SC Is Growing: Maybe We’ll Pick Up a Congressional Seat In a Few Years…

Census estimates State ranks 10th in growthMigration helps S.C. add 77,601 residents in yearBy JAMES T. HAMMOND - jhammond@thestate.comMigration, particularly from the Northeast, has helped boost South Carolina’s growth rate to one of the highest in … [Continue reading]


Above is a map of where "Bowl Season" will be taking place. Please note that the Palmetto State, is geographically surrounded by bowl game host states. Wouldn't it be nice if South Carolina could get in this mix? … [Continue reading]

Well, many people in the marketing business say that, "any P.R. is good P.R." In this instance, it looks like I need to subscribe to this school of thought. It seems as though state house "bad boy" has chosen to have a little bit of fun with us … [Continue reading]

King’s Grant; Columbia’s “Strongest” Neighborhood in ’07

The Columbia neighborhood that hasn't missed a beat.So far this year, 17 homes have closed in King's Grant. The average price is $584,204.00. The average price/ft. is a strong $167.22. My biggest listing in KG is one of the "boat drivers", closing at … [Continue reading]

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The Real Team has watched, eaten and laughed with Caroline and her pregnancy for 9 months. Tuesday was finally her day, as her son finally joined the world. Congratulations to Caroline, Walks, The Suggs and Millikens. I hope William likes Mr. … [Continue reading]

Cockominium Hits Ebay

One of our buddies has put his Stadium Villiage Loft on ebay. The "Reserve" is set for $415,000 and the "Buy It Now" is $469,000. There is also a furnished price that you can see by clicking the link. Happy … [Continue reading]


Sorensen stepping downUSC leader considering other posts at universityBy JAMES T. HAMMOND - … [Continue reading]

Every Little Bit Helps…

2008 Mileage AllowancesThe mileage business allowance increases from 48.5 cents to 50.5 cents per mile. Charitable deductions for the use of a car will remain at 14 cents per mile driven. The rates will apply for mileage on or after January 1, 2008. … [Continue reading]

McDonalds Tops List. Coldwell Banker #1 Real Estate Brand; #12 Franchise Brand Overall…

Below is the list of the Top 15 Franchise Brands. Although it is very interesting, keep in mind that these are "franchise" brands. Brands like Coke, Pepsi, Bud, Chevy and Starbucks are all corporate owned, not franchise opportunities.... Coldwell … [Continue reading]