Real Estate Junkie: Colts Neck N.J.

We pass by this little house on the way to church and, my dad says, ” that is the perfect size house for you.” I say, ” I can’ afford that house or any other house at the moment..” Needless to say I found out how much the house is and, I am not surprised knowing how expensive the Colts Neck area really is.. I would need to make a lot of money off of my Amazon book selling before I am even close to thinking about owning a house. I do want to own a few properties and, rent them out. Actually I would like my first house I own to be a rental so, I have even more income coming in when purchasing my home. And, no I definitely do not want to rent an apartment i want to save my money and purchase a home. I’m going to do a Real Estate Junkie my dream home edition next week with ideas about how I would like my first home. Feel free to comment and, let me know about great real estate you think I would like as my dream home. Getting into Colts Neck a pretty swanky area that used to be almost all farm land of course, since hen it has turned into multi-million dollar homes but, still has the charm of having a lot of land and, farms. Being my realistic self I am not showing you all a multi-million dollar property that only about 20% of America could afford instead here is a property that is still within most budgets and, still in Colts Neck.

This cute cape is nestled in the village part of Colts Neck this means you are within walking distance to everything but, unlike most towns Colts Necks doe snot have a main town and you will most likely be driving everywhere especially because the highway is right down the street. Some perks are that it is by two shopping complex’s with a Dunkin’ Donuts, pizza, dance etc. Delicious Orchards is a skip and a jump down the highway which is great for apple picking in the fall an, has that country town vibe however fair warning, Delicious orchards can be pricey so, you may be headed to a ShopRite or farmers market instead..

The backyard does look spacious which is nice because there is a smaller yard in the front which can make it difficult when your children want to play outside. Located in a semi-quiet neighborhood and, the plus is that there is a restriction on the hours traffic can come in and, out of the highway. From the looks of the house it does need some work and unfortunately they did not post pictures of the whole house which gives you all the more reason to take a look. From the looks of the back something I would add to the house is a sunroom, porch and, possibly a deck. They stated that there is enough room if you wanted to build a pool. It is three bedrooms with one bathroom which is why I would probably add at least two more bathrooms if possible. It has an eat-in kitchen and living room on the first floor.

Zillow estimates that you could receive about  $2,200 in rent a month. The price they are asking is about $335,000. In 2007 the peak of the market the value of the house was over $400,000 and, based on the comps in the area if you were to put in a little bit more to the house it could go in the $600,000. I would be sure to check with that before purchasing the house because I am not a professional and, that was an educated guess.

 

I hope you enjoyed this addition of Real Estate Junkie look out for next weeks post on m dream home..

Have an enlightening and adveturous day,

allie

Real Estate Junkie

It seems “Virginia Is For Lovers,” at least when it comes to me and their real estate. This week is focused on affordable housing, because, lets face it, most of us are not millionaires. The house you are about to see has a quirky exterior with a gem of an interior. The inside of the house was not as I expected it to be at all; it is modern, open, with great lighting. This house is a perfect one to own given its unique qualities.

 

These 3 bedrooms’ and, 3 baths’ were meant for outdoor lovers’ who will drive their boat in the marinas. It is placed on 2 acres with a community pooled just around the corner. The plus to a community pool is that you don’t have to deal with the maintenance of your own pool, which gives you much more time for that boat of yours. Your porch is in need of some sweet tea and lounging of course, done by you. I know porches always get me so, I thought I’d include something from the original listing, “12 x 15 Screened Porch with lovely natural views over the headwaters.” One patio and, an enclosed porch is amazing especially if you want to have family over for a big dinner outdoors and, don’t want to get eaten up by bugs.

This is one of my favorite rooms because it not only, has some of the coolest doors but, it has a fireplace. A fireplace is so important for a home, at least for me, because it gives it an extra cozy feeling. The house has creek views, a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, storage space, and a car port. If a garage is important to you, I don’t see why you couldn’t build one especially with 2 acres.

The kitchen area is serene and, it seems to open onto the back screened in porch. I enjoy when a kitchen has space for bar stools as well as, a little table for your family to enjoy their meal although, I would be on the patio in the summer and, by the fireplace in the winter but, that’s just my preference.

I thought for the last photo I would show the only picture they include out of the three bedrooms. I would have to see all of the bedrooms to compare but, I enjoy this space as it is one of the most important spaces. My bedroom is my space to work, wind down, and curl up with a book so, I think your connection and vibes should be strong when choosing your space. If you do not have good vibes and, purchase a home there will always be something not right with it, remember to go with your gut.

 

 

 

45 Spring St, Irvington, VA 22480

3 beds 3 baths 1,536 sqft

 

For Sale:

$235,000

 http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/VA/pmf,pf_pt/house,land_type/2103890519_zpid/56_rid/1-_beds/0-400000_price/0-1397_mp/globalrelevanceex_sort/40.396764,-74.064332,35.559043,-84.786988_rect/6_zm/3_p/?3col=true
 
I hope you enjoyed the post please let me know if there is a specific area you want me to focus on. Remember I am not a real estate agent, I am in fact, just a real estate junkie. I think next week we will switch it up with some interesting real estate..

 Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie 

 

Real Estate Junkie

We all know by now I am a Real Estate Junkie and, if you didn’t welcome, “my name is Allie and, I am a real estate junkie.” Yup, I am hooked and, unfortunately I have quite expensive taste or I should say I have a vision in mind. I would like to own an estate and, use it for the summer for all of my friends and, family to stay. So, my vision includes an estate and, trust me, I have found a lot. I have looked specifically in England and Virginia and, I found some pretty spectacular places. This week I focused in on Virginia and, all its glory. I do not have a lot of historical information on Virginia but, what I do know is that there are some gorgeous properties. Breathing taking is one why to describe the landscapes of these Virginia Estates.

Rosedale

Historic three bedroom home on 55 acres of hayfields, hardwoods and a large, stocked pond 15 minutes from Amherst


Brochure: http://www.virginiaestates.com/rosedale/rosedale-2015.pdf

I will talk you through the house and, explain why I find it so charming. The pictures will be followed by my opinion, I am not a historian nor am I a real estate agent, I just happen to be smitten with real estate. 

  What first attracted me to this listing was not only the price but, the quaint exterior of this charming historic “farm house.” The first picture that I see of a house gives off a vibe that attracts me to the house and pulls me in to take a closer look at the beauty.

The kitchen I always find is the center of the house and, you want it to be large enough to cook and chat in. I happen to really love to cook so, if that is you, you understand the importance of this. They have really done a fantastic job of preserving the home which has a warm and enchanting atmosphere. The counter space in this kitchen is stellar, especially if you have family coming over to cook a large meal. In this kitchen you might be able to fit five people comfortably cooking together. The beams are rustic and match the tone of the flooring. The only thing I see that may need updating are the appliances however, this does not strike me as a stainless steel type of kitchen, it would completely ruin the charm that the current owners have preserved so well. They make great use of the walls with a place to hang all of your pots and, pans. The only problem which I can’t see in this picture is if there is room for a little breakfast nook.

This bedroom is one of three perfectly placed interior designing. There are a few elements of the room that could use a little touch but, the wardrobe is not one. If this house comes fully furnished the next owner will defiantly have quite a treasure on their hands. I have never seen a wardrobe as unique as this with a mirror and two doors on the sides. Can we chat about the wood flooring which gives a blank canvas to work with and, for a painter that is the best thing that could happen. The room is a treat to design.

Staircases and I, well, I have no idea why I happen to love beautiful staircases so much but, I guess it comes with the real estate junkie territory. I am enjoying the appearance of the wood and, how the eye catches different aspects of the staircase in every glance. I have to say it’s visually appealing especially if you enjoy older homes. I happen to love houses with history and character. Notice in the back the door either to the front or outside with the farm like screen door.

Please tell me you feel like we stepped back  in time because I do! It has two of my favorite aspects of a bedroom all in one and, I can’t help but, vibe with the room. Lets chat about the fireplace and, how much I love it. If I was to own a house one of my requirements would be to have a fireplace in my bedroom. Not only is it sustainable but, it is aesthetically pleasing. The bay window is an absolute must for me. When I was younger I fell asleep watching a thunderstorm from my friend’s bay window and, ever since then I have wanted a bay window in my room. It would be the ideal to wake up and sit at my bay window watching the sunrise or, sipping tea and, reading a book. Do you feel the same pull as I do when you almost understand the room and, why it was built.

Moving out to the pool and, if you have been reading my blogs for a long time you will know how much I love to swim. This pool looks quite large and, has a lovely patio to put pool furniture on. If I had the money I would install a closure to be able to use the pool in the winter as well. I would get a lot of use out of the pool and, if I had the money it would be worth the investment.

How cute is this porch area with a walk way up to the house. If you go to the top of the blog post you will see a link to the brochure which will show you the guest cottage and, bunk house. They are both charming and quite useful. With 55 acres of hayfield I would add a few cottages and, bunk houses for airbnb goers. You may even offer your pool and, a breakfast. It would be great income to add to your bank account while meeting lots of people. I would suggest this idea to someone with a family or a couple. I probably would not suggest for someone who is single to do this because there is a dangerous aspect of having strangers rent out your cottages. There is also, a fully stocked pond and, your own cemetery.

House:

$495,000

15 minutes from the town of Amherst, 1 hour from Charlottesville.

For more information call Kurt Vogelsang (434)409-0750.

Disclaimer: I am not an affiliate of this company I just love real estate. 

I loved walking through the farmhouse with you and, hope you fell in love with its’ charm. I surely love the house and, think the cottage & bunkhouse are adorable. Let me know in the comments if you are enjoying Real Estate Junkie and, want to read more/see new homes. Let me know if you like just one property reviewed or multiple reviewed at once. 

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie