More Red Tape On The Way?

Below is an email that many of us received today from the Home Builders Association. Some of these bullet points sound borderline intrusive. I hope that "Red Tape" does not get in the way of my soon to be installed black shutters.... FJCall To … [Continue reading]

Party of the Year, Every Year…

Tonight holds one of the most fun events that Columbia has to offer. The Junior League of Columbia blasts off their annual Holiday Market via the incredibly popular Preview Party.The Preview Party serves as the venue where all that attend bring out … [Continue reading]

USC/CLEMSON: First Game of Season?

Should Carolina/Clemson be the first game of the season?This thought may not sit well with many people, but it may be worth taking a good look. In time, the move actually may act as a pioneer among rivalries.I bring this up as a strategic move for … [Continue reading]

Travel Season Begins…

Well, the statewide traveling season began today.If you are like me, you will crisscross South Carolina's web of asphalt to see your many family members for Thanksgiving. I hope all of you have a great time hanging out with your inlaws and/or old … [Continue reading]

“5th Highest Year on Record…”

ROCK VEGAS IS ON FIRE; COAST STILL SLOWBelow is part of a press release that was distributed not too long ago. I only posted the last 3 paragraphs of the release, because I thought the rest would only be interesting to Realtors. Although Columbia is … [Continue reading]


FOOTBALL HAMMOND REPEATS!Zemp kicks winning field goal as Skyhawks rally by forcing two late fumblesBy JOHN DEVLIN - Special to The StateFor full coverage, visit www.midlandspreps.comCONGRATULATIONS TO THE ENTIRE HAMMOND FAMILY !!! … [Continue reading]

Historic Designations…

This is a combination of two stories in The State regarding Historic designations. My mom is not going to be happy to know that her generation of houses are now deemed "Historic." FJFor '50s Style, Still Happy DaysColumbia neighborhood enjoying the … [Continue reading]

ACC Trumps SEC… in Home Pricing

Boston, Mass. helps the ACC double up on the SEC in a recent study. Coldwell Banker Performed a College Market Analysis for homes in the communities of 119 Division 1A schools. The model home used was a 2,220 sq. ft. home with 4 bedrooms/2.5 baths w/ … [Continue reading]

Watch Your Squirrel…

"A squirrel is to a home's chimney, as a mouse is to an elephant's trunk." FJ This is now first hand knowledge...A chimney sweep took a look at our chimney and lo and behold, he found some blockage. A 20 pound squirrel's nest to be more specific. A … [Continue reading]

Free “Song of the Day” Codes

As most of you know, Starbucks and iTunes have partnered to bring you a free "Song of the Day." I didn't pay much attention to the promotion until my wife called and asked me to pick up the song of the day. Since I'm in Starbucks so much, I thought I … [Continue reading]