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Nov. 21, 2020

Support the Epworth Children's Home this Christmas

Our office and agents are always looking for ways to help our community. This year we are very happy to support Epworth Children’s Home for Christmas. Epworth is a Columbia facility that cares for children from severely stressed family systems and their goal is to nurture and love them by providing education, counseling, medical care and spiritual enrichment. Their aim is to break the destructive cycle of abuse, neglect and shame and replace it with an opportunity for each child to live a life of self-respect, responsibility and productivity.


While we were looking for ways to give back this year, we learned that Epworth had a fire, in May 2020, that destroyed their storage facility which included utility supplies and Christmas decorations. Our hearts go out to this organization even more now that we know about this tragic event.


In order to assist Christmas in this very strange year we have all experienced, we at J King Real Estate have decided to contribute to their needs.  We hope that you will consider helping, as well. Please note that due to DHEC regulations, only new items can be donated. To make it easier to share their message with the community, Epworth Children’s Home has created a web page that shares everything they need assistance with.


They even went a step further and created wish lists with Amazon and Wal-Mart to make it easier for us to donate to their organization. When you purchase using one of these wish lists, the needed amounts are automatically adjusted to help the organization and the children get exactly what they all need. The wish lists also make it easy by automatically populating the Epworth Home’s shipping address.


Listed below is a link to the Epworth website which will take you to the Epworth’s web page where you can read about their specific needs and links to help them this season. Although the list is extensive, we want to encourage you to send at least one thing. We could really make a major impact on their lives by doing this simple thing. Please take action by December 7, 2020, to accommodate their Christmas preparations. If you are not using their wish lists, their shipping address is Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205.


Direct link to Epworth's Amazon Christmas List


If you would like to look at other donation opportunities, please view this link

Posted in Blog, Events
Nov. 17, 2020

*UNDER CONTRACT* 119 Logan Rock Court - Irmo, South Carolina 29063

We are proud to announce that 119 Logan Rock Court is officially under contract! If you are looking for other homes that may be for sale in the New Friarsgate neighborhood, check out our New Friarsgate Neighborhood page. You may also want to reach out to one of our real estate agents for more information.

Conveniently located in New Friarsgate, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is situated in a beautiful cul-de-sac with fresh paint inside and out. The roof is new as of 2019. The cathedral ceiling in the sunken living room gives a wonderful air of openness and a modern appeal with vaulted cathedral ceilings.

The kitchen features an island, a pantry, a tiled backsplash, tiled countertops and new flooring.

The oversized master suite also has vaulted cathedral ceilings, private dual closets, one standard and a very large walk-in.

The private master bathroom features a glass shower, vanity with new solid surface countertop and new flooring. The master has a private door leading to the backyard deck.

Two guest bedrooms offer a good size home. The second bathroom has new flooring, a vanity and tub and shower.

Enjoy the huge fenced backyard with storage shed and oversized deck with a prep sink and covered area.

All this and the award winning Lexington/Richland Five School District.

Nov. 13, 2020

Home Buying Tips

Take a minute away from the home searching. Join us as we share a few practical tips you should consider when buying your home.

Tip #1

The first step to buying a home is being pre-approved for a home loan. This will let you know what your budget is and offers a negotiation tool when you find the home you are wanting to purchase. For a list of reputable lenders, please contact us.

Posted in Blog
Nov. 12, 2020

*UNDER CONTRACT* 225 Sherwood Drive, Lexington, SC 29073

Welcome to 225 Sherwood Drive!

Located in Sherwood Forest, this beautiful, large 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has an enormous bonus room and sits on more than half an acre.

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.

The spacious owner's suite features a walk-in closet and private bath.

The upstairs bonus room is spacious and has new flooring and fresh paint.

Step outside and enjoy the private and relaxing, beautiful tiered deck and built-in swing.

The fenced back yard also features a fire pit and storage shed. Zoned for award winning Lex. 1 school district.

Ready to view the full listing and pictures? Click here to view 225 Sherwood Drive in Lexington, SC.

Oct. 29, 2020

Trick or Treat During COVID-19 2020

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treating During COVID-19 2020

This weekend will be filled with many people hosting Halloween parties and children trick or treating through the neighborhoods.

If you are partaking in social activities during the pandemic, please be sure to follow the safety guidelines.

We are sharing a link to the CDC's set of guidelines that they recommend for COVID-19 Holiday Celebrations.

Remember that parents and children use the porch lights as indicators of trick or treating. Be sure to cut yours OFF if you are not planning on participating this year.

We at J King Real Estate wish everyone a safe holiday weekend.

Don't forget that we also "fall" back this weekend as the time changes. 

Posted in Blog, Events
Oct. 13, 2020

Palm Hill Courtyards

Palm Hill Courtyards is located in Irmo, SC. 

Featuring low-maintenance yards and open floor plans, these homes are perfect families that love entertaining. 

Palm Hill Courtyards is conveniently located near Columbiana Centre mall and I-26. All this in the coveted Lexington/Richland Five school districts. 

If you are looking to buy or sell a home contact us today J King Real Estate!

Posted in Neighborhoods
Oct. 9, 2020

Waterfront Restaurants on Lake Murray



Lake Murray Dock - Lake Murray SC South Carolina

 Waterfront Restaurants on Lake Murray

From the historic charm to the amazing dining options, Lake Murray is one of the most uniquely popular destinations in South Carolina. Many visitors come from out of state to enjoy the area, and beautiful views while others choose to become residents. Regardless of how you get to Lake Murray, you're sure to enjoy the many waterfront restaurants with friends and family found throughout the area.

Lake Murray Dam Aerial View

 Top Lake Murray Waterfront Restaurants


 All of the waterfront restaurants found on the lake provide access by boat. The hours may change depending on the time of year. Some of the top restaurants you will find on the water include:

 Liberty Taproom & Grill - 1602 Marina Road, Irmo

 Liberty Tap on Lake Murray - Irmo SC

 Found about 30 minutes outside of downtown Columbia, Liberty Tap Room & Grill is one of the most popular waterfront restaurants on Lake Murray. This upscale restaurant provides casual dining with American cuisine and a relaxing atmosphere. They feature a variety of beers on tap with a line of their own micro-brews.

 If you're looking for a great burger, fresh pizza or excellent prime rib, Liberty Taproom & Grill is the place for you. Be sure to check in with their website to find the menu.

 The Dining Room at Timberlake - 222 Timberlake Drive, Chapin


 The Dining Room at Timberlake is actually a restaurant found within a Country Club. They feature a lounge, which is open Tuesday through Saturday and a dining room serving dinner on Fridays by reservation. The menu changes weekly and features some of the finest dishes you will find in the area.

 Rusty Anchor Restaurant - 1925 Johnson Marina Road, Chapin


The Rusty Anchor Restaurant is a waterfront dining option on Lake Murray now with available dining in the spring and summer. They serve plenty of fine dishes, such as Shrimp & Grits, Seafood Pasta, Whole Crispy Flounder, Hand-Cut Filet Mignon and more. The restaurant features both a main dining room and the quarterdeck for outdoor dining. They host private events and the location is found next to the Lighthouse Marina.

 Other waterfront restaurants found on Lake Murray include:

Buffalo Creek Bar & Grill - 750 Marina Way, Prosperity

Charlie's Fisherman’s Wharf - 3224 U.S. Highway 378, Leesville

Big Jim's Steak & Seafood Restaurant - 745 Marina Way, Prosperity

 Whether you've been out on the lake all day and want to grab dinner or you just want to stop for a quick lunch, there are plenty of great waterfront dining options on Lake Murray.


For more information on lake front properties please click here.


Posted in Blog, Lake Murray
Oct. 1, 2020

2020 Irmo Chamber Golf Tournament

The year 2020 has taught us many things, including how to be patient, kind and how to pivot in business. We want to take a moment and highlight the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce today. The Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce has helped many businesses in the Greater Irmo area to pivot during this time of COVID-19. The Chamber provides support, events, and promotion to help businesses stay in touch with everything going on within our community.


As we learn to live with COVID-19 and the impacts it has on our everyday lives, we are all still trying to figure out how to bring back some kind of normalcy. On October 8, 2020, the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 2020 Irmo Chamber Golf Tournament. This is a great chance to join everyone participating for some socially distanced, much needed socialization.



The event is taking place on Thursday, October 8th at Mid Carolina Club. It begins with a lunch at Noon (12:00 PM). Right after the teams enjoy their meal, the tournament takes off with a Shotgun Start at 1:30 PM. The Irmo Chamber has worked to have sponsors participate in this awesome event. Be sure to show your support by visiting those setting up on the holes. J King Real Estate plans on setting up and we look forward to seeing you at the event.


About the Greater Irmo Chamber: The Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce is proud to serve as the home of the Irmo Welcome Center and a place for the thriving Irmo business community to come together and collaborate. Thank you for visiting our website. Here you’ll find information on the Town of Irmo, Lexington County and the Lake Murray area.


About J King Real Estate: J King Real Estate is a locally owned real estate brokerage. Our agents love to see the satisfaction a buyer or seller gets when they close on a property. Quality of service comes before anything else. Our core values include Principles before Profits. Most of our business comes from referrals, so we pride ourselves on customer satisfaction with all areas of real estate. The majority of our business is in the Columbia area, and we know it well!

Posted in Blog, Events
Sept. 16, 2020

152 Whitwood Circle | Columbia SC 29212

152 Whitwood Circle
Columbia, SC 29212

View the full listing by clicking on the link below.

152 Whitwood Circle in Columbia, SC

Located in beautiful Harbison, this 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom home features a large living room with high ceilings, an open floor plan and dual master bedrooms. The kitchen has matching black appliances and tons of cabinet storage. The master on the main floor has his and her closets and convenient access to the main floor bath. The master on the second floor has a vaulted ceiling, french doors and a private bath. Enjoy a large backyard deck that wraps around to the side of the house. The Harbison subdivision offers green areas, pool and tennis courts. This house is conveniently located to restaurants and shopping.

Posted in Listings
Aug. 6, 2020

224 Cherokee Shores Drive, Lexington, SC 29072

224 Cherokee Shores Drive
Lexington, SC 29063


Located in beautiful Cherokee Shores, this custom 1.5 story, 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home has more features than you can imagine.

The large foyer leads you into the living area and dining room.

The kitchen is striking with its built in oven and microwave, granite counter tops, hardwood floors and painted cabinets.

The owner's suite features a sitting area, high ceilings, a private bath with a garden tub and double vanity and vast walk-through closet; all on the main floor.

Bedrooms 2 and 3 are very large and also located on the main floor.

Upstairs is a bonus room, which can be a 4th bedroom or entertainment area.

A spacious office gives you privacy.

Step outside and enjoy a screened porch, beautiful fireplace patio and outdoor sitting area.

All this and a deeded boat slip with lift, public dock and community pool.

For more pictures and information, visit

Posted in Blog, Listings