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Oct. 14, 2021

110 Mallard Court | Bamberg, SC 29003

 

Located in beautiful Bamberg and on the golf course, this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has stunning décor with a new metal roof.

Through the fashionable front door, enter into the spacious living room and open concept kitchen.

The kitchen features an eat in area, an island with bar, granite countertops, a self-cleaning, smooth surface range, dishwasher and disposal; the appliances are new.

The owners bedroom and second bedroom have private closets and lovely floors.

The entire home has LVP-laminate floors.

Enjoy the striking backyard view from the screened porch; perfect for entertaining family and friends.

You will appreciate the quiet, private villa living.

https://www.jkingrealestate.com/property/528123/?agent_id=5420

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Oct. 13, 2021

113 Kings Creek Rd | Irmo SC 29063 | Audubon Oaks

 

Located in beautiful Audubon Oaks, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is designed to be spacious.

All the bedrooms are on the second floor, while the first floor is dedicated to living space.

The first floor features a formal living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen and large living room with fireplace.

The open-concept kitchen features a self-cleaning, smooth surface range, a dishwasher and a large eat-in area.

 

The owner's suite has a tray ceiling, a ceiling fan, walk-in closet, double vanity and tub with shower.

The large backyard is perfect for entertaining family and friends.

This home is conveniently located to shopping, dining and the interstate. All this and the award-winning Dutch Fork schools in Lexington/Richland School District Five.

 

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Oct. 4, 2021

120 Wandering Brook Rd | Irmo SC 29063

Located in beautiful Carmel Commons, this 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms home offers 2,000 square feet of living space.

Upon entering the spacious living room, enjoy beautiful flooring and entry into the eat-in, tiled kitchen.

The Kitchen has granite countertops, painted cabinets, tiled backsplash and a pantry. The

Owner's Suite features a ceiling fan, private bathroom with double vanity, separate shower, private walk-in closet and beautiful flooring.

The second bedroom has a ceiling fan, shared bathroom with tub and shower and a private closet.

The sunroom provides a large space to enjoy with hardwood floors.

The low-maintenance backyard is perfect for entertaining family and friends. 

See more on the full listing at https://www.jkingrealestate.com/property/527432/?agent_id=5420

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Sept. 27, 2021

134 Lancelot Court | Lexington, SC 29072

 

Located in beautiful Pembrooke Farms, this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is situated on 5 acres of open pasture fields.

With beautiful hardwood floors, the formal living room and formal dining room are stunning.

The eat-in kitchen features pickle cabinets, tiled backsplash, pantry and self-cleaning built in range with counter cooktop.

The living room has a fireplace and a plumbed wet bar; perfect for entertaining.

The owner's suite features high ceilings, ceiling fan and private closet.

The owner's bath has a separate shower, water closet, double vanity and garden tub.

The spacious bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 all have high ceilings, private closets and ceiling fans.

Directly off the kitchen are large sliding glass doors leading to the oversized screened porch that features a hot tub, sound system and metal roof; wonderful for family, friends or a quiet evening outside.

The magnificent property is perfect for horses.

View the full listing at -> https://www.jkingrealestate.com/property/527002/?agent_id=5420

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Sept. 7, 2021

Wild Mayhem | 2021 Charity Golf Tournament

We are so excited to be one of the sponsors once again at Wild Mayhem Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 16th!

Where? Cobblestone Golf Club

When? Thursday, September 16, 2021

Start? Shotgun start at 9:30 AM

Registration: Wild Mayhem Golf Team Registration

The Wild Mayhem Charity Golf Tournament is back and we’re looking forward to a fantastic day of golf, food and fun at the beautiful Cobblestone Park Golf Club! Wild Mayhem is an annual charity golf tournament that is hosted by The Honor Project Inc.

Founded by Edward G. McDonnell in 2014, The Honor Project Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization created for the purpose of making grants to various charities to improve communities and empower citizens. This year's proceeds benefit two great non profit organizations, Camp Cole and The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers' Association.

Camp Cole

Camp Cole is named in memory of Cole Sawyer, an 11-year-old boy who lost his battle to cancer in 2004. During his battle, Cole and his family were inspired by a local camp that catered exclusively to children with cancer. Cole’s experience at the camp made him forget about being sick and remember how to have fun—to laugh, play, and make new friends.

When Cole passed away, his mother Stacy vowed to build a unique camp in his memory so that more children living with critical illnesses could experience the joy of an overnight camp the way Cole had. A few years into planning, Stacy unexpectedly passed away. Together, with support from a generous community of friends and followers, we forged ahead with Stacy’s dream. Today, the spirits of Cole and Stacy shine brightly across our beautiful Camp Cole campus.

To learn more, please visit the Camp Cole website.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association (SCLEOA) is a professional association of law enforcement officers that have the common goal of advancing and enhancing the law enforcement profession in South Carolina. It is open to all criminal justice professionals in the state. SCLEOA strives to serve the needs of law enforcement professionals through benefits, services, legislative initiatives, training programs, communication, recreation, and networking in order to offer opportunities for career and financial enhancements and to encourage a strong environment for professional and personal development.

To learn more, please visit the SCLEOA website.

 

Check back here later for more details!

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Our team had fun at the last Wild Mayhem event! Check out our team pictures:

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Aug. 29, 2021

Top Reasons Home Sellers Get Sued and How to Avoid It

You may not be aware of it, but many home sellers face lawsuits from their previous buyers. Some actually come from property visitors, prospective buyers, and even passersby. In many instances, the seller ends up spending tons of time and money in court, not forgetting the emotional turmoil that a long battle in a civil court can cause.

But what really causes such lawsuits, and how can they be avoided? The answer to this question can help you as a homeowner to become keener and smarter when selling your property.  


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So, what are some of the most common reasons home sellers get sued? 

We recently spoke with David Aylor, of David Aylor Law Firm, a Charleston personal injury attorney, and discussed the most common reasons home sellers get sued when selling their home and tips on how to avoid becoming the next statistic. From what he said, the following pointers should shed some light on this along with the applicable solutions.

1. Not Disclosing Property Defects (Non-Disclosure) 

Oftentimes, the issue is more common in “for sale by owner” (FSBO) property. This is because when selling through an experienced agent, they are likely to insist on full disclosure of major problems like roof leaks, faulty air conditioners, dysfunctional appliances, and problematic plumbing. Because they also risk lawsuits, they explain the importance of a house inspection and guide you through the paperwork.

Therefore, sellers are not adamant when it comes to full disclosure, because they are well aware of its importance and repercussions. They would rather not face lawsuits in the near or far future. Whether you’re selling your home through a real estate agent or as an FSBO, it pays to ensure the full disclosure of all home defects if any. Since some defects or problems may not be obvious or easily detectable, this is why a professional inspection is paramount before listing your home.

2. Trip, Slip, and Fall Injuries (Negligence) 

If you speak to an attorney before selling your home, they will give you many important pieces of advice. One of the most conspicuous things they will tell you is that it is your responsibility to ensure your home’s safety, and this should be extended to the next prospective owner or occupant.

Now, trips, slips, and falls are among the most common types of accidents in the US, accounting for more than 8M ER visits each year. Rather than shopping stores with slippery floors, or parking spaces with oil spills, most of these accidents take place on private property.

If your house is open for viewing and a visitor or prospective buyer gets injured in a slip-trip-and-fall accident, you could be in hot soup. The victim reserves the legal right to file a personal injury lawsuit against you or the property to recover their damages and compensation for their pain and suffering.

This makes it essential to protect yourself by eliminating hazards before listing your property or placing your home for viewing by prospective buyers. Some things you can do to minimize these risks include:

Inspect the house for STF injury hazards:  

Eliminating hazards is the best way to prevent injuries. It helps you avoid coming out as a negligent homeowner in the eyes of the law. To do this, consider inspecting your home thoroughly, checking for any apparent hazards of slipping, tripping, and falling. Check out for uneven surfaces, slippery floors, cracks, and damaged flooring. If not your agent, consider letting a friend or neighbor with a keen eye stroll with you during the exercise. They might spot something you missed!

Assess other injury risks: 

Are there any other dangers that might cause injury or bodily harm to a visitor? In this case, you have to be really thoughtful. Think of things like a loaded gun in a drawer or a faulty garage door that could snap any time when someone is entering.

Are there heavy items stored overhead that could be unstable and collapse as a visitor passes nearby? Are there any hazardous chemicals, medical drugs, or needles that curious children or pets could grab? How about an open or unfenced swimming pool where a minor or pet could easily drown? You are better off and safer from home seller lawsuits if you can think of any risk and possibility of injury to visitors in your home.

3. Failure to Warn or Fix Hazardous Conditions  

If you identified a hazard or risk of injury, it is your responsibility as the property owner to fix it. Conduct repairs or warn visitors about it. This is why you often come across some signs written: “Beware –Slippery Floor”, “Low Ceiling – Watch Your Head”, or “Ongoing Renovation – Wear safety Gear” on public and private property. If you cannot remove the hazard, the best you can do is warn your visitors about it. Failure to do this can attract hefty costs in a lawsuit if someone gets injured in your home when viewing the property or rendering some kind of service.

For instance, you may have ordered a pizza during an open house, and the delivery guy gets injured on their way down the staircase just after handing the lunch to you upstairs. While the pizza guy may not have been there as a prospective buyer, they were legally there, so the liability lies with the property owner. This is why attorneys will generally recommend conducting repairs or fixing such hazards beforehand.

4. Aggressive Dogs/Animals  

If you have a furry buddy in your home, it is advisable to watch them keenly when selling your home. They are family members just like humans, but pets – especially dogs, are wired differently. Some dogs can get aggressive, frightened, or agitated by the presence of someone they don’t know or like.

Maybe they’re too friendly or just not used to many people. Even the usually calm and chilled-out canine could end up overreacting or acting differently. If they are not well contained, such a canine or feline friend could end up biting or scratching someone. Furthermore, not everyone loves or understands pets, so the friendly gesture of jumping onto someone could cause a fall, create a fight, or lead to other messes.

The most unfortunate part is that the premise liability and seller insurance may not always cover lawsuits and injuries from pets. This is not to mention the limitations seen with policy limits.

Bottom Line

Home sellers are faced with several risks of litigation. Understanding these risks is the first and most crucial step in knowing how to avoid them. Before selling, inspect the home for any hazards, eliminate them, or find the best way to warn visitors and ensure their safety. Most importantly, your agent and prospective buyers should be informed of any risks of injury or areas of concern. Always keep your pet/s well contained to ensure everyone is safe during property visits.

Reviewing these risks with a real estate agent and your insurance carrier will provide additional advice and information that may keep you out of litigation.

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Aug. 26, 2021

Chapin Labor Day Parade 2021

We are excited to be a part of the Chapin Labor Day Festival!

This is a multi-day event the weekend of Labor Day, ending with a big parade.

Here are some things you can experience:

Sunday, August 29- Friday, September 3

Taste of Chapin- Restaurant Week

Saturday, September 4

Justin Pepper 5K: Walk, Run, Ruck 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Saturday Chapin Downtown Farmer's Market on 100 Clark Street 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, September 5

Concert on Beaufort Street featuring Maddie Rean Band party starts at 7 pm.

Bring your lawn chairs, but no coolers allowed

Monday, September 6

Labor Day Parade begins at 9:30 am (Streets close at 9 am) at HireRight parking lot (912 Chapin Road) and travels to St. Peters Church Road

Classic Car Show in the Mt. Horeb parking lot of Beaufort Street presented by Columbia Classic Chevy Club.

Over 85 Vendors with Children's Area, balloon animals and face painting.

Chapin Library Book Sale immediately following the parade at Town Hall. Sale ends at 2:00 pm.

AMROC Model Train Exhibit held in the American Legion Post 193 Building.

Stay tuned for more information about the event, we would love to see you all there!

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We had so much fun at the parade! Here are some of our favorite pictures.

 

 

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Aug. 9, 2021

1728 Willow Creek Drive | Columbia, SC 29212

Located in the beautiful, well-established Murraywood neighborhood, this one of a kind home has 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, an oversized garage, basement and very large rooms.

Walk into a foyer with hardwood floors, decorative chair rails and a half-bath.

The nearly 500 square foot living room offers a shiplap wall with a stone fireplace.

The eat-in kitchen features resurfaced, Formica countertops, painted cabinets with porcelain knobs and plenty of cabinet space.

Located directly off the kitchen, the formal dining room is spacious and has a ceiling fan.

The extra large, nearly 500 square foot master suite features sitting area, walk-in closet, dressing area with a dual vanities plus an additional sit-down vanity, and separate tile shower.

Bedrooms 2 and 3 are large and located on the other side of the house with a large, shared, tiled bathroom at the top of the landing.

Enjoy the partially finished basement workshop that is great flex space and ready for projects.

Windows, roof and exterior Hardy Plank (fiber cement siding) all installed new in 2017, making this a very energy efficient home.

 

For more information or pictures, visit the MLS listing at https://www.jkingrealestate.com/property/523785/?agent_id=5420

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July 26, 2021

112 Royal Woods Road, Columbia, SC 29210

 

Located in beautiful Royal Woods subdivision, this 1.5 story, 4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom home has 2645 square feet of lovely living space.

The large living room is perfect for several couches and chairs, as well as a big screen TV.

The dining room and the large eat-in area of the kitchen will accommodate large tables, perfect for those big gatherings.

The kitchen has a breakfast bar, bay window, granite countertops, a pantry and recessed lighting making it bright and airy.

The master suite has a high, trey ceiling, with ceiling fan, a private walk-in closet and a bathroom that features a double vanity, separate water closet, separate shower and a whirlpool tub.

Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a bathroom with a double vanity, tub and shower and both have ceilings fans and private closets.

The FROG (bedroom 4) has a vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan and a private bath.

The over-sized screened porch and beautiful backyard is perfect for entertaining family and friends.

View the MLS listing at https://www.jkingrealestate.com/property/522734/

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July 22, 2021

211 Westwood Avenue | Columbia, SC 29203

 

Located in historic downtown Columbia , Keenan Terrace, this 3 bedroom, 4 bedroom has beautiful upgrades and room to spare.

The kitchen offers custom cabinets, granite countertops, a breakfast bar and beautiful flooring.

The formal dining room has attractive built-ins and hardwood floors.

The formal living room features a striking natural gas log fireplace.

The first master has a ceiling fan, a walk-in closet, a private bath and hardwood flooring.

The second master has a ceiling fan, a private bath and hardwood flooring with his and her closets.

Bedroom 3 also has a walk-in closet.

Your flex rooms include a mudroom, sunroom and family room.

Additionally, you have a workshop for your favorite projects.

 

View more details using the listing link https://www.jkingrealestate.com/property/522465/?agent_id=5420

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