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Zillow Killer

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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!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Remodel Projects | 1 comment

Doggie Suites

This May 13, 2014 photo provided by A.G. Photography shows a Standard Pacific Home’s interior view of a dog-friendly home. Standard Pacific Homes is

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.

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Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in Remodel Projects, The Future | 0 comments