My name is Lori Carnes. I would be more than happy to help you find a home in Columbia. I will check with the builders that I work with to see if they would consider this option.
I am a fellow Atlanta implant that retired here in Columbia, SC. If you are still looking to purchase a home here in Columbia, please feel free to contact me 803-800-4448 or visit me at http://www.cbunited.com/howardrose (Retired Army)
Do you have your home with an agent that is full time and marketing your home? If not I can recommend some great agents in your area.
Congrats on your transfer! If you need info about the area feel free to check out my website and request a relocation packet.
Is it possible that you could rent the home in Atlanta? Have you had your agent check the comps on your listing to make sure you are not way out of range on how much you're asking for the home?
I wish you much success with your home sale and I'll ask around and see if anyone knows of a builder willing to do that.