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?

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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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Improved Price on Oak Forest Lot For Sale!

3724 Ella Boulevard

$269,900

Location, Location! OAK FOREST oversized 10,200 sq ft lot complete with building plans for house and guest house. Permits in place, underground plumbing and rebar completed – Ready for you to take over and build! New fence just added. Selling based on lot value only. Zoned to highly desirable Garden Oaks Elementary. 

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Close to many Oak Forest restaurants and shopping. Call for details today!

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Now is the time to buy!

According to Daily Real Estate News dated May 28, 2015, now is the time to buy a new home:

Purchasing a home right now could help potential buyers save more than $200,000 over the next 30 years, according to the inaugural Opportunity Cost Report released today by realtor.com. This report attempts to show in dollars and cents the cost of delaying purchasing a home in 382 housing markets throughout in the United States.In compiling this report, Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for realtor.com® weighed many factors, including the long-term financial impact of owning versus renting, the amount estimated that renters will lose in waiting to buy, and the financial benefits of homeownership by market.Interest rates, home prices, and the cost of rent are all predicted to go up throughout the year, which will impact the decision to delay purchasing a home, the report notes.

“Current market conditions give buyers the opportunity to build substantial wealth in the long-term, compared with renters and later buyers, in advance of  the projected increase in mortgage rates and continuing price appreciation,” says Smoke.  “The problem is inventory is low, which has many would-be home buyers –especially first timers – standing on the sidelines and missing out on potentially material financial gains.”

So what does this estimated long-term wealth gain really look like? Smoke reports that while some housing markets are more buyer-friendly than others, nationally the average buyer is set to gain $217,726 over a 30-year period based on today’s dollars. Additionally, in 88 percent of metro areas, the financial benefit of buying a home right now accumulates at least $100,000 over 30 years.

“This analysis looks solely at the financial reasons to buy a home, based on assumptions about rising mortgage rates and changes in home values,” says Smoke. “It’s important to remember that a home purchase decision is deeply personal. Potential buyers need to consider factors such as upcoming life events, job security and potential relocation, in addition to financial benefits, because they too can have a significant impact on ownership.”

LEASED! – 1401 Fairview St, #B

 MONTROSE

SHORT-TERM LEASE $3,500/mo

Stunning short-term lease available in the heart of Montrose! Walk or bike to nearby restaurants and nightlife and enjoy what in-town Houston living has to offer. This home is spotless and has been used as a weekend home, so you will feel like you are moving into a brand new construction home! The home includes 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths with a contemporary feel and a huge 4th floor roof top terrace with spectacular views! Washer, Dryer and Refrigerator included. Private Driveway for additional parking as well.

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