I might agree with David on this one ... Columbia, like Greenville and a few other area's have taken more of a gentle approach in home prices ...
Unlike homes in California or Florida that went screaming from $180,000 to $340,000 in 18 months (and now praying for $210,000) ... they've traveled more on the last 25 year pace, 3% here, 5% over there, maybe a little 7% down the street etc, etc ...
Good luck and happy hunting.!
If you visit my blog ( http://thepattersonfiles.info/ ), I just wrote an article on March 17 about Northeast Columbia home prices. Hopefully, this will be helpful in answering your question(s).
David A. Patterson, Broker CRS ABR
Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc.
5219 N. Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC 29206
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