a look at the article below and discover how you can make your home equity work for you.   Home Equity: How to Use It What’s the difference between a second mortgage and a home-equity loan? What is a home-equity loan, and is it different from a home equity line of credit? And is a mortgage refinance similar to the above, or a different animal altogether? Let's take a look at all the various ways you can use your home equity – without fear of losi...
Quail Ridge Estates Luxury Homes and Real Estate for Sale in West Columbia, SC Searching for absolute luxury in an ideal location just minutes to downtown Columbia? Look no further than Quail Ridge Estates, a new, upscale, quiet neighborhood with meticulously kept houses in West Columbia, SC. It is located only 10 minutes from the Congaree Vista in downtown and just 5 minutes from Lexington Hospital. Quail Ridge Estates homes are very spacious with 4-6 bedrooms and large-in suites. They range in size from 3200 sq ft to over 5000 sq ft and in price from the $400′s to over $700. You will find absolutely exquisite features in these executive homes in addition to details everywhere. Built-ins are common in 2-story great rooms. Any cook can delight when they step into an ornate, custom kitch...
By Jae Kim
(EXIT Real Estate Solutions)
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Congaree Downs Homes for Sale West Columbia SC- West Columbia Real Estate Congaree Downs is an established neighborhood with a new phase located in West Columbia off Ramblin Road. With downtown Columbia, SC just across the bridge, this community is an ideal combination of serenity and city living. Many homes have beautiful views of the river and the Columbia skyline. They range in size from 1140 to 2500 sq ft, have 3 to 4 bedrooms, and are commonly on large lots (some even have personal ponds!). There is a mixture of traditional and ranch style homes that were recently built less than 5 years ago. You will find luxurious details, spacious master suites, and formal living/dining rooms. Typical features include garages, flex room, granite countertops, smooth walls and ceilings, nice lands...
By Jae Kim
(EXIT Real Estate Solutions)
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West Columbia, SC Homes for Sale in Cobbs Hill and Area Information If you are looking for a new home in a great location, come and check out Cobbs Hill. This new home community in West Columbia is just minutes from downtown Columbia in addition to being close to Highway 1 and I-20, which makes commutes around the area quick and easy! Cobbs Hill has both 1 and 2 story homes with up to 5 bedrooms that range in size from 1100 square feet to over 2800 square feet. All homes come with a garage, a patio, and vinyl siding with a lifetime warranty. Additional upgrades, many of which are already in plenty of Cobbs Hill homes, include stainless steel appliances and a tank-less water heater, which can help reduce energy bills. The floor plans in this neighborhood offer numerous great interior fea...
By Nicole Donaghy, Helping Families Home in Lexington and Columbia
(Re/Max Purpose Driven)
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Well, what do YOU expect on a walk-through? I did a walk-through with one of my clients today on a new construction home.  Since I am NOT allowed to be present during the walk through with the builder, I scheduled a walk-through with my client today, the day before the walk-through with the builder.  This is clearly provided for in the contract, so I made the appointment and my client and I met at the sales office.  The builder's agent was there and sent us up to the house while he showed houses to a prospect. When we entered the house, it was clearly not ready for walk-through.  It still had not been cleaned and no power was on.  We pressed on, anyway, determined to get as much done as we could.  We looked closely at nicks and scratches, slight imperfections in the paint, and some oth...
By Lauren Porter Wilbert
(Exit Real Estate Consultants)
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Orchard Hill Homes for Sale West Columbia SC Real Estate   Orchard Hill is an established community in West Columbia that is very convenient to both Lexington and Columbia.  There are several different floor plans that were built in this community.  The homesites have nice size yards and garages are available are some of the plans.  Homes range from approximately 1200-2500 square feet.  There are currently 5 homes under contract ranging from $115,000 to $137,900.  As of May 11, 2010, the last home to sale closed for $124,000 and was 1410 square feet.  It was 3 bedrooms/2 baths, 2-car garage, fenced-in backyard with an inground swimming pool.  In the past 12 months, there have been 10 homes that have closed in Orchard Hill.   Search Homes in Orchard Hill     Orchard Hill is just minutes ...
By Nicole Donaghy, Helping Families Home in Lexington and Columbia
(Re/Max Purpose Driven)
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Fox Crossing Open House:  West Columbia, SC Agent Open House Tuesday, April, 13 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm 213 Fox Lake DriveApprox. 1637 Square Feet, 3br 2ba $155,000Hwy 1 to Kittiwake make left into Fox Crossing right Fox LakeLUNCH & TWO GIFT CARDSHosted By RE/MAX Metro Associates - Beverly St. George - 414-3909  158 Fox Crossing RoadApprox. 2760 Square Feet, 4br 2.5 ba $225,000Kittiwake to Fox Crossing home on rightDESSERTHosted By ERA Wilder - Nicole Donaghy - 803-917-9900 105 Fox Path CourtApprox. 2860 Square Feet, 5br 4.5 ba $225,000Fox Crossing right on Fox Path CourtGIFT CARDSHosted By Coldwell Banker United - Patty Bagwell - 803-237-1603  Must attend all homes to qualify for drawings
By Nicole Donaghy, Helping Families Home in Lexington and Columbia
(Re/Max Purpose Driven)
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A Lexington, SC, Neighborhood that Feels Like Home:  Fox Crossing My husband and I used to jog regularly around Lexington and West Columbia, and there is a neighborhood we used to jog frequently where we would always comment on the lovely homes, the diversity of architecture, the mature trees, the meticulous landscaping, the children playing, and the established community.  "We could live here someday," we would say as we jogged through. Well...someday arrived sooner than we expected, as a great deal came on the market in that neighborhood and my husband snapped it up quickly.  We love a bargain, and now we love calling Fox Crossing home. As far as convenience, Fox Crossing really can't be beat.  Located just on the way to Columbia from Lexington, you have your choice of I-20 or I-26 wi...
By Joe Nester
(Exit Agape Real Estate Services)
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The Avenues West Columbia Real Estate Destination   The Avenues in West Columbia/Cayce have been a popular housing destination for young professionals for many years. The mostly brick homes with large yards and tree lined streets have the character that a lot of potential homeowners appreciate. Because of its proximity to downtown Columbia and the river walk greenway, the home values have remained fairly strong even in the current real estate market. The comparison of several market measurements for the first Seven months of 2008 to the first seven months of 2009 does show some decline in pricing, but the overall values are still relatively strong.   I have listed the comparison data for the two date ranges below.   01/01/08 to 07/31/08                                     01/01/09 to 07...
By Joe Nester
(Exit Agape Real Estate Services)
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  Top Ten Things You Need to Know When Buying a Foreclosure     Have financing in order. You must have your pre-approval letter from your mortgage broker or financial institution when contemplating buying a foreclosure. Your offer will not be considered without it. Also, the delay caused by not having it could cause you to lose the deal. Use a buyer agent that has experience dealing with foreclosures. Pick a good real estate agent that has experience buying foreclosures. An agent will be able to help you negotiate with the seller and provide you with invaluable information about neighborhood values and trends. Have a good contractor that can accurately estimate repairs.  You should have a really good grasp on how much it will take to fix the home before you make a bid. The property migh...
By Joe Nester
(Exit Agape Real Estate Services)
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For Sale By Owner Makes Sense - Your West Columbia SC Real Estate Specialist There are many different reasons why property owners choose to go it alone when it comes to selling their home (FSBO). The most obvious reason is commission. The owner may not have enough equity in the property to pay a commission, especially in a down market. Some sellers would rather control who is entering their property, and some sellers feel that they know the property best and will be able to point out the assets better to prospective purchasers. Realtors have always looked at for sale by owner (FSBO) properties as possible future listings. How can one person possibly compete with thousands of realtors and the consolidated multiple listing services? There is no question that the system of having a central...
By Joe Nester
(Exit Agape Real Estate Services)
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West Columbia SC Search for Real Estate Property for Sale better than ever Exit Agape Real Estate Services in a continuing effort to provide the best possible service to its current and future customer and client base in West Columbia has vastly improved the search capability of their web-site. The site was specifically designed to enable anyone searching for a property to be able to get results quickly based on their criteria. The pre-programmed search parameters range from looking for starter homes all the way through luxury homes. The searches have even been broken out further to focus on specific neighborhoods. With a couple of clicks you can have every home in the Avenues pin-pointed on a map. You can then get a quick summary of each property by clicking the pin-point before openin...

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