Check Out The Newest HotSheet!

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 2:48 AM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 72 new listings for sale.

The areas include the zips 29201, 29204, 29205, 29206, and 29209, with a price range of $100,000 to $Zillion. Remember!!… No big deal if you don’t want to ‘register’ to look deeper at a particular property. Simply type in my initials or the word “Blog” (or whatever you can think of “Cocks,” “Tigers”), and shoot in a random email address in the field. Even if you don’t want to register or ‘poser register,’ you can still get a good glimpse of what’s new to the market by simply scrolling around the Gallery Page.

If you or anyone you know would like more information about any of these Downtown properties for sale, or if you’re interested in putting your home on the market, please call 803-447-8683 or email Franklin@TheNeighborhoodRE.com .

Happy clicking and Thank you!!

Franklin Jones

Check Out Some Stuff We Found!

A few days ago we had the pleasure of closing the property @ 1 Myrtle Court in the Wales Garden Neighborhood of Downtown Columbia – 29205. If you’ve never heard of Myrtle Court, it kinda veers in near the “horse fountain” at Wateree Avenue.

Some folks love charm. LOVE IT! Sometimes charming means old, vintage, or antique, and sometimes it means one, two, and possibly all three.

Check out the pics above that were taken in the charming 1 Myrtle Court.

I swanee the first time I saw that toileting system the tissue holder was in the white, unpainted rectangle just below the tank on the right-hand side. It has since been removed and a roll of toilet tissue now sits on the top shelf to the left. If you look closely on the other side, you’ll see the pull-chain flushing mechanism that hangs down to around the valve. Now I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that folks that lived in charming homes either had long a** arms or did things differently than I know how to do.

Please see the robot looking machine in the second pic. I have my camera over my head as the full magnitude of this droid is every bit as large as I am. I didn’t know whether to pet it, kneel in respect, or run back up the basement steps. Needless to say, it spoke to me without speaking (thank goodness).

Now check out the close-up business card screwed/riveted to the upper middle section of the droid. I think someone should call Paul T. Cotton at ALpine-4-3637.

All fun aside, the house is cool and going to be awesome when the vision is completed, and the neighborhood speaks for itself, and of course, as you’ve heard me say and type many times, “It’s the Neighborhood!!!!”

I must say the sale may not have closed without the property legal description and surveying expertise of my buyer client.

Congratulations to the buyers and sellers of 1 Myrtle Court in Historic Wales Garden Neighborhood!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

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I Had A Wonderful Birthday(s)!

One of the good things about a birthday falling the day before Independence Day is that everyone has the day off after it. With the 4th falling on a Wednesday this year it almost makes it feel like I’ve had a birthday week (or two or three days, anyway).

The pics above are a few birthday ‘cakes’ I’ve enjoyed. The first one is the one Jen and my girls baked. It was awesome and we’re still enjoying it. The scene above is of the girls singing to me a few minutes after I woke up. They just couldn’t wait for friends to come over later and that was OK by me. (Yes I sleep in a collared shirt…)

The second pic above is when I took the girls to Eggs Up Grill. On the morning of the 4th, one of my buddies took a photo of his family woofing down some hash browns at Waffle House and sent it to a group text with the owner of Eggs Up, Drew Hampton, as one of the recipients. I knew Jen had some errands to run and that we had a date at the community pool early that afternoon. That said, not to let my buddy be outdone, I asked Jen to trade cars with me (I don’t have car seats in my car at moment) and I wheeled Jen’s minivan over to support my Eggs Up in the hash-brown wars. I took our picture of a ‘better breakfast,’ and in the crossfire I was presented with the beautiful blueberry birthday muffin. (Side note: Please excuse Ivey’s hair bomb. We were both fine with it haha).

The third photo is from when five of my team members treated me to a late lunch at 1801 Grille. I wanted to go to Mr. Friendly’s New Southern Cafe but remembered that the owner sent out an alert on Facebook that they’d be closed for a few days for summer vacation, so I requested 1801. We all had a big time and yes everyone not pregnant had a drink as we all dispersed soon after because the 4th was the next day.

As you can see I had a great birthday on all levels and can’t wait for what the next year holds for life with my family and the best friends in the world!

Thank you!!!

Franklin Jones

Columbia’s Updated HotSheet!

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 3:08 AM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 75 new listings for sale.

The areas include the zips 29201, 29204, 29205, 29206, and 29209, with a price range of $100,000 to $Zillion. Remember!!… No big deal if you don’t want to ‘register’ to look deeper at a particular property. Simply type in my initials or the word “Blog” (or whatever you can think of “Cocks,” “Tigers”), and shoot in a random email address in the field. Even if you don’t want to register or ‘poser register,’ you can still get a good glimpse of what’s new to the market by simply scrolling around the Gallery Page.

If you or anyone you know would like more information about any of these Downtown properties for sale, or if you’re interested in putting your home on the market, please call 803-447-8683 or email Franklin@TheNeighborhoodRE.com .

Happy clicking and Thank you!!

Franklin Jones

Lost Trophy @ Arkansas Triangle.

I’m not sure we’ve ever seen a world or national championship slip through a team’s hands like we did Wednesday night.

If you aren’t aware, the Arkansas Razorbacks were winning in the 9th inning of a game that would win the title for them (Arkansas won game 1 the night before), with the opposing team down to their last out, and the batter down to his last strike, when the rather routine pop-up happened.

I feel for the fellas in the pics above, the other players on the team, and the program as they lost the game later in the inning, and subsequently the College World Series in Game 3 the next night. These young men will remember this for the rest of their lives.

All they had to do is catch that one baseball before it hit the ground. Either one of them could have attempted the catch. None of them did.

I don’t know whether to feel bad for them or chalk it up as a teaching moment.

Maybe both.

Ugh, either way.

Congratulations, Oregon State University.

Franklin Jones

Raising The Bar @ Shandon, Again.

I have good news for Shandon Neighborhood homeowners! At 3:00 Monday afternoon 3405 Yale Avenue closed for $320,000. The house is 1,453 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. What’s the big whoop? Well, if you do some quick math, the property closed for $220.23/foot, and that’s a thing.

Further, the listing fetched four offers in about five/six hours time, two of which were over original asking price.

Am I asking, or do we deserve credit for this? That’s not what I’m getting at. Sure, we provide good photos, supplied tact and finesse during the deal, and had the guts to go for it. That said, some of the credit goes to the current real estate marketplace, but most of the credit goes to the seller. The house is sharp.

Now, TO BE CLEAR, not every Shandon home will fetch such a number. Why, then, is this a big whoop for the neighborhood? Answer; Beginning Monday, 6/25/18, every listing that fetches an offer/contract within a like price range or similar features will be able to use this sale as a comparable sale. In short, for 12 months appraisers will be able to use this “comp” to help other sales.

Some folks get on to me for listing a house for too much money. Insert the theory of, “If you don’t try to raise the bar, then how can home values ever rise?” Translation – I’m not scared to ‘go for it’ (and neither was this seller).

Congratulations to the buyer, our seller, and Shandon Neighborhood.

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about Shandon or other Downtown Columbia real estate values, please call 803-447-8683 or email Franklin@TheNeighborhoodRE.com.  We would love to be in contact with you!

Remember, Don’t buy the house; Buy the neighborhood. (Proverb)

Thank you!

Franklin Jones – The Neighborhood Co.

What Sold In Your Neighborhood?

The Last USC Spurrier Visor?

This afternoon I did a little market(ing) research. I’m pining whether or not to order the old school (big a**) visor for our next round of ‘Neighborhood’ schwag. I asked around the office for where I may be able to find a sample to purchase one for some research and development, and Liz Black belted out, “Palmetto Promotions?”

Today I found myself at Palmetto Promotions where I rekindled an old relationship with Chip Prezioso. As I was describing what I wanted, he led me to a shelf, “Franklin, this is the last one.” I thought, “Seriously?”

Apparently, Wednesday I bought the last Carolina Steve Spurrier, “signed” (stitched) visor ever produced. For context, Palmetto Promotions owns the “Steve Spurrier Official Signature Line.”

It’s interesting because I’m not really a star-struck guy, but I know Chip sold thousands of the visors. Two/three years removed from the OBC’s retirement, and I have the last visor of them all.

Kinda interesting at least, kinda fun at most.

See Yahoo.com for context below.

Thank you!!!

Franklin Jones

“South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is so boss that he has his own autograph on his South Carolina hat.

How many coaches can say that?

Scratch that, how many coaches would actually wear a hat with their own autograph embroidered in it for the nation to see? Just one — the Ol’ Ball Coach.

[Related: South Carolina QB completes 20 passes in a row]

He’s rocking that hat while watching his Gamecocks demolish SEC newbie Missouri. So, at this point he probably feels like he can do whatever the hell he wants. Actually, he probably always feels that way. In fact, he went into the postgame press conference, gave a brief statement and left.

Like a boss.”

Happy Father’s Day HotSheet!

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 3:08 AM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 71 new listings for sale.

The areas include the zips 29201, 29204, 29205, 29206, and 29209, within a price range of $100,000 to $Zillion. Remember!!… No big deal if you don’t want to ‘register’ to look deeper at a particular property. Simply type in my initials or the word “Blog” (or whatever you can think of “Cocks,” “Tigers”), and shoot in a random email address in the field. Even if you don’t want to register or ‘poser register,’ you can still get a good glimpse of what’s new to the market by simply scrolling around the Gallery Page.

If you or anyone you know would like more information about any of these Downtown properties for sale, or if you’re interested in putting your home on the market, please call 803-447-8683 or email Franklin@TheNeighborhoodRE.com .

Happy clicking and Thank you!!

Franklin Jones