This house is getting closer and closer to being done. Here’s a sneak preview of the exterior paint colors. On the left is a sample with light exterior and dark trim, while on the right is dark exterior and light trim, all gray. The original plan was to paint the outside light gray, however the paint got purchased with more dark than light, so Carol decided we could go along with that. I think it will be pretty.
The front and rear doors are IN and they look great. They will be painted turquoise. Ooh. You can also see one of the really cool kitchen pendant lights Carol found. This house is going to really be appealing!
The picture of the house exterior lets you imagine how all that gray will look, and also shows one of the things Carol is doing, which is marketing to Spanish-speaking buyers.
The Spanish part of the sign says we will do owner financing on the house (and if we do, the price will be higher), due to the risk we take when we do owner financing. Because, wow, people sure don’t pay. She is also doing mailings to neighborhoods where we know people are leaving due to that darned gentrification. The part of Round Rock where this house is provides a new community near the Interstate, with nice houses and big yards to people who sold smaller houses for inflated prices. We hope this might help a family who feels “run out of town.”
That large back yard is also appealing to buyers with small businesses or hobbies, who can put a good-sized shed behind the house and use it for a shop or work area. Or, maybe a pool, if they made a LOT off their previous house.
As always the houses we work on provide surprises. The last photo shows one that snuck up on Carol. There, in the middle of a tree, is a tool, or a harpoon, or something, which someone obviously left in the crook between the two main trunks. The tree has completely grown over the tool. I guess it’s now a decorative feature, and a little reminder of what a mess this house once was, but will be no more.