Columbia, South Carolina - Big Town, Small City

June 23, 2022

Congratulations Allison & Scott!

Congratulations to Jason and his newest clients,

Allison & Scott on the purchase of their new home!

June 13, 2022

1444 Silver Lake Cir., Columbia, SC 29212

Congratulations to Kristen Rodriguez and her newest clients on the sale of their home!

June 7, 2022

Blood Drive 2022

May 27, 2022

Memorial Day 2022

Many of us will be spending this three-day weekend celebrating with family and friends, flipping some burgers on the grill, and throwing back a few cold ones. But Memorial Day is so much more than a chance to kick off the summer months. But what is Memorial Day, exactly? Well, often confused with Veteran's Day, which honors all who have served in our Armed Forces, Memorial is a solemn occasion to pay tribute to all those who died in military service to their Nation. 

Memorial Day began a few years after the Civil War, in 1868 by an organization of Union veterans. Then known as Decoration Day, it was a day to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers. From then until the present day, the solemn holiday has been formally observed at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971, taking place on the last Monday in May.  The National Moment of Remembrance Act encourages Americans to observe a moment of silence at 3 p.m. local time to remember those who have died in service. During the 3 p.m. moment of remembrance, Amtrak conductors sound one long whistle in honor of those who have died in service.

Another cool tidbit is the proper way in which to hoist the American flag on Memorial Day. According to the U.S. Flag Code: hoist the flag quickly up to full staff at sunrise, then lower to half-staff until noon, and then return to the top of the staff.

Who was the first state to observe Memorial Day? That would be New York.

Lastly, while it might be tempting to wish others a "Happy Memorial Day," remember that this is a deeply personal day for many who lost loved ones in the service. Instead, the phrase "I wish you a meaningful Memorial Day," is considered solemn and respectful. 

We here at J King Real Estate are a proud military family, and I hope you will join us this Memorial Day in honoring those who gave their lives for our freedom. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

May 27, 2022

109 Saluda Mill Dr, West Columbia, SC 29169

Located in the desirable Saluda Mill Neighborhood, this 3-bedroom, 3-full bath home features 2 true owner suites. 1 on the main floor and 1 on the second floor. Both have walk in closets and private bathrooms with large garden tubs. The large open floor plan is efficiently laid out with a beautiful foyer leading to the kitchen and large open Livingroom. The kitchen has newer matching stainless steel appliances. All 3 bedrooms have access to their own full bath. The Saluda Mill HOA covers front yard landscaping and exterior cleaning, which is perfect for low maintenance living. This home is centrally located to downtown Columbia, Lexington, interstates and right across from the botanical garden entrance to Riverbanks Zoo. Enjoy the quiet neighborhood and the convenience of the location.

Located directly across from the entrance to Riverbanks Zoo Botanical Gardens.

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May 27, 2022

Neighborhood Spotlight - HENRY FONG

HENRY FONG went from college student to world-touring DJ in just a few short years. Known around the globe for his energetic performances and eclectic sound, HENRY FONG boasts an impressive resume of club bangers, collaborations, and remixes that resonate with people from all walks of life, all around the world.

 

"HENRY FONG’s standout festival anthem “Rave Tool” received unwavering support from Skrillex, DJ Snake, Dillon Francis, and countless others. While “Rave Tool” was dominating the festival circuit, HENRY FONG continued to prove his musical versatility by releasing two records that showcase his diverse blend of electronic, Caribbean, and Latin sounds - “Pica” (a collaboration with Deorro and Elvis Crespo), and “On My Way” which features Rome from SUBLIME With Rome.

2019 only added to HENRY FONG’s already stacked musical artillery, which includes his catalog classics “Wine Dem,” “Encore,” and “Stand Up” along with his epic collaboration with Hardwell – “Badam,” his collaborative remix with R3hab for Calvin Harris & Rihanna’s “This Is What You Came For,” and his remix of DJ Snake’s “A Different Way”.

2020 has already seen some big releases from HENRY FONG including his collaboration with JSTJR, “Arriba”, his latest house smasher “What’s The Move” with the Knock2, ‘Boom’ with the Common Kings, and hard dance rave banger ‘The Feeling’ with Gammer."

Come join J. King Real Estate as we party with Henry Fong at this year's Reggaetronic on June 4th. 

May 24, 2022

Neighborhood Spotlight - SALUDA MILL IN WEST COLUMBIA

If you are looking for a great location to live in West Columbia, then you need to check out Saluda Mill. Directly across the street from the Riverbanks Botanical Gardens, this neighborhood is ideally located for families with children. The patio homes located in Saluda Mill range in square footage from 1300 ft - 2390 ft, and have between 2 - 4 bedrooms. There is an HOA fee, which covers common and front yard maintenance.

West Columbia is located just across the Congaree River from the State Capital of Columbia, providing small town amenities with numerous entertainment possibilities just a few miles away. Saluda Mill is located on the east side of West Columbia, running along the Congaree River. With access to the Gervais Street BridgeRiverwalk Park, and Amphitheatre, there are numerous activities and events held throughout the year. The Congaree River, the Saluda River, and the Broad River provide various options for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. There are a number of greenways along the rivers that provide opportunities for walking, jogging, and biking. Only minutes away from downtown Columbia, you have a myriad of shopping, dining, entertainment, and collegiate opportunities. If wildlife is your thing, then you need to check out Riverbanks Zoo. With easy access to  I-26, I-20, and I-77, travel is a breeze.

Zoned for the Award-winning Lexington 2 School District, your children's academic health will be in capable hands. 

 

May 23, 2022

Reggaetronic Artist Spotlight - LEFTY AT THE WASHOUT

What started out in 2007 as a group of guys just having fun playing together, turned into a band two years later when Lefty At The Washout released their debut CD, “Forty to Five.”  A sun-soaked blend of reggae, rock, and some heavier rock songs, their tunes were made for the beach, a day on the lake, or for casting a line from a pier. Lefty At The Washout separates itself by not taking it's music too seriously. Songs such as “Can’t Come Out” and the title track are summed up by a line in the latter: “kickin’ back and enjoying this life.” 

We, here at J. King Real Estate, are stoked to get to see this band live on June 4th as they take the Reggaetronic stage. Come join us, and ROCK ON!!! 

May 20, 2022

Reggaetronic Artist Spotlight - BRIAN DAWE

Know as the "DJ TO THE STARS," Brian Dawe has played massive festivals, nightclubs, major stages, stadiums, and arenas covering most of the USA, well as internationally traversing from Canada to China. After appearing with Rihanna on her "Last Girl On Earth" Tour, Brian just straight to the screen as a member of VH1's television show, "Masters of the Mix." To add to his already impressive resume, Brian has performed with 50 Cent, The Backstreet Boys, and Jake Owen. Come join J. King Real Estate on June 4th and watch Brian take on the Reggaetronic big stage.  

May 19, 2022

2022 Red White & Blues Wine Walk

Join J. King Real Estate tonight for an evening of wine, food and live music! The Red, White, & Blues Wine Walk will take place in beautiful Irmo Town Park on May 19th, from 5pm-8pm.  Tickets are $35 each and include a commemorative wine glass, wine tastings and appetizers.  There will be live music in the gazebo by Rhythm 54. Click HERE for tickets and more information. We hope to see you there!