He did a GORGEOUS job!
No expense was spared…copper downspouts, belgian block driveway, thick cedar siding.
The house was priced accordingly at over $4,000,000. Yes, that’s not a typo…let me spell it using words, just to confirm…over four MILLION dollars.
Now, it’s not to say the house has not been built exquisitely. And it’s not to say that houses don’t sell for $4,000,000 around here. A bit crazy, I know…
The problem with this house is that it sits on a main road and more importantly, it sits squarely at a T-intersection.
A T-intersection is where one road ends into another. In other words, when you come to the end of the road, you must turn right or left. See the picture above for a visual.
Now, if you own the house that sits at the tee, don’t ALL the headlights of ALL the cars coming to the end of the road flash into the front of your house CONSTANTLY?
Why this builder would put such an expensive house in such a location has my husband and me stymied.
I guess the moral of this post is…think twice before buying a house at the end of T-intersection! You may feel like you’re living in a flashing disco!
One Realtor’s opinion!
As I promised, today I am featuring the WORST months to sell a home by state.
As I mentioned yesterday, the chart is based on average days on market and ratios price sold to listing price over the past five years.
Hmmmm, for my state of Connecticut, it says March is the worst time to list. What’s funny is, I find most folks around here are racing to list in March to be “in front of the spring market”. Interesting…
I found this infographic and thought it was interesting. It lists the best months to sell a home by state. It is based on average days on market and ratios price sold to listing price over the past five years.
Ironically, for my state of Connecticut, the right time to list and sell is NOW.
If anyone out there in Connecticut needs help, click the contact button above
I am in the process of “redefining” my real estate marketing and it all starts with my Realtor headshot.
Should I just continue to use the same photo I have which I have always kind of liked?
BUT, in fairness, it was taken five years ago!
I don’t want to be THAT Realtor who looks NOTHING like their professional photo because they’ve aged so incredibly.
Anyway, as I was looking around for some different points of view on the topic, I ran across this and it made me laugh…
It just goes to show that, with both listing pictures and Realtor Headshots, the cropping tool is a Realtor’s best friend!
I am having a bit of a weird week…a lot of crazy people exhibiting a lot of crazy behavior.
I decided this crazy door reflects my state of mind today…
Hope you’re having a better week than I!
Today, on my other blog, Front Door Freak, I posted one of my “Guess which celebrity owns this front door” posts.
My post only showed the front door of…spoiler alert…Guiliana and Bill Rancic’s home.
But, if you click through to the original source of the article, Hooked on Houses, it featured their entire transformation of a Chicago townhouse, complete with before and after pictures.
Now, the thing that was so striking to me was that the original house was completely filled with original wood details. It was a real diamond in the rough. All that gorgeous, old wood just flowing everywhere. Perhaps a bit too much wood, but definitely worth keeping in some areas.
When you scan down to the “after pictures” every ounce of the wood seemed to have been removed. Every. Single. Bit. None of the original house details were to be seen anywhere…including the floors.
I guess my question is, why buy the house if you are going to do that to it, but whatever…that’s a different post for a different day
Anyway, it got me thinking about how they chose all those new design elements. That must have been a full time job for them just to sit and agree to all the selections their designer made!
I personally like to do that kind of stuff, but many people don’t.
If you are one of the legions of people how don’t like to pour over design elements, here is an article from Pure Wow which details all types of flooring materials and their pros and cons.
It might just help you cut to chase if you are looking to do a quick spruce up before listing your house for sale.