For us, this trip is more important than lunch...Wherever we are, every afternoon I round up the team for our daily drive to purchase this legal drug. My personal orders are "Venti coffee with room, or Iced Venti Americano with room, please." Many … [Continue reading]

$75,000 Missed? We’ll Get the Next One.

We were trolling (previewing houses) in Shandon today when we got a call. The caller told us that their co-worker just put a contract on a multi-million dollar house in another state. Yes, MULTI-MILLION!The real estate industry is full of … [Continue reading]

Downtown Columbia should be known as Cherry Cola !

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These are the Columbia neighborhoods that make my phone ring and email ding....10. Gregg Park - This may be because it is relatively small, or maybe the price point. Great Columbia neighborhood, though.9. Lake Katherine - Folks that want to be here, … [Continue reading]

Swagger a 680; That’s How You Roll…

680 is your number, if you aren't 700.I know you hear about credit scores all of the time. However, no one ever tells you what is good, and what is great. 700 or above is great. 680 (I didn't make up this number) will get you almost whatever you … [Continue reading]


I wonder what Washington, Jefferson, Franklin and Madison would think about this photo? Perhaps, "Did we do that!?" Well, maybe more like, "Are we to think, after scores of decades, that such an image exists as a result of the efforts of our … [Continue reading]

Columbia, S.C.: “We Don’t Boom, But We Don’t Bust.”

It seems as though just as I get back from the beach, everyone else starts traveling! Good to be back though.While walking into my office today, I couldn't help but notice the latest volume of Columbia's MLS book. It is HUGE!!! It is almost as big as … [Continue reading]


This may be the deal of my year. 1820 W. Buchanan is going to take a price dip.On Monday, I am going to lower the price of this home to $249,900. I have an appraisal on hand for $290,000. People, this is equity.I am not "selling" this home on this … [Continue reading]

Off to Litchfield! Anyone need anything?…Maybe a marshfront condo?

This is the week that I am guaranteed to get in "tiffs" with my wife. I am constantly on the phone and always on email, even while our feet are in the sand. Just try not to picture me in a beach chair with phone and Treo on belly, searchin MLS with … [Continue reading]


Many people detest their monthly bills. Monthly payments include the car, electric/heat, cable, phone, mobile phone, insurance, wireless, VISA, department store cards, mortgage and on and on. In the full scheme of things, you should not fear your … [Continue reading]