Columbia, South Carolina - Big Town, Small City

Oct. 19, 2017

11 Hickory Point Lane, Elgin, SC 29045

Welcome home to 11 Hickory Point Lane!

This is a beautiful 4 bedroom 3 full bathroom traditional home in the Hickory Point subdivision.  Close to I-20 you will be minute from the interstate.  Hickory Point subdivision is in quite Elgin, South Carolina.  Elgin will give the privacy you have been looking for with convenience of small town living.  You love living on the cul-de-sac. Minutes from the town of Elgin you will have everything you need from shopping, restaurants, grocery store, and more. 

When you arrive home to this beautifully landscaped yard and pull into the two car garage you will know you are home.  The living room will welcome you and your guests from the hardwood floors to the wood burning fireplace.  The high tray ceilings really open up the space.  The eat-in dining area and kitchen is the perfect place for breakfast.  The formal dining room is a nice place to entertain with two large floor to ceiling windows, crown molding and chair rail.  The hardwood floors put the formal in formal dining.

The master bedroom has a private bath with a double vanity, separate shower, and a garden tub and walk-in closet.  The large room is more than enough room for you to recharge after your day.

The second bedroom is perfect for guests or kids and a full bathroom with a shower tub.  Enjoy the finished FROG that is the fourth bedroom with a private full bathroom, separate shower.  The enclosed garage can be used as a Rec room or office space.  

  

One of the best features is the backyard with a deck and fire-pit.  The back yard is big enough for a green lawn and a large gravel patio with a round boarder made with pavers.  The fire pit is in the center and perfect for any time of year.  All this with no HOA and great schools.

For more information contact our agent Jason King.  He would be happy to answer any of your questions.

11 Hickory Point Lane, Elgin, SC 29045

Posted in Listings
Oct. 19, 2017

166 Peach Grove Circle, Elgin, SC 29045

Welcome home to 166 Peach Grove Circle!

This is a great 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo in the Peach Grove Villas neighborhood in Elgin, SC.  Low maintenance, care-free living at it’s best.  Home owner’s association takes care of the yard maintenance, landscaping, sprinklers, and water.  The neighborhood green areas, clubhouse, common area maintenance, pool, road maintenance, termite bond, and street lights are also maintained by the home owners association.  The easy side entry 2 car garage is perfect with a garage door opener.  All of this in a private gated community minutes from shopping and dining.

The hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, and natural gas fireplace make a nice statement when you walk in the front door.  The kitchen has matching stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, granite counter tops, a stone tiled back-splash, stained cabinets, pantry, free-standing smooth surface range with microwave above. eat-in breakfast bar and dining room.  The electric washer and dryer are in a large mud room leading to the over-sized 2 car garage.  You will have more than enough storage space in the attic with pull-down access.

  The carpet and cathedral ceilings in the master bedroom make for the perfect place to rest. The walk-in closet, private bathroom with separate shower will be the perfect place to get ready for your relaxed days.  You will have an additional bedroom with large closet and full bathroom perfect for when you have company over.

The back patio is a hard surface slice of heaven with a privacy fence for the perfect get away right in your back yard.

 

For more information contact our agent, Jason King.  He would be happy to answer any of your questions.

166 Peach Grove Circle, Elgin, SC 29045

Posted in Listings
Sept. 14, 2017

40 Roseangel Ct, Columbia, SC 29229

 

Welcome home to 40 Roseangel Court!

This beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bathroom all brick home is located in The Summits Hills, one of The Summit neighborhoods.  The Summit is a large neighborhood with a number of smaller neighborhoods within it.  Summit Hills is a quiet neighborhood with all brick houses.  40 Roseangel Court is located on a peaceful cul-de-sac right across from a playground.  You will be close to shopping, schools, and more.  Richland 2 school district is an award winning district.  Rice Creek Elementary school is less than 10 minutes from the house.  Kelly Mill Middle School and Ridge View High School are great schools for your children to attend and blossom.

 

  

When you pull into the spacious two car garage or park in the driveway you will know you are home.  The thick green grass and tasteful landscaping make the perfect statement.  When you walk in the front door the light from the large living room window illuminates the high ceilings and new laminate floors.  The fireplace will be perfect for cool winter nights.  Another large window in the eat-in kitchen with new flooring.  The kitchen has a high bar for breakfast and stainless steel appliances. 

        

The master bedroom has tray ceilings with a ceiling fan and private bathroom.  The walk-in closet will give you more than enough space for your wardrobe.  The double vanities have counter space and cabinet space underneath.  The separate shower and garden tub make for the perfect master bathroom.

     

The second and third bedrooms are across the hall from the master suite and share a large full bathroom.  The additional bedrooms have ceiling fans and private closets.  Perfect for children, guest bedroom, an office or study.  Extra storage in the hall linen closet.  This home has an extra room upstairs room that can easily be converted into a fourth bedroom or media room off the kitchen above the two car garage.  

      

 

 

The backyard is extra-large with a sprinkler system for easy to maintain landscaping.  The large back deck has enough room for a grill and a table and chairs.  If you need more seating room the hard surface patio will accommodate a four piece lawn set and an umbrella table with chairs.  All of this and you still have a large backyard for a play set, trampoline, and room to entertain and relax. The privacy fence & motion lights surrounding the home give you the security and peace of mind to sleep comfortably in your new home.

  

For more information contact our agent Jason King.  He would be happy to help you with any of your questions.

 

40 Roseangel Ct, Columbia, SC 29229

 

 

Posted in Listings
Sept. 14, 2017

Commission

 Where does it come from?

One of the first questions people always seem to ask an agent when selling their house is, “How much is your commission?”  Of course, this is a legitimate question because many times an agent’s commission plays into how much the house is listed for.  Every home owner wants to get what their house is worth and still be able to pay the agents involved.  Traditionally, when selling a home, 6% of the sales price is paid to the agents in the transaction.  It is split between the listing agent (the one who sold your home) and the buyer’s agent (the one who brought the buyer).  However, did you know that by law in SC there is actually no SET commission rate that agents have to be paid?  Now does this mean that if you are planning to buy or sell a home that you should start with negotiating commission?  Well….maybe.  Let’s break it down.

Selling your home: Most real estate companies require their agents to charge 6% when listing a home.  This ensures that everyone is getting paid, including the agent and the brokerage. So depending on who you chose to list your house, you may not have an option.  However, because J. King Real Estate is a smaller boutique agency, we can offer you options when selling your home.  From traditional full service 6% listings to flat fee listings, our agents can provide you with what best meet your needs.

Buying a home: Are you looking for a home and concerned about who is going to pay the commission?  Worry no more, because it is already built into the price of the home!  The sellers are responsible for paying your agents commission.  Basically, they are paying your agent to bring you (the buyer) to the closing table. Of course, many times there are negotiations to be made, but that is why it is wise to have a real estate agent representing you.  Negotiating contracts and terms is our job, it’s our service and duty to you, the client.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

J. King Real Estate is home to honest agents, providing genuine service. 

Give me a call, Jennifer Brock, and see why we’re different!

 

 

Posted in Weekly Blogs
Sept. 13, 2017

104 Summit Point Ct, Chapin, SC 29036

 

Welcome home to 104 Summit Point Court!

 This home is located in The Peninsula at Lake Murray, a Timberlake neighborhood in Chapin, South Carolina.  The Timberlake neighborhood has a golf course, country club, the restaurant 2Twenty2, an Olympic size pool and more.  This over-sized corner lot is located near the Peninsula’s access ramp to put your boat in the water.  This home is in the award winning school district, Lexington/Richland 5, zoned for Chapin schools.

 

The beautiful Palm tree lined landscaping and lawn has a paved front walk.  The decorative double French doors make a nice 1st statement, a feature you will want to see for yourself on a sunny afternoon.  The open floor plan has 9 foot ceilings and hardwood floors.  The fireplace, built-in entertainment center, book shelves, crown molding, and smooth ceilings are just some of the custom touches that set this home apart from all the others.

The eat-in kitchen has a long high hard surface counter top perfect for breakfast in the mornings or entertaining family and friends.  The double oven with microwave convection combo makes this kitchen a cook’s dream to come home to every night.  The hard surface counter tops and custom cabinets make this kitchen unforgettable.  The bay window in the large dining room allow the natural light to really open up the space.

  

The owner’s suite has a private bathroom with a large double vanity, separate shower and garden tub, and built in cabinets for storage.  The walk-in closet gives enough room for all of your clothes and much more.  The light and view of the pool and lake from the bench bay window makes this owner’s suite comfortable and a true get away.

  

The new carpet makes for a move in ready home.  Enjoy the French doors that lead out onto the deck that overlooks the in ground saltwater pool installed in 2015.  The lawn that leads down to the 107 feet of water frontage has lake drawn sprinkles and an iron fence around the pool.

  

 

This home has 2 additional bedrooms and a second bathroom for guests or children.  The second bathroom has a double vanity.  The large 2 car garage has a side entry and extra space for storage.  The HVAC & roof were replaced in 2015.  This beautiful custom 3 BR 2 BA brick home is the Peninsula at Timberlake neighborhood. 

 

 For more information please call our agent, Jason King.  He would be happy to answer your questions.

 

104 Summit Point Court, Chapin, SC 29036

Posted in Listings
Sept. 6, 2017

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Hi, I am Jennifer Brock with J King Real Estate.  We have Honest Agents and Genuine Service. Please look us up on JKingRealEstate.com and Facebook

Posted in Local Businesses
Aug. 24, 2017

Football Season 2017

               

 

Hi this is Jessica Canaday at J King Real Estate. We are so excited about the 2017 Carolina football season. I got really pumped when I got to meet Todd Ellis at the Starbucks in Harbison. Looking forward to working with you for any of your buying or selling needs. We have Honest Agents and Genuine Service. Please look us up on JKingRealEstate.com and Facebook. GO COCKS!  

Posted in Events
Aug. 16, 2017

"The All-American Eclipse" Total Eclipse of 2017

 

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible in the continental United State for the first time in almost 40 years. The rest of the U.S. and other parts of North and Central America will see a partial eclipse, where the Moon covers only a portion of the Sun.

A total eclipse is different than a partial eclipse. A total eclipse is when the Sun is completely hidden by the Moon, the sky becomes dark, and the Sun's faint atmosphere becomes visible-like a beautiful halo. A partial eclipse is where the Moon covers only a portion of the Sun

A total eclipse of the Sun occurs when the Moon gets between the Sun and the Earth and covers up the Sun. It just so happens that seen from Earth, the Sun and the Moon are the same size in the sky. When this happens, the sky gets dark and the outer layer of the sun becomes visible. This allows us to see the Sun's atmosphere. The sky gets to dark that you can see the stars, the birds think it is time to roost, and humans think it is night in the middle of the day.

This total eclipse coming on August 21, 2017 will only be visible on a narrow rack stretching from Oregon to South Carolina across the U.S. No other country will see this total eclipse, its being named "The All-American Eclipse." For those people that will be able to see the total eclipse on August 21 it will begin on a beach on the west coast of Oregon and end on a beach on the east coast of South Carolina. It will go through portions of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, a tip of Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Everyone wants to know how long the eclipse is going to last. Well there is an answer. The total phase of the eclipse will last a maximum of 2 minutes 40 seconds. This is short for a total eclipse, some can last up to 7 minutes long. The exact time depends on where you are during the eclipse. The closer you are to the central line of the eclipse shadow the longer you will have to enjoy the spectacle. It also depends on if the sky is clear and if you can see the eclipse. If the clouds hide the Sun during the eclipse your pretty much out of luck.

There is no right answer as to the best location for seeing the total eclipse as to be in the center line near a town or park where the weather is usually clear. I know we cannot ever predict the weather but make sure you are in an open area and have room to see. Nothing is in the way and not too many people around and hopefully the weather will be nice.

Is the total eclipse of the Sun dangerous to watch? During the few minutes that the sun is completely covered is safe, but any other time, even small piece of bright Sun shows, is dangerous for your eyes. There will be protective glasses that are made with special filters sold in lots of places for everyone to purchase.

What an exciting event to happen in the United States. Make sure you are prepared for August 21, 2017 and use your glasses when needed. If you are someone visiting or even from the area looking to buy or sell a home in the Columbia area make sure you check out JKingRealEstate.com or contact our agent Jason King with any of your questions.

Posted in Events
Aug. 9, 2017

Where to search for Homes?

 

 

There are many public websites out there to search for homes but some are not user friendly and most of the information is very inaccurate. JKingRealEstate.com pulls listings right from the MLS. The MLS is the most accurate source of information and you will always have honest agents and genuine service with J King Real Estate. You can search any property on JKingRealEstate.com and know the information is accurate. If you see a property on one of the other public websites feel free to contact us to verify the information or with any questions. Click the link below to search for any listed homes.

Jason King 

Posted in Weekly Blogs
Aug. 3, 2017

200 Bufflehead Point, Lexington, SC 29072

Welcome Home to 200 Bufflehead Point

This beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath lake front property is located in Lexington, SC. You have amazing views all the way to the dam. This amazing home has an open floor plan with a nice living and dining room. You have a big breakfast bar for more guest. 

The Master suit is on the first floor and is very spacious with a double vanity in the master bath. The second living room has a big kitchen for entertaining and 2 bedrooms with a full bath. The utility room has great storage room to store any of your things. 

The patio is great for grilling and entertain family and friends with amazing lake views. The dock has a boat house and ramp to make sure you can store all your lake toys. A great thing about this home is you own land under the water out over 150'. This means you can build your own custom dock with no SCE&G approval needed. Children in this area will attend award winning Lexington 1 Schools.

For More Information contact our agent Jason King. He would be happy to answer any of your questions!

200 Bufflehead Point

 

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