Columbia, SC Real Estate News

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  Known as the Ainsley Hall House when work on this Classical Revival mansion began in 1823, what we now know as the Robert Mills House, named so after it's designer, has become one of the many opportunities to walk through the history of Columbia, SC. The Robert Mills House started it's life with the intention of becoming a townhome for Ainsley and Sarah Hall. The death of Ainsley Hall and other circumstances led the home to instead live many other lives. Once the campus of three different religious institutions including Columbia Bible College and a Presbyterian Theological Seminary which was quite renown in it's day. By 1960 the home was abandoned and plans to demolish the beautiful mansion were in place.  In fact some of the bricks had already been removed from this masterpiece by 1...
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  Located near the Kelly Mill Rd in Northeast Columbia, SC, Ashland Grove is a small area of the Ashland section of Lake Carolina. This community was originally built by Essex Homes and has continued to remain popular. Ashland Grove like all Lake Carolina communities offers access to the developments many amenities such as walking trails, parks, playgrounds, community pools, and a 200 acre lake in the center of Lake Carolina.         There are currently 3 Homes for sale in Ashland Grove at Lake Carolina for an average price of $235,893.   There are currently 3 homes under contract in Ashland Grove at Lake Carolina.   In the past 6 months 2 homes have closed in Ashland Grove at Lake Carolina for an average sold price of $236,000.   If you would like additional information about homes fo...
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  New construction homes continue to be a huge part of the real estate market in all of Columbia, SC and Lake Carolina. One particular example is Pinnacle Ridge at Lake Carolina where Essex Homes, a popular locally owned builder, has a detached town home style product that had been selling very well.   A new construction home in Lake Carolina for under $200,000. Selling well by the way is a bit of an understatement, but again a brand new home in Lake Carolina at the reasonable of a price is obviously very tempting.   There are currently 8 homes for sale in Pinnacle Ridge at Lake Carolina with an average list price of  $181,269. There are currently 3 homes under contract in Pinnacle Ridge at Lake Carolina. In the past 6 months 13 homes have closed in Pinnacle Ridge at Lake Carolina for a...
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  Just up the road from Jeep Rogers YMCA in Lake Carolina and across the street from the campuses of the Lake Carolina Elementary Lower Campus and Kelly Mill Middle School is Woodleigh Park. Woodleigh Park at Lake Carolina has a wonderful mixture of townhomes at the beginning of the community and single family Charleston style homes throughout the rest of the Neighborhood. there are currently new construction homes available as well from Fortress Homes and Mungo Homes. Home ownership of course allows access to Lake Carolina amenities.   There are currently 5 homes for sale in Woodleigh Park at Lake Carolina. The average list price is $211,646.   There are currently 3  homes under contract in Woodleigh Park at Lake Carolina.   In the past 6 months 6 homes have closed in Woodleigh Park a...
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  Ashland Mills is a community in The Ashland section of Lake Carolina off of Kelly Mill Road in Northeast Columbia, SC. Ashland Mills in Lake Carolina is a small community with only two street, Pennywell Ct and Parnell Ct with a round about and a green area between the two street at the entrance.   Homes in Ashland Mills are single family detached townhouse type home with vinyl siding and were built by Mungo Homes, the largest builder in Columbia, SC. Home ownership in Ashland Mills provides access to Lake Carolina amenities such as play grounds, parks, the lake, and dog parks.     In the past 6 months 5 homes have closed in Ashland Mills at Lake Carolina for and average sold price of $175,436.   There are currently 2 homes for sale in Ahsland Mills at Lake Carolina for an average lis...
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  Riverfront Park in downtown Columbia, SC is one of the City's many green areas. Pictured above is one of the sculptures that greets visitors along the paved walkway that stretches along the Columbia Canal. Riverfront Park is a favorite among locals and one trip will make it easy for you to see why. The park and Canal are located at 312 Laurel Street just off of Huger Street near Columbia's Vista district.    
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  Perhaps the best known and most iconic pictures that one can find of Columbia, SC these days are that of the fountain in Finlay Park. Well, it's currently shut off for repairs so I didn't take any. The truth is that the rest of the park still has a lot to offer though.   Originally dedicated in 1859 as Sidney Park, the 14 green space was mostly neglected following the Civil War. However, in 1992 the park received new life and was rededicated as Finlay Park, named after Kirkman Finlay a former Columbia, SC mayor who had a large part in revitalizing the Vista area of downtown.   Now blanketed with lush, green grass, Finlay Park which sits in the heart of downtown Columbia offers visitors a break from the asphalt and concrete that surround the area. There is a playground for the little o...
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  I recently had a deal that I was working, representing a buyer, and in the process of setting up inspections I sent an email with all the times and days for each appointment to the listing agent. When the market was slow, I used to be able to schedule all the inspections for the same day and close to the same time to get everything over at once, but these days with everyone being so busy, that is often times not the case. That being said, the listing agent replied that she received the message and she would contact the sellers and let me know what they had to say. I received no reply until the morning of the first round of inspections and then it was simply a text stating I was good to go for inspections but per the seller we had to leave the premises by a certain time or we would sim...
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
If you're anything like me, then you like to spend some time enjoying the great outdoors and fortunately here in Columbia, SC, we have a lot of places you can do just that. Whether is jogging at the Columbia Canal, hiking in Congaree National Forest, Boating on Lake Murray, or fishing in Sesquicentennial State Park, there's plenty of places get out and get going. But this time of year you're not the only one out there and this a friendly reminder to watch your step. I have already seen tons of snakes this year and Summer is just starting good. So remember to get out there and have a good time, but be careful where you put your feet.
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  Tucked off of Blythewood Road in the city of Blythewood, SC is a great little area with a free opportunity to enjoy some fresh air and the outdoors. Blythewood Park located on Boney Road is park of the Richland County Recreation Commission and has a wonderful playground for the little ones to enjoy. If you have outgrown the need for playground equipment for your entertainment, then you also have a couple of baseball  fields as well as a covered area with several picnic tables that offer an excellent chance to get out of the Sun and have a snack.     With 21.62 acres of park to explore, Blythewood Park certainly has plenty of space to roam.There are also a couple of tennis courts if that's the type of activity that tickles your fancy. If you happen to feel as many people do that the he...
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  Columbia, SC Homes for Sale in Lake Carolina - The Bluffs     Located off of Lake Carolina BLVD between the main entrance and the Centennial section of Lake Carolina in Northeast Columbia, SC is the beautiful and highly desired community of The Bluffs. The Bluffs at Lake Carolina start out in the low 200's, but with lot of homes on the lake, you can see lake front estates here stretch to close to the $1,000,000 mark as well.   The Bluffs in Lake Carolina has on main road that drives along the lake in a loop with just a few interior streets. Homes are mainly brick and custom built with all the upgrades you would expect. The community is zoned for award winning Richland Two Schools which include Lake Carolina Elementary, Killy Mill Middle School , and Blythewood High School at this tim...
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  Columbia, SC Homes for Sale in Lake Carolina The Peninsula   Along Lake Carolina BLVD between the main entrance off  Hardscrabble Road and the Centennial section of Lake Carolina is the exclusive and highly desired gated community of The Peninsula. As the name may recommend, The Peninsula is surrounded on three sides by the beautiful 200 private lake at the heart of the Lake Carolina community. These custom built homes start around $300,000 and stretch North of $1,000,000 for lakefront estates.     While the community of The Peninsula itself is nothing short of astounding given it's location and lovely, well appointed homes and exclusive community amenities like a private pool only for Peninsula residents, home ownership in the community also offers access to Lake Carolina amenities ...
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  Columbia, SC Homes for Sale in Lake Carolina Mariner's Cove  Just off of Lake Carolina BLVD between the main entrance and the Centennial Section of Lake Carolina in Northeast Columbia, SC you will find the beautiful community of Mariner's Cove. Well appointed mostly brick, custom built homes adorn the tree lined streets of the neighborhood that boasts ample sized lots including some on stretched along the lakefront itself. One ride through and you will see why Mariner's Cove has remained so desired.     Mariner's Cove in Lake Carolina starts with home prices in the mid $200's and of course moves North, especially for lakefront estates. While the community itself is easy to justify excitement from buyers, with low maintenance features like your front yard upkeep through the HOA, home ...
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  Just on the other side of Jeep Rogers YMCA in highly desired Lake Carolina, near the last Kelly Mill Road entrance you will Brookhire. Brookshire is an established single family home community with many of the homes in the neighborhood being built around 2005.   Homes in Brookshire are mostly brick sided with vinyl accents and can range widely in size with some homes reaching North of 4,000 square feet in living space. Tree lined streets and large lots continue to make Brookshire a popular community.       There is currently 1 home for sale in Brookshire at Lake Carolina. A 6 bedroom 4 full bath 4670 square foot home listed for $329,000.   There is currently 1 home under contract in Brookshire at Lake Carolina. A 6 bedroom 2 full and 1 half bath 4148 square foot home that was listed ...
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  Located on the far end of Lake Carolina in the Centennial section of the Northeast Columbia, SC community you will find Executive Courtyards. Executive Courtyards is a small all brick neighborhood that boasts garden style homes that start around 2,000 square feet with all living spaces on one level and typically a finished room over the garage.  Executive Courtyards at Lake Carolina is zoned for award winning Richland Two schools which include Bridge Creek Elementary, Kelly Mill Middle School located in Lake Carolina, and Blythewood High School.   There are currently 5 homes for sale in Executive Courtyards at Lake Carolina with an average list price of $231,520.  Search Homes for Sale in Lake Carolina
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  Located along Lake Carolina BLVD between the main entrance and the Centennial section of Lake Carolina, you will find the highly desirable community of Tennyson. Tennyson at Lake Carolina boasts well appointed, mostly brick and custom built single family homes starting in the low 200's.   As with all communities in the neighborhood, Tennyson offers access to the wonderful Lake Carolina amenities. Enjoy the walking trails, dog parks, playgrounds, parks, town center, community pools, and of course the large lake at the center of Lake Carolina. Tennyson is zoned for Richland 2 schools.     There are currently 4 homes for sale in Tennyson at Lake Carolina for an average list price of $248,475. No homes have sold in Tennyson at Lake Carolina in the past 6 months.   Search Homes for Sale i...
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  Just to the right of the fountain at the main entrance of Lake Carolina in Northeast Columbia, SC you will find the highly desirable community of Summerlin. Within walking distance of the Lake Carolina town center that welcomes visitors to explore the Market Green, Two Mothers Restaurant, a convenience store, ice cream parlor, wine shop, and further offerings.   Summerlin at Lake Carolina is currently zoned for Lake Carolina Elementary, Kelly Mill Middle School, and Blythewood High School. Summerlin at Lake Carolina is close to shopping and dinning along Two notch Rd and the Village at Sandhill as well.     There are currently 2 homes for sale in Summerlin at Lake Carolina for an average list price of $287,760.   There are currently 2 homes under contract in Summerlin at Lake Carolin...
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
Columbia, SC Homes for Sale in Lake Carolina Pinnacle Ridge     Just to the right of the fountain at the main entrance of Lake Carolina in Northeast Columbia, SC you will find Pinnacle Ridge. Pinnacle Ridge at Lake Carolina has remained a highly desirable Essex Homes built community and still has several lots available in the latest phase along with several move in ready homes waiting to be snatched up the right buyer.   Pinnacle Ridge at Lake Carolina is currently zoned for Lake Carolina Elementary, Kelly Mill Middle School, and Blythewood High School in the award winning Richland 2 school district. Home ownership in Pinnacle Ridge offers access to Lake Carolina amenities.   There are currently 5 homes for sale in Pinnacle Ridge at Lake Carolina with an average list price of $180,786....
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By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
  Originally built between 1819 and 1824 the Columbia Canal stretched 3 miles in downtown Columbia, SC and served freight ships passing the head of Congaree River until the railroads came about 20 years later. In 1863 a portion of the canal was leased to the Confederate Government for use with a powder mill that was burned by Sherman in 1865 and in 1888 the canal was reconstructed to be used as a source of hydro-electricity. In 1895 the Columbia Canal provided electricity to a textile mill that became the first hydro-electrically powered textile mill in the world.  To say that there is a lot of history here would certainly be something of a colossal understatement on my part.   Now in addition to the significant history still quite visible in the older buildings throughout the grounds a...
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