Columbia SC Real Estate Blog

Oct. 31, 2012

Forest Acres Waterfront Home

Forest Acres Waterfront Home 

4815 Circle Drive Columbia, SC  29206


  • 2100 + square foot
  • Ranch Style Home
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Baths
  • Satchelford Elementary
  • Brockman Montessori
  • Home Office
  • Screened Porch
  • Large kitchen
  • Gas Fireplaces
  • Amazing Pond Views
  • Multiple Patios
  • Large Private Lawn
  • Dock
  • Shed
  • Workshop

Forest Acres Waterfront Home   

Den with Built Ins  

Dock on Pond in Columbia SC

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This home is located on Springbranch Pond in Forest Acres. The location feeds to great Columbia SC schools: Satchelford, Crayton and AC Flora. Call or email me for a private showing: (803) 238-8612



Oct. 1, 2012

Columbia SC New Listings

Columbia SC Newest Listings October 2012



1211 ASHLAND DRIVE Unit #316, Columbia SC 29229


1211 ASHLAND DRIVE Unit #316, Columbia

                                                Gorgeous, 2 story, energy-friendly 'eBuilt' home! Ever-popular Remmington offers a deluxe main-level owner's retreat with an optional 4' extension featuring private bath ...                                               

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.5
  • Courtesy of Lake Carolina Properties, LLC

119 ERICA COURT, Lexington SC 29072


119 ERICA COURT, Lexington


  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.5
  • Courtesy of ISave Realty





  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of ISave Realty

104 AMBERLY COURT, Columbia SC 29212


104 AMBERLY COURT, Columbia

                                                Beautiful and Well Maintained, Crown Molding throughout Home, Sprinkler System in Front Yard, Under Contract with Home Pest, Fernch Drains in Backyard, Alarm System                                               

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of TurnKey Realty

940 SCHOFIELD LANE, Columbia SC 29229


940 SCHOFIELD LANE, Columbia

                                                Nice ranch style home that has a living room, kitchen, five bedrooms,two full bathrooms, master bedroom downstairs, screen in porch and two garage. Property is in good co...                                               

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 2.5
  • Courtesy of Kelpat Real Est Professionals


422 WINCREST LANE, Columbia

                                                *** Huge price reduction *** Priced to sell! 2 bedroom, 2 bath patio home. Living room, dining area, kitchen has a breakfast bar, all appliances, refrigerator, stove with...                                               

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Merrilyn Hall Realty Inc

208 RABUN STREET, Batesburg SC 29006


208 RABUN STREET, Batesburg

                                                Investors take note! Property has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Living room with fireplace. Has had fire damage. Tons of potential!                                               

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • Courtesy of Merrilyn Hall Realty Inc

105 DUPRE MILL COURT, Lexington SC 29072


105 DUPRE MILL COURT, Lexington

                                                Immaculate with lots of updates - just move in!  New roof approximately 4 months old,   new stainless steel appliances less than 1 year old, new light fixtures / ceiling ...                                               

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of RE/MAX Real Estate Services

524 LOCKSHIRE ROAD, Columbia SC 29212


524 LOCKSHIRE ROAD, Columbia

                                                Lovely Home, huge family room with fireplace, lots of back yard, private and shaded. PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD SUBJECT TO 24 CFR 206.125                                               

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of The Phil Wilson Company

1025 BUTTERCUP CIRCLE, Blythewood SC 29016


1025 BUTTERCUP CIRCLE, Blythewood

                                                WoW! Home is a two story floor plan, 4BR/2.5BA, Formal Living and Dining,family room located off the kitchen with a gas log FP, eat-in kitchen with walk-in pantry, The ma...                                               

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.5
  • Courtesy of Kelpat Real Est Professionals


325 EAGLE FEATHER LOOP Unit #Lot 64, Columbia

                                                Quality built single family home in a gated community near Ft. Jackson (Gate 2). This home features front & rear porch, Exceptional Kitchen with large island, breakfast a...                                               

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Fowler Realty & Land Svc LLC


432 HAWKEYE COURT Unit #Lot 46, Columbia

                                                THE VISTA PLAN- Located in the gated, side walk community of Eagle Park, minutes from Ft. Jackson gate #2. The home features 3 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths with open kitchen and ...                                               

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.5
  • Courtesy of Fowler Realty & Land Svc LLC


398 EAGLE FEATHER LOOP Unit #Lot 65, Columbia

                                                THE HEYWARD- New floor plan from Rex Thompson Builders! Minutes from  Ft. Jackson's GATE 2. Quality built 3 Bedroom & 2.5 Bath plan with open kitchen and great room, Stan...                                               

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.5
  • Courtesy of Fowler Realty & Land Svc 
Sept. 18, 2012

Columbia sc real estate data August 2012


 Columbia, SC Real Estate Data (August Data)


Total Sales in the previous 123 months (Ending date 8/31/12): 7,212

New Construction Sales in previous 12 months: 1,753

Foreclosure Sales in previous 12 months: 1,035


Total Sales in the same period one year ago (Ending date 8/31/11): 6,327

New Construction Sales in the prior year: 1,564

Foreclosure Sales in the prior year: 915 

Total Sales in July 2012: 726            Columbia SC Real Estate                                                                     

  • Total Sales in July 2011: 616
  • Total Sales in August 2012: 779
  • Total Sales in August 2011: 629


  • New Construction Sales in July 2012: 157
  • New Construction Sales in July 2011: 158
  • New Construction Sales in August 2012: 180
  • New Construction Sales in August 2011: 138


  • Foreclosure Sales in July 2012: 93
  • Foreclosure Sales in July 2011: 86
  • Foreclosure Sales in August 2012: 110
  • Foreclosure Sales in August 2011: 96

Inventory* on-hand (Columbia Metropolitan Area = ALL): 11.3 months
Last month it was 12.0 months.  The trend has been improvement. 

* Inventory based on previous six months of sales as recommended by FannieMae 08-30 page 3. 

11 Months of inventory indicates a weak (or Buyer's Market) with downward pricing pressure.  Inventories have been dropping for several months indicating that the local market may be beginning to stabilize.
The sales mix in the Columbia Metropolitan Area is about:  23% New
Construction, 14% Foreclosures and 63% Existing Home Sales.  This appraiser estimates that about 3% of the Existing Home Sales were "Short Sales."
Source: HURST APPRAISAL using CMLS sales data. Liability is limited to the price paid for this report.


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Sept. 10, 2012

Waffle House Opens in 5-Points Columbia SC

Waffle House is Now Open and they never close. Two months ago the building at 916 Harden Street, Columbia SC was leveled in one day. The following Monday building from the ground up began.

Last Wednesday the first customer placed the first order at Noon and Waffle House was open for business in 5 Points, Columbia SC. It is located on the corner of Harden and Stark directly across from Chick-fil-A.

This Waffle House location has plenty of convenient parking. You can park on the street or in a beautifully landscaped parking lot.

University of South Carolina and Benedict College students, residents of downtown Columbia, Shandon, Forest Hills, Melrose Heights and Rosewood will appreciate this new neighbor. 

Waffle House Columbia SC 

Drop in or Call Waffle House (803) 799-0313 to place a To-Go Order.

Call Tonya at (803) 238-8612 for residential real estate information in Columbia, South Carolina.


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Sept. 5, 2012

Flipping Houses

Smart Real Estate IncomeFlipping homes is a smart way to generate real estate income.  Flipping homes can be done by anyone who buys a house. If done correctly the flip will provide  a good financial gain. The flips also improve neighborhoods and provide homes for people.

Growing up I watched my Mother flip houses. I spent many weekends  watching her paint, change light fixtures, hang ceiling fans and do yard work at various properties. These were her flip houses. Mom would purchase homes that were dirty, dingy and needed small repairs. She would use her own sweat equity to keep costs down and then would rent the property out or sell the property when the project was finished. She was a successful flipper and that is where my love of real estate began.

Flipping Tips:

  1. Location, Location, Location - Try and find the worst home in a good neighborhood or the smallest home in a good neighborhood. The return is better on these properties because they allow buyers with less money to live in their dream neighborhood.
  2. Good Bones – Make certain the home has good bones. Get a home inspection or have someone you trust crawl under the house and look in the attic, check plumbing and electrical, ensure the foundation is in good shape. You don’t want costly surprises.
  3. Negotiate -  Always try to get a better deal. You don’t want to leave money on the table by not asking for  a reduction.
  4. Sweat Equity – Do as many improvements you can without paying for labor. This keeps costs down.
  5. Neutralize -  Use a neutral pallet of colors that will appeal to many tenants or buyers.

 Are you considering flipping houses? I can help!

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Aug. 27, 2012

Elmwood Park - Reduced For Quick Sale

Elmwood Park Real Estate

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            Call Tonya Graves today for a private tour of Columbia SC!

Aug. 6, 2012

Tara Price Joins Capital City Realty

Tara Price - Lexington SC Real Estate Professional

Capital City Realty is excited to welcome Tara Price to their sales team!

Tara Price is a Columbia SC Real Estate expert with many years of full time real estate experience. Tara has worked in general brokerage and on site new construction sales. Tara has excelled in all areas of real estate sales.

Tara has worked with some of the largest real estate brokerages in Columbia and Lexington, SC. She chose to join Capital City Realty for the boutique atmosphere and the way Capital City Realty helps its agents succeed. We at Capital City Realty are driven to succeed and look forward to many future real estate sales with Tara.


Want to learn more about one of Columbia SC's best real estate professionals? Tara Price - Lexington SC Real Estate Agent

Call/text (803) 606-4284 or email Tara today:

                                              Tara Price Lexington SC Real Estate Agent



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July 27, 2012

Columbia SC Foreclosures

Columbia SC Foreclosures are Down

Columbia SC Foreclosures are down more than 7% from last year. Columbia SC is home to The University of South Carolina, Fort Jackson, South Carolina government and many thriving small businesses. These factors help Columbia SC real estate find stability even when South Carolina's other cities suffer.

South Carolina Foreclosures

  • Columbia, SC - 2,867    down 7%
  • Myrtle Beach - 2,570       up 46%
  • Charleston, SC - 3,764    up 7%
  • Greenville, SC - 2,673     up 21%
  • Florence, SC - 573          up 270%
  • Spartanburg - 1,045       up 17%

Data from RealtyTrac

Columbia SC Downtown


If you are considering making a move to South Carolina - come to Columbia SC!

Columbia SC real estate is priced right and its a great place to live and work.


July 27, 2012

Cockaboose For Sale

Columbia SC Cock-a-Boose For Sale                    

USC Gamecock Football Fans, do you know about the tailgating Cock-A-Boose? They have been referred to as the “Ultimate in Tailgating”.

In 1990 a Columbia SC business owner transformed 22 old railroad cabooses into Cockabooses and made Columbia SC Gamecock tailgating history.

The Garnet and Black Cockabooses seldom come up for sale. This week Cockaboose Unit T-10 was listed for sale. It is a great value for a USC tailgating spot.

Cockaboose Unit T-10 has a unique tailgating interior and upper deck. Cockaboose Unit T-10 comes with 50 passes to get your football friends into the tailgate area for each home game and 5 parking spaces.

  • USC Gamecock Cock-a-boose
  • T-10 Key Road
  • $175,000


Gamecock Cockaboose

USC Cock-a-boose


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July 22, 2012

2213 Gadsden Street

Elmwood Home For Sale in Columbia SC

Columbia SC's most historic neighborhood, Elmwood Park. This 100 year old + aged home is like new and completely renovated.

  • 2800 + square foot
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • 4 Gas Fireplaces
  • Front Porch
  • Rear Deck
  • Fenced Back Yard
  • Side Driveway

Elmwood Home 

Elmwood Columbia SC

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Elmwood Park Rear Deck

Call/Text (803) 238-8612 or email