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Portrait Hill Homes For Sale Chapin SC

Portrait Hill Homes For Sale Chapin SC - Poised to be the area's most sought-after community because of its convenience to the interstate yet country setting, exceptional amenities,

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Selling Your Home In Todays Market

Selling a home in today's market takes an experienced listing agent to lead you through the in's and out's from preparing your home for showing all the way to marketing the home nationwide!;

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REGENCY AT MURRAY LANDING IRMO SC NEW HOMES FOR SALE

Regency Place at Murray Landing is a small, cul-de-sac community in the Irmo, SC area.  This community is just moments away from the shores of Lake Murray, the Columbia area's most premier

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Why We Love Our Pets So Much

Our family would truly not be complete without our pets!  When Cooper, our Hungarian Vizsla, is away for a dog show with his breeder, everything is so quiet.  The reason we love him so,

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Lake Murray Homes And Condos For Sale

Lake Murray Homes and Condos For Sale -  Looking for a Home or Condominium for Sale on Lake Murray?  Here's the full list of 'whats' available.'This could be your view every

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Safe Haven In Newberry Shores

Newberry Shores is a quaint, small sub-division tucked away on the shores of Lake Murray in the town of Prosperity, SC. The sub-division is anything but cookie cutter as there are a variety of

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CHAPIN SC HOMES FOR SALE The Oaks At OAKBROOK LANDING

CHAPIN SC HOMES FOR SALE The Oaks At OAKBROOK LANDING -  is a lakefront community located about 6 miles south of the heart of Chapin, just off Amicks Ferry Road. Development of

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New Homes In Regatta Shores On Lake Murray

Regatta Shores is a new community being developed on Lake MurrayRegatta Shores is close to the Lake Murray Dam and located just minutes from Irmo, SC.   Irmo was recognized by Money

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CHAPIN SC HOMES FOR SALE IN PARK WEST SUBDIVISION

CHAPIN SC HOMES FOR SALE IN PARK WEST SUBDIVISION - Park West is a beautiful and affordable neighborhood located in the heart of Chapin, SC.  This community is conveniently located

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LEXINGTON SC HOMES FOR SALE IN KINGSTON HARBOUR

LEXINGTON SC HOMES FOR SALE IN KINGSTON HARBOUR - Are you ready to take Lake Murray by storm? Probably not until the summer. In the mean time you'll find Kingston Harbour conveniently located 5

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116 Vista View Drive Home For Sale West Columbia SC

116 Vista View Drive Home for Sale West Columbia SC -  This beautiful home in The Estates at Indigo subdivision in West Columbia has so much to offer! A very large family room

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5 Tips For Spring Lawn Care

Like many of you I spent much of the past two weekends weeding, mulching and all that goes with getting the yard and lawn ready for a good growing season.  One of the many

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Chapin Marches To VIctory

The Chapin Eagles  football team isn’t the only team from Chapin High marching toward a championship. As the football Eagles prepare for the second round of the playoffs, the Chapin

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South Carolina Faces And Places

South Carolina, located in the southeastern portion of the United States, has something to offer everyone. It is a wonderful place to live, regardless of whether you prefer the upstate, the

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EXIT Real Estate Consultant Kristen Brown

EXIT Real Estate Consultant Kristen Brown - I recently met Kristen Brown while attending the first meeting of Key Yessaad's #8WeekSuccess training boot camp in Lexington, South

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Lifestyle Tips For Buying A Healthy Home

Looking for a new home? If you are you know there is so much to consider and a lot of that goes into thinking about the house itself. If you are thinking about Chapin, Lexington, Irmo or anywhere

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Baseball Been Very Very Good To South Carolina

Congrats to Coastal Carolina University for winning the NCAA Baseball College World series championship.  With their victory, Coastal Carolina put an exclamation point on South Carolina

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PRICE REDUCED 306 GLENGARY COURT LEXINGTON SC HOME FOR SALE

Price Reduced 306 Glengary Court, Lexington SC Home For Sale.  $499,900  Home for sale in Kingston Harbour!  Kingston Harbour is a Private Lake Front Community in

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JUST LISTED 147 OUTRIGGER LANE CONDO IN YACHT COVE ON LAKE MURRAY

Just listed beautiful condo in the Lake Murray Community of Yacht Cove!  147 Outrigger Lane is a beautiful 3 bedroom 3 bath condo with an open floor plan that is perfect for

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Buy A Condo On Lake Murray In Yacht Cove

Lake Murray Condos in Yacht CoveYacht Cove is a gated private community in the Irmo /Ballentine area of Lake Murray!  It features lake front condos with scenic views and boardwalk. as well as

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HOMES FOR SALE IN BATESBURG AND LEESVILLE SC

                         Homes For Sale Batesburg- Leesville, SCClick to Find out more about this charming town and 

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PALM HILL COURTYARDS IN IRMO SC BRICK HOMES FOR SALE

  Palm Hill Courtyard, a full brick community in Irmo SC has limited number of homes left for sale.  Palm Hill Courtyards is a small. serene community in the St. Andrews area of Irmo, SC

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HAPPY 240TH BIRTHDAY AMERICA

HAPPY 240TH BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!As we all know, July 4th is Independence Day, a patriotic celebration of our country’s break from Great Britain in 1776. I know it’s been a while since we’ve

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Did Your City Make The Lousy List

I am used to seeing lists for the best this or that. For example, the top ten places to vacation or the best Seafood places in town etc.  So when I saw a list of the 50 WORST places to live

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JULY 4TH WEEKEND EVENTS

This 4th of July [long] weekend celebrates the 240th birthday of our country! And I thought I was getting old! This holiday has a long history of celebrating with friends, family, concerts,

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Can The Curves And Other Landscaping Tips

A friend of mine from Chapin who is in the landscaping business recently commented on how busy he is. He then went on to mention how hard it is sometimes to talk people out of crazy landscape

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Twilight Blood Letting In Timberlake This Weekend

The Zombie apocalypse is not upon us and vampire fans are waiting for the next installment of the Twilight Saga series but the need for blood is always present. Residents of Chapin can help

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Finlay Park Concerts Hit The Right Notes

I used to love going to the Wolftrap performing arts center in Fairfax, Virginia and stretching out on the lawn while listening to great music in the great outdoors. So I am stoked about the

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Shrimp Shaggin And Suds

Everyone is invited to an evening of good grub, good music , good fun and good dancing (some dancing probably not so good!). The annual  Shrimp, Shaggin and Suds event will be sure to

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Columbia Cracks The Top 50

If you always thought that the Metropolitian Columbia area including the towns of Chapin,, Irmo and Lexington that surround Lake Murray was a great place to live,  well you are not alone!

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Gamecock Anglers Repeat As National Champs

As the lady Gamecocks from USC prepare to make a run at the NCAA women's basketball championship, another Gamecock team just won a championship. For the second consecutive year the

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Springtime Boating Checklist

Spring has sprung at Lake Murray and surrounding areas and that means it’s time to get all those Pontoons, Tri-toons, Sea Ray speed boats, bass fishing boats and everything else that

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116 Heights Avenue Lexington SC Home For Sale

116 Heights Avenue Lexington SC Home For Sale. The beautiful brick and hardy-plank home is located in Lexington Heights Neighborhood built by Crown Construction. The home has 9' smooth ceilings,

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March Madness Coming To Chapin

It’s that time of year again when college basketball fans across the fruited plains get pumped  up for the NCAA basketball tournament, fondly referred to as March Madness by basketball,

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Party Like A Poodle And May The Bark Be With You

What do you get when you mix a Star Wars themed fund raiser with a non-profit group that specializes in providing service dogs for people?  You get an UN-Gala hosted by Palmetto Animal

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Get Your Free Real Estate Report And Be In The Know

It seems like most everyone wants to know about real estate.  If that's you, I'm  offering to send you a free, twelve page overview of the real estate market countrywide as of the

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Open House Fishing At 199 Rocky Pointe Rd In Prosperity Sunday At 2pm

Whether you may be looking to catch a good value on a waterfront home or catch a big bass, you can try both this Sunday!  Come checkout the 210 feet of prime waterfront during Sunday’s open

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Kill Shots Aces And Dinks Oh My

The other day as I was checking in to the Crooked Creek Recreational facility in Chapin,  I noticed a flyer announcing that the Carolina Pickelball Club was offering a league at the facility.

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Whats Going On With The Real Estate Market In Chapin

So what is going on with the real estate market in Chapin, South Carolina? To borrow a phrase made famous by Chris Berman of ESPN fame, here is the fastest two minutes  in real estate

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A Tale Of Home Is Where The Fish Are

Our friends Jeff & Lolly had come down to Chapin to visit over the 4th of July holiday. Little did any of us, including them, know that before they left to go back to Washington, D.C. they would

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The Year That Was And What 2016 Might Be In Chapin Real Estate

So how was the real estate market in Chapin in 2015 and what is the outlook for 2016? Take a look below for a quick hit market update!Gary Heiligman Real Estate Professional

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Get Straightened Out At Crooked Creek

I love going to Crooked Creek Recreational Park in Chapin. I love it because for a mere $14/month (if paid at least three months in advance) I can keep my body in some semblance of shape

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New Listing With 210 Feet Of Flat Waterfront

This Fishermen’s paradise and lakefront retreat offers 210 feet of flat, prime waterfront with private dock and spacious yard at 199 Rocky Pointe Rd. in Prosperity for $280,000. 

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Big Time Changes Coming To Columbia South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina is poised to enter the big leagues of urban development. The Columbia Commons project is developing 181 acres of undeveloped downtown property making it the largest

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Get In On The Increase In First Time Home Buyers

If you are thinking of selling your home in the Lake Murray, Chapin, Lexington or Irmo area, now is the time to capitalize on first-time home buyer activity. Why?First-time buyers

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Theatre Lovers In Chapin Take Note

If you are  looking for something a little  different to do on a weekend checkout the Chapin Theatre Company.  The company's  Annual Membership Gala will be held

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Highest Value Home Sales In Chapin 2015

2015 was a  good year for real estate in Chapin, South Carolina. By the metrics it was a stable market as the median sales price was up 2.9% . Meanwhile the sales to list price ratio (i.e.

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Chapin Cheers Its Way To Second Straight State Title

Congratulations to the Chapin High School competitive cheer team for winning the 2015 3A South Carolina state championship title at the Colonial Life arena. The lady Eagle cheer squad is no

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Get Er Done In Chapin During 2016

As 2015 winds down home buyers and sellers alike in the Lake Murray and Chapin area will take time to reflect on the year  and take aim for what we hope to accomplish in 2016. 

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So How Is The Real Estate Market In Lexington

      So how is the real estate market in Lexington, South Carolina these days?  As a Realtor I get asked that question all the time.   The answer  of

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Sonic To Lower The Boom In Chapin

"I got a brand new pair of Roller-Skates” was a big hit song  by Melanie in the 70’s and it soon may be become a refrain among high schooler's and other job seekers in Chapin, SC. That’s

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So How Is The Real Estate Market In Chapin

So how is the real estate market these days?  As a Realtor I get asked that question all the time.   The answer  of course depends on what market is being  referred to

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What Is All The Stink About

You have probably seen them already because it’s that time of year again in Chapin, Lexington and all of South Carolina as well much of the southeastern part of the country.  You know,

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Winterizing Your Home

   You can feel the chill in the air and even though it seems like only yesterday it was 100+ degrees in Chapin and the Lake Murray area, there are things you can do NOW while it

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Green Lights Hot Dogs And Veterans Day

Growing up I loved to read Dr. Seuss’s “Green Eggs & Ham.”  Today is Veteran’s Day and this year in Chapin we can all honor our Veterans with green lights and hot dogs.  How so

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So What About A Reverse Mortgage

You may have read that actor Fred Thompson recently passed.  Well known for his roles in Law & Order and many movies, the Senator from Tennessee most recently was the leading spokesperson for

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Boaters Beware As Jack Frost Comes Nare

Boaters on Lake Murray around Chapin, Irmo and surrounding areas have it easy.  We used to have a lake house in Deep Creek Lake Maryland where the lake would freeze over every winter. 

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A Lot About Lots

When shopping for a home in Chapin, Irmo, Lexington or anywhere around Lake Murray, one of the most important considerations – yet one many people don’t pay enough attention to – is

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Spooky Sightings In Chapin

My daughters recently got my wife and I hooked on the AMC series “Walking Dead”, appropriate timing given that Halloween is upon us. Don’t be surprised tomorrow if you see some zombified

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What Say The Grass Medic

We are halfway through fall here in Chapin and if you haven’t yet gone through the fall ritual of preparing your lawn for winter, it's not too late to get after it! Here are some lawn

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The Girls Of Farm Boys

While Chapin, South Carolina proclaims itself to be the Capital of Lake Murray, it could just as easily stake a claim to being the barbeque capital of the lake region. Why?  Farm Boy’s

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Holy Schnitzel This Saturday And Sunday

The storm of the century has come and gone and while the clean-up and repairs will go on for months, take some time off to enjoy the strong German cultural heritage of the greater Columbia and

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So You Want To Buy A Home Now What

In my last post I shared the most recent market results the three largest towns for Lexington County.  It showed that in Chapin especially, home sales are up over prior year and so are home

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Lincoln Log Open House And Local Market Update

Every month this quick hit market update will give you a snapshot of home sales in the Lexington County market to include the towns of Chapin, Irmo and Lexington. You will quickly know if the market

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164 John Kinard Circle Chapin SC Land For Sale

164 John Kinard Circle Chapin SC Land For Sale - This private 2.4+ acre lot, perfect for a hunter or fisherman, has recentl been reduced to $35,000 . It is approximately 4 miles 

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316 Cranewater Drive Home For Sale Irmo SC

316 Cranewater Drive Home For Sale Irmo SC - This charming Cape Cod home in Braewick subdivision has 6 bedrooms and over 2300 square feet! This home is perfect for a larger family or a smaller 

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426 Caro Lane Home For Sale Chapin SC

426 Caro Lane Home For Sale Chapin SC - This fabulous custom built home by Robert Hatch features 4328 square feet in one of Chapin's most desirable neighborhhoods, The Oaks at Oakbrook Landing.

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308 Red Tail Drive Home For Sale Blythewood SC

308 Red Tail Drive Home For Sale Blythewood SC - The one and a half story Mathis floor plan built by Essex Homes in 2007 includes a formal living room and dining room. This well

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Price Reduction For 2900 Square Foot Home On Nearly 3 Acres In Lexington

Your slice of peace and quiet yet close to Red Bank and Lexington. All brick ranch home with oversized rooms, and 2,900 square feet on 2.7 acres. Perfect location near elementary and middle.

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Chapin Football Soars

The real estate market in Chapin, SC isn’t the only thing that’s soaring these days.  The Chapin Eagles varsity football team is 5-0 so far this season, powered by a high flying offense

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Chapin Real Estate Market Update

What a summer it's been. Record setting heat and a super heated real estate market in Chapin! For the three months of June-August 2015 compared to the same time last year, home sales were up 13

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Get Yours At The Goat

The town of Chapin, South Carolina, the undisputed capital of Lake Murray, is bustling with activity as it waits the opening of a new Publix plaza in the middle of town. While curiosity abounds

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One Of A Kind Find In Chapin

NEW LISTING!LOG HOME 154 Back Acre Rd.3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,600 squre feet$191,900Charming and quaint log home in Chapin with endless character.  Walk  around your 1 acre slice of

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Timing Is Everything OR Is It

“Timing is Everything.”  I tried to determine who first uttered those infamous words but haven’t had any luck. If you know, please let me know!!When selling a house in Chapin, Newberry,

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Homes For Sale In Midland Terrace Columbia SC 29204

Great Deals in Midland Terrace!Midland Terrace is a well established neighborhood located minutes from downtown Columbia, SC.  Great potential and opportunity for starter homes or rental

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Tips For Selling A Home With Pets

How do you sell a home with pets? It is known that you want buyers to be able to envision themselves in your home.  This means removing some of your personal items, like family portraits, but

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Landscaping Tips That Can Help You Sell Your House

Potential home buyers form their first impression of a home from its curb appeal. Yet often a home's outdoor landscaping is overlooked, or underdone, in the preparation for the sales process.

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White Lies That Can Blow Your Home Buying Chances

So you found your dream home in Chapin or someplace else on the Lake Murray shoreline but it’s time for the million dollar question; can you get a mortgage? Not only that but what kind of

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Chapin Gears Up For Labor Day Festival Extravaganza

It’s a BIG deal!  Every Labor Day weekend Chapin, South Carolina, the self proclaimed capital of Lake Murray, goes all out to celebrate Labor Day and this year is no exception. The 36th

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Even Decks Need Some TLC

I grew up along the shores of Lake Ontario and winters in Upstate, N.Y. can be brutal.  Not just on a car or your back as you shovel foot after foot of snow, but homes take a beating too.

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Hot Streak Continues For July Homes Sales In Chapin

Homes sales in Chapin, South Carolina in July continued their upward movement which began in June! The number of homes sold in July was up 18.9% from last July while the average sales price if

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So You Are Thinking Of Selling

The real estate market in Chapin, Irmo and Lexington South Carolina has been robust the past few months. Prices are rising and homes have been selling.  Maybe you  have been

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374 Hawley Creek Rd Lot 9

$149,900 Land in ProsperityPrice Reduction29127 - Beautiful, buildable lot with hardwoods and 183 feet on LAKE MURRAY with deep cove and private setting. Floating shared dock in place in up

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Its A Dogs Life In Irmo

Brody is our Goldendoodle and is everybody’s buddy. Before we moved from Washington to Chapin, we took him to a in-home dog sitter three days a week where he could frolic all day with four

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18 Ward Ct

$189,999 in ColumbiaSingle Family 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 2,025 Sqr Ft, Price Reduction29223 - Wonderfully maintained and upgraded home at end of cul de sac with large, private lot. Walk

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Big Time Fun In Little Mountain

Little Mountain South Carolina is a tiny town located  just five miles west of Chapin, the capital of  the Lake Murray. Originally called Ruff’s Mountain, Little Mountain, named for

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426 Caro Lane

$429,900 near Lake MurraySingle Family 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 4,328 Sqr Ft, Chapin29036 - Fabulous custom home in desirable neighborhood- the oaks-. Soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling

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716 Cottontail Court

$134,900 in Columbia, SCSingle Family 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,766 Sqr Ft29229 - Live dream home collection! Great home with great location! 3 bedroom, 2 bath with hardwoods, built ins, close to shopping,

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To Buy Or Not To Rent The Data Is In

Just yesterday I received a call from a woman looking to rent a home.  When I asked her if she has considered buying she said no because she assumed she couldn’t afford to buy.  ,

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105 Land Of Lakes Boulevard

$172,000 located in Lexington, SC. It's time for you to visit this beautiful 2,357 sq ft home located in Lexington, SC.  This single family homes has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths and a

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123 Beacon Lane

123 Beacon Lane$157,442 in Columbia, SC29229 - Beautiful home on large lot. Master suite on main level with 2 bedrooms and bonus room upstairs. Bonus room can be 4th bedroom. Beautiful hardwood

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105 Summit View Court

105 Summit View Court$334,900 Single Family 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 2,925 Sqr Ft, Chapin29036 - Stately all brick custom home in the peninsula @ timberlake. Gleaming hardwoods throughout main

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339 Cabin Drive

339 Cabin Drive$216,600 Single Family 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 2,194 Sqr Ft, Irmo Price Reduction29063 - You are going to love this home and all that it has to offer. A beautiful open

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June Homes Sales In Chapin Show Summer Sizzle

It's not only been getting hotter outside, the real estate market in Chapin, South Carolina  was super heated in June.  The average sales price of a single family home

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The True Story Of Chapin South Carolina Mustardque

I love barbeque but the first time I went into Farm Boys barbeque in Chapin , South Carolina was the first time I had ever head of much less tasted mustard based “barbeque”.  A native;

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Lake Murray Residents Catch Entertainment At Local Opera House

Where can you enjoy a day of boating fun and fishing on an awesome lake and then head twenty five minutes down the road to enjoy an evening of awesome entertainment, including free concerts every

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Independence Day And The Origins Of The South Carolina Gamecock

It’s the 4th of July and while we all celebrate out nations independence day, there is an interesting bit of revolutionary war history that ties into the University of South Carolina athletics

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Look For A Loan Before You Look For A Home

So you want to buy a house in the Columbia, South Carolina  area.  Perhaps you have found your dream dream waterfront home on the shores of Lake Murray in Chapin or Lexington. So what

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1684 Lake Rd

$619,995 LAKE WATEREE WATERFRONT PROPERTY in Ridgeway, SC Stunning new log home on Lake Wateree main channel.  Huge wrap around deck for all occasions. Hardwood floors, 3 bedroom, 3.5

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112 Silver Bluff Rd

$119, 900 in Aiken, SC. Immaculate 1 owner home in amazing location! This home has 3 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. Minutes from downtown, seconds to shopping and restaurants. Great square

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344 Eagle Pointe Drive

 $149,900 in Chapin, SC.344 Eagle Pointe Drive will be available for showing during an open house this upcoming Sunday (June 28th, 2015) from 2:00-4:00 PM.  This is a beautiful,

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312 Eagle Pointe Drive

$213,900 in Chapin, SCYou don't want to miss this 2,510 sq ft "craftsman" style home in Chapin, SC with 5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and 1 half bath! This 4-year-old home has

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Columbia South Carolina Homes Sales Outpace National Increase

It appears as though many of those millennials who have been living in their parents basements are starting to move up and out! Through May of this year sales of existing homes in the greater

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Lake Murray Area Residents Get A Taste Of Newberry

Lake Murray South Carolina has something for everyone.  From great fishing and water sports to the many small islands to explore and miles of shoreline to appreciate.  And at the

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Chapin South Carolina Home Sales Run Into Choppy May Waters

Chapin is a year round haven for golfers at Timberlake and fishermen  on Lake Murray, but just as the weather can impact when the fish are biting, so too the real estate market ebbs and

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Irmo Homes Sales Set The Pace In Columbia South Carolina

If Bob Barker were a realtor in Irmo, South Carolina, his refrain of “let’s make a deal” would be heard frequently.  That’s because the Irmo real estate market has a lot of deals

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Lexington South Carolina Real Estate Sales Record Double Digit Increase

As summer is about to heat up Lexington, South Carolina the real estate market in Lexington continues to sizzle. Year to date through May, there has been a 17.4% increase in the

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Timberlake SC Community Rallies For Red Cross

The Timberlake Community located on the shores of Lake Murray in Chapin, South Carolina is known primarily for it’s great golf course, affordable lake living housing and easy access to

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Home Sales Increase Nationally But What About Chapin

Some good news out of the The Commerce Department today that should bring smiles to homeowners all across the greater Columbia, South Carolina area, including Chapin, Irmo and Lexington as well.

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Chapin High School Band Director Hits The Right Notes

Chapin South Carolina has small town charm, fabulous Lake Murray and one of the nation’s best high school band directors. So says School Band and Orchestra, a national publication focusing on

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The Shops At Brighton Set To Light Up Chapin

Chapin, South Carolina, the self-proclaimed Capitol of sprawling Lake Murray, has promoted itself as a place to live, work and play. And it may soon earn the title “technology capitol “ of

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Lexington South Carolina Real Estate Market Statistics

So far 2015 has been an active real estate market in Lexington, South Carolina. Through April both the number of homes sold and average sales price have increased while the number of

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Chapin High Singers Hit The Right Notes This Week

Chapin, South Carolina is known as the capital of Lake Murray, a place with affordable  real estate  and an award winning high school.  And while  they don’t get the glory

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Timberlakers Rally To Support 23rd Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive

The annual Letter Carriers Food Drive in Timberlake is this Saturday, May 9th. All food collected goes to the Chapin We Care Food Pantry. This is the last big Food Drive before the summer months

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Home Prices Are Up But Home Ownership Is Down Whats Up With That

There is some good news for homeowners across the country and in Chapin, South Carolina.  According to the S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. Home Index, home prices in February of 2015 rose 4.2% from

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Timberlake Golfers Tee It Up For Chapin High Students

It’s been a perfect day at Timberlake Country Club for the 21st Annual Chapin Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.  With temperatures in the 70’s and sunny skies, 156 golfers teed it

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Fees To Expect When Buying Real Estate

The sales price of the home listed for sale is not the only cost associated with buying the home.  Additional costs include purchasing fees, mortgage fees, title company fees, and home

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Front Door Curb Appeal

"What does  your Front Door say? Come on in, or run away?"A topic I love discussing is how to prep a home for sale.  Consider it’s time to sell your home. You'll think about the

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Night Harbor Real Estate Is A Page Turner

It’s another spectacular sunset on Lake Murray and a gentle breeze gives the lake that shimmering look.  You couldn’t be more relaxed.  Especially since you are absorbed with a

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College Teams Lure Lake Murray For National Anglers Championship

College basketball’s final four gets all the press but this week’s Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) National College Fishing Championship taking place on Lake Murray in Chapin, South Carolina is

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222 Treyburn Cir

Looking for a beautiful, brick home in Irmo, SC?  Look no further!  222 Treyburn Circle will be available for showing during an open house this Saturday, April 18th from 10am to 12.This 5

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Rising Real Estate Tide Lifts All Timberlakers

The Timberlake development on the shores of Lake Murray in Chapin, SC is known for its great quality of  life which includes an eighteen hole golf course and all the activities that go with

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Chapin South Carolina Real Estate Market Sets The Pace

Chapin, South Carolina is on the shores of Lake Murray and has been a hub of economic activity and growth the past few years. The most recent real estate data confirms that.  For the six

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Timberlake Residents Take Break From Fishing And Golf For We Care

The Timberlake Plantation community in Chapin, SC is known for its peaceful setting, diverse home styles, a fabulous golf course and great fishing.  But it’s residents also take time

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St Pats In Five Points

Things to do in Columbia: St. Pat's in Five Points!     Join 40,000 of your neighbors in the Five Points business district this weekend for the Midland's largest annual street!

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Lake Murray Battle Of The Beaver

Lake Murray is known for many things.  Among them the forty-one miles of beautiful shore line, great fishing, and diverse real state opportunities.  I am adding beavers to the list!Like

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Night Harbor Fitness Friendzy Keeps More Than Just Real Estate Values In Shape

Night Harbor is a residential community situated on a scenic peninsula on beautiful Lake Murray in Chapin, South Carolina.  For residents who purchased homes on one of the 200 lots, their

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Chapin SC Capital Of Lake Murray And Cupcakes

Chapin, South Carolina is known as the Capital of Lake Murray.  With its affordable real estate and quaint setting, it’s easy to see why. Now Chapin is poised to become the cupcake capital

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A Taste Of Lake Murray More Than Gourmet Fish And Nice Houses

Lake Murray in Chapin, SC is known for its great fishing, the Purple  Martin phenomenon, affordable and diverse great real estate values  and the most awesome 4th of July Celebration in

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Timberlake SC Anglers Reel In Higher Home Values

Timberlake is a golf course community in Chapin, South Carolina that hugs the shores of Lake Murray.  In addition to the great golfing, many residents enjoy the fantastic fishing the

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Chapin SC Homes And A Funny Little Thing Called Love

Chapin is known as the capital of Lake Murray and it also has a fabulous theatre group.  “A Funny Little Thing Called Love” is the group’s latest production and performances

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Awesome Home For Sale In Chapin

This is the first of what will be many postings about things going on in and around the Lake Murray, Timberlake,Chapin and the greater Columbia, SC area. As a realtor I’ll keep you apprised of

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A New Years Resolution

"A New Years Resolution is something that goes in one year & out the other" - AnonymousSo many of our New Year's Resolutions are based on the things that we are most discontent with in our lives.

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Chapin Baseball

Good luck to the varsity & junior varsity Chapin baseball teams in their pre-season tournaments this weekend & next!Go!!

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Send A Goodwill Message

Why is a goodwill message so important?  Since finding the right words to express our feelings is not always easy, we tend to procrastinate when writing any kind of note, especially one

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An Affordable Lake Murray Weekender Or Fishing Spot

Check out this adorable bungalow located on Hollands Landing Road in Prosperity.  The view of Lake Murray is fantastic from a roomy back porch or dock.  This quaint 900

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Carolina Clemson Baseball Game Tonight

My son is so excited, he is batboy for the USC Gamecocks at tonight's baseball game.  The 3 game series against Clemson begins @ 7:00pm tonight at the Carolina stadium.  It

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The Oaks At Oakbrook Landing In Chapin SC Part II

New home construction in The Oaks at Oakbrook Landing began around 2000.  There were three phases of construction to complete this gorgeous neighborhood.  Phase I consists of

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Family Time

It's time to enjoy my family.  You should do the!!

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First Full Week On Kunversion

It's been a week of highs & lows.  Not only have I survived the first full week on Kunversion, but I finally am feeling comfortable with how to use it efficiently.  One thing is

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CMLS Training Today

Today was my initial class on using the CMLS site.  The system itself is quite powerful & I found myself thinking more about how the site was constructed.  After all, for the

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Kunversion Intro

Well, it took me almost 2 hours to get everything set-up on google, still need to get the mobile app stuff up & running.  Since I had to run a number of errands, I waited until I was

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