Columbia, South Carolina - Big Town, Small City

Feb. 7, 2023

Hotel Trundle

Affectionately known as "a love letter to South Carolina’s capital city," Hotel Trundle is like taking a step back in time. From it's eclectic 1920's Art Deco styling, this 41-room jewel in the heart of downtown Columbia is a masterpiece created by local artists, craftspeople, and business owners.  Wrapped in color, creativity, and charm, Hotel Trundle is a marriage of three historic buildings: The ROSE TALBERT BUILDING was one of Columbia’s first mixed-use developments, with first floor office space and apartments above. It was also to the home to Rose-Talbert Paints for over four decades. The POWELL FURNITURE BUILDING has had a number of occupants and owners over the last nearly 100 years, including the Knights of Columbus, Kirby Electric Service Co., Sears Roebuck, and Jenkins Auto Parts. Lastly, what is now the main entrance of Hotel Trundle, the WESTERN AUTO BUILDING appears very much as it did in the 1940's.

Showcasing exposed brick, stamped tin ceiling tiles, deep moldings, and custom wood trim, no two rooms look alike and offer it's guest a truly unique experience. From the artwork, to the furnishings, food and drink, and experience packages, Hotel Trundle is 100% local, featuring the best of South Carolina. Step out of the front entrance and you are immediately enveloped by Main Street's Historic District and it's ever changing sights and scenes. From farmer's markets, food and drink festivals, concerts, nightlife, and sports arenas, you are always within walking distance of your next adventure. 


With Valentine's Day only one week away, could you think of a more romantic, relaxing, and entertaining experience than a night (or two) bathed in the luxury and leisure of this historic hostel. Much more than a place to rest your head, Hotel Trundle is an experience... on that deserves to be shared.  

Jan. 27, 2023

On The Border - Eagles Tribute Band


1.) Attend the 2023 Lexington Chili Contest.

2.) Snap a pic with "Jac."

3.) Scan the QR Code.

4.) Upload your pic on Facebook.

5.) Tag J. King Real Estate and add the hashtag #JKingRealEstate

6.) Best Photo wins TWO Concert Tickets to see ON THE BORDER on Saturday, April 29th, @ 6:00PM.

Click HERE for more information on the Lexington Chili Cookoff.


On the Border - The Ultimate Eagles Tribute pulls it off as well as ANY great Tribute can, treating fans to an authentic concert experience while journeying through The Eagles songbook. The band covers every big hit, from ballads such as “Desperado” and “Lyin’ Eyes” to rockin’ hits such as “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Heartache Tonight” with such accuracy, that listeners may permanently confuse “On the Border” with the real Eagles!  It’s truly a masterful sound to witness for yourself.  Hitting major concert venues, casinos & festivals around the country, they created so much of a buzz, that in 2015 AXSTV’s hit show, “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” came calling for them to perform Live on TV at the famous “Whisky a Go Go” in LA.  

What sets this EAGLES Tribute apart from ANY other, is they were hand selected to emulate both the sound and overall feel each Eagles member.  They perform that particular Eagles member’s vocals & musical parts.  Their passion, showmanship and precise attention to replicating the details of the Eagles music, has earned them critical acclaim, name recognition and a very loyal following. Together, they reproduce the recordings of the Eagles catalog with stunning guitar work, multi lead vocalists and the 6 part harmonies have been said to capture the feeling of being at an actual Eagles concert!  

 "A good impersonation can be indistinguishable from the real thing, which is why method actors are no longer allowed to play dictators.  Although the Eagles have encouraged the world to “Take It Easy” for more than four decades, taking on the roles of the genteel Classic Rockers from Southern California is a tough task.  Not just any musician can nail the 5 part harmonies with the likes of Glenn Frey and Don Henley, or pull off the talk-box guitar solos of Joe Walsh.  But with dedication, 70’s costuming, a surplus of musical chops, and a shelf full of papier-mâché Grammys, On the Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute pulls it off, treating fans to an authentic concert experience while journeying through The Eagles’ songbook. The band covers every hit, from ballads such as “Desperado” and “Lyin’ Eyes” to rave-ups such as “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Heartache Tonight” with such accuracy, that listeners may permanently confuse On the Border with the real Eagles.  It’s truly a masterful sound of witness for yourself.” 

- Quote from The Fillmore Charlotte, a Live Nation Venue 

Icehouse Amphitheater

107 W Main St, Lexington, SC 29072

April 28, 2023 & April 29, 2023


Click HERE for Tickets.

Jan. 25, 2023

National Fish Taco Day!

January 25th is National Fish Taco Day. In the United States, Fish Tacos were once unusual to find outside of the San Diego area. Today, one can find fish tacos on Mexican and non-Mexican restaurant menus worldwide. 

According to Yelp reviews of "Real Mexico Restaurant Y Tienda" in Columbia, SC, customers cannot speak highly enough of their BAJA FISH TACOS. These tasty treats are made with fried beer-battered cod, cilantro-jalapeño coleslaw, chipotle mayo, and avocado, all wrapped within a warm, soft corn tortilla blanket. What better excuse could you find to give one a try than supporting this National Holiday?


Real Mexico Restaurant Y Tienda

2421 Bush River Rd Columbia, SC 29210

Jan. 17, 2023

155 Emerald Lake Rd, Columbia, SC 29209


Located in beautiful Emerald Lake, this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom sits on the lake with spectacular views.

From the rocking chair front porch,

enter the home with its lush hardwood flooring and formal living room.

The open kitchen has enormous storage, painted cabinets and solid surface counter tops, with an eat-n area in front of a beautiful bay window.

There is a large living room with a gas fireplace and a formal dining room. 

On the main floor, the owner's suite has lovely views of the lake from its picture window, a private bath with whirlpool tub and a walk-in closet.

Suite 2, also on the main floor, features a walk-in closet and private bath. It's like having two owners suites on the main floor and could be combined into one suit. 

Upstairs, there are 2 more spacious bedrooms and a bonus room that could be another bedroom, office or recreation room. 

This home also features newer Champion thermo-pane windows and an HVAC system installed in 2019.

Step into the backyard and enjoy the oversized deck and screened porch facing the beautiful lake; perfect for entertaining family and friends. All this in a secure, gated resort-style community, with a pool and clubhouse.











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Jan. 11, 2023

2023 Lexington Chili Cookoff

Do you love chili as much as we do? Well, look out, because there is a new KING in the contest. This year J. King Real Estate will be hijacKING the 2023 Lexington Chili Contest with our secret family recipe. Here is how you can taste endless samples of our signature chili. 

DATE: February 19, 2023

TIME: 12:00PM - 5:00PM

LOCATION: Icehouse Amphitheater

(107 W. Main St., Lexington, SC 29072)

Join the Lexington County Blowfish, Old Mill Brew Pub, & Town of Lexington for the 2023 Chili Cookoff! There will be entertainment from Freeway Music School and Under the Sun. Admission includes music & unlimited chili samples. All proceeds from this event will benefit local charities. There will be additional food and drinks available for purchase.

Admission: $12.00 in advance, $15 day of the event. 

Ages 5-12: $5.00

Ages 4 & Under: Free


Jan. 9, 2023

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Law Enforcement Officers have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every, single day for their communities.  They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and all too often unappreciated.

From local, state, and federal, their duties command dedication. The jobs are often thankless and take them away from their families for long hours. Rarely do they know what their days have in store for them.

On National Law Enforcement Day, we have an opportunity to thank them for their service and offer a token of respect. Join J. King Real Estate in saluting America's Warriors of Domestic Warfare.

There are several ways to show your support. Send a note of thanks to your local, county or state police agency. Wear blue, turn your social media channels blue or shine a blue porch light to show your support. Share your support using #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay to share on social media.  

God Bless our Law Enforcement Officers and God Bless The United States of America! 

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Dec. 28, 2022

SOLD - 1085 Shop Road Unit 144, Columbia, SC 29201

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Great 1 floor, 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo in the highly sought after The Gates of Williams-Brice.

The Gates also feature a clubhouse, full workout facility on site and gated garage parking.

This 2 bedroom split floor plan is perfect for roommates, a couple or a single owner.

Walk in to the 1 level unit on the main floor to high ceilings, granite countertops with tile backsplash and custom cabinets.

The owner's suite has a large walk-in closet, double vanity, granite countertops.

The 2nd bedroom has dual closet and a private access to a 2nd, shared full bath. 

It also has a private exit to the patio, looking out over the courtyard.

Walk out your front door to a large pool, hot tub and grilling area.

This unit is private, quiet and very safe with all of the conveniences to downtown and Williams-Brice Stadium.


Dec. 5, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS to Kristen & her newest clients on the sale of their home!

Sell with KRISTEN!

Dec. 2, 2022

SOLD - 147 Firebridge Drive, Chapin, SC 29036

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Located in beautiful Firebridge subdivision in Chapin.

This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has a great layout that maximizes space and has a garage.

Enter the living room with its beautiful flooring, wood-burning fireplace and ceiling fan. 

The kitchen features natural cabinets, a pantry and tile flooring.

All bedrooms and both full baths are located on the second floor.

The large owner's suite has a ceiling fan, walk-in closet, carpet flooring and private bath.

Bedrooms 2 and 3 have carpet flooring and ceiling fans. The privately fenced backyard has a large deck and shed.

 The backyard is perfect for entertaining family and friends. 

The neighborhood has a common area, boat and RV storage and enjoys the beauty of Chapin. 

Convenient to shopping and restaurants, this home has all this and the award-winning Lexington/Richland School District Five.



Nov. 23, 2022

105 Ezzell Ct, Lexington, SC 29072

Located in beautiful Farming Creek.

This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has a rocking chair front porch and a welcoming entrance.

The spacious living room offers built-ins, a fireplace and luxury vinyl plank flooring.

The luxury vinyl plank flooring continues throughout the home. 

Adjacent to the living room and dining room is a beautiful kitchen.

With a dishwasher, pantry, eat-in area, built-in microwave, self-cleaning stove and outstanding granite countertops.

The owner's suite features his and her closets, double vanity and a ceiling fan.

All the bedrooms on the second floor. 

Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 all have private closets and ceiling fans.

The backyard and deck are perfect for entertaining family and friends.

Conveniently located to restaurants and shopping, this home is in the award-winning Lexington One School District.




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