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

 

Trimblestone Ct. @ King’s Grant!

Live beautifully in one of the Midland’s most popular neighborhoods, King’s Grant!

2 Trimblestone Court is a wonderful, all brick home nestled in a very small cul-de-sac with 3,590 square feet, five BRs, a sep office, and a large playroom, awesome kitchen with thick quartzite slab, and new master bathroom. The owner of this home, however, will likely spend most of their time on the fantastic screened-in porch watching movies and college football.

Check out the 3D Floorplan

Here’s the write-up:

Beautiful all-brick home on corner cul-de-sac lot is move-in ready! Features hardwood floors, high smooth ceilings, heavy moldings, and neutral colors. Formal dining room opens to living area with fireplace and built-ins. Spacious eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances, island with breakfast bar, and pantry wall. Master bedroom suite includes tray ceiling, his & hers walk-in closets, double vanity, spacious walk-in shower, & separate water closet. Bedroom 2 on main floor with shared hall bath. Office with built-ins, half bath, and laundry room round out the main floor. Upstairs and to the right you will find Bedroom 3 with its private bath and closet. Upstairs and to the left you will find Bedrooms 4 & 5 and a shared hall bath, along with the bonus room that includes built-ins. Gorgeous screened porch makes for great relaxing or entertaining space and overlooks the landscaped backyard. Kings Grant has a 24-hr security gate, 3 fishing ponds, walking trails, 5 lighted tennis courts (youth tennis program available), 2 playgrounds, a small soccer/lacrosse field, pool (youth swim team), and a clubhouse available for rent for your fun events. Zoned to award-winning Brennen, Crayton, and Flora schools. Only minutes to anything Downtown Columbia/Forest Acres, and convenient to I-77. Come see this immaculate property and fall in love with this home and neighborhood!

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about this awesome house, please call/text Franklin @ 803-447-8683 or email Franklin@TheNeighborhoodRE.com. As you can see from the photos and 3D Capture Platform, “Trimblestone” is a pleasure to show!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Downtown Columbia Lot @ $89,900!

Heads up a level vacant lot just hit Columbia’s market for sale for under 100K!

This morning, Meredith Honeycutt, and I put 206 Highhill Drive on the market in the Woodhill Crest Neighborhood for $89,900.

Woodhill Crest is a pretty small, exclusive Downtown, Columbia, SC neighborhood just off of the Garner’s Ferry Corridor. The neighborhood was slow to take off because of “timing,” (the great recession) but Woodhill Crest has caught its stride as more homesites are now being built.

Woodhill Crest was a product of Wildcat Creek Development, which some years prior put King’s Grant on the scene, which was also slow to develop, respectively. That all said, a Downtown lot for $89,000 is an opportunity for a lot of people to build an expansive, executive style home. Think of it, vacant lots less than a half-mile or so away or whatever are fetching double and triple this number. The other way to get a Downtown lot is to raze an existing dwelling to build a new home for double or triple the amount…to attend Hand/Dreher. I’m not selling you, I’m telling you, this is a path to own a new, large home for a wildly different number than is currently available. You can see that folks are catching on to this simply by paying attention to the activity and uptick in recent construction in the neighborhood.

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about this half-acre lot in Woodhill Crest Neighborhood, please call/text Meredith at 803-319-7649 or email her @ Meredith@TheNeighborhoodRE.com.

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

 

KW | Renew, Energize, Donate Day!

Thursday is Keller William’s National “RED Day!”

What is RED Day, you ask? “Introduced in 2009, RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is Keller Williams Realty’s annual day of service. Each year on the second Thursday of May, associates celebrate Mo Anderson’s birthday by spending the day away from their businesses serving worthy organizations and causes in their communities. RED Day is just another example of our commitment to each other and to the cities and towns where we live and work. Join us!”

Mo Anderson is one of the Grand-Poobahs of Keller Williams Realty International. While her official title is Vice-Chairman of the Board, her aka is the “Velvet Hammer.” I’ve seen her in action at various events, and the name fits. She’s also the author of,  A Joy Filled Life: Lessons From A Tenant Farmer’s DaughterShe’s also hilarious. Oh yeah, and she doesn’t like cussing. :-O

This year, given the Covid-19 restrictions on what we can do as a group in person, we decided to host an online style telethon whereby, if you’re inclined and able, provide our family and friends with the opportunity to easily donate one dollar up to a zillion bucks to Harvest Hope Food Bank on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

The Chair of this year’s RED Day committee, Eric Tucker, along with our Broker In Charge, Lori Carnes, and fellow REALTOR Meredith Honeycutt, and I toured Harvest Hope on Shop Road to get a first-hand vibe of what’s going on. Truth told I thought “the line” that was backed up all the way down Shop Road towards I-77 was a bunch of folks donating to the cause. I was incorrect. The long line that was being directed by police officers and orange cones was for folks receiving donations from Harvest Hope. I was taken aback and felt like a straight-up dumba**.  That all said, since I participated in that exercise, I have a new respect and appreciation of the need for what’s happening at Harvest Hope and our community.

Having witnessed what I saw combined with KW’s RED Day, be ready from a call or text from one of our office-mates or me as we attempt to ease some of the angst of our hurting community. Know this – The way Harvest Hope does it, $1.00 can provide five meals for those in need. Let that sink in for a sec…………….

I want to recognize in my small way the hard work of our new, awesome KW franchise. I love this company and all of what Mo Anderson helped create.

Thank you, friends, for anything you can do!!!
Franklin Jones

Downtown’s Newest 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 12:05 AM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 60 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

In The Center of Forest Acres @ $85K!

Check out this awesome opportunity in the middle of one of Columbia’s most popular neighborhoods!

Amy Cartin and I introduced this well priced Carriage Hill condo a day or two ago and it’s getting a lot of action! I’ll place the write-up below, but in my opinion, the star of this show is the location. Nestled smack in the middle of everything Forest Acres and only minutes to anything Downtown Columbia and I-77, this is an awesome place to live and not spend an arm and a leg.

Forest Acres is actually more than a neighborhood. It’s a small city with a mayor, council, police force, and actually encompasses many neighborhoods within its borders and is home to some of the best restaurants and retail in The Midlands. Everyone loves Forest Acres!

Please call/text 803-467-0712 or email Amy@TheNeighborhoodRE.com . As you can imagine we’re never more than a minute or two away from Clemson Avenue!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Rare opportunity to own a move-in ready unit in Carriage Hill. Living room with bookshelves, French doors with built-in blinds, and updated ceiling fan with remote. Dining area has hardwood floors and a butler’s pantry area with extra storage. Kitchen opens to living room via sliding divider glass for a breakfast bar area, and has stainless smooth-top stove and microwave, tiled backsplash, and updated countertops and flooring. Large bedroom with updated ceiling fan, blackout and light filtering roll-up blinds, private walk-in closet with door to balcony, and another large walk-in closet just outside the bedroom. The bathroom has been updated with slate-tile floor and walk-in shower, granite countertop, new sink and toilet, and new fixtures. Balcony provides a private outdoor living space, and 2nd floor unit means no footstep noise above you. Laundry facility close to unit, and pool is a short walk away. Water included in HOA fee. Zoned to Satchelford schools. Come see!

Thank You, Travis & Granger Owings!

Big shout out to my friends at Granger Owings Clothiers for firing up the troops and providing these awesome looking facemasks for our team.

As you may know, I was quarantined at the beach for a while, but my Granger Owings haberdasher, Travis Hollis, and I coordinated a drop-off of masks to our Team Manager’s house for our team members to pick up (Amy’s house is super centrally located).

Travis made the drop within a couple of hours after the order was made, and Amy separated the products into zip-loc bags for all to pick up, respectively.

Thank you to Travis and locally owned and Downtown Columbia, SC luxe signature clothing store, Granger Owings. The masks are top-shelf material and well constructed. They were packaged amazingly, complete fancy tissue and branded sitcker, of course! The service speaks for itself.

“GO” even made a super simple link for your mask orders.

Thank you, Travis, Amy, & Granger Owings for making this happen for The Neighborhood Company!

Shop your local neighborhoods, friends!

Franklin Jones

Quarantining Well @ “Black Magic!”

 

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, an opportunity to go to the beach came about. Personally, I went back and forth about it with all sorts of angst, asking Jennifer, “Nothing is open at the beach, and if we go there’s no tennis, no golf cart, no bikes, fewer TV channels, and on and on, and why would we move all of our crap there just to have the kids watch the same Ipads and tablets two and a half hours away?”

Well, that was stupid.

What was supposed to be a few days turned into over two weeks of the most amazing family time we could imagine. We quarantined our a*&^s off and what I mean by that is that there was absolutely no one on the beach. We had the entire edge of the earth to ourselves and watched the giant bowl churn angrily, and calmly, depending on the day.

If you know much about Star Wars, the sandy beach was so barren for as far as the eye could see, it reminded me of where Luke Skywalker grew up. Even Jennifer said, “This is weird.”

That all said, the days, weeks, blog post, and memories are all because of my in-laws, Stephanie and Jeffrey Black (Jeffrey is my late wife’s brother). Short term rentals at the beach were halted by the Governor of our state, and Jones Party of 5 and Aunt Steph and Uncle Jeffrey moved right into their beautiful house on the beach, “Black Magic” (Think, “MTV Cribs”). Their daughter, Liz Black Fisher, and her new hubby, Ryan, hung out both weekends. It was all just awesome and clinched this whole beautiful family even tighter.

Big shout out to Steph and Jeffrey for providing this amazing opportunity and thanks to my kids and wife for punching me a little bit for being a dumba#*.

Thank you and we love you, Aunt Stephanie and Uncle Jeffrey!!!

Ivey, “Le”Nora, Finley, Jennifer, and Franklin

*I have a ton more pics but they’re too big so I need to size them down a little.