Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Jefferson

The Jefferson:

Address: 2647 Skyview Downs Dr.

Asking Price: $160,000: We talked to Tony (KB Homes) who mentioned all the discounts we should be able to get. It added up to about $27,000. We are working with this with asking price.

Stats: 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2 car garage, living room, and game room. Master bedroom is downstairs, as is utility room. The other 3 bedrooms and game room is upstairs.

Square Footage: 2,488

Pros: Master bedroom is okay size, but the bathroom and closet are great! It has a garden tub and seperate shower. The lighting and bathroom fixtures downstairs are great--actually stylized. Kitchen has black appliances. Upstairs bedrooms are big and have good sized closets. One bedroom has a window seat and is just Sevy perfect! (pictured here.) There is a sidelawn that is attached to the house but not part of the house. It's on the corner so great location. Preblocked and wired in EVERY room for fans. Great square footage!

Cons: Backyard is tiny. I guess that would be great to plant or sod though! Fridge and washer/dryer are not included. Fans would definetely need to be put in ourselves. White cabinets in the kitchen aren't the cutest and would need knobs. Master is downstairs--hard with kiddos up. Front isn't the best looking, but not bad.

Pictures: Top to Bottom. 1. View of the living room from entrance. It's long and narrow. The staircase seperates the kitchen. As you walk in, turn left and there is a hallway to the half-bath, utility room/garage entrance, and the master bedroom. 2. One of the upstairs bedrooms. I like the natural light and the window seat. It gives it a less manufactured home feel. 3. View of the kitchen. There are a lot of window and a door to the backyard. 4. A view of the masterbath. You can see the door to the walk-in closet and the garden tub. The shower is right next to the tub. 5. The upstairs gameroom. It's big and long and has a lot of natural light. It would definetely need fans up there and the lighting there is just ugly right now. Perfect for the t.v. room and the ugly college furniture (bean bag) we will still have for the next 10 years!

Friday, March 21, 2008

The Jasmine

Address: 11814 Fortune Park Dr

Neighborhood: City Park
Builder: Legend Homes
Price: $170,136
Incentives: $15,978 pushing the price down to $154,750. They have 21 houses they are trying to sell off so they are willing to negotiate. Our realtor mentioned asking for $20000-25000 in incentives.
Bed/Bath: 4 bedrooms 2 1/2 bath. Master bedroom is downstairs, all other rooms are up. Utility room is down. Upstairs bedroom are fairly small, but has great closet space.
Square Footage: 1915
Yard: Front yard is finished, back yard is quite large but needs sprinkler system, and seeded.
Distance from school: 10 miles
Taxes: 3.2%
Neighborhood fees: $440/yr
Kitchen: Very nice. Lamenate floors, granite countertops, tile backsplash. Appliances can be either white, black, or stainless steel.
Appliances included: Microwave, Dishwasher, Stove, Oven, Fridge, Washer/Dryer.
-curved corners, blinds in all rooms, in-just not on culdasac, nice neighborhood, appreciation potential (about 8%), notches in garage for extra storage, attic access in garage and upstairs, fan in living room, preblocked and wired in master bedroom, great masterbath, astheticaly appealing, no homes yet built next door, new elementary school and commercial building in neighborhood. This neighborhood has more of this style of home available, and also other nice styles currently available, all appliances are included.
-lots of work needed on yard, some fixtures will need updated before sell, much more expensive than we originally wanted.
To view floorplan:
The first picture is of the the kitchen. There is an opening that looks into the dining room. All the counters are marble, and the walls have a tile backsplash. The second picture is of the center of the backyard--there is about 20 more feet on each side (this could be a poor estimate.).The lot is good sized.

The first picture is a view of the archway the looks into the kitchen and you can see the breakfast nook area in the back of the picture. The second is a shot by that archway looking through the dining area and into the living room. The big windows look out into the backyard.
The first is a better view of the dining room. The second is a picture of the garage with the attic access and one of the nooks that can hold extra storage.

The Evergreen

Address: 11930 Prior Park
Neighborhood: City Park
Builder: K Hovnanian Homes

Price: $143740

Incentives: $10,000 in incentives that can be put to lowering the cost of the home, down payment assistance (3%) , and closing cost. They will likely also include down payment assistance seperately as an added incentive because it is the last of this style of home and they are trying to get rid of it.

Bed/Bath: 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath. All 4 bedrooms are upstairs with the kitchen, dining, livingroom, and utilty room downstairs. Master bedroom is about 15'X13', all other bedrooms are 10'X10'.

Square footage: 1818

Garage: 2 car garage in separate from house

Yard: Back yard is small. Will need mowed and seeded to look better.

Appliances: Dishwasher, Stove, Oven, Microwave, Fridge, Washer/Dryer, all included. Kitchen appliances are all black.

Taxes/yr: about 3.25% before the tax forgiveness which is given to most.

Added Utilities: $440/yr for neighborhood upkeep (basically the front yard).

Distance from School: 10 miles


-brand new home, close to school, rooms are wired and blocked for ceiling fans, home in culdasac, lots of natural light, attic entrance upstairs, appreciation potential (about 8% a year), area is in development commercially with a Sam's coming in and various restaurants and a new elementary school. Neighborhood offers other floorplans comparable in size and price.


-detached garage, small backyard, cramped streets in neighborhood, blinds and fans needed, ugly power box in front yard. Lighting fixtures need a little updated for the optimum look.

The kitchen and bathroom nook are all lamenate floors. There is a formal dining area, family room and living room downstairs with the 4 panels of windows in the front and back of the house. This first picture shows part of the kitchen and the built in desk. The utility room is just off the kitchen. The second picture is of the very small backyard, and the building is in fact the 2 car garage.

The dining and living room are right as you walk in, as are the stairs (in the first picture, the front door would be at the left). The second picture is the master bath. There is a garden tub with a separate shower, and two sinks. All the closets in the house are good sized and the master is a huge walk-in.

We do have a floorplan for this home, just no scanner to attach it to this post.