Columbia, South Carolina - Big Town, Small City

Jan. 23, 2019

Movement Mortgage Lunch and Learn with Gene Robertson

Yesterday our team had the great pleasure of meeting with Sr. Loan Officer Gene Robertson from Movement Mortgage. He shared some helpful information with us, and we want to share it with you!

Gene Robertson, Sr. Loan Officer

NMLS#450526

Movement Mortgage was created in 2008, by co-founders Casey Crawford and Toby Harris with the mission to be a Movement of Change in the mortgage industry. Since they opened their business in the height of the housing crash with just 4 employees, they have continued to grow as a company and now have over 4,000 employees dedicated to serving you with quality service and lending.

    

    Casey Crawford            Toby Harris        

 

Movement Mortgage is a direct lender, which means they can be more flexible with qualification guidelines and underwriting than a bank might be, they can get the job done in a timely manner and can save you money.

Gene shared with us about Movement Mortgage’s upfront underwriting, which will confirm upfront if your loan will work and prevents encountering any issues later on, when you’re already half way through the home buying process. They also have a 7-day processing system, so you know your loan will close on time, or sooner if you have the need.

With Movement Mortgage being a direct lender, they are able to offer several different loan options to choose from that are right for you and your current financial situation. South Carolina State Housing loan programs are great for first time home buyers and these programs provide down payment assistance.

One of which is called the South Carolina Palmetto Home Advantage Program. This program is for first time home buyers as well as repeat home buyers and offers up to 3% to 5% of the loan amount, through a forgivable second mortgage with a 10-year term and zero interest rate. This is not a grant.

The second is called the Hardest Hit Fund. This program is for first time home buyers only (cannot have had ownership in a home in the last three years) and offers up to $15,000 in down payment assistance, closing costs and/or prepaid items. This down payment assistance is also forgivable, through a second mortgage with a 10-year term and zero interest rate.

For more detailed information about these programs or any other lending products offered by Movement Mortgage, we encourage you to contact Gene Robertson with Movement Mortgage today. He is a lending expert and will be happy to walk you through the process and get you the information needed for qualification and can walk you through the process.

You can even apply online through Movement Mortgage’s website or app on your phone. Check it out here.

Once you know you’re ready to find your new home, contact one of J. King Real Estate’s agents to get the search started. We can’t wait to help you find your dream home.

 

Posted in Events
Jan. 9, 2019

*SOLD* 376 Kitti Wake Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170

376 Kitti Wake Drive

 

 

***FULLY RENOVATED***

 

This 4 bedroom home features a country living feel on a lovely lot while being conveniently located in West Columbia. A large circular driveway welcomes visitors as well as the huge rocking chair perfect front porch.

 

 

Step inside to a fully renovated first floor featuring an open floor plan. The formal living room, dining room, kitchen and family room flow perfectly to reveal a special surprise outside.

 

Step out onto the huge stamped concrete screened porch that leads to your private backyard. Plentiful space for a pool, pets and children to run and play.

The upstairs of this home features a large master suite with vanity area and a walk in closet. The master bath also features a jacuzzi tub.

3 additional bedrooms and another full bath are also located upstairs. Interior has fresh paint, brand new flooring on the first floor, renovated half bath downstairs, as well as several recent upgrades throughout the home.


Contact our agent Brandi Clarkson to view this home today!

Posted in Listings
Jan. 7, 2019

Regatta Forest

 

Regatta Forest is a new home community, conveniently located near Lake Murray, Columbia and Irmo, South Carolina. Homes in the neighborhood are convenient to interstate 26 and 20, so the location is great for all different work commutes. Harbison Boulevard and downtown Lexington are also just a short drive away, which all provide several options for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Residents of this new community are zoned for the award-winning School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties.

This all brick community has homes built by Eastwood Homes and Great Southern Homes, giving buyers several different home design options.

 

 

Great Southern Homes Regatta Forest Sales Office: 305 Berlandier Lane, Irmo, SC 29063

Eastwood Homes Regatta Forest Model Home: 312 Berlandier Lane, Irmo, SC 29212

 

These beautiful, all brick homes in Regatta Forest start in the mid $200’s and go up to the mid $300’s. Homes in the neighborhood range from 1-2 stories, 3-5 bedrooms and all feature lush landscaping, garages and some even offer finished basements.

The Great Southern Homes in Regatta Forest were designed and built with the environment in mind. These homes were designed to minimize the environmental impacts to the surrounding areas and built to exacting GreenSmart Standards. The community is filled with wooded landscaping, protected natural areas and quiet forests that provide a quiet and beautiful setting.

Directions: Take Interstate 26 to exit 102A. Continue through Irmo toward the Lake Murray Dam. Just before the lake, turn right onto Highway 6 (North Lake Drive). At the first light, take a left onto River Road.  Regatta Forest will be on your right-hand side.  

To view homes for sale in Regatta Forest, check out our neighborhood search here, and contact one of our agents today. 

Posted in Neighborhoods
Dec. 18, 2018

Wessinger Farms, Chapin, SC

Welcome Home to Wessinger Farms.

 Wessinger Farms is a new community located in the desirable Chapin, South Carolina. This neighborhood has homes built by both Eastwood Homes and Mungo Homes.

   

Wessinger Farm’s location is convenient, just minutes from I-26, and a short drive to downtown Columbia. This community is close to beautiful Lake Murray, where there is plenty of dining and exciting activities. With Harbison, Lexington and downtown Columbia only a short drive away, the possibilities for entertainment and dining are endless.

 

Students residing in Wessinger Farms will attend the award-winning Lexington/Richland School District Five, including Chapin Elementary School, Chapin Intermediate School, Chapin Middle School and Chapin High School.

 

Eastwood Homes' Wessinger Farms model home is located at 205 Wessinger Road, Chapin, SC 29036.

 

Their homes are priced in the mid $200s and range anywhere from 1400-3044 sq. ft., 3-6 Bedrooms and 2-3.5 Bathrooms. Most of the homes are 2 stories and feature 2 car garages.

 

Mungo Homes' model home is located at 806 Bergenfield Lane, Chapin, SC 29036. Their homes in the neighborhood start in the mid $100s and feature plans ranging from 1,483 - 2,700 square feet. There are several desirable features already included in these craftsman-style homes, but there are several upgrades available, so you can add your own personal touch to your new home. 

 

The Mungo homes are also described as energy efficient and can include the following energy saving features: 14-SEER High Energy-efficient HVAC System, Separate HVAC System or Zone for Each Floor, Tankless Gas Water Heater for Endless Hot Water, Air Barrier & Sealing, Decorative Insulated Front Door, Insulated Exterior Doors, Gas Heat (2nd Floor Heat Pump if Separate System), Energy-efficient Insulation Package, Low-E Insulated Single-hung Vinyl Windows with Tilt Out Feature, R-38 Attic Insulation, Radiant Barrier Roof Sheathing, Water-saving Faucets & Shower Heads.

 

 

Homeowner's Association dues include community sidewalks, entrance and common area maintenance, a professional management company, street lighting, pool, cabana and playground. 

  

Community Pool

Community Playground

 

Directions: Take Exit 97 on I-26 from Columbia. At the light take a left onto Broad River Road. Continue to the on ramp for Columbia I-26 and take your first left onto Rauch- Metz Road . Turn Right onto US-76 W . Turn Left onto Wessinger Road and continue to St. Thomas Church Road on the right. Community will be immediately on the right

To view homes for sale in Wessinger Farms, contact one of our agents today!

To view all homes listed for sale in Wessinger Farms, check out our search feature for the neighborhood

 

Posted in Neighborhoods
Dec. 17, 2018

J. King Real Estate's Christmas Party 2018

J. King Real Estate’s 2018 Christmas Party

On Friday, December 7, 2018, J. King Real Estate hosted our annual Christmas party for our employees and members of 7522 Irmo Drive Business Park. Here at J. King Real Estate we are like family a family and really wanted to enjoy the spirit of the holidays together. We had a great time enjoying each other’s company and celebrating. All of our team at J. King Real Estate would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year.

Here are some of our favorite shots from the party:

Some of the J. King Real Estate Team: Tabitha Scott (agent), Brandi Clarkson (agent), April Hill (office manager), Jason King (Owner, Broker in Charge, agent), Jessica Canaday (agent), Kelley King (marketing)

 

The awards from left to right: Tabitha Scott, Rookie of the year; Brandi Clarkson, Top Producer; Jason King, Broker in Charge; Jessica Canaday, Agent of the Year

After our White Elephant gift exchange. We had a lot of laughs and a great time. 

As always, if you are looking to purchase a home or sell your current one, please reach out to one of our agents anytime. We are happy to help guide you through the process and give you that expert advice. Come experience what it’s like to be a part of our family. Honest Agents, Genuine Service.

 

 

Posted in Events
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

*NO LONGER AVAILABLE* 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
Nov. 30, 2018

*Price Reduced* 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