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Dec. 3, 2019

2019 Christmas Events in Columbia

Thanksgiving is over, and now we are ready for Christmas!

Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy the Christmas/Holiday Season right here in Columbia: 

Run off some of that Holiday food with the Jingle Bell Run .

It is a 5K that allows you and your family/friends to stay active during this season all while giving to a good cause! Check out the link to learn more. 

Take your kids on a Candy Cane Hunt with the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission on Thursday, December 19th. 

Every year, the ICRC hides Candy Canes for your kids to find. If your kids love Easter Egg Hunts, they will love this Christmas alternative!

Attend the Cayce Parade of Lights on Saturday December 14th.  

Enjoy a parade that is filled with Christmas cheer. Fun for the whole family!

Take a drive through the Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals. 

This huge drive through light show is a classic for the greater Columbia Area. Put your favorite Christmas Music on in the car, and enjoy the show with your family. 

Finally, spend some time at the Riverbanks Zoo and their Lights Before Christmas

You cannot beat animal themed lights, s'mores and a ride on their Carousel!

We at J King Real Estate wish you all a wonderful Christmas Season!

 

 

 

Posted in Local Businesses
Nov. 22, 2019

212 Old Gate Road, Lexington, SC 29073

Welcome to 212 Old Gate Road, located in Lexington, SC!

Luxury country living in this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath log home set on 4.1 acres.

 Entering the vaulted ceiling living room with exposed beams will take your breath away.

The living room features a custom fireplace with reclaimed pre-Civil War bricks that were pulled from the Ashley River in Charleston and a spiral staircase leading up to the bonus room loft.

As you move through the living area, you enter the large kitchen and dining area which features a custom bay window, tile counter tops, pantry, natural cabinets and French doors leading to the covered porch and backyard.

The laundry/mud room is directly off the kitchen area.

The master suite features private bathroom, his and her walk-in closets and French doors leading to the covered porch.

With hardwoods throughout, this home has beauty and durability.

The vast backyard features a large deck and outer buildings.

Enjoy the mature fruit trees, cleared areas for a pasture and garden and 4.1 acres of outside private country living.

To learn more about this home, or to schedule a showing, contact our agent Jason King!

Posted in Listings
Nov. 21, 2019

Ascot

Welcome to Ascot, a luxury neighborhood in Irmo, SC.

This neighbordhood was developed by Sovereign Homes. Zoned for the coveted Lexington/Richland School District 5, Ascot is perfect for active families.

Each of the sub-neighborhoods located in this community can enjoy a community pool, playgrounds, walking trails and fishing opportunities.

Take Horse Riding Lessons at the Irish Oaks Equestrian Center

Take a short ride over to Harbison and enjoy the numerous shopping and dining opportunities.

Finish off with a night at the movies in one of the movie theaters in Harbison. 

You and your family will love the Ascot community. To view listings in Ascot, contact one of our agents!

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Posted in Neighborhoods
Nov. 8, 2019

Shop with a Cop 2019

Are you looking for a way to help the community this Holiday Season? 

Shop with a Cop is a program here in Irmo, SC that was started to help families in need. The idea was for the Irmo Police Department to partner with the community in order to raise funds to adopt families in the community and provide food, clothing, and toys for them during the holiday season. 

During the month of November, the process starts with "No Shave November-December" to start conversation and raise awareness of the campaign. 

Once funds are raised, Cops will go shopping with the families in need and help them pick out the items they need from the store.

This project is a wonderful way to bring the community together in a positive way.

To donate to this project, mail your contribution to PO Box 2692, Irmo, SC 29063, or deliver it in person to the Irmo Police Department. Checks should be made payable to IPDCF. 

 

For more information, contact our agent Jason King, or Erica Watts with Prime Lending! Feel free to ask them any questions about your home buying needs, too.

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Posted in Events
Nov. 5, 2019

Halloween is over, now what?

 

Halloween is over, so you may be wondering what to do with the leftover carved/un-carved pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, etc. Here are a few ideas on how to transform your spooky decorations into classic fall-themed decorations and meals:

Take your leftover pumpkin seeds and make a tasty snack for your holiday parties

Take the pumpkin, carved or not, put a bowl inside and make a stylish candy dish. Put it on your fireplace or kitchen table and make it a nice center piece.

Take the pumpkins (even the carved ones!) and paint them your favorite fall colors to add some stylish flare all over the house.

Finally, cover the pumpkins with a cozy fabric for a whole new look. Put them on your front porch to match the colorful falling leaves outside. 

With a few of these ideas in place, your house will be ready for fall in no time!

 

Posted in Weekly Blogs
Oct. 22, 2019

Trunk or Treat 2019

Halloween is just around the corner, and we are excited to be a part of the Trunk or Treat event in the Irmo Community Park!

The event is Saturday, October 26th, starting at 5pm. 

Looking for ideas on how to decorate your car for this event? Here are a few fun ideas!

Go with a classic Halloween themed movie, like Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Have a fall themed car for your local Fall Festival.

Have a fun interactive car theme, where kids can play games to get their candy.

Or, stay on the Pumpkin theme and have gift bags for kids to "pick their own pumpkin".

Whatever you choose, have fun and enjoy the event! We hope to see you all on Saturday, the 26th!

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Casey and Brandi had fun at their two Trunk or Treat events! Check out their car decorations: 

We hope you all have a wonderful and fun Halloween!

Posted in Events
Oct. 21, 2019

Lake Carolina

Welcome to Lake Carolina!

Located in Northeast Columbia, this neighborhood is perfect for families who love small town charm. 

Towne Center is located in the heart of Lake Carolina, and is home to restaurants and shopping you can walk to. 

The golfers in the family can enjoy one of the several golf courses that are located just a few miles away.

Enjoy a nightly walk by the lake on one of the many nature trails Lake Carolina has to offer.

Finally, head over to the Village at Sandhills for a day of shopping, eating and entertainment. 

You will enjoy all that Lake Carolina has to offer. Contact one of our agents today to see one of their beautiful homes!

Posted in Neighborhoods
Oct. 21, 2019

712 Sorenson Drive, Columbia, SC 29229

Welcome to 712 Sorenson Drive, Columbia, SC 29229!

Located in beautiful Woodleigh Park of Lake Carolina.

 The main house is a 3-bedrooms, 3.5 bath craftsman home & has the Master Suite on the main level of the house and 2 bedrooms upstairs on the second level, each with their own private bath.

The 4th bedroom is a complete 650 additional sq ft apartment over the detached garage; it features a bedroom, full kitchen, washer and dryer, cathedral ceilings, private bath and hardwood flooring – suitable for your guest, an AirBnB or an income producing tenant.

In the main house is a designer’s dream with a semi-open concept with cathedral ceilings that adds openness and privacy at the same time and plenty of natural light; the perfect combination for cooking and conversation.

The great room gives you an ‘at-home’ feeling as soon as you enter.

The custom built-ins offer you the space every great room needs.

The gourmet kitchen features tiled back-splash, loads of granite counter top space, a pantry and a butcher-block island

 The bedrooms are large with great hardwood floors.

Enjoy the sizable front porch and the privacy of the screened back porch over looking a calming backyard.

The exterior hardy plank will help keep your home energy conscience and quiet.

Located within walking distance of the YMCA and zoned for award winning schools.

If you would like to view this home, or learn more about it, contact our agent Jason King!

Posted in Listings
Oct. 2, 2019

Stoney Pointe at Bear Creek

Welcome to Stoney Pointe at Bear Creek, located in Chapin, SC!

A lake access community, this neighborhood is perfect for families who enjoy life on the lake.

The neighborhood amenities include a clubhouse, playground, fishing pond, a boat/storage lot, and even a swimming pool.

If you enjoy nature, check out Dreher Island State Park.

Stoney Pointe at Bear Creek is just minutes outside of all the food and entertainment downtown Chapin has to offer

Enjoy Dinner at Higher Ground

Get a Pizza at Pompeii Oven

Grab ice cream at Zesto's, a local favorite.

All this and the coveted Lexington/Richland District 5 School District.

You will love your new life at Stoney Pointe at Bear Creek! Contact one of our agents to view a property in this neighborhood. 

Posted in Neighborhoods
Oct. 2, 2019

*UNAVAILABLE* 165 Palm Street, Chapin, SC 29036

Welcome to 165 Palm Street, located in Chapin, SC!

Located in beautiful Stoney Pointe at Bear Creek, this 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home is a must see. 

The formal living room as large windows providing plenty of natural light; the formal dining room is perfect for family dinners and holidays. 

The open concept provides the casual atmosphere for day-to-day living; with a kitchen featuring a large pantry, granite counters and beautifully stained cabinets. 

The living areas have low-maintenance engineered hardwood floors. The large owner's suite provides his and her walk in closets, double vanity, garden tub and separate shower. 

Bedrooms two, three and four are large rooms with ceiling fans and walk in closets. 

You will enjoy the fenced yard, storage shed and extra large patio; perfect for outdoor entertaining. 

All of this and lake views in a quiet neighborhood that offers a clubhouse, pool, pond and playground. 

Chapin schools in the award winning Lexington/Richland Five District round out this wonderful setting.

For more info, contact our agent, Jason!

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