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.
100% Rural Housing Loans Are Still Alive! Hopkins SC     Golden Gate Mortgage still has 100% Rural Housing Loans available until the funding runs out.  With a minimum credit score of 620 there is no required mortgage insurance to carry and the program is not limited to first time home buyers.  Al...
New Short Sale Program Should Simplify Home Sales Short sales are not scary.  They are just business as usual in today's economy.  A short sale is an arrangement between the current home owner and their mortgage company.   The mortgage company agrees to accept a buyer's offer that is less than th...
Completed Short Sale In Hopkins SC Hopkins SC     This nice 4 bedroom home in the Rosecliff neighborhood on Trotter Road just sold. Here is a great testimonial letter I received from the seller: Terry Edwards exceeded our expectations and anticipated sidesteps along the way. We were out of state ...
Columbia SC --- Who We Are I have been looking over some reports about our city recently and here is what I have learned about who we are and what others think about us. According to a report of the most affordable cities in the U.S. for 2009, Columbia ranked No. 12 in the bang-for-you...
The nuthatch family was none too happy this morning when this guy dropped in to interrupt their breakfast
Commercial Growth Along Garners Ferry Road In Columbia SC Columbia SC     The face of the Garners Ferry Road (Hwy 378) area east of Columbia is changing again.  From remodeling entire shopping centers to brand new franchises on both sides of the highway business is bustling.  All the farms and fi...
Lake Katherine Area of Columbia SC In the early 1900s Lake Katherine was a vacation spot with a few weekend cottages on dirt roads scattered along the banks.  By the 1950s the City of Columbia had expanded to the largest in-town lake and brick ranch homes were being built by the hundreds.  The La...
How To See Mars In The Night Sky If you've never seen the bright Red Planet in the night sky the next few evenings will be prime for locating it near an approaching full moon. For those Geminis out there the moon is visiting your house Wednesday evening.  Castor and Pollux are the two brightest s...
Senate Finance Committee Pursues Lower Home Tax Rate COLUMBIA, S.C.   A state Senate Finance subcommittee will soon take up legislation that would let homeowners pay the lower, owner-occupied tax rate on two homes.  Residents currently pay a higher tax rate for property they own but don't live i...
Snow In Normally Sunny SC Columbia, SC     About every 5 to 7 years it seems the arctic jet stream dips down our way with some moisture in it and blankets the normally temperate area.  Columbia, the state capitol, was laid out in the late 1700s for its central location to allow access to all the ...

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