When home shoppers scout out places to live, they often look at the comparable prices of houses already sold in the neighborhood.

Sometimes, prospective buyers can locate a real deal, in which an attractive residence winds up on the market at a lower cost than similar, acquired houses nearby.

Such finds can take place in new neighborhoods as well as established ones.

A case in point: 2043 Triple Crown Circle in the Bridlewood Farms community in Ridgeville. The three bedroom, three bath home, built in 2009, lists for $159,900.

"This is a beautiful home and (distinguished with) custom paint," says Pam Lightfoot, Realtor for AgentOwned Premiere Group and the listing agent.

"Like new and priced right ready to move in," she says in her write-up on the property. "The agents that have shown it said it is a great price as the new homes are priced higher," she says.

Lightfoot notes that the property enjoys a host of perks, notably the Bridlewood neighborhood.

Bridlewood Farms' developer along with home craftsman Dan Ryan Builders conjured up an equine theme complete with a horse statue at the entrance and street names tied to horse racing and riding such as Triple Crown Lane and Central Ring Court.

Moreover, the neighborhood sports a number of amenities including a swimming pool, clubhouse, play park and fishing ponds.

The community stands 20 minutes from downtown Summerville, and youngsters would attend Summerville schools. It's secluded in Ridgeville yet just a mile or two from Interstate 26 at exit 187 and from U.S. Highway 78.

"Peaceful living," Lightfoot says.

At the same time, the village may not be so removed in the future. "This area is growing," Lightfoot points out. "It is said that 800 homes will be built (along with) a 24 hour manned EMS/Fire Station and a K-8 grade school in this area."

The Realtor touts the residence, a Dan Ryan hEdisto design. "This home is beautiful," she says, adding that it's "move-in ready, clean and just reduced (pricewise)." Another benefit: "This has the sought after open floor plan," she says.

According to Lightfoot, the 1,791-square-foot residence showcases a large, open kitchen. "Be part of the family while still cooking," she says.

The kitchen displays a center island, electric cooktop, built in microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. "Large pantry and lots of counter space makes for a wonderful kitchen," she says. Off the culinary area stand the dining enclave and family room.

Hardwood floors mark portions of the main floor and "bring out the colors in this home," Lightfoot says.

Congregated on the upper floor are three bedrooms and the laundry area with washer and dryer connections. According to the Realtor, the master bedroom exudes a "very smoothing" paint color with tray ceiling and walk-in closet. The adjacent master bathroom shows off several features. "The relaxing garden tub awaits you along with a separate shower and dual vanity," she says.

Other practical features include a two-car garage, wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedrooms, 9 foot plus ceilings, and a slightly larger than quarter-acre lot.

"Come out and see this beautiful home," Lightfoot says in her listing.

The residence sits near the entrance to Bridlewood Farms. Heading west take Interstate 26 to exit 187, which is S.C. Highway 27 (Givhans Road). Follow Highway 27 to U.S. Highway 78. Bridlewood Farms will be on the right. Turn onto Bridlewood Farms Parkway, then make a left on Triple Crown Circle. The house is on the right, just past Central Ring Court.

Reach Jim Parker at 937-5542 or jparker@postandcourier.com.

AGENT SPOTLIGHT

Agent: Pam Lightfoot

Office: AgentOwned Premiere Group

Phone: 843-906-2643

Philosophy: "I have been a successful Realtor throughout the Southeast for over 15 yrs. It is my pride and joy to help people make their dreams come true, however I can. I am a proud military mother, and understand the 'home is where the heart is' feeling, as well as how moving around can be tough, no matter the circumstances. I am known as a real estate agent who truly puts her clients needs above all else, whether you're looking to sell, purchase or rent a home."

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