Columbia SC Real Estate Neighborhoods

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Real Estate Agent with Exit Sandlapper Realty

Columbia SC Real Estate Neighborhoods - What makes a great neighborhood?

Columbia SC Real Estate neighborhoods are the bread and butter of any Columbia South Carolina Real Estate agent.  Within the different communities, such as Irmo Real Estate, Lexington Real Estate, Chapin Real Estate and of course Lake Murray Real Estate, there are several great neighborhoods.

I have written in the past on Quail Valley in Columbia, as well as Forty Love in Chapin and Ascot Irmo SC Real Estate.   These are 2 prime examples of neighborhoods which have a staying power in this market.  These homes sell well in any market, as well as they have a desire. 

These 2 neighborhoods are polar opposites of each other.  These neighborhoods highlight differences for key different buyers and sellers.

Of course, Forty Love is a higher end neighborhood located in the Chapin part of Lake Murray.  This neighborhood has homes that can reach over $1 million.  However, Quail Valley is a strong, central middle class neighborhood which has been around for decades.  The prices of Quail Valley rarely reach above $230,000.

What makes a great Columbia SC Real Estate neighborhood you ask?  There are obviously a good couple of items I could point out.

First and foremost, in my opinion, is staying power.  Do people move every 2 years out of the neighborhood?  Are there a lot of foreclosures or bank owned homes in the neighborhood?  Does the Columbia South Carolina Real Estate neighborhood fee like a tight knit community.

If you answered yes to all these, more than likely your neighborhood will always be at the top in sales with lower days on market.  If you have a desirable neighborhood, ie: one that does not have a huge amount of inventory on the market, buyers are less likely to be able to get the price down on your home.

If you have a tight knit neighborhood, such as Quail Valley, where people stay upwards 30 years and everyone knows everyone, your neighborhood will seem safe, secluded, and most importantly desirable.

A realtor who I look at who knows about true neighborhoods, how they are valuable in the hyper local sense of Real Estate is Greg Swann of Phoenix, AZ Real Estate.  He works key areas within Phoenix and makes it his business to know each person, home, and the history of each home.

 

If you have any questions on your neighborhood, please do let me know.  I would be happy to help in anyway I can.

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