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When you buy a home, consider it a voyage. There is real joy in the journey as much as the destination. In real estate, that couldn’t be more true! But as with any trip, you’d better be prepared before you hit the road. Just as you wouldn’t set off on any important trip without a map and itinerary and some hard cold cash, it’s best to make absolutely certain that you make the trip to a new residence as smooth as possible, by setting up a similar game plan.
Tuesday Two Hundred: Mom Wants Us to Count Our Pennies and Our Blessings for the L Streets: $179,000
Are they now GIVING homes away? From the looks of this, you would think it. Here’s another cutie you could practically put on your Citibank for lots of miles! (Never do that: mortgage rates are too low, credit interest too high. And Doc Compton will beat me!) This cute cute 1292 square foot brick traditional at 9053 Longmont is in that sought-after L street division of Lake Highlands, and you even get the Richardson Independent School District. I just cannot believe what I am writing, but there are three bedrooms and two baths. Also beautiful original but freshly refinished hardwood floors and the charm of 1954 construction style. I would say the one bathroom lavatory looks a little like they got it at The Dump or on the close-out aisle at Home Depot but hello, replace it for what $500? Very fond of the original tiles. What the hell happened to the tiles in the white bathroom with the pedestal sink? (Love the look of pedestals but totally impractical. Good only for powder rooms.) I cannot believe that the updated kitchen has new granite counter tops, that is like STEALING! Call the police! There is also new backsplash plus those coveted stainless steel appliances. All this plus the home is open, bright and cheerful. Great big backyard with patio area, lot is .18 of an acre. You want .25 you will pay for it. One car garage: can you spell CONVERSION? Large front windows with a cute front porch for getting to know your neighbors, which is exactly what happens in this ‘hood. Just call it Wisteria Lane. So reminds me of our first home at 3550 Ainsworth. Priced so well to sell at $179,000, I will bet this pup is under contract by next Tuesday.