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3 Chicks In My Easter Basket.

FinleyTwinsFinleybikeThis Easter Sunday we decided to pack all the girls in a rolling basket and haul them around the loop. It was the twins maiden voyage around the neighborhood behind a bike.

You can see from the pics above how far we’ve come. A couple of years ago sweet Finley may have been the most protected kiddo in South Carolina. I mean, I think Jenn stuffed the girl in a plastic bubble slathered with Vaseline (so no one could grab on to it or pop it). I didn’t mind. After all, like all new parents think of their first kid.. Finley was the Golden Child.

Fast forward to today. We stuffed those loud baby chicks in the yellow buggy and strapped them in tight. When Finley hopped in I snapped it shut and started pedaling 60 pounds around like no one was watching.

I suppose there’s a moving/blurry line between today’s litigious/protective society. Remember the days we rode in the family car smooshed between the dashboard and that thick single pane smashable windshield?

Memories of safety issues aside, we all had a big time. Our Easter chicks had the wind in their hair and didn’t chirp a peep during the whole ride. I think they loved it.

Happy Easter Season. My basket is full!

Franklin

Not On Zillow/Trulia/Realtor.com Yet.

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Here's another good heads up for blog readers! 4107 Beecliff Drive hit the market Tuesday afternoon. This completely redone house sports 2,478 sq. feet and four nice bedrooms. This listing is going to surprise most anyone who requests a showing, … [Continue reading]

Downtown Real Estate: The HotSheet!

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This edition of The Hotsheet includes the most recent homes to hit Columbia, SC’s real estate market within the last 14 days. The areas include the zips 29201, 29204, 29205, 29206, and 29209, within a price range of $150,000 to … [Continue reading]

New House Going Up @ King’s Grant.

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Here's a heads up on a new house going up in King's Grant. I don't know the address, but it's going up in the 'Oakman West' section of the neighborhood. I don't know the footage/BR/Ba situation yet as it's not my listing.  That said, we have my … [Continue reading]

Sneak Peek At A Sharp Shandon Listing.

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As most of you know I like to give a heads up to clients and blog readers. Well, here you go! Late Wednesday afternoon 3204 Wilmot hit Downtown Columbia's real estate market for sale.  The listing is so fresh, actually, as of 2:02AM it still hasn't … [Continue reading]

For Me, Weekends Are Now A Big Deal…

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As a Realtor, the difference between weekdays and weekends used to be pretty seamless. If you think about it, with all the weekend showings and open houses, it pretty much never stops. Now that we have baby twins to go along with our uber social four … [Continue reading]

Forest Hills – Satchel Ford – 4 Beds – $399.

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Check this one out. We just put this awesome house on the market in Forest Hills, one of Downtown Columbia's most popular neighborhoods. Offering four bedrooms and 4,250 square feet, the 'numbers work' big time. The best news? This is a super rare … [Continue reading]

Year Old FB Update Was No April 1 Joke!

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On April 1, 2013 (I started writing this post on Tuesday), I belted out on Facebook, "Hello! Yes we are twins and our parents are scared $#!^less, but we think that's funny. See you in the fall!!! w/Jennifer Sparks Jones." Of course the comment was … [Continue reading]

“Bing/Maps” Car Was In Columbia Today.

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As my three girls and I were finishing our first walk around the neighborhood of the day, I got a glimpse of a weird car making its way down one of the cul de sacs. My first thought was, "OK, well this is cool. That's the Google Maps car." When I … [Continue reading]

“…Hall Of Fame Headband, Homies.”

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Wednesday afternoon my buddy and stellar real estate closing attorney picked up two other friends/Realtors and me, and hauled us to a Charlotte to catch the NBA basketball game between the Bobcats and Brooklyn Nets. Last year we saw Charlotte … [Continue reading]