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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.

AVAILABLE HOMES IN CEDAR MILL

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.

AVAILABLE HOMES IN THE IRMO/BALLENTINE AREA OF SC

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!

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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
significantly.

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
supply.

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.

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All Time Low Interest Rate!!!

The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit an all-time low this week for Freddie Mac. Sitting at 3.23%, this is the lowest the Freddie Mac average has been since the entity started keep track of rates in 1971. While that is good news for current homeowners who might be able to benefit from a refinance, it’s not terribly helpful for folks who are out of work and cannot get a mortgage loan without a job.

The latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association shows that, despite the millions of Americans without a job, purchases went up last week by 12% compared to the week before. As expected, the year-over-year number is down for purchases but that weekly increase is a big positive as we move into phased reopenings of state economies.

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Restaurant Openings in Columbia Area

I am sure many of you are ready to enjoy a meal out of your home this week! I recommend calling first as some may require reservations for the outdoor seating area.  Please keep in mind that not everyone is ready to adventure out yet.  Let’s all be respectful of other people’s choices and continue following the CDC guidelines.

LEXINGTON AND IRMO

Eggs Up Grill, 205 Columbia Ave., Lexington, 6 a.m.-2 p.m.

Goodfellas Grill and Bar, 760 US-378 #1, Lexington, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Mathias Sandwich Shop, 7235 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Old Mill Brewpub, 711 E. Main St., Lexington, 3-8 p.m.

Flight Deck Restaurant, 109 Old Chapin Rd, Lexington, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)

WingPlace, 5230 Sunset Blvd., Monday-Wednesday 4 p.m.-9 p.m. .and Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

LAKE MURRAY

Rusty Anchor operated by J Peters on the Lake, 1925 Johnson Marina Road, 4-8 p.m.

Catfish Johnny’s, 1925 Johnson Marina Road, 4 p.m.-8 p.m.

MAIN STREET DISTRICT

East Bay Deli, 1426 Main St., 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Good Life Cafe, 1614 Main St., 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Greek Boys, 1469 Sumter St., 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Grand, 1621 Main St., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

The Main Course, 1626 Main St., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

NoMa Bistro by Al Amir, 2431 Main St., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

FIVE POINTS

Groucho’s Deli, 611 Harden St., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Jake’s, 2112 Devine St., 4-10 p.m.

Nicky’s Pizzeria, 2123 Greene St., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Pawleys Front Porch, 827 Harden St., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Publico Kitchen & Tap, 2013 Greene St., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Salty Nut Cafe, 2000 Greene St., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saluda’s Restaurant, 751 Saluda Ave., 5-8:30 p.m.., reservations only

THE VISTA

Five Guys, 931 Senate St., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Thirsty Fellow Pizzeria and Pub, 621 Gadsden St., 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Tin Roof, 1022 Senate St., 4 p.m.-2 a.m.

The Pot Smoker BBQ, 931-A Senate St, 11 a.m. ⋅ 9 p.m.

Carolina Ale House, 708 Lady Street. 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. only

The Twisted Spur Brewing, 705 Gervais St, noon – 8 p.m.

1801 Grille, 700 Lincoln St #200 on the USC campus, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

ROSEWOOD

Rosewood Dairy Bar, 3003 Rosewood Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Seawell’s, 1125 Rosewood Drive, Wednesday-Friday, 11a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Dano’s Pizza, 3008 Rosewood Drive, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Rockaway Athletic Club, 2719 Rosewood Drive, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

DEVINE STREET

Backstreets Grill, 2400 Devine St., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Burger Tavern 77, 2631 Devine St., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Henry’s Restaurant & Bar, 2865 Devine St., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Urban Cookhouse, 3000 Devine St., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Za’s on Devine, 2930 Devine St, 11 a.m. – 9 pm.

STATE STREET/ CAYCE/WEST COLUMBIA

Cafe Strudel, 300 State St., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

George’s Southside Restaurant, 2333 Charleston Highway, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Kingsman Restaurant, 936 Axtell Drive, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

D’s Wings, 920 Axtell Drive, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Nick’s House of Pizza Restaurant, 1082 Sunset Blvd., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.