Greater Columbia, Chapin, Irmo, Lexington and Lake Murray.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day in Columbia SC

Memorial Day
A Day of Remembrance

Barbara and I went to downtown Columbia this morning to walk through Columbia's beautiful Memorial Park.  Memorial Day is a day to commemorate the men and women who died while in the military service of our country.

Memorial Park is located in downtown Columbia on four acres of land. The property is bordered by Hampton, Gadsden , Washington and Wayne Streets and is one block south of Finlay Park.  The park was dedicated in November 1986 along with the unveiling of the South Carolina Vietnam Monument.   There was a short memorial service at Noon to honor those who have fallen during heroic service to their country.

Vietnam Veterans - May 31, 2010

As a result of my visit today, I decided to place a new page on my Columbia website for Memorial Park.  CLICK HERE to visit my new web page with information on Columbia's Memorial Park.  I encourage you to visit this beautiful park very soon!

Friday, May 28, 2010

OPEN HOUSE - Lexington

OPEN HOUSE - Lexington
122 Hammock Drive in Bent Creek Plantation
Wednesday, June 2nd from 11:30 - 1:30

Stop by during lunch to check out this beautiful NEW home!  It was the model home for Rymarc in Bent Creek Plantation.  The on-site real estate agent will be Nancy Thomas.


This former model home, the Naples plan with 2880 square feet, has many nice upgrades: hardwoods in foyer, formal dining room, kitchen, and morning room; upgraded kitchen cabinets; stainless appliances in kitchen; refrigerator included; morning room; custom window treatments, architectural shingles and more. 
The large master bedroom (15x23) has two walk-in closets.

All schools are rated "10" by!

Price: $210,000

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Find A Doctor - Columbia, SC

Find a Doctor / Check Up On a Doctor in Columbia, SC

I learned recently about .   It's a great resource to find a doctor or review a doctor in the Greater Columbia (SC) area.   It tells you their education, board certifications, work backgrounds and patient ratings.   Click Here to visit online.

Also, you can sign up for a FREE "My Vitals" account.  Benefits include: Keep all your health provider information in one central place; Automatically updated by Vitals with changes or additions, so you always have current information; Totally Private and  Totally Free.

Also, will send you a FREE laminated wallet card to keep your medical info close at hand.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mel's OPEN HOUSE Weekend

TWO Open Homes To View This Weekend!
Please stop by and see these beautiful homes.  Both are priced right to sell NOW!  One home is in Northeast Columbia and one is in West Columbia (between West Columbia and Lexington).
Call me if you have any questions.  Mel Coker (803) 318-2007

Open House: Saturday, May 22nd from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
404 Upland Trail / Elgin
Greenhill Parish Subdivision
Directions: I-20 East; exit 82, left on Spears Creek Church Road; turn right into Greenhill Parish S/d app. 2 miles on right; right at traffic circle; right at clubhouse on Upland Trail Road
All brick home; 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathroom; app. 3844 square feet; hardwoods throughout entire home; and much more.  Be sure to stop by the Potluck Picnic at the community pool.
Click: Home Virtual Tour

Open House: Sunday, May 23rd from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
206 Holly Ridge Lane / West Columbia
Quail Hollow Subdivision
Directions: from I-26, take exit 110 (U.S. 378 West); turn right on Fairlane Drive; at 4-way stop sign, continue straight on Pine Lake Drive; turn left on Holly Ridge Lane.
4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms; app. 4109 square feet; expansive (21x22) executive study with fireplace; rec room in basement; 20x40 gunite pool and spa; and much more.
Click: Home Virtual Tour

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mel Coker - Columbia's RE/MAX Internet Realtor!

Nobody Sells More Real Estate Than RE/MAX!
In Columbia, to BUY or SELL, Contact Mel Coker.
Call: (803) 388-8011

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Danger: Spring & Summer Lightning Storms

Safety Reminder from Mel Coker...
Watch out for Spring and Summer Lightning Storms

Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena - lightning.  Lightning is a serious danger.  In a ranking study of cloud-to-ground flash densities by state for 1996-2004, South Carolina ranks #5.

CLICK HERE: Mel Coker's Lightning Safety eBook

Lightning Casualties In The U.S. By Location Or Activity - Top 4:
1.) Open areas (including sports fields); 2.) Under trees; 3.) Water related activities (swimming, boating, fishing); 4.) Golfing

Most Dangerous: Month: July; Time of Day: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.; Day of week: Sundays (more people outdoors); Sex: Male (higher rates of outdoor exposure)

Top 5 Most Dangerous States (NOAA Storm Data 1999-2008)
Absolute (based on deaths): Florida, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina. South Carolina is #8.

Per Capita (based on deaths): Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Florida. South Carolina is #9.

Of the victims who were killed by lightning in 2009:
  • 100% were outside
  • 82% were male
  • 71% were males between the ages of 10-50
  • 21% were doing yard work
Florida is the lightning capital of the United States. South Carolina is high on the list... BE CAREFUL when lightning is around! Remember, When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!
Safe(r) Places: home, permanent building, automobile
Unsafe places: near metal or water, under trees; on hills, near electrical/electronics equipment

NEW: Mel's South Carolina Lightning Awareness eBook

COOL Lightning Links:
National Weather Service - Lightning Safety & Awareness
Lightning Safety for You and Your Family
Personal Lightning Safety
StrikeStar - U.S. Lightning Activity Last 60 minutes
Michael Bath's Lightning Photography website
Lightning Strike Densities by State (SC is #5)

Used with permission by Michael Bath

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Lake Murray - South Carolina's GREAT Lake!

NOW is the time to enjoy Lake Murray!

Visit my Lake Murray website and blog for more Lake Murray information.  I've also published a Lake Murray eBook.   We enjoyed breakfast on the lake today at Buffalo Creek Grill.  Read my blog post for an update.

Lake Murray website   |   Lake Murray Blog

Check out my Lake Murray eBook:

Mel Coker
Lake Murray's Realtor
RE/MAX Metro Associates