As promised, I toured two houses today. I also had the opportunity to show one of them to a client. Yay! My tour has migrated over to the NE Clovis area because I have two friends looking to eventually buy new homes and that is one of the areas they like. I am also going to focus on hunting down larger homes on big lots, preferably with a pool and at least five bedrooms. Here is house #1, located near Barstow and Locan.
“This beautiful two story home is picture perfect. Newly remodeled, ready to move in condition! 5 bedrooms perfect for a big Family. Upon entry you are welcomed into a spacious living room/dining room which leads into the nice open kitchen adjacent to the spacious great room. Beautiful dark laminate floors, newly painted interior, large kitchen with granite counters, brand new stainless appliances, stainless steel sink, island with granite counter, living room and dining combo, separated Family room with refurbished fireplace, pantry, computer area & inside utility upstairs, in ground pool and more. All five bedrooms are upstairs. A Small office space is perfect for homework with a picture window that overlooks the beautiful pool!”
Given the description and listing pictures, I thought I was going to love this house. There isn’t anything inherently “wrong” with it, but I don’t puffy-heart-love the use of space. The general feeling is that the builder tried to cram too many bedrooms in for the square footage, giving it a dorm room feel. The backyard is good with a nice-sized patch of lawn alongside a freeform swimming pool. My client brought her two kids with her to see the house. The kids’ opinion is that the house is perfect and they definitely want to live there…mostly owing to the Harry Potter closet under the stairs.
Moving on to the second house of the day…
“Fabulous, spacious sharp and clean 6 bdrm, 4 bath home in a quaint, gated Clovis community. This wonderful home features a guest suite with private bath, huge loft, all large bedrooms and huge master suite. Also features an open kitchen, center island with wine refrigerator, walk in pantry. double ovens, formal dining as well as formal living and family rooms. An additional room with double doors at entry that can be used as an office or 6th bedroom. Large and spacious lot too. There are 2 bdrms down and 4 up. Master suite on 2nd floor.”
This one felt more like what I would expect for a 5-6 bedroom home. Very spacious rooms, extra large master suite, dual lofts with a tech area, very large guest suite downstairs. Really huge park-like backyard with lots of potential for the next owner. Of course, my favorite feature in the kitchen is the built-in wine fridge!
My film-making skills are subpar at best, so watch the following video with a mountainous grain of salt and know that it really is a very nice house that my movie will not remotely do any justice! They say practice makes perfect, so I’ll keep making videos until I can actually call it one of my skills! For now, feel free to skip it with a huge eye-roll if it’s too painful to watch, lol!