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Sept. 16, 2020

152 Whitwood Circle | Columbia SC 29212

152 Whitwood Circle
Columbia, SC 29212

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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.

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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

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July 24, 2020

*SOLD* 966 E Campanella Dr, Columbia, SC 29203


Located in Farrow Hills, this 3 bedroom 1 bath home has been completely renovated.

New flooring throughout and ceiling fans in every room.

Completely renovated kitchen with new stove, microwave and refrigerator, and freshly painted throughout.

There's a bright, inviting feel to this home as soon as you walk in.

There's a shed in the backyard for storage.

Enjoy gathering friends and family in the large, fully fenced backyard for celebrations and holidays.

See the full listing and more pictures by visiting 966 E Campanella Drive.

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July 1, 2020

Lake Murray 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

The Lake Murray Fourth of July Fireworks Show is set to happen this Saturday. The organizers plan on starting the show at dusk, which they anticipate to be around 9:15 PM.


If you’re interested in watching the fireworks over Lake Murray, there are a few things you need to know. As of writing this article, the Lexington-side parking lot at the Lake Murray dam is closed and, from our understanding, will not be open for parking on Saturday. The Irmo-side parking lot at the Lake Murray dam is currently open and is planned to be open for parking on Saturday. Note that there is a $5.00 fee to park. The parking lot attendants will be allowing cars to enter on a first come to capacity basis. Arrive early if you want to get a good spot! In addition, you can venture out to Dreher Island or Spence Island to watch the show. Each year many people take their boats to the water to view the spectacular show.


It is important to note that the boat parade will not take place this year. Due to issues surrounding the pandemic, the parade is cancelled. According to other sources, the organizers do plan on hosting the parade during next year’s Independence Day event.


No matter which lake location you choose, be sure to be safe and enjoy your evening. We wish you a happy Independence Day. If you get any awesome photos of your freedom celebration at Lake Murray, send them over to our J King Real Estate Facebook page and we’ll include them in our 4th of July celebration collage.

June 30, 2020

*SOLD* 109 Old Pond Lane, Columbia, SC 29212

109 Old Pond Lane

Note: This property is currently under contract.

If you like the look and feel of this home and want to find something like it, check out our Cedar Grove neighborhood page to find other listings in the same neighborhood.


Located in beautiful Cedar Grove, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features 2 fireplaces with 1 in the master suite, built-ins and a large backyard with a beautiful deck and garden.

The kitchen has an island, tiled back splash, granite counter tops, an eat-in area and pantry.

The master suite features a fireplace, his and her closets, a private bath with a tub/shower.

Bedrooms 2 and 3 have ceiling fans and private closets.

This home has fresh carpeting, is newly painted and has abundant storage.

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

Posted in Sold Listings
June 9, 2020

589 Parlock Road, Irmo, SC 29063 - New Friarsgate Neighborhood

Welcome to 589 Parlock Road!

Located in family friendly New Friarsgate, this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has a bonus room; perfect for an office or media room.

The kitchen has beautiful painted cabinets and a large eat-in area.

The master bedroom and a second bedroom are conveniently located on the main level.

This home has plenty of storage, a large front porch and a large covered back deck.

H. E. Corley elementary school is within walking distance.

With great neighbors, award winning schools and backyard privacy, this home is the perfect setting.


To view the full listing, check out the property website ->

Posted in Listings
June 2, 2020

Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

When you’re ready to find your next home, you’ll probably begin by looking online or driving around a neighborhood that you like. Then, you’ll begin to look for real estate agents that may be able to help you find the exact house of which you’re dreaming. You may hear a phrase that’s fairly common at the beginning of the buying process, “are you pre-qualified for a mortgage?”. Allow us a moment to explain how getting pre-qualified actually helps you find your dream home.


We would love to talk with you about your home buying needs. Our brokerage works with different lending specialists on a daily basis. Working with these specialists helps us build our relationships. If you would like to meet someone that can help you get pre-approved, please feel free to reach out to us for a personal referral or call your own lender.


When you work with a lending specialist to get pre-approval, or pre-qualified, it provides you a great deal of information about your current situation. This information can be used to your advantage when trying to figure out which home to make an offer. The website has published a very detailed guide that helps you answer the question, "How much house can I afford?".


The lending specialist helps you understand your current position and explains how much buying power you have. One of the perks for using a lending specialist is they understand the loan products that are being offered in the area where you’re looking. Some products offer different terms, different closing costs, and even different down payment options. When you’re looking to make such a large purchase, you want to make sure that you understand your options; this gives you and the seller a piece of mind.


Once a lending specialist helps you understand your buying power, your real estate agent can help you create the search to find your dream home. Once you’re pre-approved, you and your real estate agent will have a better position when you negotiate the offer.

Finally, a lending specialist helps you understand how to improve your buying power. Sometimes life gets in the way and we have debt that we’re working to pay off. A lending specialist can sometimes offer you advice about which debts to pay off before others. Different lending companies consider debts in different ways. If you are working on paying off debts, there is no need to worry.


At J. King Real Estate, we invite you to begin with the end in mind. Getting a pre-approval letter from a lender can give you the information you need and deserve to have a successful home searching process. Lending specialists play a critical role in helping you understand how much buying power you currently hold. The right one can also help you realize what you need to work on financially to be ready for a new mortgage. Knowing this information, coupled with the right real estate agent, can put you in a great position to buy your new home. Reach out to us for a personal referral to a lending specialist and find out how much buying power you hold.

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May 27, 2020

*UNAVAILABLE* 132 Angel Garden Way in Columbia, SC


Located in beautiful, gated Angel Garden neighborhood.

This home features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
The home has been remodeled to look like new!

The open concept is highlighted by new fixtures, new flooring, a gas fireplace, a breakfast bar with gorgeous new quartz counter tops, and fresh paint throughout.

There are 3 large bedrooms with new carpeting and beautiful nature light windows.

Located on a corner lot, adjacent to large common area.

The large backyard is perfect for entertaining family and friends.

All this with a safe and private gated community convenient to shopping and entertainment.

To view the full listing for this home, 132 Angel Garden Way in Columbia, South Carolina.

May 18, 2020

*SOLD* 559 Bronze Drive, Lexington, SC 29072

Welcome to 559 Bronze Drive

Located in the beautiful Enclave at Silvercreek, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offers a roomy 2599 square feet.

Built in 2016, this home has an open concept with a private dining room.

The home features one level living with a bonus room over the garage.

The kitchen features tiled back splash, painted cabinets, granite counter tops, an island, pantry and eat-in area.

The over-sized master suite is highlighted by a sitting area and a master bath that features a water closet, double vanity and separate tub and shower.

The large backyard and patio is perfect for entertaining family and friends.

Want to find out more about this property? Contact Jason King or text him at 803-318-4712.

Posted in Sold Listings
May 5, 2020

Restaurants in the Irmo Area Offering Outside Dining

Are you just like the rest of us, looking for somewhere to sit down and enjoy a meal? We have all experienced cabin fever during this COVID-19 pandemic. As our South Carolina Governor works his #AccelerateSC plan, we are right here supporting our local businesses. Here is a list of restaurants that we have talked to recently. These are all local to the Irmo area and are serving diners outside or on their outdoor patios. We will update this list as more information becomes available. If you know someone that is open for outdoor dining, and is not already on this list, please reach out to us and submit their name.

As we called and talked to each of these restaurants, each wanted us to know that they're taking every precaution necessary to keep their customers, staff, and products safe during this reopening. Many cited that they have checklists of what the CDC, SCDHEC, and SC Governor all recommend as safety precautions and that they're currently using them to conduct business. One of these precautions are single-use, or to-go, containers being used instead of traditional dining sets (like plates, silverware, and cups/glasses). Of course, they're taking precautions by having their servers wear masks and follow proper hand washing procedures. Their goal is to help the community reopen without putting anyone in harm's way.

Note that these are listed in no particular order. The information listed below is accurate as of May 5, 2020, however may change due to the ever-changing situation regarding the COVID-19 threat and our state's response to the threat.

Hemingway's Music Pub

Hours: Noon - 8:00 PM (all week)

Address: 7467 St Andrews Rd Ste 11, Irmo, SC 29063

Phone: (803) 749-6020

Anything special to note? They did note that they've installed hand sanitation stations throughout the restaurant to help improve safety and comfort.

Links to Hemingway's online:

Hemingway's Music Pub on Facebook

Hemingway's Music Pub on Instagram

Hemingway's Music Pub online


Lucky's Burger Shack

Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM (all week)

Address: 7811 Broad River Rd., Irmo, South Carolina 29063

Phone: (803) 749-0048

Anything special to note? They told us that they're excited to get back to serving our community and can't wait to see everyone!

Links to Lucky's online:

Lucky's Burger Shack on Facebook

Lucky's Burger Shack on Instagram


Bistro on the Boulevard

Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM (all week)

Address: 1085 Lake Murray Blvd, Irmo, SC 29063

Phone: (803) 369-1332

Anything special to note? They are offering normal dinnerware unless you request disposable, one-time use dinnerware. They also have an option to request a single server and that server will be your only point of contact through your dining experience.

Links to the Bistro online:

Bistro on the Boulevard on Facebook

Bistro on the Boulevard on Instagram

Bistro on the Boulevard online


Silver Fox Grill

Hours: 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM (all week)

Address: 7444 Broad River Rd, Irmo, SC 29063

Phone: (803) 749-0611

Anything special to note? They are making sure to stick to the recommended guidelines and are ready to see everyone again.

Links to Silver Fox Grill online:

Silver Fox Grill on Facebook

Silver Fox Grill on Instagram


B's Restaurant and Sports Pub

Hours: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (all week)

Address: 2742 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC 29212

Phone: (803) 781-5656

Anything special to note? They're being sure to follow all of the appropriate guidelines in order to keep everyone safe. They are offering a Mother's Day brunch on Sunday, May 9.

Links to online:

B's Restaurant and Sports Pub on Facebook

B's Restaurant and Sports Pub on Instagram


Wings N Ale at the Dam

Hours: 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM (all week)

Address: 1605 N Lake Dr, Lexington, SC 29072

Phone: (803) 399-1959

Anything special to note? They're currently running a limited menu with daily specials. Be sure to ask about their daily specials. To spice things up, they will introduce Touchless Triva this weekend.

Links to online:

Wings N Ale on Facebook

Wings N Ale on Instagram


Alodia's Cucina Italiana


Address: 2736 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC 29212

Phone: (803) 781-9814

Anything special to note? 

Links to online:

Alodia's Cucina Italiana on Facebook

Alodia's Cucina Italiana on Instagram

Alodia's Cucina Italiana Website


Social Grill

Hours: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Sunday - Wednesday) & 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Thursday - Saturday)

Address: 1002 A J Amick Rd, Irmo, SC 29063

Phone: (803) 764-1594

Anything special to note? Come on by and see all your friends!

Links to online:

Social Grill on Facebook

Social Grill on Instagram

Social Grill Website


Carolina Wings

Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Address: 1000 Marina Rd, Irmo, SC 29063

Phone: (803) 851-4500

Anything special to note? They're working hard to try to make the reopening feel as normal as possible.

Links to online:

Carolina Wings on Facebook

Carolina Wings on Instagram

Carolina Wings Website


East Bay Deli at Broad River Road

Hours: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (all week)

Address: 7688 Broad River Rd A, Irmo, SC 29063

Phone: (803) 708-3188

Anything special to note? They're offering outside dining and curbside pickup. If you order online (for delivery or pickup) they're offering a 10% discount.

Links to online:

East Bay Deli on Facebook

East Bay Deli on Instgram

East Bay Deli Website



Hours: 11:00 AM - Midnight (all week)

Address: 6226 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212

Phone: (803) 661-6138

Anything special to note? Live music on Tuesday nights.

Links to online:

Schooners on Facebook

Schooners on Instgram


Have we missed your favorite restaurant? We apologize that it isn't already on the list. Please drop us a comment below and we'll be sure to reach out to get them listed.

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