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.
Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows Freddie Mac, who started surveying mortgage rates in April 1971, states that thirty-year fixed rate mortgages have reached new all-time lows in six out of the last seven weeks.    According to the survey, interest rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.49 ...
ZERO Down For Hopkins SC Home Loans Hopkins, SC   The USDA rural home loan program is back!   A USDA Guaranteed Loan is a Government insured 100% purchase loan.  These loans are only offered in rural areas and almost all of Hopkins, SC 29061 is included. Under the terms of the program, an indivi...
Old Glory Is Leaving Our Solar System July 4, 2010     That date sounds futuristic, doesn't it?  In the movie Star Trek: The Motion Picture Admiral James T. Kirk commandeered the USS Enterprise on a mission to save Earth from a fast approaching nemesis known as V'ger.  V'ger was later found to be...
Home For Sale In Irmo, SC at 35 Palmetto Wood Court This home at 35 Palmetto Wood Court is located in the new Palmetto Park subdivision just off St. Andrews Road in Irmo directly across from the Lexington Medical Center The roomy kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, r...
 Home Loans At Lowest Rate Ever      Columbia SC   The average rate for 30-year fixed home loans dropped to 4.69 percent this week, which is the lowest rate for home mortgages since Freddie Mac began tracking them in 1971.  What a great opportunity for today's homebuyer.  There are several hundr...
Gas Prices Have Dropped Columbia SC   I just gassed up the car and mower for $2.39/gallon here in Columbia.  According to AAA Carolinas SC's average gas price is the lowest in the United States.   The last time gas prices were at this level was in October 2009. The current financial crisis in Eur...
Dear President Calderon,I am planning to move my family (my wife is currently pregnant) and extended family into Mexico.  We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas and passports. Please note that I will be expecting the following:  1. Free medical care for my entire family    2. All Mexican ...
Richland County...Your Taxes Are Increasing Again Columbia, SC    In November of 2004 voters agreed to a sales tax increase from 5 cents to 6 cents on every dollar spent in Richland County.  With this increase County Council would refrain from raising personal property taxes in the future.  Any o...
Homes For Sale In The Shandon Area of Columbia SC The Shandon area of Columbia is over 100 years old and the neighborhood reflects the diversity of Columbia.   Each home is unique and the wide streets make it perfect for walkers and runners.   The natural beauty of Shandon and the landscaped stre...
Set The Perfect Game Right, Already ! I've been watching replays of the safe call at first base all week and I'm disgusted.  A tearful Jim Joyce (Umpire) admitted he blew the call and wishes he could take it back.  I mean, the play wasn't even close.  But the MLB commissioner won't touch it. Arma...

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