On the Hunt

We’re busy looking for our new renovation project, so I thought I would show you some photos of some of the properties we’ve looked at recently!

We’ve been putting many offers in; some on properties on the market, and also on some off-market properties we’ve been marketing for. Some of our offers have been beaten by others, rejected, or are still pending. Some of the properties we just couldn’t take on; just too much work needed, but not enough return potential in them. It’s all a numbers game, and it’s critical to stick with our numbers to minimize our risk. Otherwise it’s possible to lose money on a project which is far from ideal!

Here’s one we’re looking at: It has very good bones, but needs some maintenance caught up, and some updating. Possibly some moisture damage remediation as well.

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Here’s another one: It actually has a very nice ocean view, but definitely needs some maintenance caught up, and some updating. And some tree trimming!

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Here’s one that we looked at, but it just needed too much work for us to take on – needed a lot of foundation work and would actually be cheaper to tear it down & start again. Unfortunately we just don’t have the bandwidth for such a project at this time. This interior shot sums it all up, really! Greens, oranges and browns of the 70’s with green shag pile carpet. Too bad the interior was going to be the easiest part to fix…IMG_9989This next one was a personal favorite of mine – it reminded me of one of those Hollywood Hills mansions in the 70’s. We were unfortunately beaten to the punch on this one, but I had some wonderful ideas for it!

IMG_0849So as you can see, we’re busy, busy, busy looking for the next quality remodel by Pageburn Properties! And remember, if you know of a house in San Luis Obispo County California that needs some TLC, tell us about it and we’ll pay you a finders fee if we buy it! (Never disturb property occupants, we will contact the owners directly ourselves – all we need is the address and a photo, if possible)

Cheers,
Anne

Pageburn Properties, LLC is a Residential Redevelopment company that helps improve local neighborhood home values by buying, renovating and reselling homes in San Luis Obispo County, California. If you or someone you know needs to sell a house that needs a little – or a lot of – love, please head to our website to contact us, and get some free information! www.pageburnproperties.com

Some Interesting Kitchen Trends…

It’s widely known that a kitchen can sell a house… so here at Pageburn Properties, we spend a little time keeping on top of current trends to make sure that when we renovate a kitchen in a property, we’re staying contemporary, yet timeless and generally appealing to anyone that walks into one of our homes.

On a recent peek through kitchen trend articles online (for any other renovation lovers out there, you know how fun this part can be!!), I found some interesting trends that may or may not find themselves in our homes, but are definitely fun to consider!


Colored kitchen sinks!

Whaaat you say?? Certainly doesn’t sound timeless, but fun for a pop of color, for sure. Especially if it matches a color in the backsplash. Look at this green one:

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Photo by Kohler


Glossy White Appliances!

While stainless steel appliances are still very fashionable and are usually considered the top-of-the-line option, there are many instances where glossy white appliances might fit the bill better. In an all-white kitchen, for example – especially if it is on the small side. Or if you find that stainless steel is just too hard to keep clean. Whirlpool’s White Ice collection apparently has a glossy, glass-like sheen (I’ve yet to check them out in person), which according to some articles, is turning out to be very popular.

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Photo by allsortsofpretty.com

[I personally LOVE wood countertops, like in the photo above. However, I probably wouldn’t put them into a remodel; they’re just not to everyone’s taste]

Glossy, Warm Metallics!

Yeah, sorry, I’m not so sold on this trend… I know Retro-chic lovers out there are probably scorning me, but I spend so much time looking at old, degraded 70’s brass fixtures in old houses that scream “rip me out!” that I can’t see anything but those when I look at their new replicas. But some people are lapping them up! *shudder*

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Furniture Style Design!

Is that a buffet, or kitchen cabinets & counter?? Pieces of the kitchen that look more like moveable furniture than blocky cabinets stuck to the floor, bring an element of comfort and ease to the space.

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So whatever new kitchen trends you decide upon when you remodel your kitchen, do try to keep the future in mind… Even if you don’t think you will ever want to sell your house, pretend that you will. If you don’t want to have to redo the kitchen again before you sell it, then keep it timeless, functional and generally appealing. If you can afford to redo it before you sell it, you can afford to take a few more design risks and try out some wacky trends!

Anne