First Time Home Buyer in Columbia, SC.

Why Rent When You Can Own?

For little, or no more than you're paying in rent,
The American Dream of homeownership can be yours...

Pride of Ownership
Build Equity & Property Appreciation
Deduct Mortgage Interest & Property Taxes
Homeownership Builds Wealth for Households
Stable Monthly Payment Amounts for Fixed Rate Mortgages As Opposed to Increasing Rental Payments

Renting = Buying a Home for Someone Else!

NOW is the time to buy your own home!

  • Historically LOW mortgage interest rates
  • Prices for new and resale homes have decreased for several years - get more home and/or have lower payment
  • Large inventory of homes for sale

    Mel Coker, Realtor, is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR designation) and is with you the entire way through the home buying process -- Home search, mortgage referrals and pre-qualification, contract negotiation, inspections, attorney selection and closing. Mel Coker is a life-long Columbia area resident and knows all areas of Greater Columbia. Mel also holds the CRS, GRI, SRES and e-PRO designations.

    It's easy to buy your own home and oftentimes LESS EXPENSIVE than renting (especially after deducting mortgage interest and real estate taxes on your tax returns)! People with high net worth generally BUY their homes. They don't pay rent. The Federal Reserve Board estimates that homeowners have a net worth almost 36 times more than that of renters.

    STEP ONE for Buying Your First Home:
    Call or email Mel Coker
    (803) 223-6214 or


    When you’re ready to BUY or SELL…
    Just Call Mel.

    Mel Coker
    Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI

    RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants
    Each office is independently owned and operated
    1303 Chapin Road
    Chapin, SC 29036

    Cell (803) 318-2007
    Home Office: (803) 932-2144



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