Featured Realtor of the Week: Cheryl McEntire

Our Featured Realtor this week is Cheryl McEntire. Looking to buy or sell a home? Contact Cheryl to find out how she can help you with your real estate needs!

Columbia SC Real Estate Agent - Cheryl McEntireCheryl McEntire

Realtor

Phone: (803) 509-1213
FAX: (803) 779-1880
Email: CherylMcEntire@TheMatherCompany.com

Cheryl is a native of Columbia who graduated from Dreher High and studied Theater at USC. In 2007 she completed an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Real Estate. Courses included in the attainment of this degree are:

  • Real Estate Marketing
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Property Management
  • Law of contracts
  • Real Estate Law
  • Home Inspection

With her training and experience, Cheryl has a broad, yet in depth, understanding of the steps to determine her client’s needs and to find the best property that suits those needs. And when it’s time to move on the next “dream home” she understands how to quickly and effectively market that property for her client. In all, her client’s best interest is always the top priority.

Featured Realtor of the Week: Harriett McCoy

Our featured Realtor this week is our agent Harriett McCoy. Harriett would be happy to help you with any of your real estate needs. So please contact Harriett if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or the surrounding Midlands.

Columbia SC Real Estate Agent - Harriett McCoyHarriett McCoy

Realtor®

Phone: (803) 261-5258
FAX: (803) 779-1880
Email: HMcCoy@TheMatherCompany.com

Experience:
Realtor – Real Estate Professional – Licensed 1996
15 Years Communications/Governmental Relations
Former State Agency Executive Director

Affiliations:
National Association of Realtors
South Carolina Association of Realtors
Central Carolina Association of Realtors
Consolidated Multiple Listing Service

Education:
B. A. in Journalism (AD/PR), University of South Carolina, 1984
Real Estate & Continuing Education Classes

Community:
Women In Philanthropy, Charter Member 2002, PR Committee Co-Chair 2006
United Way of the Midlands, Director of Major Gifts 2001-2003
South Carolina Auctioneers’ Commission, Consumer Member 2001-2004
National Auctioneers’ License Law Officials Association, President 1993,
Secretary/Treasurer 1991-1992

Personal:
Married, 1 Child
Member, Eastminster Presbyterian Church

Featured Realtor of the Week: Charlie Mather

Our featured Realtor this week is Charlie Mather. Charlie has been voted “Agent of the Year” 3 years in a row (2011, 2012 and 2013) by the readers of The State newspaper! If you need help with buying or selling real estate in Columbia, SC, please contact Charlie. He can help you with all your real estate needs.

Charlie Mather PictureCharlie Mather

President, Owner, and Founder of The Mather Company, Inc.
Broker | Realtor® | Residential Home Builder

 

Phone: (803) 622-9480
FAX: (803) 779-1880
Email: Charlie@CharlieMather.com

 

Charlie graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Upon graduation, Charlie began a career in real estate, and has been serving clients in the Columbia and surrounding area ever since. In 2009 Charlie started The Mather Company. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 Charlie was voted by the readers of The State Newspaper and other local people as Real Estate Agent of the Year. He has lived in Columbia since 2001. He has been married to his wife Lauren since 2006. They had their first child, a boy, in 2011, and had a girl in 2013.

Featured Realtor of the Week: Neha Jaggi

Our featured Realtor this week is Neha Jaggi. If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in Columbia, SC, give her a call. Neha can help you with all your Columbia, SC real estate needs!

Neha Jaggi PictureNeha Jaggi

Realtor®

Phone: (803) 351-9462
FAX: (803) 779-1880
Email: Neha@TheMatherCompany.com

Although I was born in India, I have lived in Lexington since I was 6 months old. So South Carolina is home! I graduated from White Knoll High in 2008 and then continued my education at University of South Carolina. I went to the Aiken campus for a semester and then transferred to the Columbia campus and finished my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a minor in Business Administration in May of 2012. I hope to go back to school in the near future, but until then I hope to be able to help you have a pleasant and satisfying experience while buying or selling your home!

Open House Today in Bradley Neighborhood at 3006 Oakhaven Road, Columbia, SC 29204

Hart Traylor will be hosting an open house today, Sunday March 9, from 2-4pm at 3006 Oakhaven Rd., Columbia, SC 29204. This is a cute home with some recent updates. Please come by to see this house and give us your feedback! You can contact Hart for more information at 803-622-5432.

3006 Oakhaven Road, Columbia, SC 29204 (Columbia, SC Real Estate)3006 Oakhaven Road
Columbia, SC 29204

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Listing Price: $99,000
Square Footage: 1,748
Bedrooms: 3
Full Bathrooms: 1
Half Bathrooms: 1

Welcome home to this updated, tri-level home close to downtown Columbia. This 3 bedroom, 1 ½ bathroom brick house was recently painted inside, and has new carpet and flooring throughout the house. Warm up by the charming brick fireplace in the family room. Enjoy a relaxed meal in the eat-in kitchen space, or host a more formal meal in the formal dining room. The 1st and 2nd bedrooms are located upstairs, along with the ½ bathroom. The full bathroom is located on the main level, and the 3rd bedroom is located downstairs with its own entryway. The large backyard is fenced in, and has a shed perfect for storage. Come make this your home today!

Featured Realtor of the Week: Hart Traylor

Our featured Realtor this week is Hart Traylor. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a house, contact him to find out how he can help you with your real estate needs!

Hart Traylor PictureHart Traylor

Vice-President | Realtor® | Project Manager

Phone: (803) 622-5432
FAX: (803) 779-1880
Email: HartTraylor@TheMatherCompany.com

Hart graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in History. Upon graduation, he spent 2 years working at a church in Columbia as the Media Administrator. In 2009 Hart joined Charlie Mather as Charlie was beginning The Mather Company. In 2010 Hart got his sales license. Hart was born and raised in Columbia. He met his wife Vanessa at an on campus Bible study (RUF) at USC. They married in 2008, and in 2010 had their first child; a son. Hart loves Jesus and spending time with his family. He also enjoys Gamecock football/basketball/baseball, the Minnesota Vikings, and music. He and his family are actively involved with their church, Columbia Crossroads Downtown.

“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” – Ephesians 5:1-2

When It’s Cheaper to Buy than Rent

Buying costs less than renting in all 100 large U.S. metros, according to the Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia.

Rising mortgage rates and home prices have narrowed the gap between renting and buying, though rates have recently dropped and price gains are slowing.

Low mortgage rates have kept homeownership from becoming more expensive than renting. In some markets, like San Francisco and Seattle, rents have risen sharply; rising rents hurt affordability relative to incomes, but rising rents make buying look cheaper in comparison.

Trulia says that at a 30-year fixed rate of 4.5%, buying is 38% cheaper than renting nationally, versus being 44% cheaper at the start of 2013.

(While renting is more expensive, only half of potential homebuyers have credit that would get such a rate, and many first-time homebuyers are struggling to form households or get out from under student debt.)

The range of difference, as one expects, varies from market to market – buying is only 5% cheaper than renting in Honolulu, while it is 66% cheaper than renting in Detroit.

Trulia’s interactive Rent vs. Buy Map shows how the math changes under alternative assumptions for the mortgage rate, the income tax bracket for tax deductions, and the number of years that one stays in the home.

To compare the costs of owning and renting, Trulia’s model assumes buyers get a 4.5% mortgage rate on a 30-year FRM with 20% down payment. Further, it assumes buyers itemize their federal tax deductions and are in the 25% tax bracket; and will stay in their home for seven years.

Under these assumptions, buying is 38% cheaper than renting nationwide, taking into account all of the costs and proceeds from buying or renting over the entire seven-year period.

To read the article as published on housingwire.com, please click here.

Open House Today at Cute Home in Lexington!

221 Mockingbird Drive, Lexington, SC 29073 (Columbia, SC Real Estate)

Hart Traylor will be hosting an open house today, Sunday Feb. 16, from 2-4, at 221 Mockingbird Drive. This is a great home and has a lot to offer for the price! Stop on by to see this house!

221 Mockingbird Drive, Lexington, SC 29073 (Columbia, SC Real Estate)221 Mockingbird Drive
Lexington, SC 29073

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Listing Price: $119,000
Square Footage: 1,650
Bedrooms: 4
Full Bathrooms: 2
Half Bathrooms: 1

Come see this 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bathroom home in Lexington that exudes southern charm, starting with the large front porch. Upon entering, one is greeted by a large spacious living room and cozy brick fireplace. Crown molding runs throughout the downstairs, and the dining room features elegant chair rail molding and wainscoting. The eat-in kitchen features wood stained cabinets, and a welcoming bay window area where you can eat your meals while enjoying the scenic view of your wooded, and secluded, backyard. Upstairs one will find a large master bedroom, with his and hers closets, and a private master bathroom. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms, located upstairs as well, are good size, and share the 2nd full bathroom. The finished room over the garage is ideal for a 4th bedroom, playroom or office. The garage has been converted into a bonus room (not included in the square footage) and workshop. This home features lots of storage space in the attic and large closets. Come make this your home today!


For more information, please contact Hart Traylor:

Hart Traylor
Phone: (803) 622-5432
Email: Hart@TheMatherCompany.com

You can also contact Hart Traylor by filling out the following form.

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Open House this Sunday at Cute Home in Lexington

221 Mockingbird Drive, Lexington, SC 29073 (Columbia, SC Real Estate)

Hart Traylor will be hosting an open house this Sunday (Feb. 16), from 2-4, at 221 Mockingbird Drive. This is a great home and has a lot to offer for the price! Stop on by to see this house!

221 Mockingbird Drive, Lexington, SC 29073 (Columbia, SC Real Estate)221 Mockingbird Drive
Lexington, SC 29073

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Listing Price: $119,000
Square Footage: 1,650
Bedrooms: 4
Full Bathrooms: 2
Half Bathrooms: 1

Come see this 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bathroom home in Lexington that exudes southern charm, starting with the large front porch. Upon entering, one is greeted by a large spacious living room and cozy brick fireplace. Crown molding runs throughout the downstairs, and the dining room features elegant chair rail molding and wainscoting. The eat-in kitchen features wood stained cabinets, and a welcoming bay window area where you can eat your meals while enjoying the scenic view of your wooded, and secluded, backyard. Upstairs one will find a large master bedroom, with his and hers closets, and a private master bathroom. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms, located upstairs as well, are good size, and share the 2nd full bathroom. The finished room over the garage is ideal for a 4th bedroom, playroom or office. The garage has been converted into a bonus room (not included in the square footage) and workshop. This home features lots of storage space in the attic and large closets. Come make this your home today!


For more information, please contact Hart Traylor:

Hart Traylor
Phone: (803) 622-5432
Email: Hart@TheMatherCompany.com

You can also contact Hart Traylor by filling out the following form.

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Featured Listing of the Week: 221 Mockingbird Drive, Lexington, SC 29073

Our featured listing this week is a cute home for sale in Lexington, SC. This is a perfect starter home for 1st time home buyers!

221 Mockingbird Drive, Lexington, SC 29073 (Columbia, SC Real Estate)221 Mockingbird Drive
Lexington, SC 29073

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Listing Price: $119,000
Square Footage: 1,650
Bedrooms: 4
Full Bathrooms: 2
Half Bathrooms: 1

Come see this 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bathroom home in Lexington that exudes southern charm, starting with the large front porch. Upon entering, one is greeted by a large spacious living room and cozy brick fireplace. Crown molding runs throughout the downstairs, and the dining room features elegant chair rail molding and wainscoting. The eat-in kitchen features wood stained cabinets, and a welcoming bay window area where you can eat your meals while enjoying the scenic view of your wooded, and secluded, backyard. Upstairs one will find a large master bedroom, with his and hers closets, and a private master bathroom. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms, located upstairs as well, are good size, and share the 2nd full bathroom. The finished room over the garage is ideal for a 4th bedroom, playroom or office. The garage has been converted into a bonus room (not included in the square footage) and workshop. This home features lots of storage space in the attic and large closets. Come make this your home today!

Contact us for more information.

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