Here’s a tour of a popular 3,377sf floor plan in the gated Santa Barbara tract by Pardee in Carmel Valley. This closed for $1,450,000 last week, and the agent noted that there was $50,000 in water damage, which probably accounted for the discount off the list price.
Category Archive: ‘Bubbleinfo TV’
There may be reasons for a market slowdown, but there is a fascination about real estate that keeps people engaged. We had 200+ people attend the open houses this weekend – wow! We haven’t received offers yet, but if those 200 people tell another 200 people…..market buzz!
Redfin bumped their estimate twice, to over list price now!
We’re lighting up the internet – it’s good to have a positive first impression!
Here’s how the shower door turned out:
Come by 12-3pm this weekend!
Tom’s modern farmhouse is on the market! Open 12-3pm Saturday and Sunday:
Authentic and like-new modern farmhouse west of I-5 – wow! New roof, new HVAC, new baths, new and expanded kitchen with chef’s island, master suite with huge walk-in closet – and all done with permits too! Wire-brushed French Oak hardwood floors, board & batten siding, vintage farmhouse lighting all done in exquisite detail – impressive! Multi-gen will love the multiple bedrooms downstairs, and this is half the price you’d pay in Encinitas/Carlsbad for a turn-key farmhouse this close to the beach!
I started this blog on a Saturday morning in September, 2005 with a free account on Squarespace. Donna said, “Just don’t spend too much time on it”.
I don’t know how many blog posts were on the Squarespace account – a few hundred – but this is the 7,500 blog post since I switched to WordPress.
7,500 Blog posts
62,021 Blog comments
1,019,432 Visitors in the last ten years (including bots)
2,215,275 YouTube views:
(the Watch time didn’t start until 2012)
The transition from a foreclosure-video website to a general real estate format has been challenging, and I’m thankful to have an audience.
I appreciate you being here!
Thank you to those who comment – you add texture and perspective to the content that makes it much more valuable to all readers. Hat tip to Gary (daytrip) who has supplied much/most of the outside content and colorful commentary – and I only use about half of each!
There are no ads here, and no paid blog posts by outsiders. I try to keep the blog focused on the most relevant, useful topics of the day to assist the reader with their real estate education. I want to be your realtor – what you see here is just a sample of what I can do to help you. I appreciate the blog readers who have allowed me to help them buy and sell houses – THANK YOU!
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Tom Tarrant has done some incredible remodels over the years – here is a visual collection of a few of his projects:
Here’s the video tour of his Bay Park remodel:
I’m very appreciative of getting back together with Tom Tarrant, the all-time greatest home-renovator-flipper ever. Let’s look back at where it all got started in 2011.
This is the most incredible remodel we’ve seen in the blog’s 12 years together:
Sellers should do more to their properties today to get them sold.
Even those who were nicely updated with the golden Tuscan look or cherrywood floors and cabinets just a few years ago look dated today. Modern photography doesn’t hide it, and in some cases can make it look worse.
Do you remodel the whole joint?
Nobody wants to go too far, but there are modest improvements you can make to help the cause:
- New flooring and paint.
- New pulls and handles on cabinets.
- New towels and towel racks.
- New lighting – especially the LEDs.
- New sod and landscaping.
Here are a couple of extreme examples but for anyone selling a house that is more than ten years old, your trees are probably overgrown and more of a distraction. The clean, crisp neutral look goes for the exteriors too:
Our friend and previous seller Tom T is putting the finishing touches on his latest project, and it’s a gem – it will be ready next week!
Do you have those high ceilings over the living area, and wonder about turning it into usable space? We’ve done three of them over the years, and I got the camera rolling for this one: