Staging-It Just Makes Sense

Recently I purchased a home with the purpose of flipping it.  It was a much nicer home than I usually buy, but it still needed some improvements.  We touched up the paint, replaced the stove, changed

Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom

out some light fixtures and replaced some faucets and a vanity top.  There were also some miscellaneous repairs that needed to be made and I replaced the front lawn with some low-water

landscaping.  And then I

master bedroom
Master Bedroom

had someone clean it from top to bottom, including sprucing up the backyard.  I thought it looked pretty good when all that was done so I took some pictures of it before I had it professionally staged.  I usually stage a home myself but this one was vacant and I didn’t want to start from scratch so I hired a design firm from the Roseville area.  Wow, that was perhaps the best investment I made on this project.

The home looked spacious and open before the staging, now it looks spacious and beautiful.  I can’t even describe the way it feels when you walk in to a lovely living room setting, instead of the empty room that greeted you as you opened the front door.  I haven’t had the home listed for even 24 hours and I have multiple offers.  Our market is  crazy-hot right now, but I know that professional staging works.  If I wasn’t a believer before I certainly am now.  And I am not alone, according to Realtors who work with buyers, a staged home generally gets higher offers than a similar non-staged home.  This doesn’t mean you need to go out and spend thousands to have your home staged, but there are plenty of things you can do with what you have.  Start by de-cluttering and de-personalizing the space.  Choose paint that is in neutral tones and clean the house from top to bottom.  No one wants to walk in your home, sniff, and say “they have pets”.  So clean and de-clutter, get the advice of your Realtor or even an interior designer on how to rearrange your furniture, and happy selling!

Living Room
Living Room
Living Room
Living Room

 

$130,000 for a 3 bedroom home in Yuba City?!

45 Toldeo Street, Yuba City
45 Toldeo Street, Yuba City

Yes, you read that correctly.  This home is over 1400 square feet and has a HUGE master bedroom with a walk in closet and a fireplace.  Located in central Yuba City, you won’t find a better buy.  The home has some hardwood floors, some tile, and some carpet.  There is a large fireplace in the family room and in the master bedroom and the kitchen was redone several years ago.  The backyard has plenty of space for a garden and the RV parking is an added bonus.  There is nothing priced lower with this square footage that offers so much.  Call today for your private showing, but don’t wait because this one won’t last long.  FHA Case#043-810875.  HUD home sold as-is.  Equal housing opportunity.

Back on the Market-1314 Lemon Street, Marysville, CA

1314 Lemon Street, Marysville, CA
1314 Lemon Street, Marysville, CA

A cute house in Old Marysville was just relisted, and now you have another chance to own this darling home.  There have been quite a few upgrades, but some repairs still need to be completed.  The home is cozy with two bedrooms, a bathroom, and an extra room that can be used as a den or office.  The living room is spacious and it is open to the kitchen.  There is a nice-sized laundry room just off the kitchen, and it appears that quite a few years ago there was a family room added at the back of the home.

This is  HUD home and it is sold as-is.  It is a great opportunity for an owner occupant to get a renovation loan and make all the necessary repairs while adding their cost to the original purchase loan.  The property is available for investors too, so don’t hestitate to purchase this as a rental.  With the recent and ongoing expansion at the hospital, there is an expectation of increased demand for housing in the downtown Marysville area. Priced at $78,000, I doubt you will find a better deal in town. Please call or text me at 530-301-3164 to set up your appointment to view the home, or just to get more information.  As always, HUD adheres to all equal opportunity housing laws.  043-896564.