Monday, July 28, 2014

Live Happy at LAKE MURRAY!

Do you live in an UNHAPPY CITY?  The U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research just released a study with a listing of the unhappiest metro areas with a population of over one million.   Weather is a big factor in being happy and many of the 10 unhappiest areas have really cold and hard winters.  Another factor for stress in the unhappiest cities are high housing costs.  Some of the cities have severe economic struggles and are losing population.

The Top Ten Unhappiest Metro Areas:

1. New York, NY
2. Pittsburgh, PA
3. Louisville, KY
4. Milwaukee, WI
5. Detroit, MI
6. Indianapolis, IN
7. St. Louis, MO
8. Las Vegas, NV
9. Buffalo, NY
10. Philadelphia, PA

Mel's suggestion for a HAPPY PLACE TO LIVE: LAKE MURRAY, SC
Home on Lake Murray

Friendly people, reasonable home values and taxes, nice weather with mild winters (usually NO snow), highly rated school districts, good employment opportunities, exciting recreational opportunities, fun retirement living.

Lake Murray was also named as a "TOP TEN LAKE IN THE UNITED STATES FOR LIVING & BOATING" by a leading boating magazine.

Ready to move to Lake Murray?  Contact MEL COKER. 
Mel's Website
Mel Coker - Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, e-PRO
RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants
(803) 318-2007

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lake Murray Fix-Up Home

Want a cottage on Lake Murray and have it looking great?
My NEW listing may be the right home for you!  This is a home asking for a renovation.

Waterfront on Lake Murray in the Hilton area (close-in) with a Chapin address:
315 Hair Point


Lake Murray Home Waiting For A Renovation

Buy this home at the right price, fix it up and you have a wonderful Lake Murray waterfront location for family fun.  This home has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in 1248 square feet.  There is a living room with fireplace and a large 7.5' x 48' screened porch.   There are pieces of a dock (dock approved) and boat ramp.  Don't delay - Contact Mel Coker today.  Offered at $210,000

For more details and pictures:   315 Hair Point Virtual Tour

Mel Coker at Lake Murray

Mel Coker
RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants
Chapin, SC
(803) 318-2007
Lake Murray MLS Search
Lake Murray Website

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mel Coker's Social Media Video

No, I don't Twit or Tweet, but, I do have a Facebook business page, have EyeJot video email and have two blogs, Instagram and a Youtube Channel.   Additionally, I have several websites for Columbia and Lake Murray and real estate information.

Mel Coker
Columbia & Lake Murray Realtor
RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants
Search Lake Murray & Columbia MLS

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Buy a Lake Murray Home with a View!

I showed a home today with great value - can't share the address as I am not the listing agent... But, you wanna see this one?  4 Bedrooms, app. 3900 square feet, beautiful home inside and outside, fantastic location and incredible view and a pool.  Price?  Less than $750,000.  You need to move fast on seeing this home!

Call Mel Coker to see this home or any other Lake Murray home:  (803) 318-2007


Lake Murray Home With A Great View!

Mel Coker
RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lake Murray Restaurants

Where to eat on Lake Murray?
I've compiled a list of waterfront restaurants on Lake Murray.

Click Here to View my Lake Murray Restaurants

Want to print the list in PDF format (maybe put the list in your boat)?  Click Here

Mel Coker
Lake Murray Realtor
Search Lake Murray MLS
(803) 318-2007

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lake Murray's Dam - Dreher Shoals Dam

I rode my PWC to the Dreher Shoals Dam today (just over 9 miles from our lake home) and took a few pictures and then did a bit of photo enhancement.

Want to know more about this engineering marvel from 1930?
Visit my Dreher Shoals Dam web page

The dam length is approximately 1.7 miles long.  These towers supply water through the dam for the hydro plant.

Call Mel Coker to BUY or SELL at Lake Murray: (803) 318-2007

Mel Coker
RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants
Chapin, SC
Lake Murray Homes - MLS Search