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Founded in 1786 as the site of South Carolina’s new capital city, it was one of the first planned cities in the United States. The area is often cited for its high quality of life offerings, with its many cultural amenities, parks, and recreational features. At the confluence of two major rivers, Columbia is one of the best destinations in the country for kayak and canoe enthusiasts. The University of South Carolina and several other colleges call Columbia home. Fort Jackson one of the largest Army bases in the United States is located on the east side of Columbia.

With an average home price for a single family home in the area hovering around $150,000, great schools, excellent weather year round, and a stable real estate market due to large number of government and service sector employees has made Columbia one of 30 communities named “America’s Most Livable Communities.” Increasingly, Columbia is becoming recognized as an ideal city for retirees. “Where to Retire” magazine listed Columbia as one of its 25 best choices for retirement as a “budget town” in its January/February 2007 edition. A RetireHomeSmart.com survey of retirement cities lists Columbia as America’s second best retirement city.

Columbia has activities for every age with features like EdVenture and the Riverbank Zoo for children of all ages, the State Museum, the historic Vista with unique shops and restaurants, great Country Clubs for golfers, Lake Murray for fishermen and an average temperature of 64 degrees make Columbia the perfect place to call home.

Buying a New Columbia Home?

Buying a Columbia home can be a daunting task. Before setting out on your house hunting journey, you should know what you really want to find. Take some time to list all the features that are most important to you and your family. Here are a few ideas to consider in looking for a Columbia home to purchase:

  • Location – Columbia has a good number of wonderful areas to choose from. Also think about your proximity to quality schools, medical facilities, and shopping markets.
  • Size – Do you need a certain number of bedrooms or bathrooms? Don’t forget about closet space
  • Parking – Is a covered garage important to you?
  • Style – 2-story house or ranch style home? New or older home?
  • Air Conditioning & Heating – central heating and/or air conditioning can be a savior in Columbia.

As you browse homes, keep these ideas in mind. Your list may change over time as you do more looking. You may want to add or remove features, or perhaps you’ll become willing to make compromises to find the Columbia home that is the best fit for your family. With hundreds of beautiful Columbia homes to choose from, you’ll surely find the one for you. Get started now.

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Selling your Columbia Home?

Selling your Columbia home through Exit Real Estate Consultants is the right decision. Our agents are here to guide you through a potentially complicated process. You deserve top-dollar for your property and Exit Real Estate Consultants is committed to marketing and selling your home. All of our agents are certified REALTORs® and they are determined to give you peace of mind throughout the home selling process. With years of experience in the Columbia home market, our team has the secret recipe for attracting the right kind of home buyers at just the right time. Choosing Exit Real Estate Consultants is a wise decision. Learn a bit more about our agents here.

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Apply for a Home Loan to purchase your Columbia home?

The Columbia home market is highly active at this time. Interest rates continue to hover near record lows and it’s never been easier to finance your Columbia home purchase —whether it’s your first home purchase, a vacation property, or a retirement townhouse. Find out how much house you can afford, learn about settlement and closing costs, and access the most current lending rates through our preferred mortgage partner.

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Columbia – New Listings

504  Percival Road , Columbia, SC NEW!: Added Today $299,000 Columbia, SC
Commercial Listing
10  Turnberry Court , Columbia, SC NEW!: Added Today $165,000 Columbia, SC
5 beds / 2.5 baths
377  Peppercorn Drive , Columbia, SC NEW!: Added Today $159,720 Columbia, SC
4 beds / 2.5 baths
2815  Stratford Road , Columbia, SC NEW!: Added Today $495,000 Columbia, SC
4 beds / 3.5 baths
648  Long Pointe Lane , Columbia, SC NEW!: Added Today $179,900 Columbia, SC
4 beds / 3 baths
605  Summit Square , Columbia, SC NEW!: Added Today $124,900 Columbia, SC
3 beds / 3 baths
619  King Street , Columbia, SC NEW!: Added Today $105,900 Columbia, SC
2 beds / 1.5 baths
9  Upton Court , Columbia, SC NEW!: Added Today $50,000 Columbia, SC
3 beds / 1 baths
8035  Bruton Road , Columbia, SC NEW!: Added Today $89,900 Columbia, SC
3 beds / 1 baths
3903  Edmond Drive , Columbia, SC NEW!: Added Today $60,000 Columbia, SC
2 beds / 1 baths
395  Highland Point Drive , Columbia, SC NEW!: Added Today $599,900 Columbia, SC
6 beds / 3.5 baths
8  Lake Point Road , Columbia, SC NEW!: Added Today $849,000 Columbia, SC
5 beds / 3 baths
340  Lake Carolina Boulevard , Columbia, SC NEW!: 1 Day Old $89,900 Columbia, SC
0.1 acres
618  Rocky Branch Lane , Columbia, SC NEW!: 1 Day Old $137,000 Columbia, SC
3 beds / 2 baths
1230  Winterwood Road , Columbia, SC NEW!: 1 Day Old $11,500 Columbia, SC
3 beds / 2 baths
420  Westwood Avenue , Columbia, SC NEW!: 1 Day Old $149,900 Columbia, SC
3 beds / 2 baths
117  Lazy Acres Drive , Columbia, SC NEW!: 1 Day Old $106,900 Columbia, SC
3 beds / 2 baths
337  Denman Loop , Columbia, SC NEW!: 1 Day Old $127,900 Columbia, SC
3 beds / 2.5 baths
121  Windstone Drive , Columbia, SC NEW!: 1 Day Old $121,900 Columbia, SC
3 beds / 2.5 baths
933  Laurie Lane , Columbia, SC NEW!: 1 Day Old $134,900 Columbia, SC
3 beds / 1.5 baths

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Posted December 27, 2011 by Chip Jefferson

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