Budget-Friendly Smart Home Tech for Seniors & Individuals with Special Needs – HomeAdvisor

Imagine this scenario: You come home from work and your front door, sensing your presence, automatically unlocks for you. You walk in, carrying bags of groceries, and as you enter the kitchen, the lights turn themselves on. You put your groceries away and realizing that you forgot an item, you send a request to your grocery store for a delivery using a touchscreen built right into the refrigerator. You settle down in the living room to watch television. Sensing that you’re slightly chilly from information gathered from your smart watch, the thermostat automatically increases the temperature of your home to keep you comfortable

To Stage…or Not to Stage? That Is the Question! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:
The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annual Profile of Home Staging.
50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar value offers from buyers.
77% of buyer’s agents said staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the home as their own.
The top rooms to stage to attract more buyers are the living room, master bedroom, kitchen, and dining room.

Introducing Blythewood Location

Three new homes are coming soon for Fall move in in the desired area of Blythewood, SC in the neighborhood of Crescent Lake! Located near shopping, highly rated schools and Longcreek, this neighborhood awaits new homeowners!

Woodcreek Farms-Columbia’s Prized Location

Four distinct seasons with long, colorful springs and autumns, hot summers and the occasional excitement of a bit of snow in the forecast during winter’s brief stay – that’s the weather in Columbia.

The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning

We often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the result of the equity buildup that homeowners experience over the time that they own their home. In a report recently released by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), they reveal how valuable equity can… Continue reading The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning

Fourth of July Events in Columbia, SC

Doesn’t Our Country Look Good in Red, White and Blue? COLUMBIA FIREFLIES:   Catch the Fireflies at Spirit Communications Park from Friday, June 30 through Monday, July 3, as they square off against the Rome Braves. Will there be fireworks? Heck yeah – Friday, Saturday and Monday nights.   1640 Freed St. LEXINGTON BLOWFISH:  … Continue reading Fourth of July Events in Columbia, SC

Renting vs. Buying in Columbia

Factors That Influence Price in Columbia

The city continues to see steady growth since the recession, which indicates a slow increase in home prices. When looking at Columbia home buying trends, there are various factors that affect the price in Columbia, some of which include home size and location. Given the demographic of Columbia, single-family homes and condominiums tend to sell the quickest in the city. Additionally, school districts will play a major role in neighborhood popularity, which can also affect home prices.