Midtown Modern

I just had the pleasure of listing this spectacular modern midtown town home at 820 Robin Street, Houston, TX 77019. It’s been completely renovated throughout, so it feels like a brand new home & it’s ready for its new buyer to move right in!  Additionally, it’s located extremely close to all of the midtown nightlife, restaurants, several parks and walking distance to downtown.  It’s a great community with a friendly feel in the center of a big city.

I love that this property is an end unit, so you get a ton of natural light throughout the entire home.  There are plenty of windows spread throughout with custom blinds with remotes. 

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Having personally lived in one of the Urban Loft properties in Midtown myself I especially am partial to the HUGE living/dining/kitchen space. This home is very open and inviting. The living room has vaulted ceilings with Minka fans and the wall mounted TV will remain with the home. 

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The kitchen is very open and has stainless steel appliances, a stainless steel refrigerator, under cabinet lights and a gas stove.

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Another thing I love about this home is that it has ZERO carpet. The 2nd and 3rd Floors have refinished pine hardwood floors and they are absolutely PERFECT! The Master retreat is the entire 3rd floor and has vaulted ceilings, a bonus office space, HUGE closet and large Master bath.

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This spacious Master Bath has both a tub and a shower with dual shower heads. 

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Here is a close up of the stainless steel Ducolav sinks in the Master Bath giving this bath a modern feel.  The new Kohler faucets fit perfectly along with the sparkling counter tops.

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Check out this Guest Bath. Trust me – you won’t be disappointed.  It’s truly a show stopper and could seriously be feature in a magazine.  The whole thing has been redone. New subway tile, new dual flush toilet, new fixtures, new sink, new mirror and pendant light. It’s just gorgeous – I swoon over this bathroom every time I see it!

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Again, no carpet in this home! The first floor is stained concrete, which has been refinished. All of the walls & trim of the entire home has been painted and the doors are all a great color of navy – it’s truly impressive.  The first floor bedroom is over-sized and has not one, but two closets. 

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I almost forgot to mention – this place even has a YARD, yes a yard!  This yard is completely low maintenance, but could easily be converted into a backyard retreat!  Imagine the possibilities!

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The 2nd floor even has a large balcony just off the kitchen so you can easily pop out and grill!  This deck has just been redone with new Trex decking.

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Again, just minutes from the heart of Midtown! You definitely don’t want to miss this home!

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Thanks for checking it out!

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Perfectly Staged Homes

Let’s talk staging really quick….

Last week I spent a few days getting a house staged & ready for the market.  Why do I spend the time helping my clients by staging their homes, you ask?  The simple answer is that properly staged homes sell and sell quickly.  Sellers want their homes to sell faster, right?! Well, a staged home really helps a buyer picture furniture in the space.  You would be surprised how a lot of buyers lack vision!

See below for a few before and after photos for my upcoming listing this week and let me know what you think (excuse the phone quality photos)!  Vacant or Staged?  Which photos would you rather look at?

DINING ROOM:

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LIVING ROOM:

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See ALL the photos of my new listing at:  2712 Rocky Springs

Can I help someone you know with listing their home to sell?

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New listing in Richmond!

I have a new listing in Richmond and it is B E A utiful!

8015 Crescent Knolls Drive

8015 Crescent Knolls Drive is a 5 Bedroom Home in an excellent neighborhood.

Vaulted Ceilings and Floor to Ceiling Windows.

 

Kitchen with Breakfast Bar and Island are open to the Living Area.

 

Huge Back Yard and Game Room make it easy to relax.

Community with Trails, Pools and Parks. Neighborhood Website – Long Meadow Farms

Location, location, location!

  • Walking distance to the neighborhood school
  • Nearby Sonterra (Huge shopping & restaurant destination)
  • Convenient to the Grand Parkway, Westpark Toll Road and Fort Bend Toll Road.  

Check it out!

 

 

Hurricane Season is Here: Be Prepared People!

 

June 1st marks the official first day of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean.  This means that we are in the time of year where conditions are more favorable for tropical systems to form (even though they can form at any time during the year).

While the National Hurricane Center is predicting a relatively quiet year, given all the rain and water drama Houston & surrounding areas have had in the last two years, it’s a great idea to be prepared for a big storm.  It’s been 8 years since Ike and Houston’s last major hurricane to hit landfall (and that was only a Category 2 when it hit land…YIKES).

Below is a list of items to be better prepared for a storm if a hurricane were to hit Houston.  Remember – as with what happened with Ike (and we learned with the freeways being parking lots during Rita) – a storm can turn quickly and you may not have enough time to evacuate.

  • Water (1 Gallon of water per person/day for at least 3 days is suggested) – remember to fill up at least one bath tub during a storm for water to flush toilets!
  • Food – have a 3-day supply of non-perishable foods on hand (I went for 3 weeks without power during Ike, so keep in mind you may not be able to heat things up
  • Cooler with Ice – if you know a storm is coming, I would fill up as many coolers as you can with ice as ice is a huge commodity in Houston when you have no power and your refrigerator looses power
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio (TV and phones won’t work)
  • Flashlight and extra batteries (or candles, but flashlights are safer)
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help (I saw this on a website and thought this was interesting…especially in the event there are tornadoes mixed in)
  • Tools: Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Fitted Plywood for windows
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
  • Generator & Full Gas Cans
  • Car – if there is any sign of a storm coming, fill up your tank before you even think it’s necessary as there will be long lines at the gas stations
  • Mosquito Spray (if it’s hot inside, might as well be outside…and that’s where the mosquitoes are!)
  • Gas Grill with a full propane tank (to cook up all the food you have in your fridge after you lose power & before it goes bad!)
  • BOOZE – you will definitely need enough to weather the storm and then make it through the stress of the aftermath – stock up and don’t forget ice!
  • Games – it gets pretty boring with no power, so always a good idea to have a few games to pass the time while you ride out the storm
  • Flood Insurance – check with your insurance agent to make sure your flood insurance is up-to-date and your home owner’s insurance coverage is up to snuff!

Stuff That’s Important:

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REALLY Important Supplies to survive any hurricane:

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Stay safe this hurricane season!!

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Great New Lease Available!

Updated condo that is priced at a steal of $2,695 a month!

5060 Augusta

Two master bedrooms and 3 and a half baths.

Check it out below!

Beautiful open living room with wood floors, vaulted ceilings, and stone fireplace.

Kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances, washer, dryer, fridge, wine fridge, wet bar, and dumbwaiter!

Great balcony off of second floor and the outdoor furniture is included with property!

Just one of the two huge masters in this lovely condo.

Two master bathrooms with walk-in closets.

Don’t wait on this condo!

5060 Augusta