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!


Intown Move-In Ready Charmer For Sale

PinewoodA few days ago we put 1727 Pinewood Drive on the market. Given it’s the week of July 4th, readers of this blog will likely have the jump as the listing is just now hitting the syndicated websites like Zillow and

As you can tell from the pic/link, 1727 Pinewood is a good snapshot of Wales Garden / Hollywood-Rose Hill / Shandon area architecture. What makes this home different than others in the area? Answer; It’s been completely updated. Granite slab, new appliances, and a true master bath are a few examples that come to mind.

One of the best features of this property is the location. On a corner lot, 1727 Pinewood is only steps away from arguably the most popular ‘playground’ park in 29205!

If you’d like more information or to schedule a showing of this 2,500 square foot downtown home, please call 803-758-1669 or email As you know, one of us is never more than a few minutes away.

Thank you!


The Only Closing I’ve Shed A Tear. :**|

AtascaderoThursday afternoon my wife, Jennifer Sparks Jones, posted this on Facebook; “End of an era for Franklin Jones … 1919 is ready for its new owner.” Of the hundreds of posts I’ve typed on this blog over the years, there has never been a more accurate statement.

For our Facebook friends who were perplexed by Jennifer’s post, here’s the deal. The house in the pic is where my late wife, Kinsey Black Jones, lived when we were married. What’s the big whoop, you may ask? Well, while we were only married 11 months, she passed away over 10 years ago. While my brother and I lived there a couple of years after she died, the house has been vacant all this time. I’ll let you do any mortgage/power/water/lawn maintenance/taxes math your mind can imagine. :/

Why did I keep the house? Truth told, I just liked having it. It’s the house I lived in with other fellas for a few years before Kinsey kicked them out; Michael Jones (brother), Scott Brown, Graem Clark, Adam Crosson, Trav Robertson, and a few others come to mind. 1919 Atascadero is where members of The Junior League of Columbia would pick Kinsey up so she could fulfill her shift schedule (she wasn’t allowed to drive after chemo treatments). It’s the house Mrs. Black (Kinsey’s mom) and I shared the last four months Kinsey was at Baptist Hospital. It’s where I lived when Jennifer and I began dating. It’s the house in which I ran the palmetto tree/collegiate mailbox flag business. It was in the driveway of Atascadero where Jennifer convinced me that I should become a REALTOR. Like my beautiful niece, Liz Black, “commented” on Jennifer’s post, “Sorry, it’s hard for me to be excited about this. My few memories of my aunt being healthy are in this house. :(” #Oof. #Bittersweet.

Fast forward to today. After all these years, why would I finally care about selling the house? A few reasons. 1) It’s the right thing to do. Duh… 2) Finley. 3) Twin girls on the way! In short, it’s ‘future time’ for our family, not ‘memory time’ for me.

Heart felt tugs to Jennifer for letting me be me, and lots of “Thank Yous” to friends like Amy Ackerman Cartin, Townes Denemark, Ginny Hairston, and Amanda Payne for having to hear about it and deal with it over the years.

Tonight Jennifer, Finley, and I cleaned out the last little bit of belongings that have been in the house since I moved out. This weekend I’ll go through Kinsey’s Hammond School bag she left at the house so many years ago. It will be interesting to see whose kids I know, and to wonder/find out where they are now.

Congratulations to the new owners of 1919 Atascadero Drive! I hope you’ll love the house as much as I do.

To Liz Black..Thank you, and please know I love you so much. This is a good thing, I promise. :**)


Sharp Home Hits Market @ Forest Hills.

Girardeau1GirardeauDiningGirardeauSunA sharp home hit the market this afternoon! 3041 Girardeau Avenue, in Forest Hills, is move-in ready and features almost 1,700 square feet, 3 bedroom and 1.5 baths.

Complete with hardwoods and moldings, Girardeau is cleverly beautiful, replete with updates, and loaded with designer touches/colors. I mean seriously, just take a look at the link and pics above.

The property itself is full of lush greenery/landscaping/hardscapes, complete with a stellar fully fenced level backyard.

Awesome home and grounds notwithstanding, the best part about Girardeau may be the location and school zone. As many readers know, Forest Hills is minutes to anything downtown Columbia and feeds into the ultra popular Satchel Ford/Crayton/Flora collection of schools.

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about this home on Girardeau Avenue, please call 803-758-1669 or email . As you know, one of us is never more than five minutes away.

This is a well cared for, top shelf listing and I’m proud to have it as part of our inventory.

Thank you!


Action @ King’s Grant Changes Thursday.

KingsGrantSignAs I see friends and folks around downtown Columbia, three questions dominate all others. Here’s the quick list; 1) How’s the market? 2) When are the twins due? 3) Hey, what’s going on in King’s Grant?

Honestly typing, I’ve hit a dry spell in King’s Grant. What’s the problem??… you might ask? Like I tell inquirers, “King’s Grant is flippin’ sold out. Well, more accurately, nothing is for sale.”  Sellers, buyers, REALTORS, and appraisers call regularly for any inside info I can provide. Here’s the rub. A few years ago there were 18 homes for sale in KG, and I was super nervous about the activity. Fast forward to today, there have been less than five homes for sale at any given time for about six months now. This all said, the trend is scheduled to change Thursday at 2:00PM.

The trend I’m typing about begins with the closing of 6 Mackay’s Point. At present, we have six “sides” scheduled to close in KG within the next 30 days, and tomorrow’s closing will act as a trigger for the rest of the Pending Sales. Thank goodness…

If you or anyone you know would like to know more details regarding the action in King’s Grant, please call 758-1669 or email . I’ll be glad to share any and all knowledge about this super hot neighborhood.

Thank you!


Downtown Columbia’s Newest Listings!

hotsheetThis edition of the HotSheet has some good new inventory, and a few homes that have returned after taking a break from the market. In all, there are 60 homes on the link to scroll through.

You may have noticed a few new signs in front of homes around downtown Columbia that you won’t see on the link. What gives, you may ask? There’s a good chance they were sold within days of hitting the market. 264 Tombee Lane @ King’s Grant comes to mind.

Happy clicking, and 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!