Great brick ranch-style home in Forest Acres! 3-4 bedrooms, 2 baths, LR, DR, breakfast with french doors to back yard. Updated kitchen with granite counter and ceramic tile flooring. Hardwoods in LR/DR, hall and bedrooms. Ceramic tile in kitchen and breakfast/den. Large carpeted bonus room could be 4th bedroom or office/den/playroom. Laundry room. New roof in 2010. HVAC (GasPac) in 2006..Large fenced back yard and large front yard. Excellent schools in Richland Co. District One: Satchelford or Brockman Elementary, Crayton Middle, AC Flora High. Buyers' agents are welcome! Sale Price $170,000.
I would love to show you around this wonderful community.
Plus, lets not forget the sense of security that comes from owning a home vs. renting. Renting an apartment means that your life and belongings are always in the hands of someone else. If someone two stories down happens to go to bed leaving their stove on, and a fire catches, your life/belongings are at risk as well. Owning a home gives you the advantage of being in complete control of everything.
Of course, this is just my opinion. Hope it helps and good luck!
Isiah Youngblood, RealtorÂ®
RealtySouth - Trussville, AL
If you buy something and sell it for exactly what you paid, that's "break even"; you've essentially lived in that abode "rent free". Location is everything, especially when it comes to not knowing how long you'll be in an area.
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The first thing to think about is how long you will be living in Columbia. If you stay 4 to 5 years and the market picks up, you may be able to sell and break even, (not make a profit). If you stay less than 5 years, you may need to bring money to closing when you sell to pay off your mortage.
When it comes to what you can get for the money, there is no doubt you can purchase a nicer home for a monthly payment of $1,500/ mo than you can rent for $1,500 /mo. It is a great time to be a home buyer, as long as you plan to stay where you are for at least 4-5 years!
There are many condominium options down town. If you want to be in a neighborhood, you can go a little further out and have several options: Shandond, Heathwood, Lake Katherine, Forest Acres, and more. It really depends on what your price range is.
I recommend you find a good real estate agent to walk you through the prequalification process and to talk with you to see what is on your wish list so they can find the right neighborhood for you.
Feel free to contact me. I would be glad to assist you!
Real Estate Professional
Russell and Jeffcoat Real Estate, Inc.
It's very simple - you buy because you want to; you rent because you don't want to buy.
Universally, if you have doubts about buying, don't buy. It's as simple as that. What is it about not buying that you'd regret in three years?