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Tombo Grille Discover My Town – Columbia, SC

Have you ever wondered where to go when you’re in the mood for some creative and delicious comfort food, but really don’t feel like making the commute to downtown Columbia? Head over to Forest Acres where you’ll find the Tombo Grille, your neighborhood jewel, where you’ll find all your favorites with an interesting twist.

Here at the Tombo Grille they prepare an array of nightly specials that are inspired by seasonal fresh local ingredients and served with a smile. Start off with the fried Brussel sprouts. Trust me. Regardless of how you feel about the vegetable, I promise you won’t leave a single one behind. Then move onto any one of the varieties of intricate pizzas with a bottle of wine or a high gravity beer. If you come on a Monday evening, they have live music during non COVID times and offer a special that includes a delicious hamburger, fries, and a beer ALL for $10. Make sure to leave some room for the dessert menu, because chances are no matter how full you are, you will want to keep eating.

Dining at Tombo Grille can be as casual or formal as you like. On any given night, you’ll find families having dinner, friends celebrating, or folks out on the town. Their warm and inviting atmosphere is perfect for any occasion.


Will The Presidential Election Affect Real Estate?

The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging time of our lives and now we have an upcoming election. Should we expect a drop off on sales of homes? During the month of November, yes. Studies show there is a normal season drop during November and an additional drop due to the election is expected. BUT it is important to note this is temporary and ultimately acts like deferred sales and get pushed forward to the next year. If mortgage rates remain near all-time lows, the economy continues to recover, and unemployment continues to decrease, the real estate market should remain strong up to and past the election.

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Cedar Mill in Irmo, SC

Intimate Community of Cedar Mill in Irmo, SC

Cedar Mill is a small community of 68 homes located in Irmo, South Carolina. Popular home plans are ranch-style, master on main, and two-story with sizes ranging from 2,049 to 4,448 square feet and offering from three to six bedrooms. Home exteriors are a mix of brick, fiber cement siding and/or stone with spacious interiors featuring granite countertops, hardwoods, smart home technology, and energy-efficient stainless steel appliances. There is a homeowners association, and yearly fees of $455 cover common area, sidewalk, and street maintenance. Students residing in Cedar Mill attend the Lexington Richland 5 schools of Ballentine Elementary, Dutch Fork Middle, and Dutch Fork High.


Cedar Mill is a hidden gem in a great location just two minutes from I-26 and with convenient access to the major roads of Dutch Fork and Broad River, and the surrounding areas of Irmo, Chapin, Lexington and downtown Columbia. The community is also surrounded by great grocery stores, exciting new shopping, churches, municipal offices, restaurants, and Lake Murray, the Midland’s 50,000 acre, fresh-water recreational playground. Enjoy casual cafe dining at Tonella’s Pizza Kitchen serving NYC-style pizzas, pasta, and sandwiches less than a mile away, or a Japanese sushi and hibachi buffet at Hokkaido less than two miles away. If you want to take in the sights while dining on great food, the lakefront restaurants of Liberty Tap Room & Grill, the Rusty Anchor and Catfish Johnny’s are all just a few miles away. The area’s premier shopping mall, Columbiana Centre, is less than ten miles away and offers a variety of shopping, dining, and recreation for residents, including Dave & Buster’s, with a full service restaurant and state-of-the-art video arcade.

Irmo is a great town with a lot to offer in terms of affordability, recreation, and convenience. The town is situated between the capital city of Columbia and Lake Murray giving a vast array of restaurants, shopping, museums, collegiate activities, community events and more to choose from. The Irmo Okra Strut is hosted annually and is one of the best free festivals around with an assortment of rides and amusements, music, food and other family-fun. The biggest draw to the area is Lake Murray. Residents and visitors are able to enjoy near year-round water fun with boating, swimming, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving and tubing. The lake also hosts a number of fishing tournaments and is home to some of the best bass fishing around.


If you are looking to live in an exciting area with great schools and great convenience, than Cedar Mill is calling you home. Contact us to get started on the search for your dream home today!


April Market Update

April 2020

While the stock market recovered significantly in March, the effects of COVID-19 to
the economy continue to build. In just the last four weeks, more than 20 million
people filed initial unemployment claims according to the United States Department
of Labor, fueled by stay at home orders and a slowdown of economic activity across
the country. Added to the unemployment claims from March, more than 30 million
people have become unemployed since COVID-19 has become widespread in the
U.S. In the face of these challenging times, real estate activity in April slowed

New Listings were down 18.8 percent to 1,287. Pending Sales decreased 6.6
percent to 1,292. Inventory shrank 4.4 percent to 2,702 units.

Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 6.1 percent to $188,900. Days
on Market decreased 15.0 percent to 51 days. Months Supply of Inventory was
down 8.0 percent to 2.3 months, indicating that demand increased relative to

While the effect of COVID-19 continues to vary widely across the country, it is
expected that social distancing, higher unemployment, and lower overall economic
activity is likely to continue to constrain real estate activity in the near term. At the
same time, the industry is adapting to the current environment by conducting
business using technologies such as virtual showings and e-signing to help buyers
and sellers with their housing needs in the face of these challenges.





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Busy Week!

It’s been a busy week.  Closed on one of my listings as well as listed two homes this week that received multiple offers and were under contract in ONE day!  The market is hot and buyers are more driven than ever.  With near historic low interest rates, buyers are taking advantage.  If you have been thinking of buying or selling, RIGHT NOW, is the ideal time.