Jose Martinez RE

Your Friendly Neighborhood Realtor

Jose Martinez RE - Your Friendly Neighborhood Realtor

Conversation Pieces

Welcome back to Conversation Pieces!  This week brand new homes and at great piece from Agentgenius.com.

 

How do you feel about fountains?  I think it comes down to one word. Placement, or to put it in Real Estate terms, LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!  Fountains can add ambiance to a space, making it calming, open, sophisticated.  At the same time when placed at the entrance of home it can give a grand sensation, you notice it in front of old world castle and modern high end hotels.  The rest of the home followed suit with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a guest house.  Kept of very nicely I still feel its a little high at nearly $1.2 Million but still a great house.

 

 

 

 

Here’s a picture of the guest house and pool in the back.  This  guest house offers a  great rental opportunity, or just a nice place for your family and friends to stay.

 

Moving on lets take a look at this home over in the Duarte Mesa (located in the hills above Duarte).  This area is a hot bed of high end homes with amazing views.  Lets take a look at one of those views now.

Views sell homes, thats a fact.  I have had clients (as have most Realtors) who only want to see homes with views.  They are so important that its one of the search filters on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service).  Now I know this picture dosent do the view justice (it was very foggy that day) but you can get a sense of the view from here.   At $650,000 this is a pretty good deal but the house is in need of some updating.  Some of you may wonder what it means when people say a house is dated.  Let me give you an example.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now there is nothing wrong with these rooms, the styling just comes off as a little old fashioned.  This is what we mean when we say a home is dated.  Wallpaper and Shag carpeting were popular in the (Add date here) but are now, well, Dated.  A little updating and you could have a modern home with a great view and some lovely neighbors.

 

 

 

 

Deer love shade.

Before I leave you guys I wanted to mention this blog post I came across.  As it turns out the American Dream of owning a house is not dead!  We get hit with a lot of doom and glom when we watch the news but remember this, human beings are highly adaptable, and rather than give up on the idea of owning a home people have just shifted the idea of what home is.  Have a great week!

 

Your Friendly Neighborhood REALTOR

Jose Martinez