Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fun in the World of Bad Real Estate Photos . . .

This week's bad real estate photo

Relax, it’s just a really creepy doll with a creepy doll all of its own.
Oh, and a shotgun.

From Andy Donaldson's Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs blog.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Open House Sunday, June 4th at 118 Chaffee Dr, Hiawatha 1:00 - 2:30

Open House

118 Chaffee Drive, Hiawatha
1:00 - 2:30

Directions - At the Boyson Rd./Robins Rd intersection, go south on Robins Rd. to Chaffee, then east to end of street
1994 Ranch
.46 acre lot situated at the end of a dead-end street
So many updates - amazing home!
4 bedrooms, 3 baths
Remodeled kitchen with breakfast bar
Fireplace in dining area
New windows
New Deck
New carpet upstairs & down
Walk-out basement
1566 sf above grade,840 sf finished in basement
Schools: Nixon, Harding, Kennedy

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

New Listing! Twin Pines Split-foyer - Fantastic Location!

4225 Pine View Drive NE, Cedar Rapids


An affordable 4-bedroom, 2 bath home with 2 stall garage  -
a short walk to Twin Pines Golf Course, Park & Splash Pad!

Great NE location, especially with Highway 100.

Love golf?  Check!  
Twin Pines Golf Course is just around the corner.

Within walking distance of a park and splash pad?  Check! 
Twin Pines Park is mere minutes away.

Close to shopping and restaurants?  Check! 
Hy-Vee, dining options at the Fountains Shopping Center, Vito's and more . . .

4 bedrooms (2 on main level, 2 in lower level)
2 full baths (one on each level)
Vinyl Siding
Updated windows
Amazing kitchen with loads of storage space, pull-out drawers, and a deep double sink.
Updated baths - main bath has a deep jetted tub!
2013 - New furnace and A/C, sump pump, and new stove
2016 - new water heater
Oversized 2-stall garage
Year Built: 1966
Yard: 64' x 103'
Schools: Pierce, Harding, Kennedy

Nice curb appeal, and low maintenance perennials add the finishing touch.
 Updated front door adds character plus the window insert brightens the foyer.
 The living room is bright with the east-facing front windows.

 The owners will miss the kitchen.  Plenty of storage and counter space.
 Tile floor, pull-out drawers, pantry.  
 What's not to love?  Beautifully and thoughtfully designed.
 Deep double-basin sink

 Is an eat-in kitchen on your list?  
 Crown molding finishes the look and ties the kitchen and dining area together.
 Light and airy master bedroom.
 Updated carpet.

 Bedroom #2 also has updated carpet.

 Main bath - very nicely updated, plus deep, jetted tub.

Rec Room with daylight windows allows for space to spread out without the "basement" feeling.  
 Nice area for a play room or family room.

 There's even a wet bar!
 Built-in stone fireplace adds character and a nice focal point.

 Bedroom #3 is currently used as an office.  Nice sized, versatile room with daylight windows.  

Bedroom #4, also with a daylight, egress window.
Updated lower-level bath.  The layout makes for a nice configuration for a teen with a bedroom and bath in the basement.
Tidy yard with patio.
Sliding door from the kitchen to the patio and fenced yard.

Storage shed behind garage.

Thank you for taking a tour of this great home!
Call Judy at 319.551.3170 or Steve at 319.551.3375 with questions or if you'd like to schedule showing.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New Listing! 1930's SE Charmer Brimming with Character and Updates!

Picture-perfect Brick Tudor

How would you like to live on one of the most

 charming streets in Cedar Rapids? 

Scroll below for a tour of this delightful 1.5 story home.
Don't  miss the surprise upstairs!

233 23rd Street SE

Built in 1936, this home still evokes the vintage era with craftsmanship and graceful decor.

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths
1636 sf finished above, 668 sf finished below grade
Home has all brick exterior, the garage is wood.
Extensive updates - all windows (2012 & 2013), roof  & gutters (2011), garage roof (2012), composite fencing (2012), furnace and air replaced in 2003, appliances, basement bathroom, and more! 
2 stall detached, tandem garage
Lot: 55' (front) x 157' (sides) x 51' (rear)
Schools: Arthur, Franklin, Washington
Fantastic location on a quiet street close to 1st Avenue

The front porch/patio was updated in 2010, creating a welcoming entry.
A Tudor-style arch door combined with quaint shutters lend lovely curb appeal.
An elegant living room for entertaining.
Hardwood floors and a wood-burning fireplace make for a beautiful room.
Notice the details such as the arched niche and molding.
Newer windows and blinds throughout.
Formal dining room.

 One of the most charming kitchens!  Top-of-the-line black and white checked vinyl is an unexpected but gracious twist.
 Updated kitchen appliances.
 The wish-list gas stove plus solid-surface counter-tops; beautiful and easy to maintain.
 Small cabinet with leaves that can be put up for casual family meals or to enjoy your morning coffee.

 Main level bath that has a spot-on vintage appeal; some of it is authentic and some a great effort to reproduce the look.

So much storage!  Built-in cabinets on both bath walls.
 Bedroom 1 on the main level
Bedroom 1 - view of closet; notice the original 6-panel doors throughout.
Bedroom 2, also on the main level.  Built-in bookcase, hardwood floor.
Bedroom 2
An upstairs master suite - a perfect retreat with plenty of space for your own get-away.
Built-ins, hardwood floors, sloped ceilings - what more could a Vintage house-lover hope for?

 A lovely bedroom bower.
 Did I mention built-ins?  
Large closet plus small additional closet space.
A full bath upstairs!

The upstairs piece de resistance . . . a tucked-away alcove that is adorable!
A private reading nook perhaps?  Or a tucked-away office?
The possibilities, and fun, are endless!

Here's a view looking out into the main upstairs area from the alcove.
Now, down to the basement to the expansive family room.

Lower-level bath remodeled in 2014

A special effort was made to maintain the vintage feel with the floor tile and overall finish.
 This bath also houses a sauna although the current owner has never used it.

Bonus Room that could be an office, craft space or work-out room.  Large storage closet accessible.

Basement Utility Room.  Furnace and A/C were replaced in 2003.

Driveway to the 2-stall tandem garage.  The garage door was replaced in 2009 and the roof in 2012.  Garage door opener.
Composite fencing was installed in 2012.

Concrete patio behind garage - for use as patio/entertaining space, or as pad for future shed or structure.

Thank you for touring this SE gem!  If you'd like to schedule your own personal tour, please contact Judy at 551-3170 or Steve at 551-3375.

If you're thinking of listing, we'd love to answer any questions and help you.
Contact us for a consultation to get started!