Monday, November 21, 2011

Lake Murray Realtor - Mel Coker

Need a Professional Realtor for Lake Murray?
Contact Mel Coker - A resident of Lake Murray and life-long resident of the Greater Columbia area.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Start a Virtual Neighborhood

I started a new neighborhood this past week and you can too!   I started an online virtual neighborhood for the area where we live.  It's a new internet technology available at .   Unfortunately, you can't visit my neighborhood because it's private and only available by invitation to those that acutally live in the neighborhood that I defined by property boundaries.

Want to be civic minded and a "good neighbor"?  Start your own neighborhood for your subdivision or neighborhood area.  It's easy.  I did it this week and got the word out by distributing flyers (available through the website), sending emails to folks I already knew and mailing a few postcards.  The whole thing is FREE and there are free resources to help you get started.  It will take time to build up the neighborhood, but, the first step is to just get started.

Here is an aerial view of my new neighborhood and color representations of those that have registered:

My "" Virtual Neighborhood near Chapin, SC

Watch the video that explains

There are 105 homes in our neighborhood and already I've seen at least two examples of people communicating and discovering new friends just down the street or across a lake cove as neighbors.  At a minimum, this is a great neighborhood directory, but it can be much more: post service/business recommendations, post news/events and post items for sale or give-away, etc.

Mel Coker
Columbia, SC Real Estate
RE/MAX Metro Associates
(803) 388-8011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lake Murray Scenes - mid-November

Scenes from Lake Murray this past past weekend...
Fishing on Lake Murray - November 2011
Beautiful Leaf Color!

Out on our Pontoon

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lake Murray Access Home For Sale - Chapin, SC

All Brick Home with Lake Murray Access (Chapin, SC)

CLICK HERE for more information

I've just listed for sale a beautiful home in Magnolia Key subdivision with easy Lake Murray access.   This wonderfully maintained all brick home has 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms.  Other features include: gleaming hardwood floors in the foyer, great room, formal dining room and kitchen; kitchen has granite counters and gas stove cooktop and a breakfast area; central vac and much more.  This home is priced right at $325,000.  Call Mel Coker today for an appointment to see this home.

Enjoy the beautiful backyard oasis from the large (11'x15') screened porch or deck.   The focal point of the backyard is the 16' x 32' in-ground pool.  It's a wonderful home retreat for family fun.

Lake Murray - South Carolina's Beautiful Lake!
Easily enjoy LAKE MURRAY while living in this home - the community has a private boat ramp for homeowners only and there is boat storage in the community.  Also, just 3 minutes away is the Timberlake Marina with reasonably price boat slip availability.   Also, at this same location is Lake Murray's only golf course, Timberlake Country Club.

Lake Murray was named to the list of "Ten Best Places to Live and Boat" by Boating Magazine earlier this year.  I personally can endorse this as I live on Lake Murray myself in the Chapin area.  Lake Murray living is great!   Visit my Lake Murray website for more information.

Need more information or wish to schedule an appointment?  Call Mel Coker at (803) 388-8011 or visit my virtual tour for this home.

Mel Coker
RE/MAX Metro Associates
(803) 388-8011
Columbia / Lake Murray Real Estate

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lake Murray Restaurants

NEW! Lake Murray Restaurants Webpage

I'm a little late for this past summer season, but, I had to do appropriate research and I've just finished a Lake Murray Restaurants web page.  The restaurants open on Lake Murray are always changing, but, I believe I have the most up-to-date information available on the Internet. (private clubs are not included)


NEW!  Lake Murray Restaurants Web Page

PLEASE try to support these restaurants.  The economy is tough anyway and certainly during the slow season at the lake, these restaurants would surely appreciate you stopping by to support them.  Pick one a month during this fall/winter to try.   You can even drive (by car) there!
CLICK HERE for a listing in PDF format (be sure to call the restaurants to verify operating hours)

Mel Coker
Your Lake Murray Realtor!
RE/MAX Metro Associates
(803) 388-8011
Lake Murray website  |  Mel Coker Real Estate