Columbia Real Estate Update 5-17-2011
TODAY'S HEADLINES / MAY 17, 2011
About 200 people, including all of Lexington County Council, the leader of the Lexington County Republican Party, as well as Democratic and Republican lawmakers from Lexington and Richland counties, jostled on the Statehouse steps today to urge the state House of Representatives to undo its earlier rejection of a proposal to exempt Amazon from collecting South Carolina sales taxes.
Home sales in the Greater Columbia market slumped 29.7% in April, to 517 homes from 735 units sold in April 2010. Conditions were similar statewide, where sales were down 18.4% year-on-year.
Collins & Lacy P.C. is expanding its public policy and consulting practice. Jon Ozmint, former director of the S.C. Department of Corrections, joined the firm in February and is spearheading the firm’s efforts in the new practice area.
The South Carolina network enhancements are part of AT&T’s planned $19 billion investment in its national wireless and wireline networks and other capital projects in 2011. Additional capacity will enable AT&T to support rising mobile data traffic volumes.
Anthony Burris has been named associate laboratory director for national and homeland security for the Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory. He has spent 25 years serving in management of various national security and intelligence programs.
NAI Avant of Columbia announced that Dail Longaker Jr., senior broker, and Joe Walker III, member of the firm’s brokerage team, recently brokered the sale of a former Rite Aid in Lancaster County.
Liberty Mutual is looking to hire a sales representative in Columbia. The full-time position entails selling auto, home and life insurance on a base salary, plus commission. As a direct employee, licensing and training will be paid by Liberty Mutual. Benefits include a 401(k) and a company-paid pension plan. Learn more or apply here.
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