Beautiful Downtown Home Is For Sale.

WaccamawfrontWaccamawkitchenMonday we put this stellar listing on the market. Located in the Wales Garden/Shandon area of downtown Columbia, 216 S. Waccamaw Avenue is a sleek, sharp home filled with premium everything.

There are so many features in this home we had to condense the remarks/description in order to adhere to MLS limits. While my words don’t do it justice, here ya go;
Extraordinary home is completely renovated, replete w/top-of-the-line materials & design. Features HWs, high ceilings, recessed lighting, moldings, plantation shutters, & designer elements. Both formals, plus office & greatroom. Kitchen includes custom cabinets, granite, 9-piece Jenn-Aire collection, pantry, bar area, & island w/prep sink; opens to breakfast room. Immense owner’s suite w/double vanity, jacuzzi tub, & huge walk-in. Large BRs up open to a central area. Greatroom flows onto a stunning vaulted screen porch, w/deck & patio adjacent, overlooking lush fenced bkyd. Perfect flow for entertaining. Updates in 2006 include electrical, plumbing, central vac, sprinkler, arch shingles, Rinnai, & more. Come see this 29205 stunner! Whew! In short, 216 S. Waccamaw has it all. I mean…even the crape myrtles that surround the house are top shelf!

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about 216 S. Waccamaw, please call 803-447-8683 or email . As you know from previous post we’re always only a few blocks away. Further still, this house is obviously a pleasure to show.

Thank you!


Waterfront Home Hits Market @29206

WestshoreViewHow bout this extraordinary and creative home in the middle of the Forest Acres/Arcadia Lakes?!

‘Westshore’ has 3,358 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. There may be too many features to list, but a few include a HUGE family room with vaulted ceilings, uber modern/designer kitchen, and an owner’s suite complete with magical/aquarium designed bath and large closet.

While the living space of 6444 Westshore is awesome, the star of this property is the waterfront exposure. Located on one of the larger ‘Forest Lakes,’ this home has a luxurious ‘large water view’ which is very rare so close to downtown, Columbia, SC. The setting is primo, and sets up perfectly for entertaining and nightly enjoyment.

As a side note, 6444 Westshore is about 100 yards from popular ‘Rockbridge‘ which is one of Columbia’s most popular tennis and swim clubs. #PrettyCoolPerk

Neighbors include soaring ducks, bass, bream, a bunch of finchy/roadrunner looking birds, and an occasional blue heron (yes… the Litchfield/Pawleys type). I’m tellin’ ya, take your fishing pole!

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about this home, please call 803-447-8683 or email . This property is really fun to show.

Thank you!


4 BR / 3 Bath House Hits @ $259,900.

WordsworthWordsworthBackA few days ago 950 Wordsworth Drive entered the Columbia, SC real estate market. Sporting 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths I don’t expect this property to stay on the market long, especially considering the asking price of $259,900.

As you can see from the link the home has a ton of features. A few that come to mind are hardwoods, an updated kitchen with granite slab, and newly finished bathrooms. Further still, take a look at the oversized screened in deck/porch. The porch is screaming for a 60″ flat screen. It’s massive!!

If you or anyone you know might be interested in 950 Wordwsorth, please call 803-447-8683 or email

Thank you!


Columbia, SC’s Newest Listings For Sale.

hotsheetIt’s been two Mondays since the last HotSheet…so here ya go! As you’ll see on the link, 79 properties have hit the downtown market in the last 14ish days.

As usual, this edition of The Hotsheet includes the latest properties to hit the downtown Columbia/ Forest Acres/Arcadia Lakes real estate market from $100,000-$1 Katrillion. The zip codes include 29201, 29204, 29205, 29206, and 29209.

If you’d like to know more about any of these properties for sale please call 803-758-1669 or email . We’d love to answer your questions, or show any of them you may be interested in.

Have fun clicking and more than anything, Thank You!


Forest Hills Home For Sale; $360,000

CambridgeThursday morning 1311 Cambridge Road will be the newest listing to hit the downtown Columbia real estate market.  It’s too new to attach any links (the pic is a quick drive-by), and it may be midnight tomorrow night before the syndicated websites like Zillow/Trulia/ pick it up.  That said, this blog post may give a reader-buyer a jump on things.

The home is 2,590 square feet, with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths.  It’s clean, sharp, and move in ready.  Features include hardwoods, smooth ceilings, and moldings, to name a few.  Overlooking a fully fenced lush backyard, the kitchen has new appliances, new slick looking subway tile, and a brand new granite slab counter tops.

Forest Hills is one of Columbia’s oldest and most prestigious neighborhoods.  It’s home to many of the city’s finest architecture, and Forest Hills is well known for having the most impressive tree scapes/canopies anywhere.

Be on the lookout for 1311 Cambridge Road.  At $360,000, it will be a well priced property for sale.

The kids of Forest Hills attend popular Satchel Ford Elementary school, and as most everyone in Columbia knows, Forest Hills is geographically the closest neighborhood to downtown Columbia, South Carolina.  “Cambridge” is literally minutes to anything downtown.

Please call 803-758-1669 or email if you’d like more information about 1311 Cambridge.  It’s a pleasure to show.

Thank you!


Downtown Columbia’s Newest Listings!

hotsheetIt’s been two weeks since I posted the last HotSheet and as most of you know, I like to have it live on Monday mornings. That said, since we were coming off a busy Memorial Day weekend, I dropped the ball a little bit! Booo…

Attached are the latest listings to hit the downtown Columbia, SC real estate market. This edition includes everything from $1 to $1Babillion in 29204, 29205, 29206, and 29209, respectively.

I think you’ll like the new format. I’ve minimized the actual amount of navigational clicks, as you can now scroll through all the properties continuously. It’s a smoother browsing experience, IMO.

If it asks you to register, don’t be afraid to create a dummy login…no problem.

If any of you would like to know more about the properties on The Hotsheet, please call 803-758-1669 or email or .

Thank you!


Columbia, SC’s Newest MLS HotSheet!

hotsheetIt’s Sunday night/Monday morning which means more likely than not, it’s HotSheet time!

Have fun clicking/scrolling the link, and as you know please call 803-758-1669 or email or if you’d like more information or would like to see any of the new listings on this edition of Columbia’s Hotsheet.

Thank you!


Polished Home @Pennington On Market.

PenningtonPennington1Take a look at this one! A week or so ago we put this stellar townhome on the market. It’s sharp, polished, and as you can see from the pics and link that it lives like a brand new home.

41 Braiden Manor in Pennington Square is 1,583 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 and a half baths. The home features hardwoods, smooth ceilings, and a popular open floor plan. The kitchen is loaded with granite slab and the true owner’s suite is ginormous.  Notice the garage, which is always a bonus in downtown Columbia, SC.

Pennington Square is a well done neighborhood.  I don’t want to over do it here, but it almost has a resort like feel. “The loop” is incredibly manicured with a huge common area in the center of it all. Each home is well cared for which is evident by the super clean front facades of this newer neighborhood.

I’m not selling you, I’m telling you that it’s rare to find this much space loaded with 2013 materials (with a garage, btw) for less than most can rent an apartment per month.

Other than it’s just plain cool, the best part of Pennington Square may be that it’s zoned for the popular Brennen, Crayton, A.C. Flora schools. Whether you have a kid or not, this is a primo indicator that the value will always be there.

If you or one of your friends would like more info about this slick, move-in ready home please call 803-758-1669 or email or .   As you can imagine, homes like this are a pleasure to show!

Thank you!


Columbia, SC’s Newest MLS Hotsheet


This weekend’s weather may have been on the cool side, but as far as real estate is concerned spring has sprung!…and this edition of The HotSheet has some good stuff.  71 properties have hit the Downtown/Forest Acres market since I published the last list.

This Hotsheet includes the newest listings that have come to Columbia’s market within the last 14 days (one of the ‘drop down’ time spans I can choose from) ranging from $150,000 – $1 babillion in the downtown Columbia, SC zip codes of 29201, 29204, 29205, 29206, and 29209.

As you know, if you or anyone you know would like more information or to view any of these properties please call 803-758-1669 or email or .

Thank you, and have fun clicking!


As In Politics… All Real Estate Is Local.

PalmettoPushPinWhile browsing around the Internets I noticed that noted political (and fellow) blogger,, posted about the nation’s housing market.   To throw in a disclaimer: I can’t endorse or dispute his stats.  That said, I can report from experience that… as in politics, all real estate is local.

Here’s what’s going on locally.  Coldwell Banker-Midtown’s sales board has run out of room once again. Amanda and I have closed a good amount of homes this year and have a lot of transactions “Pending Contract.”  Taking the local theme further,  we have four families renting at 42 Magnolia and one renting a home in Forest Hills, all of which are waiting on their perfect home to come to market.  What I’m getting at is the downtown Columbia, SC may be a small local real estate fishbowl, but it’s the bowl we’re in…and it’s kinda full.

While I’m not sure what the post is conveying, I’m fine with giving him the benefit of the doubt enough to ‘re-post’ his post.

Thank you!  FJ

“More On Housing “Recovery”


Three weeks ago we did a post discussing the softness of the so-called housing “recovery” – focusing in particular on the stagnation of mortgage applications. More recently, we wrote about efforts by the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama to “stimulate” the market by approving loans to people who cannot afford them.

Which in case anybody forgot is exactly what started the current recession we are “recovering” from …

Anyway … according to data released this week from the National Association of Realtors sales of previously occupied homes dipped to 4.92 million last month from 4.95 million in February. And while that number is much higher than last year’s number, only 30 percent of those sales were to first-time buyers.

That’s well below the norm … and a bad sign for the sustainability of this market’s “recovery.”

In fact we can’t wait to hear Tyler Durden’s take on all of this over at Zero Hedge (yes, that Tyler Durden).

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