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Friday, July 16, 2010

New Listing - Belfair Oaks in Irmo area

New Home Listing: Popular Belfair Oaks in Irmo, SC
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Irmo (S.C.) Home for Sale







Single Family Home
For Sale

Main Features

4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1 Partial Bathroom
Interior: 2296 sqft


401 Hollenbeck Road
Irmo, SC 29063

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RE/MAX Metro Associates
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Congratulations South Carolina Gamecocks!

South Carolina Gamecock Baseball Team
2010 NCAA National Champs

A belated congratulations to the University of South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team for winning the 2010 NCAA College Baseball National Championship in Omaha, Nebraska.  I wanted to write this blog on June 30th, the day after the team won the title by defeating UCLA at 11:57 p.m. on June 29th.  But, due to really busy real estate work and then the 4th of July holiday period, I missed writing my Gamecock blog.   Today, I was reminded by a friend in Columbia that a follower of my blog and a BIG Gamecock fan in Charlotte was disappointed that I failed to mention the huge Gamecock accomplishment in my blog.  (Thanks AJ!)

I have been a Gamecock fan for many years.  This was a huge accomplishment for the Gamecock baseball team and for all Gamecock fans.

After losing the first game at the College World Series, the Gamecocks were in the loser's bracket and were faced with having to win four straight against the nation's top teams to make it to the Championship bracket.  They did this and more!  After losing to Oklahoma in the first game, they won four successive games against Arizona State, Oklahoma and Clemson (twice).  The won close games, they won games with timely hitting and games with great pitching.  Then, in the championship bracket, the Gamecocks beat UCLA twice to win the NCAA National Championship for 2010.  Congratulations to Coach Ray Tanner and the Gamecock baseball team.

South Carolina Baseball at Gamecocks Online
Carolina Stadium
2010 College World Series - Wikipedia
Gamecocks Win World Series at Rosenblatt Final

Mel Coker
Columbia, SC Realtor

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July from Mel & Barbara Coker
at Lake Murray, SC!

We wish you a happy and safe July 4th Celebration today.  We also want to thank all military personnel serving around the world in service to the United States of America.   The United States of America is 234 years old today!

(from Wikipedia):
During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia.[4][5] After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.
Adams's prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4th, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence.

July 4th Links:
Independence Day -
Declaration of Independence
Patriotic Melodies
4th of July Facts - National Geographic

July 4, 2010
at Lake Murray

Mel Coker
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mortgage Calculations

Mortgage Calculators Provided by Mel Coker

Mortgage rates are at historical lows!  Yesterday I got a rate quote for a client at 4.25% for a 30 year mortgage.   This is ridiculously low... NOW is the time to buy a home in Columbia, SC.   Call Mel Coker to buy your next home:  Call Mel Coker at (803) 388-8011.

A house is the largest purchase most of us will ever make so it's important to calculate what your payment will be and how much you can afford. The mortgage calculator will show you how much your monthly payment will be.  

The link below is the best mortgage calculator I have found online - it shows an amortization table and it will allow you to calculate the effect of: a.) adding an extra payment monthly, b.) adding an extra yearly payment, c.) adding a one-time extra payment.

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