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You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information about the Greater Columbia, SC area, covering everything from local Real Estate market statistics and Columbia, SC home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about Columbia, SC  and want to help you find your place here to call home. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Feb. 3, 2018

Columbia, SC Homes for Sale in Ashland Mills

Columbia, SC Homes for Sale in Ashland MillsAshland Mills was originally built by Mungo Homes and is located in the Ashland section of Lake Carolina in Northeast Columbia, SC. The community is made up detached townhome style single family homes that are all vinyl sided with smaller yards for low maintenance.

 The community of Ahshland Mills has only 2 streets, 1 lined with 2 car garage homes and the other with 1 car garage homes. Ashland Mills is only minutes away from Kelly Mill Middle School and Lake Carolina Elementary Upper and Lower Campus and with most homes below $200,000, Ashland Mills offers an excellent opportunity to live in Lake Carolina at a very affordable price.

 

 

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Feb. 3, 2018

Should You Personalize Your Home

Earlier today I was reading an article online about the new basics of personalizing your home. The advice of the writer, an interior decorator, was to go bold and make a statement. Bright colors in the kitchen. Dark colors in small spaces in the home and bright colored accent walls. Forgo traditional granite and solid surface counter tops for more exotic choices that really stand out and command attention.

 

Columbia, SC Homes for Sale

So, the big question becomes, should you go bold when personalizing your home. Well, the truth is that it's your home and you can really do just about anything you want, but you might want to get comfortable. If you are having work done on your forever home or one that you plan to remain in for a long time, then go nuts. But when it comes time to sell the house, all that personalization can really come back to bite you.

  Most buyers out there still prefer to see a more neutral selections throughout a home and as we all know, first impressions are everything. Fewer and fewer buyers are in search of a project and would much rather have a  home they can move into and not have to worry about making any changes. That's why I always advise sellers to depersonalize their homes prior to putting it on the market and make the house as neutral as possible. So again, there's nothing wrong with personalizing your home. But you may want to think long and hard about you do so and how long you will remain in the home. If you go too bold for the buyers, you may have to call it home a lot longer than you intended.

Feb. 3, 2018

Columbia, SC Homes for Sale in Ashland Downes

Columbia, SC Homes for Sale in Ashland DownesLocated near the Kelly Mill Rd entrance, Ashland Downes is a mainly all brick home section of the Ahsland section of Lake Carolina. Homes in Ashland Downes were originally built by Essex Homes and have remained popular after completion of the community.

 All homes are very close to both Lake Carolina Elementary upper and lower campuses as well as Kelly Mill Middle School. Homes in Ahland Downes also offer access to Lake Carolina amenities such as walking trails, parks, playgrounds, and the 200 acre lake in the center of Lake Carolina.

 There are currently 2 homes for sale in Ashland Downes with a price of $330,00 for an all brick 3,300 sqft home with 4 bedrooms and 3 and 1 half baths. The other is an all brick 4,079 sqft 5 bedroom with 4 full baths listed at $345,000. In the past months 2 homes have sold and closed in Ashland Downes with an average of 43 days on the market and an average sold price of $298,496.

 

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Feb. 3, 2018

Columbia, SC Homes for Sale in Ashland Grove

Columbia, SC Homes for Sale in Ashland Grove 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 4 homes for sale in Ashland Grove ranging from $239,900 to $250,000.

 

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Feb. 3, 2018

Columbia, SC Homes for Sale in woodliegh Park

Columbia, SC Homes for Sale in Lake Carolina

Woodleigh Park

Columbia, SC Homes for Sale in Lake Carolina  Located in Popular Lake Carolina in Northeast Columbia, SC, Woodleigh Park offers a mixture of Townhomes as well as detached single family homes. Woodleigh Park is only  a few blocks away from Jeep Rogers YMCA, the Lake Carolina dog park, and both Kelly Mill Middle and Lake Carolina Elementary lower campus. All of this plus access to Lake Carolina amenities like 2 community pools, playgrounds, walking trails, parks, and a 200 lake make Woodleigh a highly desirable neighborhood withing the Lake Carolina Community.

 

Here are the statistics for Woodleigh Park in Lake Carolina for the past 6 months.

 

 There are currently 3 homes for sale on the market in Woodleigh Park.

The average list price for all home sfor sale has been $178,514.

The average sold price was $209,200 with 2 homes closing in the past 6  months.

There is currently 1 home under contract and the average days on the market is currently 80 days.

 

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Feb. 2, 2018

Elgin, SC Homes for Sale The Crossing at Woodcreek Farms

Elgin, SC Homes for Sale in The Crossing a Woodcreek Farms The Crossing at Woodcreek Farms

 Located next to the clubhouse in the prestigious Woodcreek Farms golf course community in Elgin, SC, The Crossing at Woodcreek Farms offers an excellent and unique opportunity to buy a home in Woodcreek at a more affordable price than previously available throughout the community. And not only are they more affordable homes, but they're new.

 The average list price throughout Woodcreek Farms in Elgin, SC for the past 6 months, has been $534,510 where as the average list price The Crossing at Woodcreek Farms has been $413,257. That's a pretty drastic savings while still maintaining the ability to purchase a brand new home from two of Columbia's two premiere builders, Mungo homes and Essex Homes who are currently building on The Crossing at Woodcreek Farms. With too many standard features to list, these beautiful new, all brick homes will surely catch any home buyer's eye.

 Here is the activity for the past 6 months in The Crossing at Woodcreek Farms in Elgin, SC.

 There are currently 9 homes for sale in The Crossing at Woodcreek Farms. Average list price is $413,257 with a low of $375,923 and high of $456,750.

 There are currently 3 homes under contract an average days on the market of 103.

 There have been 6 homes closed with an

average sold price of $411.259.

 

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Elgin, SC Homes for Sale in The Crossing at Woodcreek Farms

Posted in Community Reports
July 31, 2017

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