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Oct. 18, 2018

Cedar Mill - A new neighborhood by Great Southern Homes

 

Great Southern Homes - Cedar Mill

 

J. King Real Estate’s staff had the opportunity to check out Cedar Mill, the new Great Southern Homes community in Ballentine, South Carolina. We wanted to share with you all of the great amenities this new neighborhood has to offer! Contact one of our agents today to schedule a viewing!

 

 

Cedar Mill is a brand-new all brick community in Ballentine, South Carolina, built by Great Southern Homes. This great new neighborhood features all brick, ranch style homes and offers 10 different floor plan options to choose from for your new home.

 

 

Pricing in the neighborhood starts in the mid $200s and there are currently 70 home-sites planned.

 

 

 

These beautiful homes range in size and style. Homes are anywhere from 3-5 bedrooms, and include formal living rooms, dining rooms, fenced yards and patios. Some of the homes are customized with bonus rooms and or offices.

 

Check out these photos from our recent visit to the community agent open house:

 

 

Formal Living Room                                                Formal Dining Room

 

  

Spacious Master Bedroom Suites                           Luxurious Master Bathrooms

 

 

Granite Countertops/Stainless Steel                      Beautiful Stone Fireplaces/Built-in Shelving

 

  

Spacious Kitchens with Several Layouts Options

 

 

Coffered Ceilings, Molding

This up-and-coming neighborhood is zoned for the award-winning School District 5 of Richland and Lexington Counties. Students from Cedar Mill will attend Ballentine Elementary School, Dutch Fork Middle School and Dutch Fork High School. The district also offers a school choice program when schools are not at capacity.

 

Cedar Mill is conveniently located, close to Interstate 26, several local and chain restaurants, new grocery stores, and is only a short drive to Harbison or Lake Murray. If you’re active and looking for recreation, or like to get out on the lake, there is convenient lake access close by as well!  

 

Posted in Neighborhoods
Oct. 16, 2018

225 Sherwood Drive, Lexington, SC 29073

225 Sherwood Drive, Lexington, SC 29073

This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is conveniently located close to I-20 in Sherwood Forest and sits on more than half an acre of fenced land. 

 

The living room is accented by a wood burning, stone fireplace. The large eat in kitchen has a closet pantry and plenty of counter space.

 

There is an enormous bonus room that spans the entire length of the house with recessed lighting and built in shelving. 

 

Relax in the spacious back yard and enjoy the large tiered deck, built-in swing, fire-pit and shed.

 

 

Posted in Listings
Oct. 15, 2018

**SOLD** 229 Musgroves Mill Lane, Columbia, SC 29204

SOLD - 229 Musgroves Mill Lane, Columbia, SC 29204

 

Congratulations to our clients for closing on their new home on Musgroves Lane!

 

Closed 9-28-2018

$140,000.00

 

 

Posted in Sold Listings
Oct. 11, 2018

How to Buy a Home Together and Keep Your Relationship Intact

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How to Buy a Home Together and Keep Your Relationship Intact

 

You’ve decided to buy a home with your partner. You love each other, you get along well and you want to spend the rest of your lives together. It’s time to start looking for your dream home! Well, not exactly. Before you go shopping for the place of your dreams, take some time to look at the reality and make a good plan together. 

 

recent studyshowed that 60 percent of millennial and Gen X couples disagreed occasionally, frequently, or “a lot” when buying a house with their partner or spouse. A fear of taking on too much debt was the biggest cause for strife, the study showed. After that came the style of the home and whether to renovate. 

 

So how do you begin to navigate this bumpy road? Talk, talk and more talk. Sit down with your partner and work out a budget. Consider your finances and what you’re able to afford. Speak with a financial advisor and a lender to help you decide what you can afford. Then look at your monthly income, how much you have for a down payment and what kind of monthly payments you can realistically take on. Once you have a budget decided, stick with it. Know exactly how much wiggle room you have, if any, and what you’d have to give up if the perfect home costs more than expected. 

 

Then talk about what kind of homeyou would like and where. Do you like the suburbs or the city, or somewhere in between? Do you want a basement? A yard? A garage? Understand that throughout the process, you’ll need to compromise. You may not get everything you want, and your partner won’t get everything he or she wants, either. 

 

When it’s time to start shopping, let your real estate agent know what you’re looking for and why. She’ll keep your needs in mind when searching for the right home for you. When you’re looking at homes, try to keep yourpartner’s needsin mind and don’t just focus on getting what you want. Your partner needs to know that you hear what they have said and understand their needs.

 

Soon, you’ll feel like every free moment is spent looking at homes. Don’t let this be the case. Remember that your relationship needs nurturing, too.Take timeto spend together at dinner, out for a walk or just sitting in a cafe and chatting about something other than your house hunting. When you are touring homes, take that time to learn about your partner and understand his or her thought process. You might learn something new. 

 

When it’s time to make an offer, don’t be afraid to act. When the market is good for sellers, buyers are jumping on the best homes. If you are hesitant and want to think about it overnight, you might miss out on the best house and have to start the search all over again. 

 

Buying a home is a big decision, and you should make sure your relationship is strong and likely to last at least as long as you plan to stay in your home. Having some good stress  and conflict management skills can help you navigate this time together more easily. Remember why you came together in the first place, and focus on how great it will be to buy a home together. Then once you’re settled, you’ll look back on that time with fond memories. 

 

Natalie Jones

natalie@homeownerbliss.info

 

homeownerbliss.info

Posted in Weekly Blogs
Oct. 11, 2018

203 Whitewater Drive, Irmo, SC 29063

203 Whitewater Drive, Irmo, SC 29063

 

 

This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home was the former model home in the Waterfall neighborhood.



Step outside into your own private oasis with a beautiful clear blue, salt water pool and professional landscaping.

 

Enjoy the beautiful flagstone patio and hot tub in this relaxing setting.

The eat-in kitchen has natural wood cabinets and a pantry.

The large Owner's Suite has a walk-in closet, high-vaulted ceiling, double vanity, separate shower and garden tub. All the rooms are on one level except the extra space of a good-sized bonus room. All of this in the award winning Lexington-Richland School District Five and minutes from the interstate.

 

Posted in Listings
Oct. 5, 2018

121 Pecan Lane, Cayce, SC 29033

121 Pecan Lane, Cayce, SC 29033

$175,000

 

In beautiful Edenwood, this large, one level, 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is a must-see in the heart of Cayce.

 

The spacious kitchen has white cabinets and tile flooring. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout.

You will enjoy the large fenced yard that has plenty of room for volleyball and swim in the above ground pool. Low, low, low electric bills with solar panels, new HVAC, newer roof and plenty of parking. No HOA. Access to the Edenwood Swim Club and Recreational complex. All this and only 5 minutes from downtown Columbia and 2 minutes from I-77 or I-26.

 

Posted in Listings
Oct. 2, 2018

Home Town Fun!



The J. King Real Estate team had such a great time at both the Chapin Labor Day Parade and the Irmo Okra Strut Parade!!! To learn more about events happening in either town or around Lake Murray click here.




By: Brandi Clarkson

 

Posted in Events
Sept. 28, 2018

The Irmo Okra Strut

Irmo Okra Strut Festival

 

 

The Irmo Okra Strut was founded in 1973 by the The Lake Murray-Irmo Women's Club as a fundraiser to provide funding for a new library. The very first Okra Strut was a small arts and crafts festival and seven years later they were able to fund the library that is now on St. Andrews Road.

 

Today the Okra Strut averages about 25,000 attendees at the two day festival that includes arts and crafts, live bands, a street dance party,  as well as rides and amusements. The Okra Strut also hosts the largest parade in the entire state of South Carolina! Be sure to come and see J. King Real Estate this year in the Okra Strut Parade!

 

By: Brandi Clarkson



 

Posted in Events
Sept. 18, 2018

***JUST REDUCED*** 419 Coral Rose Drive, Irmo, SC 29063

419 Coral Rose Drive, Irmo, SC 29063

 



This large open 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is set in the lovely subdivision of Rose Oaks.

 

Recessed lighting and a large conversational breakfast bar highlight the kitchen along with beautiful hardwood floors and granite counter tops.

 

The formal dining room has coffer ceilings and custom molding.

 

The owner's suite has tray ceilings, a large walk-in closet, double vanity, separate shower, garden tub and is located on the main floor. This house is all on one floor with a bonus room on the second floor. The home also features high ceilings, a fireplace and hardwood floors.

This premier lot has a fully fenced private backyard and a charming patio, making this an ideal spot for friends and family gatherings. All of this in the award winning Lexington-Richland School District Five and minutes from the interstate.

 

Posted in Listings
Sept. 18, 2018

203 Whitewater Drive, Irmo, SC 29063

203 Whitewater Drive, Irmo, SC 29063

 

 

This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home was the former model home in the Waterfall neighborhood.



Step outside into your own private oasis with a beautiful clear blue, salt water pool and professional landscaping.

 

Enjoy the beautiful flagstone patio and hot tub in this relaxing setting.

The eat-in kitchen has natural wood cabinets and a pantry.

The large Owner's Suite has a walk-in closet, high-vaulted ceiling, double vanity, separate shower and garden tub. All the rooms are on one level except the extra space of a good-sized bonus room. All of this in the award winning School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties and minutes from the interstate.

 

Posted in Listings