Columbia, South Carolina - Big Town, Small City

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

 

Posted in Listings
July 25, 2017

Open House this Sunday in Irmo area

Join us for an Open House, Sunday, July 30,2017 at 4 Gidding Court, Irmo, SC 29063 from 2-4pm.

 

 

4 Gidding Ct, Irmo, SC 29063

July 20, 2017

Lake Murray Marina- Irmo, SC

Welcome to Lake Murray Marina! 

Do you need gas, food  or a boat slip? Then Lake Murray Marina is the place to go. Drive through their Marina Bay entrance and a dockhand will be awaiting your arrival. At Lake Murray Marina they are all about customer service, their staff is trained to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience every time you visit.

The Lake Murray Marina features floating and covered boat slips, with 24-hour security, a store, gas dock, and much more. The slips range from side ties, half-slips, covered slips and 26-foot floating dock slips to 90-foot outside tie slips on their multiple floating docks.

Lake Murray Marina offers the boat slips and boat rentals at Better Boat Rental. You can also become a member of the Lake Murray Boat Club. When you pull in a dock you can walk over to Liberty Tap room on the Lake for some great signature burgers, a full bar, and outdoor elevated seating that have an amazing sunset view.

 

Looking to buy or sell a home on Lake Murray contact our agent Jason King. He knows the area very well and will be happy to answer any of your questions. 

 

Posted in Lake Murray
July 7, 2017

Audubon Oaks- Irmo, SC

Audubon Oaks is a subdivision located in Irmo, SC. This great neighborhood is located right off I-26, which makes it easy to access anything around you. The homes in Audubon Oaks usually range in price from $155,000-$182,000. The Audubon Oaks homes are traditional built homes that range in exterior style from brick, stucco, and vinyl. These spacious homes vary in size from 1700 square feet 2200 square feet, with most homes having 3-4 bedrooms. Many of the homes in Audubon Oaks include upgrades such as walk-in closets, decks, and hardwood floors.

Audubon Oaks is only minutes away from Harbison State Forest and the shops and restaurants of Harbison Boulevard. You are also only minutes away from Lake Murray so you can enjoy what the lake has to offer. The association fee includes common area maintenance and access to a playground. Children who live in Audubon Oaks will attend award winning Lexington/Richland Five Schools.

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

Posted in Neighborhoods
July 5, 2017

The Manor at White Knoll- Lexington, SC

Essex homes strives each day to bring you the newest and the best home designs to the market each year. They offer great energy efficient designs, with great features at an affordable price. Essex homes provides flexible living space for today's modern lifestyle. Essex home prides itself on creating not just thoughtful homes, but thoughtful neighborhoods.

The Manors at White Knoll is one of Essex neighborhood that has beautiful new homes. The Manors at White Knoll is located in Lexington, SC. These amazing homes offer exceptional features including-granite countertops, top of its class HERS rated construction, heavy trim package including coffered ceilings, tankless water heater, and much more! The Manors at White Knoll offers a verity of style homes you can choose, so you can make it your own. The homes start in the mid 200s and some of the spacious homes available sit nestled among a farm where you can wake up, open the blinds and see horses running on the beautiful green spaces. There is an amazing pond, where you can fish and put in a jon boat. There are also homes that have an amazing view of the pond. 

Buyers can select a home perfect for downsizing or a growing family. These spacious homes in The Manor at White Knoll range from anywhere from 1834 square feet to 4041 square feet to fit any size family. These new smart homes come with complete automated wifi operated front door lock and thermostat system. There are multiple style homes in The Manors at White Knoll. The styles we walked through were Newberry, Lexington, Ballentine. Most of the Newberry, Lexington, and Ballentine homes have hardwood floors, a dining room, butler's pantry, gas log fireplace, and covered porch. The Manor at White Knoll has other styles as well as Winchester CC, Springfield and much more! Children who live in The Manor at White Knoll attend award winning Lexington 1 schools!

Looking to buy or sell a home contact our agent Jason King! He can help you with all of your real estate needs!

Posted in Neighborhoods
June 29, 2017

Reggaetronic 2017- Spence Island, Lake Murray

 

Jason King, with J King Real Estate, is happy to announce that he is sponsoring Reggaetronics 2017! We would love for everyone to come out and enjoy this family-friendly water music festival with us! Reggaetronics is Saturday, July 15, don't miss out on a good time! So get your boat ready and bring your friends and family to join Jason King and King Real Estate Team for one of the most unique events!

Reggaetronics is a one-of-a-kind event on Lake Murray. It is a floating concert, based solely on the water-complete with a floating stage! Come by boat, tie up for the show and enjoy the music while you relax in your boat or swim in the lake!

The live music at Reggaetronics features great bands and even a DJ! The music starts at 11:15am, so make sure you get there early! The line-up this year includes some great acts:

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime

Ballyhoo!

Lefty at the Washout

DJ Rehab

 

Win a Yeti cooler!

J King Real Estate Team will be hosting a contest to see who gets the most likes on pictures they post to the J King Real Estate page and tag #Reggaetronics2017.

Each hour there will be a new photo opportunity starting at 12. Be sure to like the J King Real Estate Page!

Here are the rules for participation:

1. Like the JKRE page

2. Each hour we will ask you to post a specific picture

3. Post your pictures to the JKRE page

4. Get everyone to like your pictures

 

Com out and enjoy some great tunes, beautiful Lake Murray, and spending time with friends and family. Need help finding your way to Reggaetronics 2017? Check out the map below. Jason King and the King Real Estate Team hope to see you there!

 

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Looking to buy or sell a home on Lake Murray! Check out our website by clicking Lake Murray Homes! Jason King will be happy to help you with any of your real estate needs!

Posted in Events
June 21, 2017

The Preserve at Rolling Creek- Irmo, SC

The Preserve at Rolling Creek is conveniently located off I-26, exit 97 (Peak) in the Ballentine/Chapin area. The entrance to The Preserve is quietly tucked behind the main entrance to the Courtyards at Rolling Creek, which offer generously sized high end patio homes. The Preserve boasts beautiful, quality built homes by Essex Homes with prices from the mid 200's, ranging from 2,208-4,697 square feet. The Preserve offers the feeling of rural living with easy accessibility to the interstate, Lake Murray, shopping, restaurants and entertainment.
The Preserve at Rolling Creek is a family friendly neighborhood with amenities such as a centrally located sparkling community pool with a covered area and restrooms and sidewalks throughout the neighborhood. A reasonable HOA fee of approximately $400/year is required by all residence of The Preserve. The Preserve at Rolling Creek is zoned for the award winning Lexington/Richland District Five Schools, which include Lake Murray Elementary, Chapin Intermediate, Chapin Middle and Chapin High, Spring Hill High School, a desirable magnet school for the district is within 3 miles of The Preserve as is the remarkable Chapin Middle which opened its new location on Broad River Road in 2015
If you're looking for a neighborhood close in, but with the luxuries of Chapin living, The Preserve at Rolling Creek may just be the neighborhood for you!

           

 

For More Information contact our agent Jennifer Brock. She is ready to go and would be happy to help you with any of your real estate needs!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
Posted in Neighborhoods
June 20, 2017

*OPEN HOUSE* 301 Audubon Oak Way, Irmo, SC 29063

*OPEN HOUSE* COME OUT ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017 FROM 1-3 P.M. AND LOOK THROUGH THIS BREATHTAKING HOME IN THE AUDUBON OAKS NEIGHBORHOOD! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT!

Welcome to 301 Audubon Oak Way!

This beautiful home has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. It is located in the peaceful neighborhood of Audubon Oaks. This 2 story foyer has an amazing formal dining room with hardwood floors and high ceilings. The eat-in kitchen has lots of space to move around and a spacious pantry.

The counter tops are granite, great stainless steel appliances, and the cabinets are painted a pretty white. The kitchen flows right into the living with a nice fireplace for those cold winter nights. This amazing home as new carpet in the bedrooms, and living room, and fresh new paint throughout the house.

The master bedroom is spacious and room for a wonderful bedroom set. The master bath has a double vanity, a garden-tub for a nice relaxing bath, separate shower, and a nice walk-in closet. You also have a great laundry room for folding clothes. Enjoy the back deck with friends and family or relax on your front porch.

Children in this great neighborhood will attend schools in the award winning Lexington/Richland 5 Schools. This home is located close to great shopping, wonderful dining, and more.

301 Audubon Oak Way

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

Posted in Listings