Your weekly look at Richland County Government news and events.

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.  Your weekly look at Richland County Government news and events. Public Invited to Decker Center Dedication Ceremony The public is invited to join County Councilmembers, Magistrate Judges, members of the Sheriff’s Department and community leaders in celebrating Richland County’s newest facility at a special dedication ceremony on Friday,… Continue reading Your weekly look at Richland County Government news and events.

Relocating to Columbia, SC?

Look no further? Woodcreek Farms has everything you need and be close to the awesome features of the Columbia, SC area, yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle. The pleasures of this friendly, tight-knit community go well beyond the rewards of its picturesque setting. Indeed, they go beyond the boundaries of Woodcreek Farms. Members… Continue reading Relocating to Columbia, SC?

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

The Tour of Homes is Coming to Columbia, SC

The Tour of Homes Kicks of at Woodcreek Farms June 10 at our Model home with a Fabulous Grill out for our customers!

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.

Buying a Home? Do You Know the Lingo?

Down Payment – This is a portion of the cost of your home that you pay upfront to secure the purchase of the property. Down payments are typically 3 to 20% of the purchase price of the home. There are zero-down programs available through VA loans for Veterans, as well as USDA loans for rural areas of the country. Eighty percent of first-time buyers put less than 20% down last month.