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I Love Forest Acres/Arcadia Lakes!

GreenleafBrandywineThinking of what I might write about tonight, I thought a good many folks may be interested in the action we’ve experienced in the last couple of days. By “action,” I mean closings.

The pics above are back to back closings we’ve had in the Forest Acres, Forest Lake, Arcadia Lakes area. The two listings above closed between $225,000 & $260,000, respectively. Both listings feed into Forest Lake Elementary School, Dent, and RNE.

Both sellers hired me by a referral source, which is extremely flattering. Interestingly, the sellers of Brandywine quizzed me, noting, “Someone told me you only sell in Shandon, Heathwood, and King’s Grant.” Not true! Comment from the Greenleaf seller; “You’re much nicer in person than in your picture.” Hmm….Something to think about!

If you or anyone you know would like to know about what’s going on in Forest Acres, Forest Lake, or Arcadia Lakes please call 803-447-8683 or email fjones@cbunited.com . If you’d like to get a quick snapshot of what your home may be worth, give www.freehousevalues.com a spin. I think you will have a little fun with it.

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

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