a View from home: Part 2

a View from home: Part 2

Many of you may recall my post in March about a client who was planning to completely remodel a home.  Well, I have been told one county entity was recently on site and explained to him that he had done so much remodeling and so much was NEW on the home, that it would be considered in their records as a new build.  (yes, as it should be, the tax office and codes department have all been out for their inspections throughout the remodel process.)

I have asked him to provide me a list of everything new before we put this sweet home on the market.  He’s not quite ready to list the home, but I would like to brag on it for a moment.  Some of the new items this home has includes:

  • New Foundation with Vapor Barrier
  • New HVAC… Are you an allergy sufferer?  This HVAC has, as an added touch, a Safe Air Solutions system added for filtering dust & allergens, neutralizing odors & killing germs, virus and bacteria.
  • New Roof
  • New Front Porch
  • New Windows.
  • New Siding & Trim
  • New Light Fixtures
  • New Bathroom cabinetry and fixtures…AND an ALL new master bath with closet!
  • New Back Porch
  • and the list goes on. Yes, I accentuated NEW because there is just so much that is brand new.
Potential buyers will enjoy the relaxing porch over looking a peaceful half acre, viewable from the added breakfast room as well as the covered back porch.  One of my favorite little touches is the stained wood ceiling on the porches and the brick sidewalk.  The brick in the sidewalk comes from the original home built in the 1950’s and the wood for the porch ceilings are also reclaimed from the original home noted in this first photo. (I believe the wood was knotty pine that has been refinished for it’s new purpose.)

Before we make this home an active listing in the coming weeks, I will have more detail, but it is my understanding that this home has the bones and original wood floor of the 1950’s home, but just about everything else is new.  Just look at these photos!

He started with this…a home a local man was going to tear down.  A home that held memories for some and my client saw the potential.  So rather than tear it down, the owner allowed my client to have the home, but it could not stay where it stood.

We found a new location that needed to be cleared.  That one looked like this:

Destruction crews were hired, the burned structure cleared, trees removed and cleared.  Overgrowth in the back yard was cleaned out revealing a deeper yard and a beautiful, peaceful setting.  I have been told a new foundation was built and the erection of the new home begun.  The first photo above?  Well, brick was removed, the roof was removed, all those new items I mentioned have been added, and so much more.

(Please note:  My client bought the property as a new home site…only for the land.  The new home isNOT from the burned structure.  All aspects of the burned home were cleared and completely removed prior to the move and remodel of my client’s home.  This burned home once sat on the property where this quaint home is now located and each time I have been to the property to preview the progress, I am impressed and anxious to see the final product!)

Once the foundation was built, the lot was prepped, utilities tied off and also made ready for the future home, then the home in the first photo above was relocated to its new lot!  Today, the project is not yet complete as there are some interior touches to finish, but here is a little glimpse of the new home!  This home is being done in a more modern craftsman style with the owner/remodel being done in the hopes of having a bit of a 1930’s flair.  I absolutely canNOT wait until we have our first open house!

You’ll love the new master suite and the back porch!

And your View From Home?
Well, my next post will showcase the back yard where you will be able to relax and enjoy some quiet!  Keep following my blog for more updates!

(Originally posted on our company blog site, 9/10/15)

Relocating to Middle TN?

Relocating to Middle TN?

(originally written in August of 2015)

I have greatly enjoyed helping families relocate.  It’s awesome to show folks the area, be a source of information in the area/show them where to find info they are in need of, and it’s fun having to think outside the box to help families in need.

Earlier this year, I had my first ever FaceTime showing when a client fell in love with a home on line, but wasn’t scheduled to travel here for a few weeks.  She was trying to determine if it was worth the extra flight costs to make a special trip for this one house, as she was concerned it may be sold before her planned house hunting trip. What a joy to hand over the keys on that one!
Today, I attempted the second FaceTime showing for another couple moving from out of state, but technology failed us.  I had back up and just did a series of videos to show them the property and surrounding area!  Thanks to file sharing programs, I will not have to email each video as an attachment.
Technology and Relocation have seemed to go hand and hand for me!  And I am loving it. It’s whatever makes it best for the client…my belief is to truly do whatever I can to help my clients, doing for them as I would my own family.
Relocating is fun. I relocated here ten years ago last month – I’ve been a Rutherford County resident ever since and am proud to serve real estate needs throughout Rutherford County and parts of Williamson County.  (I have also had sales in Davidson County, Cannon County and Cheatham County.)  (Update: 12/ 2017, add Williamson, Wilson, Bedford, & Warren Counties to the list of sales.  AND we can add Bedford County, Coffee County and areas within an hour of the office to the territory I generally serve.)
Middle TN truly is a great place to live! If you or someone you know of considering a move to Middle TN, please contact me, I’d be honored to be a part of their journey!