The market isn’t high-flying enough to call it a frenzy – and buyers are passing on anything that looks like a project. Doing improvements before going on the market is the best way to go:
Category Archive: ‘Remodel Projects’
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Buying a fixer and doing a remodel is a viable alternative for those frustrated with trying to find a ready-made, suitable house:
For those who didn’t see it the first time around in 2011:
Our local MLS company Sandicor has recognized that there might be an audience out there on the intertubes, and has released a new version of their consumer-friendly MLS website to compete with Zillow and Trulia:
My new secret-agent ID number is 5arexoa, if you want to use it when they ask you to enter your agent’s number. If we win a toaster oven or something, I’ll split it with you!
Real estate agents are working to reach a wider pool of buyers by posting the before and after virtual renovations online.
Chair lifts are their own cottage industry, and you can spend more than $10,000 on the fancy ones. But you don’t hear much about removing them!
Hat tip to daytrip for sending this in:
Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling homes in 27 developments from Florida to California and is believed to be the first to offer a pet suite as an option in every one.
The most lavish suite is a 170-square-foot pet paradise with a step-in wash station, handheld sprayer and leash lead; tile walls and floors; a designated drying area with a commercial sized pet dryer; a water station; automated feeders; a large bunk-style bed; cabinets for toys, treats and food; a stackable washer and dryer; a French door that opens to a puppy run; and a flat-screen television set.
Standard Pacific, based in Irvine, decided to offer pet suites after conducting livability studies with homeowners. Pets were a constant theme, said Jeffrey Lake, vice president and national director of architecture for Standard Pacific.
Devotion to pets is second-to-none,” he added. “They are family.
The American Pet Products Association reports that 68 percent of Americans own pets and contribute to an industry worth more than $55 billion annually.
Read more here:
With the inventory so tight (especially for those wanting to spend less than a million dollars), a remodel project should be considered. We can help!
Here’s the “after” tour of remodel and 700sf addition done by architect Mark Morris on his own house in Pacific Beach: