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This blog is dedicated to real estate in Columbia SC and the surrounding Columbia Midlands area.  Here you will find real estate tips, descriptions of local neighborhoods, opinions, new property listing information, and points of interest.

USDA Rural Housing Eligibility

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USDA Rural Housing Eligibility in South Carolina

  With all of the loan programs and the tough real estate economy that faces us, it is no doubt that buyers are now looking deeper into financing options.  FHA Loans, VA Loans and South Carolina State Housing loans are taking over as a staple in financing.  Even though these loan programs are slightly different than conventional home loans, sellers are willing to do what they must to fit into these programs.

  One of the newest programs is the USDA Rural Housing program in which select properties are eligible for 100% financing.  If you are taking this program into consideration you will need to search for a home that qualifies for this p...

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Columbia SC Foreclosed Homes for Sale

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Columbia SC Foreclosures


  Looking for foreclosed property in Columbia or the surrounding area in the Midlands of Columbia SC?  We have added a foreclosed property search for Columbia SC within our real estate website.  There are several ways to search for foreclosed homes in Columbia at  You may start by clicking the heading "Columbia SC Foreclosures" to go directly to a list of active properties for sale in Columbia.  But if you are wanting to look in other areas such as Blythewood, Lexington, Ridgeway, Irmo, Lake Murray etc. you should visit our Columbia Property search page and be sure that ONLY the "RESIDENTIAL" check box is selected.  Once this is done you are f...

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The Stadium Village Lofts at Williams Brice Stadium

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The Stadium Village Lofts

The Stadium Village Lofts   The Stadium Village Lofts is a series of condominium buildings located at 1051 Key Road Columbia SC and 1049 Key Road Columbia SC 29201.  The Lofts are unique because they are buildings that have been reconstructed and completely remodeled for residential purposes.  The theme of the Stadium Village Lofts is Carolina Football Tailgating and these condos are ideal for any University of South Carolina Gamecock Student or football die-hard.  They are within shouting distance of the East Stands and the only obstacle between The Stadium Village Lofts and the Gamecock football stadium are the Cockaboose rail cars.  Click any of the links to explore an entir...

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USC Gamecock Football Tailgating Facilities

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USC Gamecock Football Tailgating Facilities


University of South Carolina

  Gamecock Football Tailgating facilities have become an interesting part of the Columbia SC real estate market.  The tailgating condos and parking spaces have become valuable during football season at Williams Brice Stadium.  Within the past 5-10 years this phenomenon has changed the way that Gamecock fans perceive tailgating.   Not too long ago you could pay $5 to park in a private parking lot and walk right into the Carolina football game.  Nowadays you’ve really “got to know someone” that owns or has use of a USC Gamecock football tailgating space.  There are multiple condos and parking lots that highlight the "George Rogers Blvd." cor...

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Neighborhoods in The Columbia Northeast

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The Columbia Northeast

  The Columbia Northeast is primarily the 29229 zip code.  It is the area bordered between I-20 E and I-77 N and bisected by Clemson Road.  Some consider Blythewood as a part of the Columbia Northeast, but locals separate the Blythewood subdivisions from the Northeast Columbia subdivisions because of the different zip codes.  The 29229 zip code(Columbia NE) and 29016 zip code (Blythewood) border each other at The Longcreek Plantation neighborhood.  There are plenty of different styles of homes to choose from in each area.  Most of the houses for sale in the Columbia Northeast are new construction or built in the past 15-20 years.  Blythewood also has new home const...

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Real Estate Developers in Columbia SC | 5 Important Steps of Success

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  Many people in the past 10 years have decided to join the real estate revolution by investing in lots and acreage in South Carolina.  But this can be a hard-nosed business…and quite a risky one.  It doesn’t take any special licenses, degrees, or educational requirements to develop a neighborhood, but it will take some capital and knowledge of the area.  With any business you should know the market before you decide to take a dive into real estate investment on a scale this large.  There are several factors that can ruin your vision and most of them are out of your control.

  I’ve known very successful businessmen and real estate developers in Columbia that have unknowingly pushed themsel...

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Choosing the Right Window Style

Architectural Features

Looking for new windows?

  Windows can offer a variety of different functions, styles and forms.  With all of the tax credit incentives now may be a good time to take advantage of upgrades for your home.  Below are a few things that you may want to know about windows.

First you may want to research the Federal Tax Credit incentives for new doors and windows to see if  you are eligible to get up to 30% tax credit.  This will come in handy if you are buying a new home or rehabilitating an existing or historical home.  As always, you should also check with your tax advisor to confirm the latest requirements.

Types of windows

There are basically 4 types of windows. Double hung, sliding, fixed, ...

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Green Homes; The Who, What, When and Why of a Home Energy Audit…

Green Homes

The Who, What, When and Why of a Home Energy Audit… 

      It is possible that someone you know has had a home energy audit, or perhaps you’ve heard of recent proposed legislation geared at energy efficiency upgrades (see Homestar or “cash for caulkers”) or the long standing Energy Star Tax credit.  In light of this new trend, you might be asking yourself the who, what, when, and whys of home energy auditing.  Here, we address those questions in an attempt to debunk any myths and shed light into the growing process.  

Who should I hire? There are two primary certifying bodies or agencies for residential energy audits: RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) and the Bui...

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