• Franklin Jones | Amanda Payne
  • The Junior League of Columbia
  • Blogger Pic

Richland 1 To Discuss New VOTING Districts.

RichlandOneMessageIf you live in Richland County School District One, you likely received an email, text, or phone message regarding the redrawing of school board’s four single member voting district. The message encourages you to go to a website and/or attend public hearings to view three proposed plans.

Why am I posting about this? What’s the worldwide mantra of real estate? Location, location, location. What’s my take on real estate? As in politics, all real estate is local. Here’s the real rub; Nothing drives real estate more than schools. Sure, “price per foot” is at the head of most conversations in our market, only because school zones are already set.  In short, schools trump square footage, bedrooms, baths, style, historical designations, proximity to interstate highway systems, pretty trees, materials, all that.

Some months ago my phone and email blew up about “drawing new lines.” I’ve spoken at length with Richland One School Board Member Pamela Adams, Richland County Treasurer David Adams and others to make some sense of it all. Here’s the rub. All that hubbub was about drawing new “district lines” that current/future board members would represent, not school attendance zone lines. The difference between the two, as my granddaddy describes things, is “magnamonious.”

If you listen to the message we all received Feb. 4 carefully, or in my case a few times, the voice purposely and very specifically spells out the difference stating, “Please note, that this process does not effect the attendance zone boundaries within Richland One. Thank you.” Translation – No one freak out.

If you would like to discuss what’s going on within Richland One, I’d be happy to field any questions regarding what I know, or put you in touch with the proper folks who know what’s what.

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

“Jeff Price” Property Has New Owner.


As I run into friends around town at Starbucks or wherever I've been asked lately, "What's going on with that two story building near 5 Points?" The first couple of times I wondered what they were talking about, which I now immediately know to ask … [Continue reading]

1540 Adger Rd. For Sale @Heathwood.


Heads up out there for 1540 Adger Road, 29205! "Adger" was put on MLS late Friday afternoon and has caused quite a stir of interest. The home is over 3,500 square feet with four bedrooms and four full baths. 1540 Adger is one of those "signature" … [Continue reading]

New Listing @Forest Acres Hits Market!


Heads up to clients to blog readers! 4532 Meadowood Rd. in popular Forest Acres hit the market late Wednesday afternoon. Larger than most Forest Acres ranch style homes, "Meadowood" has 2,240 square feet four bedrooms and three full … [Continue reading]

Downtown Columbia Real Estate Listings.


What a weekend!!! Jen and I were in New York City for an epic weekend wedding/blizzard that kept us in the big city an extra day! I'll post some pics of the event and tell a story or two about our big adventure a little later. That said, it's kinda … [Continue reading]

Thank You, Paul, For Sharing This Info!


Wednesday morning I got a notification "DIingGG!!" from KW's incredibly active Facebook page. Turns out fellow Realtor, Paul Arvay, saw somewhere that this blog has been recognized as "Best Real Estate Blogs - 2016." Ok, pretty cool! What does … [Continue reading]

3000 Wilmot @Shandon Hits Market.


Heads up to friends and blog readers; 3000 Wilmot Avenue in Shandon is scheduled to hit Columbia's real estate market Tuesday morning! The exterior of 3000 Wilmot is exactly what you would expect - classic Shandon. The interior is completely … [Continue reading]

Downtown Columbia Home Hits Market.


Check out this new listing on Forest Drive! Located in the middle of everything Columbia, SC, 2928 Forest Drive is loaded with features, and is a TON of bang for the buck at $224,900. At almost 2,000 square feet, "Forest Drive" has 3 spacious … [Continue reading]

Downtown Columbia’s Newest Listings.


This edition of The HotSheet includes the most recent homes to hit Downtown Columbia, SC’s real estate market in the last two weeks. As of 1:15 AM, the site featured 45 new listings for sale. As has been the case in the last few months, a HotSheet … [Continue reading]

New Product @ Shandon & Melrose!


Heads up to blog readers and clients - a day or so ago we put three Downtown new construction listings on the market. All three are smack in the middle of their awesome neighborhoods. 1314 and 1316 Hagood Avenue are in historic Melrose Heights. … [Continue reading]