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‘Hiking’ Through The Pipes..

FinleyCreekFinleyTunnelThis weekend I had one of my, “What the heck?” moments and took my five year old hiking through some neighborhood woodlands.

In the middle of a morning cart ride we decided to stop and tromp around a vacant lot at the back of the neighborhood (building has begun, by the way). After seeing some deer and raccoon tracks, we decided to go further. When we came to the creek, we had a decision to make. Even though we were both in flip-flops/sandals, we decided to press on, and our first creek walk was underway.

Finley and I decided to go against the trickling current, battling the cold water and slight uphill terrain. :-) We persevered to a tunnel. Do we turn back? Hmm.. Is this what princesses do? After a high five and a fist bump we decided to press on. We decided this is what “some” princesses would do if they’d “be brave and bold and try hard.” (We used to crawl on our bellies with our elbows through the 2′ pipes on Springdale Rd. in Anderson, SC. In my mind, this couldn’t have been a big whoop). We made our way to the other side arriving in the middle of the adjacent neighborhood, and traveled back the way we came. Don’t let the pics fool you. Many times she was thigh deep in the creek.

The full and bigger pic is that I found Finley and me in a low risk, fun situation. That said, from her prism it was an exciting, awesome adventure! Now we know princesses can do more than they thought they could, and I have another dad moment.

I may or may not have gotten some flack about the shoes Finley wore in the sandy/muddy/cruddy creek. I understand!..but I wouldn’t trade that hour or two with my girl for any pair of her shoes.

Given that experience and a good Open House, it was an awesome day!


One Awesome Show & Tell.


In all my Facebooking I don't think I've ever participated in a Throwback Thursday (I know, it's technically Friday by now - 2:51AM). That said, check this out. I bet not even 1% of my closest friends know about this 'TBT' diddy. Well... that's me … [Continue reading]

Real Estate News @ King’s Grant – 29209


As I go through my routine I'm often asked, "How's the market?" Sometimes, however, I'm asked about specific neighborhoods and lately I've been asked, "Anything out in King's Grant?" Well, if you search the Internets or drive around the KG loop you'd … [Continue reading]

Two Winning Brands Open @Columbia.


On Monday morning two new storefronts will open their doors to Columbia residents. Scout & Molly's is located at super popular Trenholm Plaza, in Forest Acres. The store is adjacent to Tazza Kitchen and as most readers know, if there was ever … [Continue reading]

More Good Downtown Homes To Choose From!


Here’s our newest lineup! As far as I can tell these homes are some of the sharpest of their respective neighborhoods. Photo 1- 5 Bay Laurel Place @ Laurel Hill -29201. Photo 2- 1040 Coatesdale @ Heritage Woods - 29209. Photo 3- 2709 Cypress @ … [Continue reading]

Newest Local HotSheet Is Out.


This edition of The HotSheet includes the most recent homes to hit Columbia, SC’s real estate market within the last 2 weeks. The areas include the zips 29201, 29204, 29205, 29206, and 29209, within a price range of $150,000 to … [Continue reading]

New Collection Of Listings On Market!


As I mentioned in a previous post, a new collection of good listings was on the way. Well, they're here, and the next wave of beautiful homes for sale has officially hit the Downtown Columbia, SC real estate market. Here's today's lineup. Photo … [Continue reading]

Live Beautifully @ Forest Hills – 29204.


Ever wanted to own a stately "Southern Living" magazine style home, but prefer modern appointed improvements? Welcome to 1223 Wellington, in historic Forest Hills in Downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Here's the MLS write-up: Sharp, polished, and … [Continue reading]

Wellington, Laurens, & Wilmot Hit Market.


Last week I posted that we had a quite a few listings that were about to hit Columbia's real estate market. Here's the initial lineup, as promised! Photo 1-1223 Wellington in Forest Hills-29204. Photo 2-1012 Laurens Street in the "USC" … [Continue reading]

2824 Wilmot Is For Sale @Shandon.


Readers of the blog...get ready for a string of listings we'll be presenting to Columbia's Downtown real estate market.  The first listing I'm going to publicize is 2824 Wilmot Ave., in Shandon - 29205. As you can tell from the street number and … [Continue reading]