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The DEAL – August 10, 2018

We are BACK!!! The Deal this week features several in-town/ mid-town properties, new home builds for unbelievable prices, multi-family homes, and properties with income-producing potential.

Keep Scrolling To Find Out What Made Ann’s Shortlist Of Real Estate Deals

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7563 Mill Pond Loop – Listed for only $250,000, this home is located off two acres in a quiet neighborhood on Buck Lake Rd.

 

1338 Branch Street – Recently remodeled on the corner of 7th and Branch. This mid-town home has new HVAC, newer roof, and newer siding. Wonderful home for those who want to live in the heart of mid-town or for investors looking for a home with great short-term and long-term return.

 

1331 Gibbs Drive – Energy efficient, modern updates found throughout this remodeled home on the corner of 7th and Gibbs. Bamboo floors, custom cabinetry, and custom tile-work in the heart of mid-town for an unbelievable price!

 

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Neighborhood And Community Improvement

Do you have a vision of the community that you want to live in?

Perhaps, you love your current neighborhood but know of ways that it could be better. As a REALTOR®, I am always looking for ways to improve and strengthen our community and neighborhoods. I have compiled a list of ways that you can help make your neighborhoods and our community a better place to live!


Homeownership
The number one way to improve a neighborhood and community is by encouraging homeownership!


There have been countless studies that show the positive effect that homeownership has on a community. These studies show that benefits such as higher educational achievement, increased civic participation, improved health, lower crime rates, and an increase in property maintenance/ improvement are all linked to increased levels of homeownership within a given area.


You may be wondering, “How can I encourage homeownership?” The easiest way to encourage homeownership within any community is by supporting the local REALTORS®. The largest and most effective proponents of homeownership in the United States is the National Association of Realtors (NAR.) From their headquarters,  located steps away from the United States Capitol in Washington, NAR advocates every day for federal policy changes and initiatives that strengthen the homeownership.

There are also several local programs in place to improve upon Tallahassee’s existing neighborhoods:


Code Enforcement Rehabilitation Program
This is a program that assists low-income homeowners in eliminating exterior code violations while improving and preserving our local neighborhoods.  


More information can be found at: https://www.energy.gov/savings/city-tallahassee-utilities-grant-programs

Storm Damage Mitigation Program
This program is designed to assist low-income homeowners in repairs and improvements that mitigate the risk of storm damage.

More information can be found at: http://talgov.com/neighborhoodservices/housing.aspx

Emergency Home Repair Program
The goal of the Emergency Home Repair Program (EHRP) is to improve the living conditions of low-income homeowners by removing health and safety hazards and/or architectural barriers from their homes.


More information can be found here: http://www.talgov.com/neighborhoodservices/housing-emergrepair.aspx

Community Gardening
The City of Tallahassee encourages citizens to work with their neighbors to build, cultivate, and maintain gardens on public lands by offering the use of city lands for public gardens. You may contact the Tallahassee Food Network with any questions at  (850) 891-8465.


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Pool Homes Are Always Cool In The Summer

The Good News About Selling A Home With A Pool

Now that summer is here many homes and homebuyers have turned their attention to an often contested property feature: the pool. Let’s face it, nothing is more appealing during the height of the summer season in Florida than a dip in the cooling waters of a pool.

Pools, at their best, can accentuate an outdoor space by creating a great entertaining feature and wowing potential buyers. In the world of real estate,  a well-maintained, clean pool can easily become the crown jewel in a stunning outdoor setting.

The Bad News About Selling A Home With A Pool

There is bad news. Pools are not always fun and games for home sellers. Those who are looking to sell their homes quickly and at top dollar may unintentionally scare off potential buyers if their pools are not looking their very best.

How We Can Help You Sell A Home With A pool

Fortunately, real estate professionals in Tallahassee are well versed in pool properties and are able to help sellers chart an appropriate course of action when selling their homes. Foremost, when selling your pool home it is important to be upfront and honest with your Realtor about your pool’s maintenance history. With this knowledge, your realtor will be able to help to chart the best course of action to get your pool in its top-selling form.

In addition to working with your REALTOR®,  here are several other tips that have helped buyers make the move on pool homes.

  1. Keep the pool shiny and tidy – Now is the time to double down on your pool cleaning routine.
  2. Stage your poolside area – A well-staged pool area helps buyers see how the outdoor space could enhance their lifestyle.
  3. Offer the pool equipment – be sure to include any pool equipment in your listing. This often overlooked detail can make a world of difference for home buyers who are on the fence.
  4. Keep and display records – add your pool maintenance records to your listing book. Records of items such as pump replacements and the contact information for your “pool person” can be very useful to potential buyers.
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THE DEAL – Tallahassee Real Estate – 7/13/18

This week on the DEAL we are sharing some real “real estate deals” in Tallahassee. There are not many but we have a finger on the pulse of the real estate market here in the big bend!

  1. 1511 Jacks Dr – Great opportunity for an investor or a homeowner who wants to invest in their future! Offered at only $67,000 this 1240 home will keep you right side up! http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-296140-1511_jacks_drive_tallahassee_fl_32301
  2. 408 E Magnolia Dr – This 4 bedroom home is listed at only $85,000 in the Myer’s Park, Cascades Park area! It is a historic cottage, with hardwood floors, spacious backyard, and is cute as a button. The appreciation of homes in this area is AMAZING! This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity!! http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-293399-408_e_magnolia_drive_tallahassee_fl_32301
  3. 1614 Sequoia Dr – This hidden neighborhood off Park Ave is centrally located and perfect for the in-town home buyer who wants to spread out. This 3/2 mid-century rancher has been charmingly updated while keeping much of its original character. Listed at $170,000. This one is a DEAL!! http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-296069-1614_sequoia_drive_tallahassee_fl_32301
  4. 15314 Hidden Meadow Ct – This amazing little cottage has all the bells and whistles!! Looking for something stunning for under $100k? Check this one out!!  http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-296093-15314_hidden_meadow_ct_tallahassee_fl_32310
  5. 1106 Solana Ave – Five bedrooms and a fully functional in-law suite. This home offers lots of income earning or multi-generational home potential for only $180,000.  http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-295064-1106_solana_ave__tallahassee_fl_32304
  6. 1378 Jay Bird Ln – Historic and lovingly restored 1920s home from Tallahassee’s downtown. The home has been brought into modernity with new double insulated windows and a new metal roof.  It was relocated from its original location downtown to a .5 acre lot in the northwest portion of Tallahassee.  http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-294611-1378_jay_bird_lane_tallahassee_fl_32310
  7. 2101 High Rd – Everything in this Holy Hills brick ranch home is new! Originally built in the 50s, this home now boasts gorgeous new design features at a price to die for!   http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-293835-2101_high_rd_tallahassee_fl_32303
  8. 2031 Padlock Pl – You are not going to believe this backyard! Located on a private 2.5 acres, this incredible home features quartz countertops, a large sunroom, cathedral ceilings, huge master, claw foot tub…. And, that is just the inside!  The backyard is truly spectacular!  http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-296151-2031_padlock_place_tallahassee_fl_32303
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The Deal – July 06, 2018

This week on the deal, there were not as many new homes as there have been in past weeks. Ross and I looked through all new, reduced price, and newly back on the market homes to compile our list of the best-of-the-best (at least in our opinion.)

  1. 545 Willowbrook Lane – Over seven acres and 4 bedrooms in Buck Lake Area. Possibility for a second master, 5th bedroom, recreational space, or mother-in-law. Great Multi-generational home!   http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-291073-545_willowbrook_lane_tallahassee_fl_32317
  2. 378 Castleton Circle – 4 bedroom home in Lakeshore. This home has everything: granite countertops, top-of-the-line kitchen, huge screened in porch, almost an acre of land, 2-car garage, and covered boat/ trailer parking. http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-295878-378_castleton_circle_tallahassee_fl_32312
  3. 2078 W Forest Drive – Spacious 4-bedroom midtown home in the Glendale neighborhood. Located walking distance from Winthrop Park on Betton Road, Food Glorious Foods, Whole Foods, Haute Heads, and many other midtown favorites. The home features a spacious interior, vaulted ceilings, abundant natural light, bamboo flooring, and luxe master ensuite. http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-295842-2078_w_forest_drive_tallahassee_fl_32303 
  4. 2271 Upland Way – Large 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with nearly 3,000 sqft of space. This home includes a rare 3-car-garage, new 2-zone HVAC, and is fully wheelchair accessible. http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-293395-2271_upland_way_tallahassee_fl_32311
  5. 1784 Broken Bow Trail – Cute and clean 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Killearn Lakes at an unbeatable price! This home is zoned for A+ schools, has new appliances, is connected to sewer, and is listed at only $169,000!!!! (went under contract within hours) http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-295424-1784_broken_bow_trl_tallahassee_fl_32312
  6. 2440 Lanrell Drive – This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home ticks off a lot of must-haves. Fully fenced backyard, large patio area, 4-piece master ensuite, and no carpet! http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-295891-2440_lanrell_drive_tallahassee_fl_32303
  7. 416 Flagler Sreet – WOW! This charming cottage home in Myer’s Park is priced at only $100,000!!!! The home features a new metal roof and a new 2017 HVAC system!  http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-294464-416_flagler_street_tallahassee_fl_32301
  8. 719 Middlebrooks Circle – This STUNNING home is completely new! There is not enough time to list all of the things that make this home special but the top 3 are     A) NEW construction in Live Oak/ Piedmont Neighborhood.     B) VERY MODERN high-end architectural features at every turn.     C) Quality everywhere,  from its concrete block framing and handcrafted features to its top-of-the-line appliances. http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-292024-719_middlebrooks_circle_tallahassee_fl_32312
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Killearn Estate – Bridle Trails

KillearnEstatesMapGrowing up on the East Side of Tallahassee, I knew everything about the secrets of the East side.  From False Chase, Buck Lake, the Vineyards, all the way to Blackcreek, Chaires, the MLC, and Monticello –  those were my stomping grounds. But, as I grew, I became more familiar with the other sides of town.  By the time I was 17, I had many friends living in the Northeast / North side of town near Killearn Lakes, Waverly, and Betton Hills. I quickly learned how to get to Killearn Estates through Centerville and how to access the Mall from Piedmont.

However it wasn’t until I was an adult, and I purchased my first home in a Killearn Estates neighborhood, that I began to unlock some of the more colorful histories of one of Tallahassee’s largest and most popular neighborhoods.

THE BRIDLE TRAILS

It was my friend Susan, who told me of the Stables that once resided on Shamrock (near what is today the Circle K.) She grew up in Killearn, purchased her first home in my neighborhood, and is now living an updated Mid-century home of Shamrock. She was an avid rider as a child, would visit the stables, and ride the Bridle Paths.

In 1966, the Killearn Estates’ Master Plan included 13 acres of space dedicated to a riding academy and miles of Bridle Trails.  (On a side note there are still Stables in Eastgate and horses have been spotted on roads recently in Killearn Acres.)

Today, the Bridle Trails are used for many purposes. For the most part, they serve as both utility easement and recreational trail. I have used the trails as an easy, quick, and safe way to walk/ bike to my office (now relocated to Killearn Center Blvd) off Killarney Way. I have also used them with my kids to visit the Circle K for frozen drinks in the summer!

The trails are easy to spot and run the whole of Killearn Estates. Simply look for the wooden rails/fenceposts and powerlines.  It is possible, that by traveling via the paths, you can get from Centerville Road to Centerville without pavement. For the most part, when using the trails, you can expect to cross a street an average of once every 1/4 mile.

 

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THE DEAL in Real Estate 6/15/2018

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This week we have some great deals! It was tough picking just 8 but we somehow managed! Also, let us know if you are interested in seeing the ones that “almost” made the cut! I did hold back some amazing deals in Tallahassee real estate.

 

  1. 3216 W Whitney Drive – http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-294786-3216_w_whitney_drive_tallahassee_fl_32309
  2. 3199 E Whitney Drive – http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-294189-3199_e_whitney_drive_tallahassee_fl_32309
  3. 4905 Heathe Drive – http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-294994-4905_heathe_dr_tallahassee_fl_32309
  4. 1806 S Meridian St – http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-292141-1806_s_meridian_street_tallahassee_fl_32301
  5. 5654 Cypress Circle – COMING SOON
  6. 1568 Sweet Plum Circle – http://www.annhuskey.com/idx/mls-294956-1568_sweet_plum_circle_tallahassee_fl_32312
  7. 8846 Glen Abby Drive – COMING SOON
  8. 2536 Old Lloyd Road – http://tbrmls.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=f8eaaa57-bf5c-40ca-b1d6-b819d7ff4e3e&Report=Yes
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Winners Of The 2018 Parade Of Homes

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Meet the Winners of the 63rd Annual Tallahassee Parade of Homes

This year there were many exciting entries and wonderful examples of local craftsmanship. 2018 Best of Show – Platinum Winner was awarded to Porter Chandler and his team at Tallahassee Homes LLC. The award-winning home was the highest point percentage from the group of GOLD winners.

Judging for the Parade of Homes took place on May 5. The judging panel was composed of eight industry professionals. Below is the complete list of the winning Parade of Homes entries for 2018.

The 2018 PLATINUM AWARD – BEST OF THE SHOW – Tallahassee Homes LLC for 5798 Farnsworth Drive.

2018 Parade of Homes Winners

BRONZE AWARD WINNERS

Bronze Award: $261,000-$360,000
Quail Valley Homes for 38 Martin Farms

Silver Award: $150,000- $260,000
Panhandle Building Services for North White Oak Drive

SILVER AWARD WINNERS

Silver Award: $261,000-$360,000

Golden Construction for 1805 Wakulla Arran Road

Silver Award: $361,000-$430,000
American Craftsman Designs by A-1 Services LLC for 7491 Sunny Mariana Court

Silver Award: $431,000-$550,000
Premier Fine Homes for 1770 San Damian Road

Silver Award: $551,000-$600,000
Kessler Construction LLC For 7785 Cornucopia Lane

GOLD AWARD WINNERS

Gold Award: $150,000- $260,000
Southern Construction Co LLC for 33 Wigeon Way in Crawfordville

Gold Award: $261,000-$360,000
Tallahassee Homes LLC for 2459 Tippecanoe

Gold Award: $361,000-$430,000
Premier Fine Homes for 2754 Sweet Ridge Street

Gold Award: $431,000-$550,000
GBGH Construction for 4420 Lake Hall Road

Gold Award: $551,000-$600,000
Tallahassee Homes LLC FOR 5798 Farnsworth Drive

Gold Award: $600,000-$720,000
White Oak Construction for 7023 Field Trail Lane

Gold Award: $720,000 +
GBGH Construction for 719 Middlebrooks Circle

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THE DEAL – Tallahassee Real Estate – 5-25-18

This week our Team has some exciting homes to show you! From income producing to Renovated Mid Century Homes in the Northeast, we are listing our favorite Tallahassee real estate deal for this week!

BELOW LINKS TO HOMES and SLIDESHOW of the COMING SOON in Killearn Estates

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  1. First Pick – A mid-century home that has been completely updated. Located in Killearn Estates this home is sure to sell fast when it hits the market. For more information or for a showing contact us!
  2. 2140 Admiral Court – This Duplex has great income potential and is located in Northeast Tallahassee.
  3. 145 Belmont Road – Historic 1939 brick cottage home with charming features. Located a short walk from downtown. This in-town cottage is a great value and has tons of potential
  4. 3745 Four Oaks Blvd – Located in Southwood, this 2,000 sqft+ home is close to the Southwood Town Center, walking trails, and all the amenities that Southwood has to offer.
  5. 1237 N Duval St – New, modern, in-town luxury condo. This home is close to everything and a great purchase for the buyer who likes low maintenance living in the heart of Tally.
  6. 2511 Armistead Rd – Gorgeous 4 bedroom home in Betton Hills! Spacious, updated, and in a great location!
  7. 7824 Centerville Road – 4 bedroom house on 2.69 acres zoned for chiles, Montford, and Roberts. This home has all the bells and whistles. Renovated with a pool, in the northeast with acreage for under 400k.
  8. 1417 Spruce Ave – This home is gorgeous. Located in a quiet part of Betton Hill, this charming home has plenty of original character lovingly preserved amid modern updates. Tasteful additions, such as quartz countertops and custom cabinetry blend well with the existing features (moldings, tongue and groove ceiling, oversized wood-burning fireplace.)
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TBR Coloring Contest “What Home Means To Me” Winners

First Annual Tallahassee Board of Realtors Coloring Contest

To celebrate Fair Housing Month, the Tallahassee Board Of Realtors teamed up with Centennial Bank and the Boys and Girls Club of The Big Bend to host a regional coloring contest. The participating children were asked to illustrate the theme “What Home Means To Me.” After carefully considering 100s of local entries from area kids from all over the Big Bend, the committee chose 3 winners. The winning art will be displayed locally at the Tallahassee Board of Realtors Office in Midtown and Centennial Banks across the Big Bend.

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The Deal With Tallahassee Real Estate

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Real Estate Deals Tallahassee 5-18-18

*Several have already gone under contract

EXCITING NEWS! Ross and I are in the movie business now! Actually, we really just wanted to share the latest deals and special homes that are new to the Tallahassee Market. Every Friday we will go over our top picks. Here’s our list of most exciting new homes For Tallahassee 5-18-18.

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2018 TALLAHASSEE PARADE OF HOMES

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ABOUT THE 2018 PARADE OF HOMES

Tour Homes on Display throughout our Region. 2018 marks the 63rd annual Tallahassee Parade of Homes. The annual event is a favorite amongst locals as it allows residents to visit newly built homesites that showcase new local architecture, design, and building techniques. This year the Tallahassee Builder’s Association is presenting 26 regional homes that are located across Leon, Jefferson, and Wakulla counties. The homes featured range from $200,000 to nearly $1,000,0000.

HOW TO VOTE FOR A HOME IN THE TALLAHASSEE PARADE OF HOMES

Those participating in the tour are able to vote for their favorite home. Simply, locate the framed visual sign with the UNIQUE CODE assigned to the home and text the code to 81035.

SATURDAYS

Name: Parade of Homes – Open to General Public
Dates: May 12 and 19, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

SUNDAYS

Name: Parade of Homes – Open to General Public
Date: May 13 and 20, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

THE HOMES

  1. American Craftsman Designs by A-1 Service, LLC – 336 Carmen Rocio Way, Tallahassee, FL 32305
  2. Boulos Homes – 1242 March Road Tallahassee, FL 32311
  3. Premier Fine Homes – 1199 March Road, Tallahassee, FL 32311
  4. Southern Construction – 33 Wigeon Way, Tallahassee, FL 32327
  5. Panhandle Building Services – 314 North White Oak Drive, Monticello, FL 32344
  6. Tallahassee Homes, LLC – 2459 Tippecanoe Ridge, Tallahassee, FL 32303
  7. Premier Fine Homes – 2529 Orange Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32311
  8. The Great American Construction Company – 361 Gathering Oaks Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308
  9. Golden Construction – 1805 Wakulla Arran Road, Crawfordville, FL 32308
  10. Premier Fine Homes – 2784 Crestline Road, Tallahassee FL 32309
  11. Adams Quality Homes – 1386 Sumerlin Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32317
  12. Quail Valley Homes – 38 Martin Farms Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327
  13. Adams Quality Homes – 1266 Prairie View Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32317
  14. Premier Fine Homes – 2844 Sweet Ridge Street, Tallahassee, FL 32308
  15. Premier Fine Homes – 2754 Sweet Ridge Street. Tallahassee, FL 32308
  16. American Craftsman Designs by A-1 Service, LLC – 7491 Sunny Mariana Court, Tallahassee, FL 32311
  17. Quail Valley Homes – 735 Heritage Boulevard, Monticello, FL 32344
  18.  GBGH – 4430 Lake Hall Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309
  19. GBGH – 4420 Lake Hall Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309
  20. Premier Fine Homes – 1770 San Damien Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303
  21. Kessler Construction – 4952 Southern Oaks Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308
  22. Full Moon Construction & Renovation, Inc. – 8337 Shenandoah Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32317
  23. Tallahassee Homes, LLC. – 5798 Farnsworth Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32312
  24. Kessler Construction – 7785 Cornucopia Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32309
  25. White Oak Construction, LLC – 7023 Field Trail Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32309
  26. GBGH – 719 Middlebrooks Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32312