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.

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

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.

Final Phase Opening- Press Release

Maintenance Free Columbia, SC Community, Final Phase is Slated for Opening March, 23 2017

Pros and Cons of Winter Home Building

In the end, there’s no universal right or wrong. Since every business and every project is unique, builders must weigh the specific advantages and disadvantages. If you have the budget and experience to push through trying conditions and unexpected delays, there’s no reason you can’t remain productive 12 months a year.