Sunday, September 20, 2009

When something breaks or just stops working in my house I just have to try to fix it. Now I've tried everything from electrical to plumbing to sheet rock. Currently working on a new deck....surely going to be the longest time in history to build a deck. But when the projects are all done I feel good about having done it myself.
For those of you who have no desire to DIY but rather have repairmen on your list of contacts I have the house for you.
Just showed this row house in a great neighborhood today. This all brick house has been completely renovated. Original all wood floors have character and look wonderful. Great paint job with all details done. Living room, dining room and wonderful small but all updated kitichen. These renovators left nothing out. Updated electrical and new lighting everywhere. Upstairs 2 bedrooms each with an area that can be a reading nook (or a host of other options), plenty of closets, all new bath ceramic tile and lots and lots of light from large windows. Front porch, rear deck that leads to a fully fenced backyard. The backyard is just the right size for entertaining. This house is truly Move in Ready plus the price is right! You can walk to shops, dinner or the movies.
It's true I'm a fan of the older homes in our area. This house is almost 90 years old yet it is not only still standing it is beautful and solid as a rock. New life has been breathed into this old house, the price is affordable making it a great first time home or beautiful home for someone downsizing. The area is perfect for weekends spent walking among the local shops and restaurants.
Another wonderful house in Richmond just waiting on the next owner to make it a home.  Can't wait to find a buyer who will love this house just as I do.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Needed 100+ Acres

Today I need your help. I have a buyer who is looking for 100+ acres to lease/purchase. This land needs to be within 1 hour ( give or take) of Richmond, Va. Suitable for cattle. Perfect if it had fencing and a barn but will consider just
grazing land.

My buyer also has 10 acres with water/pond to sell or trade. This property is located in
Goochland County. You can build on or divide into 2 parcels. Awesome location.

If you have or know of someone who has land you think will work please contact me at 804-412-2359

Monday, September 14, 2009

HGTV and DIY all in One!
Check out this cutie ...OK so I'm looking at it with HGTV eyes. I can see some weekends spent on curb appeal with new shrubs and some color. Fresh coat of paint on the porch. See Cute!
Seriously this 2 bedroom 700 sq ft (approx) bungalow will make a great home for the right individual or new family. A single with DIY skills or Dad/Mom and small child. I'm telling you this has sooooooooooooo much potential.

Think about it $74,900 asking price less $8000 tax credit less negotiations from a good agent (me, the negotiations are the best part) nets payments including home owners of under $700 month! Of course you could find a place to rent for close to that...MAYBE but this you would great is that!

I can't wait to show this to one of my buyers later this week. The Dad has DIY skills plus. If they make this house their home it will knock your socks off in a year...I know cause I've seen this Dad do it before.
Family grows and down the road this will make a great rental property and they will have retirement income already working for them. WIN WIN

There are gems like this one in our market and it is so much fun (really) to find them. The hunt is one of the things that makes this so much fun. Never boring, Never the same. Awesome fun.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Best of Both Worlds

I'm a city girl myself, can't stand to be too far away from the lights of the city. I like the heart beat and constant change of city life. I happen to survive in the suburbs to accommodate the mental sanity of my loved ones. Having said that I can appreciate the very different needs of those who want the peace and quiet of the country life. Coming home to a quiet piece of earth that is larger than a postage stamp or better yet having property with water on it whether it be a creek, the river or best of all.. the ocean.
I recently showed a property that would appeal to most all of us. I thought it was awesome because it was 5-7 mins from downtown Short Pump (Ahh Life), it's backyard was mostly treed and had about 200ft of water frontage with a dock! Awesome. Established green green yard with shrubs, paved driveway and garage. All the extra amenities inside to please large families or couples who need space in order to stay away from marriage councelors.

My buyer however saw the house from a completely different point of view. He saw the water and dock and that fact that he heard NOTHING pleased him very much. He loved the fact that once he turned off the road to his paved driveway that he saw no neighbors. He had space for his cars and boat and just about any other machine he wanted to have. No homeowners association to tell him what he could and could not do with his property. Inside he saw room after room where he could put big screen TV's, computers and anything else that would entertain him without leaving the house.

Same house two completely different views. Love this job and thanks to all those who let me help find just the right home for them.