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Springfield plan by Essex Homes in Columbia, Lexington and Irmo, SC

Springfield model Essex Homes SC
The Springfield plan built by Essex Homes is a big brother of the wildly popular Lexington plan by Essex. The biggest differences are that the Springfield features a kitchen island and laundry room upstairs. Check out a full video tour by Columbia New Home Buyer team leader Adrian La Fosse. This over 4000 sq ft home includes 5 bedrooms (guest suite downstairs) and 3 full baths with an option for…

Before You Close, Have You Done Your Due Diligence?

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
After successfully submitting an offer on a property and having it accepted, there is a stage, usually up to three weeks, before the deal is concluded. During the wait before the deal is closed, buyers are often advised to do their “due diligence on the property they have placed the offer. But what does “due diligence” mean? And what should the potential buyer be doing during this period of time?…

Welcome to the Commons at BullStreet Columbia, SC

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
Located at the intersection of I-26 and I-77, BullStreet is South Carolina’s first urban gigabit community covering over 165 acres in the heart of downtown Columbia. It was a long time coming with a protracted sale from the state to the developers but now its historic charm, urban excitement and neighborhood feel are creating a one-of-a-kind experience for all to enjoy. Plans for the downtown Columbia’s Commons at BullStreet project include 414,000 square…

Palmetto Heroes 2016 Loan Program Announced!!! 3% Interest Rates and Up to $10,000 Down Payment Assistance for Buying Homes

Palmetto Heroes Loan Program SC
Palmetto Heroes 2016 Update 4/21/16: SC Housing announced the release the of 2016 Palmetto Heroes home loan program! Now is the time to get pre-approved to benefit from this great program! Update 7/1/16: Funds have run out on this year's program. Typically the funds renew every Spring. It is HIGHLY recommended that you contact us well in advance of next spring to confirm you will be ready when funds are…

Top Mistakes To Avoid As A First Time Buyer

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
Taking your first step into the housing market can be a daunting experience. Unfortunately, there is no completely watertight step by step process to make sure you’re purchasing the right house for you. However, if you keep reading you will see some of the biggest mistakes that first time buyers make and know what to avoid when it comes time to buy your own first home. Don’t be a first time…

8 Tax Breaks for Homeowners

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
Owning a home doesn’t come cheap, but it’s always great to know that some of your expenses are tax deductible. If you want to know how you can minimize the cost of owning a home by maximizing homeownership write-offs, you’ve come to the right place. Please note that the information presented here is based on the 2015 tax year. 1 . Mortgage Interest When it comes to mortgage interest, there is always…

Making The Most Out of Your Tax Refund

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
  You can use your tax refund in a variety of different ways really. You can go for a vacation, buy a brand new TV, or some other luxurious ways you might have in mind. However, with a tax refund averaging $3,000, one of the most efficient ways of using it is to reinvest it back into your home. Regardless of the amount, if you are getting a tax refund this year,…

Palmetto Heroes 2016 Update: Low Interest Rates and Down Payment Assistance for Buying Homes

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]UPDATE 4/21/2016: The Palmetto Heroes 2016 home loan program has officially started! 3% Interest Rates and Up to $10,000 Down Payment Assistance for Buying Homes. UPDATE 7/1/16: Funds have run out on this year's program. Typically the funds renew every Spring. It is HIGHLY recommended that you contact us well in advance of next spring to confirm you will be ready when funds are released again. This year the funds…

Building Your Dream Home – Custom vs. Neighborhood Home Builders in Columbia, SC

  • Posted by: Adrian La Fosse
  • Category: Blog
You may have to decide whether you’re going for a custom built home or neighborhood production built home. It often comes down to your needs, budget and time table. This could be pretty difficult on your part, so to help you decide, here are some important points about custom builders and neighborhood production builders to consider. Custom Home Builders in Columbia, SC If you already have a dream home in…

Featured New Home – The Roosevelt II plan by DR Horton / Crown Communities in Columbia, Lexington, Blythewood and Irmo, SC

Roosevelt DR Horton - Crown Communities plan
One of the most popular new home floor plans in the greater Columbia, SC area is the Roosevelt II plan by builder Crown Communities. Actually, the builder is now DR Horton as Crown has bought this popular builder. They still build the Crown plans though so never fear. This magnificent two-story home includes 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a beautiful downstairs Master bedroom in its nearly 5000 square feet. Pricing of…