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.
Cheap Homes in the ‘Burbs Attracting Young Buyers We are seeing the results of a deep recession driving behavioral change and shifts in the demographic distribution of the population poised to impact the real estate market in unexpected ways.  More than ever Americans of all ages are considering ...
Across The Ocean Designs at Perkin' Beans Cafe At the top of Horrell Hill in Hopkins is Perkin' Beans,  a cafe known for it's pimiento cheese and chicken salad sandwiches where Thursday evening local artist Shannon Lewter had her art work Across the Ocean Designs on display. Shannon, who lives in...
Home For Sale   3113 Ulmer Rd  Columbia SC 29209   MLS #275259 Just listed!  Another great brick ranch style home in the Berkeley Forest neighborhood in SE Columbia. This well maintained 3 bedroom/2 bath home is on a large lot and has approximately 1780 square feet of heated space plus a two car ...
Brunching While Rotating Above Columbia SC USC Campus, Columbia SC     Whenever someone asks "What would you like to do for your birthday?", I usually cannot come up with anything unique because I've already had quite a few.  But this year I told the family I would like to eat Sunday brunch at th...
How To Throw Away $100,000 It's very easy.  Rent a house.     Columbia, SC     I was talking with a would-be home buyer the other day and he couldn't commit because of dropping home prices.  He said he was paying $850 per month rent for his house.  If he rents for 10 years he has thrown away $100...
Introducing The New Bank Of America Doctor Loan A new program from Bank of America Home Loans called the Doctor Loan is for licensed, practicing doctors, including dentists and other medical professionals. This home loan offers significant advantages for these buyers: as little as 5% down on mort...
Another Leading Indicator Rises Another leading indicator of U.S. commercial construction spending rose in July, as recently reported by the architects' trade group. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) said The Architecture Billings Index was up 1.9 points last month to 47.9.  A reading ab...
3.4 Acres For Sale On Garners Ferry Road in Hopkins, SC Beautiful rolling, heavily wooded acreage on Garners Ferry Road just past the traffic light on Horrell Hill 3.4 acres of mature hardwoods and 60'-80' pines with 334 feet of road frontage The lot is almost rectangular in shape and the deepest...
Leading Economic Indicator Jumps The good news express keeps rolling on.    Yesterday the SC State Ports Authority announced that the volume of containerized cargo traffic through the Port of Charleston increased by 34% in June.     This tops the previous three consecutive months volume, which we...
First Time Homebuyer Mortgages The Community Homeownership Incentive Program, or CHIP, is offering home mortgages geared to the first time homebuyer.   For residents of Richland and Lexington counties in SC there is NO DOWN PAYMENT required if you meet the following qualifications:  •   Annual fa...

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