Columbia SC Real Estate & Business Report

Real Estate Agent - Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate Corp.
Most of what is written here will pertain to real estate and economic issues pertaining to the Columbia SC area, although I may sneak in a story or two about baseball or the universe or good service received at a restaurant. I represent sellers of existing homes and buyers of new and existing homes in the Columbia SC area.
Columbia SC     Last year $12 million was spent to renovate the Township Auditorium on Taylor Street in Downtown Columbia.  It is now being honored with the 2011 New Construction in Historic Context award given by Columbia's Historic Foundation.  The new glass front of the building and the lobby ...
You know texting has gone mainstream when it's accepted by us Boomers that are moving into senior citizen status.  New TEXTING CODES for the AARP crowd: ATD: At The Doctors. BFF: Best Friend Fell. BTW: Bring the Wheelchair. BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth. FWIW: Forgot Where I Was. GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pa...
Columbia SC    Tuesday evening Columbia City Council approved new zoning changes for Heathwood, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.  After a developer recently tore down an old house in the Heathwood neighborhood and subdivided the land into home sites, stricter zoning standards...
Columbia SC     A shift in consumer psychology has hurt new home sales in just the past two years.  Pre-recession, buyers expected stainless kitchen appliances and granite countertops.  The buyers I've worked with recently are mostly concerned about a home that's cheaper to heat and cool.  For ma...
Columbia SC     Coastal Biodiesel plans to open a grease-processing facility at the intersection of Beltline and Shop Road. The company collects used cooking oil from restaurants for conversion into biodiesel fuel. Their process separates and processes restaurant grease that can clog sewer system...
March of 2011 marks the 225th birthday for South Carolina's capitol and largest city.  One of the first planned cities of the original 13 colonies, Columbia was chosen in 1786 for the centralized location within the state and ease of access to river travel.  The latest census numbers released thi...
Columbia SC     Columbia's spring home and garden show this year will feature over 250 exhibits spread over the State Fairgrounds.  Everything hot and fashionable for today's home will be on display, from the latest in kitchen and bath remodeling ideas to swimming pools and stone work. This is th...
Columbia SC     The Mortgage Bankers Association said its index of mortgage application activity rose 15.5 percent in the week ended March 4.  Applications for home mortgages jumped to the highest level in three months last week, buoyed by improvements in the job market. "An improving job market ...
Finding a new home can be exciting.  But deciding want you really want and need (and can afford) is the kicker.  Almost every homebuyer will face several trade-offs. Do you prefer a home with a large yard, or a townhome or condo with almost all maintenance performed by an outside agency?  Basic n...
Columbia, SC   Richland County Council will decide this week whether to pave several lightly used dirt roads and to repave some heavier traveled existing roads.  $4.5 million of state gas tax money is at stake along with an additional 1/2 million dollars of county money for a test project for pav...

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