Starbucks Coffee @ Millwood – 29205!

If you know me or a regular reader of this blog you’re aware that I’m very much a Starbucks person. That said, I’ve recently been made aware that a lot of my friends don’t know that a brand new Starbucks is headed to Millwood Avenue in the center of Melrose Heights, Heathwood, & Old Shandon Neighborhoods!

The tractor has been cocked for a while now and there’s no branding on the property yet, and amid the Covid-19 pandemic, I understand why folks wouldn’t know what’s going on if it’s not on your necessity route.

For reference, The Thomas Law Firm (formerly The Gillespie Agency) is on the other side of the tractor in the image above, and across the street are Bollin, Ligon, Walker, and Franklin Plumbing.

Good stuff for all of us and especially the businesses around this Global Brand!

Thank you and see you at Starbucks!

Franklin Jones

Early July, 2020 HotSheet Is Here!

This edition of The HotSheet includes the most recent homes to hit Downtown Columbia, SC’s real estate market in the last two weeks. As of 1:17 AM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 62 new listings for sale.

The areas include the zips 29201, 29204, 29205, 29206, and 29209, with a price range of $100,000 to $Zillion. Remember!!… No big deal if you don’t want to ‘register’ to look deeper at a particular property. Simply type in my initials or the word “Blog” (or whatever you can think of “Cocks,” “Tigers”), and shoot in a random email address in the field. Even if you don’t want to register or ‘poser register,’ you can still get a good glimpse of what’s new to the market by simply scrolling around the Gallery Page.

If you or anyone you know would like more information about any of these Downtown Columbia properties for sale, or if you’re interested in putting your home on the market, please call 803-447-8683 or email Franklin@TheNeighborhoodRE.com .

Happy clicking and Thank you!!

Franklin Jones

The Hampton’s Neighborhood – 29209!

Take a look at this new listing we just put on the market! Sarah Penn is on fire and making things happen in one of Downtown Columbia’s favorite neighborhoods – The Hamptons!

As you can see, 409 S. Hampton Court is move-in ready and checks a ton of boxes. Moreover, this house and neighborhood is just minutes to everything Downtown Columbia, SC, Forest Acres, and the super close to I-77!

Check the clean lines in the kitchen and master bath and that screened porch are party deck are ready for years of watchin’ football and buckets full of beer and wine.

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about this good looking Hampton’s home, please call or text Sarah at 843-860-7692 or email Sarah@TheNeighborhoodRE.com. As you can see from the pics the home is a pleasure to show and we’re never more than a few minutes away!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Check out public remarks below –

Beautifully updated all-brick home on on cul-de-sac lot is move-in ready! Features hardwood floors, high smooth ceilings, and decorator colors. The highlight of the renovation is the spacious eat-in kitchen, with its new cabinetry, backsplash, quartz countertops, and stainless appliances. The master bedroom is on the main floor, with its access to the deck, tray ceiling, and his/hers walk-in closets; the private bath has new flooring, double vanity, re-tiled shower, soaking tub, and water closet. 2 bedrooms upstairs share a large hall bath with double vanity. The bonus room features several built-ins. Screened porch out back leads to expansive deck, landscaped & fenced yard, and large storage shed. Don’t miss this one!

Leconte Ct. – Heathwood – 29205!

Y’all need to check out this home Sarah Penn put on the market a few days ago in one of Columbia’s most popular Neighborhoods. Nestled in a short, quiet cul-de-sac, I might label this as one of the most unique homes in all of Heathwood.

Words and photos cannot do 5 Leconte Court justice as this move-in ready, low maintenance home is a green thumb and nature lover’s dream home smack in the middle of 20205.

Other than the property itself, the other star of this show is obviously the location. Leconte Ct. is in the middle of everything that is Downtown Columbia, SC, and minutes to anything Forest Acres, and feeds into the award-winning Brennen/Crayton/Flora school trifecta.

If you or anyone you know would like to learn more about this awesome opportunity, please call/text Sarah at 843-860-7692 or email Sarah@TheNeighborhoodRE.com. As you can see, from the pics, 5 Leconte Ct. is a pleasure to show and we are never more than a few minutes away!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

For Me, Every Day is Father’s Day..

I’ve said in front of others many times, including parents and friends, “My four years at USC may be the best years of my life. I mean, I lived a complete college experience, big time.”

I’m wrong.

When I say to my girls, “Girls, I feel like every day is Father’s Day,” it’s just not a barf in your hand sound bite. Maybe I’m more emotional that most, and that’s OK, but I’m just typing what’s in my heart and mind.

Today, I woke up late to somewhere near a dozen Father’s Day presents, three times as many hugs, two eggs, two pieces of toast, with salsa on top. After all that awesomeness, Jennifer took the girls to her hometown to hang with her dad, even for a few minutes (‘Rona). While they were gone, I drank a few gallons of coffee while doing a few loads of gross tennis laundry. After that, I hit five or six buckets of tennis balls from my buddy Steelman’s ball launcher.

After my sweat session, we visited a little meetin’ place the girls built last week deep in the woods of our neighborhood, complete with four Adirondack style chairs and cornhole set-up. All that fun was before coming home to giant slabs of Ribeyes and salad bowls full of tomatoes, oranges, and strawberries.

Within minutes of what is usually somewhat of hibernation/news watching time, the girls had the movie, “Cinderella,” ready to go. (When you’re a Girl Dad, you get asked, “Daddy, who’s your favorite princess?”) Now you know who my favorite princess is. 🙂

The hair and the beard are completely products of the times of Covid-19. As my hair grew when the barbershops were shut down, one of my twins said, “Daddy, I want to see what you look like in a beard.” I thought, “Mmmmmkayyyy…. if I can make this girl happy by this, this is the time to do it.”

The long hair and beard experiment have been interesting. Folks I’ve known for two decades have passed by me three or four times before hearing my voice and then they say, “Franklin??.” It’s been pretty funny.

The most interesting and I guess funny (not really) comment I’ve received five or six times is, “It makes you look younger!”

So….a full GRAY beard makes me look younger than the last time you saw me. Ugh. Hmmm. OK. Thank You?

All in all, it was another wonderful day with these sweet baby girls.

Big thanks to Jennifer for all she does to make our lives amazing, and I think and hope she feels, in some way, the same way.

2020 Father’s Day was awesome again today.

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Renaissance Plaza @ The Vista, SC!

Live beautifully, conveniently, and have fun doing it in the center of one of Downtown Columbia’s hottest areas.

“The Vista” is full of growth and home to some of Columbia’s best restaurants and fun events! That said, check out the awesome condo that just hit the market in popular Renaissance Plaza!

You can see from the pics that this 1,600+ foot condo is loaded with goodies. Open plan, awesome bar, patio with a view, garage, pool, walk to anything @ The Vista or Main Street, and on and on.

Call/text Amy Cartin @ 803-467-0712 or email Amy@TheNeighborhoodRE.com for more details. As you can see from the pics, Renaissance Plaza is a pleasure to show and we’re never more than a few minutes away!

Check out the “write-up” below…

Thank you!!!

Franklin Jones

Gorgeous corner unit with beautiful view of the city is move-in ready! Very private unit features hardwood floors, neutral colors, and open floorplan. Formal living room off foyer is perfect for an office or dining room. Eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances including top of the line refrigerator, under-cabinet lighting, and breakfast bar, overlooks living and dining areas. This floorplan was tweaked during construction to remove the 3rd bedroom and provide a larger living space with picture windows that let tons of light in. Master bedroom also overlooks the city and features a private bath with separate shower, whirlpool garden tub, and walk-in closet. 2nd bedroom shares a large hall bath with garden tub and double vanity- could easily add a door on hallway to make this a bedroom with private bath. Beautiful balcony to watch the sunrise over the city. Unit features automatic blinds in living room and master. Deeded storage unit down the hall is climate controlled. Inviting pool area with chairs, hot tub, and restroom. Comes with 2 side by side parking spots in secure garage. HOA fee covers pool, clubhouse, water, sewer, security gates, & trash. Low-maintenance living at its best!

New Downtown HotSheet Is Here!

This edition of The HotSheet includes the most recent homes to hit Downtown Columbia, SC’s real estate market in the last two weeks. As of 12:30 AM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 66 new listings for sale.

The areas include the zips 29201, 29204, 29205, 29206, and 29209, with a price range of $100,000 to $Zillion. Remember!!… No big deal if you don’t want to ‘register’ to look deeper at a particular property. Simply type in my initials or the word “Blog” (or whatever you can think of “Cocks,” “Tigers”), and shoot in a random email address in the field. Even if you don’t want to register or ‘poser register,’ you can still get a good glimpse of what’s new to the market by simply scrolling around the Gallery Page.

If you or anyone you know would like more information about any of these Downtown Columbia properties for sale, or if you’re interested in putting your home on the market, please call 803-447-8683 or email Franklin@TheNeighborhoodRE.com .

Happy clicking and Thank you!!

Franklin Jones

Devereaux Rd @ Heathwood 29205!

Often I say the words, “Remember now, no one gets everything,” as I try to remind buyers that no house is supremely and infinitely perfect and going to check every box of their needs, wants, & wish list. I continue, “Not even the 10,000 footers on Front Row of Sullivan’s Island, Heathwood Circle, Abelia, or Cotton Hope…,” and usually they get what I’m saying, and respond, “We get that. We understand….”

That all said, the home Elizabeth Ross just put on the market pretty much has it all. Heathwood Neighborhood, new luxe everything, 5 BRs, open plan, amazing owner’s suite, top-shelf finishes, designer colors, tankless, true garage, front porch, party back patio for football, super large backyard ready for three pools if you want’em, Brennen/Crayton/Flora combo, and on and on and on…

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about this new home in historic Heathwood Neighborhood, please call/text Elizabeth Ross at 803-917-3889 or email Elizabeth@TheNeighborhoodRE.com. As you can see by the pics and 3D Image 4116 Devereaux Road is a pleasure to show and we are never more than a few minutes away!

Thank you and check the write-up below…

Franklin Jones

Gorgeous newer-construction brick home on huge lot in Heathwood. Built by Harry Gindman, this home has tons of upgrades and features hardwood floors, high smooth ceilings, Hunter-Douglas custom plantation shutters, Baldwin brass doorknobs, and designer finishes. Formal dining room off foyer, and adjacent formal living room with pocket doors and built-ins. Living room with fireplace leads to sunroom that is perfect for playroom or office. Eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances, granite countertops, tiled backsplash, and island with wine cooler. Master on main with double vanity, separate shower, water closet, whirlpool tub, and walk-in closet. Bedrooms 2 & 3 share a central bath, while Bedroom 4 and 5 share a hall bath. Lots of storage closets and 4 walk-in attic spaces. Huge fully-fenced and landscaped backyard is perfect for entertaining or relaxing. Features several outdoor living spaces including a recently-added partially-covered deck off kitchen with built-in grilling area, another covered patio, an uncovered patio, an irrigation well, storage shed, and large play area. Rinnai tankless water heater. Attached double garage and plenty of off-street parking. Zoned to Brennen schools. Come see!

 

Downtown Cola HotSheet Right Here!

This edition of The HotSheet includes the most recent homes to hit Downtown Columbia, SC’s real estate market in the last two weeks. As of 3:36PM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 56 new listings for sale.

The areas include the zips 29201, 29204, 29205, 29206, and 29209, with a price range of $100,000 to $Zillion. Remember!!… No big deal if you don’t want to ‘register’ to look deeper at a particular property. Simply type in my initials or the word “Blog” (or whatever you can think of “Cocks,” “Tigers”), and shoot in a random email address in the field. Even if you don’t want to register or ‘poser register,’ you can still get a good glimpse of what’s new to the market by simply scrolling around the Gallery Page.

If you or anyone you know would like more information about any of these Downtown Columbia properties for sale, or if you’re interested in putting your home on the market, please call 803-447-8683 or email Franklin@TheNeighborhoodRE.com .

Happy clicking and Thank you!!

Franklin Jones

KW Palmetto Realty is, “The Big 5!”

What a year. What a year. WUT A YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAR!

After the worldwide day of service that Keller Williams Realty calls RED Day (more about this later), it was announced during a ZOOM office meeting, that Keller Williams Palmetto is the #5 producing office in the Midlands for the Q1 of 2020.

Truth told I was more proud than surprised. I was stunned, for sure, as many of the brokerages and brands that we work along with have been in business for years, and in many cases, decades, respectively.  That said, Keller Williams Palmetto officially began reporting numbers to our local MLS in April of 2019…one year. Fast forward to today, and we’re already in The Big 5 in the Columbia, SC marketplace.

Why is this happening? Among a list of other things: KW is the best training company in the world, among all industries. Coaching. Industry-leading technology. An amazing collection of interdependent stakeholders from all over the Midlands, all of whom are willing to help and share. Location. Leadership. Fun culture. The gift and opportunity of the Cap contribution model as opposed to a perpetual “split.”

So far, Keller Williams Palmetto is responsible for 263 units sold, with a healthy balance of 132 listings sold, and 131 buyer sales for 2020. Pretty awesome for a company that has only been open a year.

I’m so proud of all our REALTOR partners within KWP and what we are doing in this market, and the most exciting thing about it all is that this family of REALTORS is just getting started!

If you or anyone you know would like is interested in buying, selling, or investing in real estate, or if you are interested in a career in real estate, please call/text 803-447-8683 or email Franklin@TheNeighborhoodRE.com and lets set something up!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones