Columbia, located in the heart of South Carolina, is the state capital and the state's largest city. Home to the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson, the U.S. Army's largest basic training site, Columbia is home to a diverse population of more than 133,000 residents. The city is divided into more than 50 distinct neighborhoods, including the historic Hampton neighborhood, Elmwood Park with its gracious four-square homes, and Five Points, a popular shopping and restaurant mecca near the University of South Carolina campus. Columbia is best known for its many city-based Fortune 500 companies (including Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Co. and AgFirst Farm Credit Bank) as well as its extensive city park system and its many accolades, including being named one of America's most liveable cities by The Kiplinger Letter.
Are you in interested in living in Columbia while enjoying the benefits of living in a single family home, but not prepared to commit to a mortgage? If it's better for you to have more time so you can be more confident about the home and neighborhood or simply save more before choosing to buy, then the Home Partners of America program may be ideal for you – with a transparent process that puts you in control. Since 2016, Home Partners of America has been servicing the Columbia area with our Lease with Right to Purchase Program. This program provides Columbia-area residents with the opportunity to lease a home of their choice, before having to make that ultimate decision to buy. Enjoy the comfort of knowing that you can rent a single family home for up to five years and have the opportunity, but not the obligation to purchase that home, all at pre-arranged terms. Home Partners of America is committed to making homeownership a reality for more people, helping more people get into homes, in neighborhoods they love, with the opportunity to build a more secure financial future.