Day 4: Low Clearance

I spent today with my kids.  School starts in under a week and then I’ll have a 2nd grader and a kindergartener on my hands and I just wanted a day at home with them.  Buuuut…I did manage to drag them with me on my day 4 house tour!

“Location location location! Walking distance to the prestigious Fig Garden village shopping center. Beautiful home located in the established Browning Estates. Fresh paint, stainless steel appliances and brand new granite counters in the kitchen. 2 bonus rooms with plenty of space for entertaining. The backyard is spacious with mature landscape and an unique covered patio. Recently refinished hardwood floors with large bedrooms. A must see! A must have!”

Sticking with my Bullard High School area, I found this vacant home built in 1956.  I was curious to see what, if anything, the seller had done to update it for a sale.

See my sour face up above?  Take note of the ceiling and then know that I stand all of 5′2″ tall.  I hope that paints the picture for you… ‘nuf said! Why? Why is that ceiling so low?  There is also an abnormally low light fixture over where, I assume, one would put a dining table.  It would end up less a foot over the table, though.  My 5 year old boy could easily reach up and touch the glass dome…

The kitchen is nicely modernized with good stainless steel appliances. There is fresh paint, beautifully finished hardwood floors, and granite countertops throughout.  The backyard has a very nice patio and garden with built-in bench seating and a greenhouse.  I got the feeling that the house may have been a bachelor pad at one time.  Huge pool table, built-in bar, neon beer sign…

Bottom line: my boy-children loved it.  It wasn’t my favorite.



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My name is Erica Maranian and I am a Realtor at FresYes Realty. As a kid growing up in the Central Valley, I dreamt of someday seeing the world. I came to realize that the world had been in my backyard the entire time. Fresno is a short drive from some of the most majestic landmarks in the entire nation. We feed the world with our fertile land. Our culture is diverse. Our city is historic. Our people are friendly. I’m in the business of helping people. My prior experience as a banker, manager, underwriter, and analyst allowed me to develop expertise in being a good listener, uncovering needs and priorities, and seeing what is possible given the available financial resources. As a Realtor, I want to help you in your journey of buying or selling a home in the Central Valley. I attended California State University, Fresno (Go ‘Dogs!) and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. I went on to earn an M.B.A. graduate degree, with honors, from Colorado State University’s prestigious graduate school of business…right from the comfort of my Fresno home. My passions include photography, contemporary literature, music, exploring the outdoors, and living a healthy lifestyle. I currently live in Clovis with my husband, Chris, and our two sons, Nickolas and Alexander. As a family, we live, play, and work right here in the Central Valley. My family and my heart are strongly rooted Fresno County. I would love to help you find a corner of this awesome place to call your own.