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  In 2008, State Senators John M. "Jake" Knotts, Jr. and Nikki G. Setzler hope to pass legislation that would give college tuition assistance to a select number of Palmetto State students. Knotts and Setzler would like to see military children receive an opportunity to obtain an education at a st...

By David Patterson, ibdp3
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After reading a post from my Guest Contributor Jorge Merlos on my outside blog, I had an epiphany. I hadn't given my readers a real life example of a reputable loan officer in the Columbia area. Hence....this post is dedicated to correcting my faux pas.There is a lady that is unique in several wa...

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
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 The Columbia real estate market has remained strong throughout the year. It closed 2007 about 5% down from 2006. However, 2005 and 2006 were two record setting years for the Columbia, SC real estate market. Therefore, closing out 5% down from two of the best years on record is really not that ba...

By David Patterson, ibdp3
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    Do you remember the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006? This signed legislation will allow 2008 and 2009 homebuyers to deduct premiums paid for mortgage insurance - which typically is required when homebuyers purchase a home with less than a 20% down payment. This new insurance premium de...
When determining the amount of net funds finding its way into your pocket from the sale of your home, you must account for the fees charged by the State of South Carolina.The State of South Carolina Code of Laws (Title 12 - Chapter 24) requires a recording fee to be imposed for the privilege of r...

By David Patterson, ibdp3
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What is the second most common question asked of me by first time home buyers ? "Is the current market idea for purchasing a home?"In the current climate of daily foreclosure stories and "experts" using words and phrases like "recession" and "bursting bubbles", I am going to answer this question ...
Broker Associate David Patterson is an active real estate sales professional, licensed real estate instructor with the Real Estate School for Success and the Career Development Chairman for Keller Williams Realty in Columbia SC. David is a native West Virginian and Graduate of Queens University i...

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
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 If you or some one you know is looking for a Realtor, contact me today. I would like the opportunity to make you my top priority. The current market here in Columbia is most beneficial to the buyer. So, if you are thinking of buying a home, now is the time to begin your search. This downturn won...

By David Patterson, ibdp3
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About nine hours ago, I submitted a proposal to my fellow AR College Fooball Fans regarding a BCS Playoff. Because of something I just witnessed, I could not go to bed without submitting an apology and a correction. Yes, Oklahoma Fans! Get prepared to be MAD!If you visit the previous post, I had ...

By David Patterson, ibdp3
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 Eureka!......It finally came to me! After months of listening to Talk Radio and experiencing this unpredictable season, I have a proposed playoff system for my fellow AR College Football Fans.Good News.....Other than those bickering over who should profit from the millions of dollars that these ...

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
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 Currently the market is in a down turn in many parts of the nation. However, much the same way that all politics is local, all real estate is local also. Remember those three L's of real estate, location, location, and location. Well, that fact of the matter is that they still hold true. How bad...
Keller Williams reached their second anniversary in Columbia SC over the weekend. Though 30+ years younger than some of the real estate leaders in our market, that fact did not prevent J.D. Power from issuin some good news to Keller Williams Realty Associates.Established in 1968, J.D. Power and A...

By Carl Berg
(ERA Wilder Realty, Inc)
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Jingle our bell and we'll show you this 4Bedroom 2.5 Bath Home with over 2,061 heated square feet, both Formals, Family room, 2 Car Garage, fully landscaped fenced yard, full sprinkler system, Lake Carolina Elementary, Home Warranty, swimming pool, Home Inspection and located on a cul-de-sac. It'...

By Jon Hunt
(Century 21 Bob Capes Realtors)
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Is South Carolina becoming the next Florida for retirees and others heading south?  Lately, in our market, I have noticed a lot of folks coming in from other states.  South Carolina, particularly the Columbia area, is a great place to live.  Columbia is a great place to raise a family. It offers ...

By Karen Yip
(Yip Premier Real Estate)
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Move- in Ready!  3 bedroom 2 bath home close to 1-20.  This Home has been remodeled with hardwoods, new kitchen, new appliances and carpet.  It has a darling front porch with large front yard with shade trees.  Seller is motivated and home priced to sell at $79,900.  Visit http://yip4homes.com

By Karen Yip
(Yip Premier Real Estate)
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This is a quality built home by Palmetto Custom Construction.  5 bedrooms 5.5 baths.  4200 sqare feet. Located in Lake Carolina's only Gated Community.  There's a gated community pool and dock access.  The home features 5 true bedrooms, with the master and guest bedrooms on the main floor.  This ...

By Karen Yip
(Yip Premier Real Estate)
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Luxury condo's priced affordably.  Walk right to the stadium.  Upgraded features are the standard- tile, hardwood, granite, blinds, & surround sound wiring.  There's even a pool, fitness ctr and security. Great Buyer incentives going on now, don't wait! visit http://yip4homes.com

By Carl Berg
(ERA Wilder Realty, Inc)
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If you're raising more than just your standard of living, then you will appreciate this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with fenced yard, Home warranty and Home Inspection. This wonderful home is located in The Highlands subdivison in Northeast Columbia. Less than a 1/2 mile from both Rice Creek Elementar...

By Carl Berg
(ERA Wilder Realty, Inc)
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Come out and support YOUR Carolina Gamecocks on November 10 as we defeat the Defending National Champion Florida Gators. Let them know that our Fans are better than those at "The Swamp". Wear your gear and join us to show your support.NOW75% SOLD OUT!!For a LIMITED TIME Only, Choose YOUR Special:...

By Desmond Meade
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  I've been in petroleum pipeline business for about 31 years, currently  working for the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline here in San Jose, CA.  We deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period from the pipe line; one day it's diesel, the next day it's jet fuel and gasoline.  We have 34 storage tank...

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