Happy Friday! We started our weekend by creating a short list of our favorite new Tallahassee real estate deals. Watch out because we may have the one for you!
LINK TO YOUTUBE VIDEO: This Week’s The DEAL
Don’t forget to check out Ann’s Short List!
4775 Stoney Trace – https://bit.ly/2ONlf60 – Immaculately kept 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms craftsman style home sits on a half acre and a cul-de-sac road. Open kitchen with bar seating overlooking living room with gas fireplace and built-ins on each side. Beautiful wood floors and finishes, trim for days, and high ceilings, 2-year-old ‘Ultimate’ fence. Master bedroom features large his and hers walk-in closets and HUGE master bath with shower, tub and double vanity. 20 foot back porch plumbed with gas & ready to grill.
1504 Chocksacka Nene – https://bit.ly/2L61G6E – New England Style Saltbox on a large private lot in Indian Head Acres. Nestled in a serene natural sanctuary with a creek along the back and side AND adjacent to just one of the lovely neighborhood parks. New Roof. Original hardwood newly refinished throughout downstairs. Newer stainless steel appliances. Walk-in pantry with wall to wall shelving. Downstairs Master Bedroom and bath. Energy efficient natural gas stove, heater, and water heater! Private backyard patio for outdoor entertaining.
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
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
- Keep the pool shiny and tidy – Now is the time to double down on your pool cleaning routine.
- Stage your poolside area – A well-staged pool area helps buyers see how the outdoor space could enhance their lifestyle.
- 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.
- 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.
The Deal! 1st Week of July and the market is still hot! We picked out some of our favorite new Tallahassee area listings and are ready to share them with you #thedeal #tallahasseerealestate #tallahasseehomes #theeldridgehometeam #ihearttally #kellerwilliams #annhuskeytallahasseerealtor #rosstherealtor #bosstherealtor
Growing 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.