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Real Estate Agent - Fathom Real Estate & Hatton Realty Inc.
Recently I received this comment to an old blog entry and I wanted the chance to respond: You real estate agents all have no clue as to why the housing market in Columbia,SC is not falling as fast as the national average, do you.  Its one word: MILITARY!  But be aware that that is about to change...
• This home is within 10 minutes to the Fort! • Excellent Blythewood Schools! (Richland 1) • Easy Access to Columbia's Newest Shopping Mecca • Neighborhood Amenities Including Pool, Pond & Tennis Courts! • Large Lots create feeling of space • NO Backyard Neighbors! These homeowners are so desper...
In the past few years many soldiers have been glad to receive a discharge and enter the civilian world.  But with the economy lagging and unemployment increasing, these soldiers are re-upping in record numbers. According to an article published in The State Newspaper, Fort Jackson exceeded its go...
The opportunities are so great here in Columbia, SC!!  We have VERY good schools, a warm and friendly city, and beautiful subdivisions with plenty of shopping!  We are a family-oriented city, and value the standard traditions of family and faith.  All of these ingredients combine to make for a wo...
When do you know if things have bottomed-out in real estate in Columbia??  Many buyers are "on hold" because they are waiting for prices to drop more,  sellers to become more desperate, and the deal of the century to be in their face. I think what they are really waiting for is for the ever-prese...
THE COLUMBIA HOUSING MARKET IS DIFFERENT:  but since when is different bad?  I have had so many sellers and would-be sellers lament about the market being slow and housing prices going down.  NOT SO in the Columbia, SC market!!!  First of all, in the past two years, we did not inflate our pricing...
It seems to me that all the presidential candidates want to be portrayed as "one of us", an "average working class" person.  I know WHY they do that.  They are going after the low-income, uninformed portion of American voters.  Sadly, this includes the bulk of our young adults (uninformed) who do...
Many of the clients I work with are relocating to the Columbia, SC area.  Relocating is always a challenge- I myself know what it's like to be brand new to Columbia, this is why I offer my potential clients something that I wish had been done for me when I first moved to the area!  I bring them a...
I am pretty fed up with the way the national media is portraying the current housing market situation.  Headlines such as "Housing Market Plummets" and "Home Sale Prices Down" are not relatively true.One must realize is that the past 5 years of real estate in this country has been very profitable...

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