Day 21: That’s a lot of stuff!

Continuing on with my search for the perfect property for an amazing family who raises livestock, I had high hopes for this 2-acre homestead on Herndon and Highland.  The location is prime, no doubt about it! With mature fruit trees and a cross-fenced area for four-legged friends to roam, it has many of the features I hoped to find.

“This 4 Bed 1.75 Bath, has a large lot that is located with an effortless, short commute to the town of Clovis. While still maintaining some privacy. Wonderful view of the Foothills. There is a large Living Room and Family Room that can easily be enjoyed as a terrific bonus Game Room. The carpets have been cleaned. This home includes Laminate, Tile, and Carpet flooring. Central Heat and Air Conditioner. Property is perfect for the animal lover or Gardener. Fenced and cross fenced for livestock with many fruit trees to enjoy. Plenty of room for RV and Boat parking. This home has fresh interior paint and the floors are in great condition. This home is move-in ready. Call today for your private showing.”

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.  A video, therefore, must be worth a mint.  I’m enjoying playing with a variety of media publishing software and have prepared a gem of a movie about this rural home using Apple’s iMovie.  It’s not as glamourous as Magisto, but I like that I can splice clips and pictures together for more control over the storyboard.

As you can see, the house needs some TLC.  The location alone makes this piece of land pretty desirable and the house has some upgraded features such a new flooring in most of the rooms.  For someone who doesn’t mind putting some effort into sprucing up the place, it would be a great buy.  For a family looking for a move-in ready home with modern amenities, I’d say we need to keep the search going.

In closing, here is a little fun to brighten your day.

You’re welcome!

Twix Wiener Dog
A Tootsie-Twix-Kiss Dachshund!  

 

Cheers!

Erica

Day 2: Country Life

House number two!  I got a message from an old friend that I would be welcome to go look at her home in Easton.  It’s been on the market since May and she wanted feedback from another Realtor.  Cool!  As it turns out, I have been to this house in the past for a social visit and I vaguely remember what it looks like, so I was excited to look at it with a different perspective.

“Suburban LIVING at its FINEST on 1+acres situated among beautiful vineyards. Recently updated 3BD/2BA (2189 sf) main house + 2BD/1 BA (930 sf) guest house w/ kitchenette w/ electric range & refrigerator + laundry hook-up. Decorator touches in main house include NEW CT. HT. & AIR. Newer 18” tile floors in entry, family room, kitchen & baths + newer carpeting in the 3 bedrooms. Hearthed BRICK fireplace w/ wood burning fireplace insert. GOURMET KITCHEN w/ granite counters, center island w/ sink & bar area for stools, stainless steel newer Electric range, microwave, & dishwasher. Party perfect yard w/ free-form pool w/ NEWER pool sweep & motor, wood decking, & play area. Corral w/ metal fencing & rain bird sprinklers. SUPERSIZE (approx 1,500 sf) RV garage, shop, or barn for tractor & farm equipment, Jewel’’ in Easton!!!”

First impression – Well, first of all, it’s super important to plug the address into gps WITHOUT transposing digits :/  After I got my head on straight and found the house, I opened the lockbox (first time!!), managed to swing the gate open, and approached the house.  The property needs a little exterior TLC, no doubt about it, but it’s super cute! I definitely won’t see features like this in town.  This is a ranch house, through and through. Wood shake roof, redwood walls, red brick on the inside.  It has a huge backyard with a pool and a really large guest house in the back!  There is also a nice sized loft with a balcony above the kitchen.

Speaking of the kitchen…THE KITCHEN!  Gorgeous.  Super cute red accent lighting above the island.  I am a sucker for granite countertops and I love the light marbling in the slab chosen for this house.  It really contrasts well with the red brick of the island base, fireplace, and arch.  It easily combines a modern flare with the rustic-ness of the house style.

If I were in the market for a country home South of Fresno, I would seriously consider this one.  If you’re looking for country living, on a spacious lot, I know just the house for you!!

Cheers,

Erica