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Build A Dream Home Right Here.

ChimneyHillLotI’ve been doing this for a while now and for the for the first time in my career, vacant lots are a premium.

Consider a few thoughts; 1) Once available lots in King’s Grant are sold out. I’ve watched lots in KG sit for a decade. I’m bringing this up because as far as Downtown Columbia, SC is concerned, King’s Grant is a ‘newer’ neighborhood. That said, all the sudden in a year or so all of them have been scooped up and are now occupied by brand new homes (Some aren’t finished yet). 2) I can name two vacant lots that have fetched $450,000 in the last few months. Yes, I just typed that from my keyboard.  One in Heathwood. One in Forest Lake. Sullivan’s Island pluff mud in the backyard? No. Inlet creek view? No. Truth told, one of the “lots” had a house on it, so that may not count as ‘vacant’ in your book. Here’s the thing; The new owner is going to raze the house and build new. So…that soon to be vacant lot will be closer to $475,000 ‘all in.’ 3) The flood. The 1,000 year flood, via a few steps such as insurance and FEMA, for better or for worse, created vacant lots. For example, land that once domiciled a $250,000 ranch style home is now the earthen base of a $699,000 build job.

Each one of these points could and probably should deserve its own blog post (I’m sure some of you are wondering, “$450K? WuUuUtT?”) That said, here’s where I’m going with this; Two lots just became available that are ready to build on in a super popular area of “Downtown Columbia.” 723 Chimney Hill and 5 Sandy Knoll are clear cut, level, and ready to build vacant lots in the Hampton Crest Estates Neighborhood. Hampton Crest Estates is a collection of custom homes in a beautiful, executive/exclusive neighborhood that enjoys the benefit of a gated pool.

Check out the link as we’ll be adding plats and surveys soon. In the meantime, be thinking of your favorite floor plans and/or your dream home….and if you or anyone you know would like to know more about these stellar lots, please don’t hesitate to call 803-447-8683 or email Franklin@FArealtygroup.com . We’d love to hook you up with a few builder options, too.

Thank you!

Franklin Jones

Polished Home Hits Market @ Shandon!

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If you asked someone, "OK, what's the most convenient home in all of Columbia?" 614 Sims Avenue may be in the top five. It may be #1, depending on who you ask. Consider two points; 1) It's pristine and if you wanted to move in tomorrow, it's … [Continue reading]

Newest Hotsheet Is Ready To Go!

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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 12:54 AM, the fastest site in the industry is featuring 81 new listings for sale. The areas include the zips … [Continue reading]

Sharp Home For Sale @ Forest Acres!

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Another "heads-up" to clients and blog readers! A cool and sleek house just hit the market in the heart of super popular Forest Acres. 5500 Sylvan Drive has around 2,050+/- square feet, with four bedrooms and three full baths! As you can tell from … [Continue reading]

10 Oakman Ct. Hits Market – King’s Grant

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Heads up to clients and blog readers: 10 Oakman West is scheduled to hit the market Tuesday afternoon! "Oakman West... What is that?," you may ask. "Oakman" is a small collection of homes situated in the back section of King's Grant Neighborhood. … [Continue reading]

Maximizing Everyone. What’s Your DISC?

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Wednesday most of the team, along with about 50 other Realtors, attended a day long training session at the Keller Williams, Columbia Market Center. The subject matter was something I've wanted to know more about since joining KW: The DISC … [Continue reading]

Downtown Columbia’s Newest Listings!

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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 12:48 AM, the fastest site in the idustry is featuring 83 new listings for sale. The areas include the zips … [Continue reading]

Way To Go, Junior League of Columbia!

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Columbia was a busy place Thursday night as events were happening all around the Midlands. The event of choice for us, of course, was the Junior League of Columbia's annual End Of The Year Celebration. I've attended this meeting for 15/16 or so … [Continue reading]

Newest Listings Hit Market @ 29205.

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It's a late night but check out our newest listings in Shandon and Olde Shandon! Welcome to 2302 Blossom Street and 2209 Lee Street. If you noticed the addresses of each house, you may be able to tell that both homes are hyper-close to Downtown … [Continue reading]

In Case You Haven’t Heard…

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I thought this was an interesting article from the folks at industry leading Inman News.  FJ Keller Williams Continuing To Grow Agent Base At Astonishing Pace The company reported its Q1 2016 financial results Amber Taufen Apr 28, … [Continue reading]