Columbia, South Carolina - Big Town, Small City

Dec. 14, 2018

J. King Real Estate's Player of the Week - Josh Green


Excited to announce this week’s J King Real Estate Chapin Player of the Week!

Wrestler Josh Green is a sophomore on the varsity wrestling team. He’s 4-0 with 4 pins and a 1st place finish at the Silver Fox Invite. Congratulations Josh!! #winning



Posted in Weekly Blogs
Dec. 12, 2018

620 Panorama Point, Lexington, SC 29072

Welcome home to 620 Panorama Point, Lexington, SC 29072!

This custom-built brick home was constructed in 2012 by Dunbar Builders, in the highly sought-after Panorama Point Neighborhood, and is located on Lake Murray’s deep water, with amazing sunrise AND sunset views all around. The home has a shared dock, and there is a community boat ramp near by as well.

The home features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The main floor boasts 10-foot ceilings, while the great room offers high cathedral ceilings. There are multiple over-sized windows that offer relaxing, expansive views of the lake.


The owner’s suite features a spacious bedroom, and a bathroom with a large walk-in shower, double vanity and a water closet. The second suite is also located on the main level, while the other two bedrooms are located down stairs. Each of these bedrooms offer beautiful views of the lake.  




The eat-in kitchen features custom cabinets, granite counter tops, a beautiful tiled back splash, and again, that gorgeous view.


The finished walk-out basement has a very large family room, kitchenette with cabinets, sink and refrigerator, 2 bedrooms, a full bath and a large storage closet.


Additionally, this level has 436 square feet of conditioned storage with endless possibilities. The basement area could easily be considered for a mother-in-law suite. The home has storage galore – there are pull down steps in the garage accessing 576 square feet of floored storage.



You will enjoy reduced energy expenses because the entire roof is insulated with spray foam and the large back windows are tinted to save energy and reduce damage to your furniture and floors. Also, the home is hardwired for Wi-Fi, cable TV and an HDTV antenna in the attic.

To view this home or for more information, please contact our Broker, Jason King.

Check out our blog on this great neighborhood to see what it has to offer.

Posted in Listings
Dec. 11, 2018

115 West Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072


115 West Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072

Just reduced to $590,000

Great commercial property available for sale, right in the heart of downtown Lexington, that offers over 100 feet of street view and is move in ready!


The building was fully renovated in 2015 with a suppression fire system and offers a spacious 1,465 heated square feet. The best use for this property is a restaurant but it can be converted for multiple different applications/store fronts.


The location is key, right down main street, with high traffic right in front of the building every day. This building is in front of the new Lexington Icehouse Amphitheater, which brings tons of traffic for special events. The courthouse and several area businesses are also within walking distance, making this a great place for workers to stop in for lunch.


The inside features two dining room areas, a kitchen, utility room, pantry, 96 square foot office and two handicap approved bathrooms.



The view from the front dining room offers great views of downtown Lexington. The second dining room is great for private parties and events.


In the middle of downtown, this building features a full parking lot, which is great for eat-in customers or clients on the move and only stopping in for a short while.


For more information or to schedule a showing, please contact our agent, Jessica Canaday, or our Broker, Jason King

Posted in Listings
Dec. 7, 2018

Chapin Player of the Week - McKenzie Lott

We are excited to announce this week's J. King Real Estate Chapin Player of the week: McKenzie Lott. McKenzie is a sophomore on the girls basketball team at Chapin High School and is averaging 11 ppg for the season.


Congrats McKenzie!


Posted in Weekly Blogs
Dec. 3, 2018

Madison Park

Madison Park is a new community located in Lexington, South Carolina, built by Mungo Homes. Homes in Madison Park are priced from the low $200’s to the low $300’s and offer a variety of features.

There are both one- and two-story homes available, all with open floor plans and formal living and dining rooms. The homes in Madison Park range from 3-6 bedrooms, 2-4 bathrooms and 1675-4238 square feet.


Many Different Styles of Homes


Open Floor Plans

These new homes in Madison Park offer a variety of indoor options, including brushed nickel lighting & hardware, 9’ ceilings on the first floor, energy efficient packages for HVAC and lighting and even water saving faucets and shower-heads.


Stylish Kitchens


Luxurious Bathrooms


Spacious Bedrooms


Residents of Madison Park will attend Lexington One Schools; Lake Murray Elementary School, Lexington Middle School and Lexington High School.

Madison Park is conveniently located, close to Lexington High School and plenty of shopping, dining and of course, Lake Murray.



The neighborhood features nature trails, ponds, sidewalks, a community pool with cabana and a playground for the kids.



Pool with Cabana

Community Playground

To search all homes for sale in Madison Park, please click here, or contact one of our agents today to take you to see these great homes in person.  

To view our brokerage’s listing in the Madison Park subdivision, please click here.



Posted in Neighborhoods
Nov. 30, 2018

236 Jackstay Court, Chapin, SC 29036

Welcome home to 236 Jackstay Court, Chapin, SC 29036!


This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2- and 1/2-bathroom home is better than new, with many upgrades and custom features, located in the Osprey subdivision of Chapin, SC. Many residents live in Chapin for the award-winning schools of Lexington/Richland School District 5, and its location close to Lake Murray. Residents of the Osprey neighborhood attend Lake Murray Elementary right down the road, Chapin Middle and Chapin High School.





When you walk in the front door of this beautiful home, the high ceilings and open floor plan are the perfect welcome home. The living room features a gas fireplace and French Doors to the backyard patio. 




There are plantation shutters on all the windows and exterior doors. The kitchen is stunning, with espresso stained cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and so much more.



The master suite is located on the main level and offers a walk-in closet and private bath with a large shower and granite counter-tops on the double vanity.


Upstairs there are 2 additional bedrooms and a full bath with granite counter-tops on the double vanity.


The professionally designed backyard oasis is a must see, with a screened in porch and paved patio, great for grilling. The back yard also features a privacy fence and irrigation system.


Nothing to do but move in and enjoy.


To view this home or for more information, contact our agent, Jason King.

To search all homes for sale in the Osprey subdivision, click here

Posted in Listings
Nov. 30, 2018

Hotel Trundle

Hotel Trundle

If you want a hotel experience to remember, I have just the place!

I have found a great hotel in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, Hotel Trundle.  It opened this year and the experience I had with my daughter and friend was memorable.

This hotel is on Taylor St in the heart of Columbia.

Hotel Trundle

1224 Taylor St, Columbia, SC 29201

A friend came to Columbia from the coast and stayed at Hotel Trundle. My daughter and I met her at the hotel.  This hotel has a one of kind design and feel that will stay with you and keep you coming back.  They have taken three old historic buildings and combined it with new technology and a modern design to make it something truly special. 

We wanted to hang out in the lobby because it is comfortable, modern and inviting for all.  We enjoyed wine and chips.  They had board books, a puzzle and a game for my 2-year-old to enjoy.  I charged my phone right on the green couch.


The retro phone and refrigerator are great touches in the room.  The room has two comfortable queen beds and a modern updated bathroom with a huge shower.

The room rates are reasonable, and the staff is friendly and very helpful.

The artwork will make you do a double take.  The Lego People and dinosaurs were a couple of my favorites.  The special creative touches show that the husband and wife team owners, Marcus and Rita, put time and thought into the space. 

If you are visiting Columbia, considering relocating, or have real estate questions, please feel free to give me, Jessica Canaday, a call, I am happy to help.

By: Jessica Canaday

Posted in Weekly Blogs
Nov. 29, 2018

Chapin Players of the Week - Congratulations Seniors

This week, The Rich Taylor Show and J. King Real Estate bring you the Chapin seniors signing college letters of intent. Congratulations to these young men and women extending their athletic and academic careers!



Posted in Weekly Blogs
Nov. 20, 2018

Helpful Information and Fun Tips for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday

Everyone on the team here at J. King Real Estate team would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving this year! In preparation we’ve collected some helpful and fun information from around the web about Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.


Here’s everything you need to know about the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, including when and how to watch it live on NBC, musical performances, parade route and much more.


You can watch the parade live on Thursday, Nov. 22 starting at 9 a.m. ET until noon on NBC. This year's musical acts will include Diana Ross, John Legend, Kane Brown, Martina McBride, Pentatonix, Rita Ora, Sugarland, and Anika Noni Rose, according to USA Today.


Here’s a list of stores scheduled to be closed on Thanksgiving via Country Living.


Here’s a list of restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day for all of those who don’t want the hassle of cooking.







Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday of November, which has been regarded as the beginning of the country's Christmas shopping season since 1952. The term "Black Friday" did not become widely recognized or used until the early 2000s. Now it is a yearly phenomenon in the United States.


Check out some of these Black Friday Ads we found already posted up online.




Small Business Saturday started on November 27, 2010, and was created by American Express (yes, a credit card company), to help small businesses gain more exposure.


Small business Saturday helps the community grow by keeping the money local and boosting the economy and employment.


Read about what American Express says about the good Small Business Saturday creates here


For our local market, check out what Five Points has posted up for Small Business Saturday this year. 


Devine Street also has some deals posted up for Small Business Saturday this year. 





Cyber Monday is the equivalent to online Black Friday. If you’re not into the crowds on Black Friday, cyber Monday is a great way to get the deals without the hassle of the crowds.


We found some ads out for cyber Monday already as well. You can check them out here.  Amazon of course already has their deals posted up for cyber Monday as well. 



Now is a great time to go shopping for your new home too, online or in person! Call us to go home shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday! 




Posted in Events
Nov. 19, 2018

Pre-Approvals and Closing Costs - Get the information you need to know!

Transaction/Closing Cost Lunch and Learn with Shelley Woodward, Loan Officer and Sales Manager with Inland Home Mortgage.

On Thursday, November 15th, the J. King Real Estate team was able to enjoy a lunch and learn session with Shelley Woodward from Inland Home Mortgage. Shelley sat down with our group of agents and discussed what our agents could expect when it comes to transaction closing costs.


She provided us information on what typical attorneys will charge, what is escrowed and what the client could overall expect to pay at closing. This information is beneficial to our agents so they will be able to properly inform their clients on the home buying process and what to expect going forward. If you are looking to start the home buying process, contact one of our agents today to discuss the information Shelley shared with us about these closing costs. 


Shelley even extended her services and knowledge to our agents for whenever they have specific questions on their client’s particular situation, and property they have chosen.

Her services also include online applications, which is super convenient for buyers, and gets them the confirmed pre-approval instead of a pre-qualification based on stated information. This ensure that our clients will be able to move forward with confidence, knowing there won’t be any surprises when it comes to their pre-approval and financing options.


For the clients who may need to do a little work on their credit score, Shelley has a program called Rapid Rescore that she uses to help her clients increase their credit score rapidly, making it possible for them to purchase that new home they have been searching for with our agents.

Contact Shelley for more information, or to begin the online pre-approval process, please click here.


To begin the home search today, contact one of our agents.



Posted in Events