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A prayer for our Gulf Coast and Service Men - 08/31/08 09:28 AM
"Oh my God, by the power of Your Most Holy Spirit, I beg You, cover Your people with the Precious Blood of Jesus, Your Son, thus keeping us safe from the hideous snares of Satan and all his followers. Protect us from all evil in these days of sins darkness.We seek protection for our families, our children; safety in storms and from Your wrath Dearest Father. Shelter us in the palm of Your hand and save our homes from all storms.Keep us close to Your Heart. Mark us with Your Sign sealing us to You forever thus assuring Your children of (3 comments)
LEMONS and SUGAR , A Lexington SC Tale - 08/28/08 10:33 AM
LEMONS and SUGAR This should probably be taped to your bathroom mirror where one could read it every day. You may not realize it, but it's 100% true. 1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for. 2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way. 3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you. 4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you. 5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to (8 comments)
USC Gamecock Tailgating at the COOP, Columbia SC - 08/28/08 08:10 AM
Today is the day we have been waiting for. Today the USC Gamecocks take on the NC state players in what is sure to be a exciting game. Its on ESPN at 8PM Today. If you have never been tailgating at such an event there is nothing like it. I have friends on the way over there now at 8:30 AM to get set up for a day of food ,fellowship, fun and best of all Gamecock football. I will be joining them as soon as I can. I must admit I have put off a few things that need to (1 comments)
Lexington SC Foreclosures and REO (Real Estate Owned) - 08/27/08 09:16 AM
Lexington County has not been plagued with a tremendous amount of foreclosure as some of the other South Carolina counties have. But there are still some amazing deals out there to be had. I regularly get lists of Lexington SC homes for sale from investors that want to sell quickly. Most of them at 60% or 70% of the true appraised value. Most but not all of these home will need some work so they are perfect for the do it your selfers. Most will qualify for a 203K loan to borrow the money to help fix it up. But they (3 comments)
NO Time? Lets Dish! Columbia SC time saver and YUM! - 08/27/08 07:51 AM
I have recently had the pleasure of being introduced to the local owner of Lets Dish Here in Columbia South Carolina. What a great way to get a good meal with all that's going on with work and school schedule. They have several ways to do this and learn new dishes at the same time! I must say that it certainly has taken a new meaning for me on a family dinner. With the hustle and bustle of life its great to have a well prepared dinner ready to eat after ball practice and dance or cheer classes. Or when you (0 comments)
All of these vendors from Lexington, Columbia and the surrounding areas have been hand-picked by Laura Jefferson. If you are looking for a vendor in an area of work that is not listed be sure to email the us for the latest vendors in the process of approving. Vendors can take months to approve and only through this process is the final vendor posted on this site. However we are in this process constantly so if you need someone email us at email@example.com Chances are she has someone you can use now regardless of what type vendor you are looking for. If the vendor is posted (1 comments)
Richland County encompasses all of Columbia SC real estate market. These are the hard working people that keep Richland One running and up to speed. The growth on the northeast side has been tremendous and a struggle to keep up with county services. But it is getting better. I work primarily in Lexington County (just across the river) but I keep having more and more requests to view homes in Richland County. As a long time resident of this area I pretty much can show you everything Lexington and Columbia SC has to offer. View all of these counties featured (0 comments)
These are our Lexington County Problem solvers. I do not envy your jobs guys. But great work! I have yet to make a call to ones of these council members and it not be returned promptly. If you have a need or concern call them. You will be delighted. Lexington SC is one of the fastest growing communities in the southeast. Great place to work and play. Contact me for comprehensive Information on why you will want to call Lexington SC HOME!
The challenges these guys are facing in a rapidly growing community is tremendous. They have used there position wisely to make Lexington SC a great place to live and work. These people truly care about our Town and it shows. Contact me for more information and a relocation package if you are considering moving. I can show you all of my Lexington SC homes for sale and all around my wonderful Lexington SC.
Lexington SC Homes for sale, Bent Creek - 08/25/08 12:14 PM
Mid price range community from 200-240,000.00. Phase 2 is now selling with phase 1 being completed for several years before the start up of phase 2 in 2007. New homes and lots are ready and available. Currently listed are 5 homes. The average price per square foot is $90.00. Local Liberty Home builder. Just across the street is wal mart, Lowes, Homedepot, and a myrh of other shops and dinning. Truly in the heart of everything. Great lexington one schools and close to Lake Murray. Great Lexington Location. Contact me to view Today!
You didnt Know it was for sale? I did! - 08/21/08 08:34 AM
When looking for a Lexington South Carolina Home for sale I see so many buyers running here and there and scouring the papers and ads for there dream home. They spend weeks and months trying to find that perfect home and call after call to one Lexington SC Real Estate Agent or another.... WHY? Buyers need to know that a Realtor when hired as a buyers agent works for them as a FREE service too them. You as the buyer don't pay a dime to have first rate service, someone that does all the work for you, looks out for your best interest and will (0 comments)
School Bells for Lexington SC Students - 08/19/08 08:10 AM
The long awaited (by me) Lexington South Carolina School Lexington One is starting classes tomorrow! Yeah I have my freedom back...well almost. Lexington SC award winning Lexington one school district is second to none when educating your children in the public schools. They have consistently been placed as the best in the state. Lexington County is busy with plans to help keep the classrooms and Teachers a top notch program. New school and stadiums are being finished and some are still under construction. Look at our current news releases for more information.. Mission of Lexington Schools The mission of Lexington County School District (0 comments)
South Carolina DEER SEASON opens August 15 - 08/12/08 01:17 PM
Wow can you imagine hunting in 94 degrees. South Carolina has the longest deer season in the nation in the 28 lower counties. Season is open from August 15 to January 1 every year. Lexington County is one of the open counties for August 15. Its a time honored tradition for the southern gentleman to take this day to have fellowship with his fellow hunters. Some counties take the whole day off and school attendance is low as the hunting fellowship bounds. Find the links here for more Information. http://www.dnr.sc.gov/regulations.html
My son and Husband are a few of the (1 comments)
The Sweet Smell of a Sale - 08/12/08 07:04 AM
Scents and aromas can have a dramatic impact on people's emotions, otherwise, there wouldn't be a multi-billion-dollar fragrance industry! Don't ignore the power of fragrance when showing your home. Smoke, pet odors, and cooking smells can each dramatically impact how potential buyers feel about your house. If your potential buyers never form an emotional connection to your home, chances are that they will remain just that - potential buyers.
Don't allow smoking in your house for weeks leading up to showing it, find a pet-sitter for a few days, and clean, clean, clean! Once you've removed any aromas that might (1 comments)
No, you're eyes are not playing tricks on you, that is a pad lock on the sign. An agent in my office has a listing directly across the street from this home. Can you imagine what her clients must be thinking when they see this? I certainly would be thinking twice about moving into an area where the homeowner felt the need to pad lock a $30 For Rent sign to the tree. What were they thinking????
A Neighborhood That's A Great Place To Live and close to all the Lexington amenities. Entrance offers view of Lake Murray and public access is just a short drive away. Highly sought after Lexington One schools.
Hiring a buyers agent is always the best decision when looking at new and pre owned homes. It is a free service to you. The seller pays the buyers agent. Since we don't work for the seller we can negotiate the best deal for you. I will get you more than you (2 comments)
WOW! WHAT A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE!!!!!! I have friends that live here and I enjoy there social party's and visiting this wonderful place. There home is a revolving door of neighborhood children and excitement. Everybody knows everybody! If you are looking for and executive style community this is it. Gated, Community pool and large lots boast this wonderful Lexington neighborhood. Lexington SC homes for sale There are currently 9 homes listed on 8/05/08 with a price range from $315,000 to $479,000. Historical data show sales have been strong and the sales prices are around $100-$125 Per square
Do we really shop home builders the same way we do cars or even cell phones? - 08/05/08 08:29 AM
Do we really shop home builders the same way we do cars or even cell phones? While showing homes this weekend in Lexington SC I happened to be in a new home community that I had not visited before as it is not located in an area that I generally do most of my business. With a price range of $135,000 to $160,000 I was blown away by what this builder offered as STANDARD on his homes. FULLY sodded yard Sprinkler system for ENTIRE yard AND on a timer FINISHED garage, not just sheetrock, but fully painted and with MOLDING Trim (9 comments)
If the plan translates into savings the county could double or triple the amount of dirt roads it paved last year. We currently pay to maintain about 700 miles of dirt road. The new method would cause narrower and rougher streets than traditional paving but would be better than that Old dirt road! The new road method is done by scattering three thin alternating layers of liquid asphalt and small rock. Using larger stones on the bottom and smaller up top. Other South (0 comments)
THINGS I HAVE LEARNED FROM LIVIN' IN ALABAMA - 08/02/08 05:55 PM
My dad sent me this email today. We currently live in South Carolina, but both of my parents were born and raised in Alabama ( I was born there, but have been in SC since I was 5) I think the title should read " Things I've learned from livin in the South"
THINGS I HAVE LEARNED FROM LIVIN' IN ALABAMA
Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air. There are 5,000 types of snakes on earth and 4,998 live in Alabama . There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in Alabama, (3 comments)
HILTON HEAD ISLAND ROCKS!!! - 08/01/08 04:54 PM
My family and I vacationed this summer on Hilton Head Island. We've been going there for years and always look forward to making the trip.
Jaden with the beginning of a masterpiece!
Chocolate Fudge Mountain
Petting the dolphins was a blast! They come right up to the side of the boat!
Tre got hit by a jelly fish and spent the rest of the week learning to skim board
Taking a break from the beach at the Shelter Cove dance party Sorry about all the photos guys, but I promised (2 comments)
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