Listing of the Day: A stunning Palm Springs retreat from Alan Bloom of HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty

Listing of The Day / 23.06.20170 comments

The Listing of the Day for June 23is over at 699 Camino Norte, Palm Springs CA. Provided by HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty.

Discreetly private, this renovated Vista Las Palmas home is hidden behind a wall of Ficus hedges. The main living area is expansive, with sunken living room featuring beautifully crafted built-ins and a wet bar, beamed and vaulted ceilings, and large windows, sliders and skylights that invite sunlight to bathe the interior. The dining area can accommodate a crowd, and is served by a gourmet kitchen with quartz counters, a cooking island with a 5-burner gas cooktop, double ovens, top-quality stainless steel appliances, and 2 dishwashers, making entertaining a snap. The master suite is made cozy by a marble fireplace and a wall of warm wood built-ins, and the master bath is a spa-like retreat in itself. Another bedroom has it’s own fireplace and serene views to the mountains. The resort-style backyard is pristine, with an alfresco dining area and manicured landscaping surrounding the sparkling pool and spa that gaze out to the multi-hued mountains, seemingly close enough to touch.

6 bedrooms, 5 baths, 4,220 square feet. Listed for $2.8 million.

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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Cheri Westphal with Sterling, Johnston & Associates from Redmond,WA!

Blog, Featured Members / 22.06.20170 comments

Cheri Westphal
Sterling, Johnston & Associates

Experience: 6 years
Specializations: first homes, empty nesters, HUD properties, short sales, investment properties.
Areas Served: King & Pierce counties.

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: It was the family business. I started in real estate appraising in the 1980’s, which was the family business, and went to open houses hosted by my grandmother, who was a realtor in Kirkland. While I took a break from real estate while my children were young, it truly was my passion and I was drawn back into it.

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Tech Veteran Erik D. Jones Joins SetSchedule as Chief Technology Officer

Press Releases / 20.06.20170 comments

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IRVINE, CA (June 20, 2017)SetSchedule is proud to announce that Erik D. Jones, a tech virtuoso and startup veteran, has joined the team as chief technology officer, spearheading the development of new and dynamic desktop and mobile platforms for the revolutionary real estate marketplace.

Mr. Jones has an accomplished career in disruptive technologies, web-based information technology, and data. He was instrumental in the acquisition of Silicon Valley data company Inflection’s sale of their family history website Archives.com to Ancestory.com and has a close understanding of the consumer demand for data-driven technology. He is a certified HITRUST practitioner with more than 25 years of experience working in Information Technology and Security. He currently holds CISSP, AWS Solutions Architect, Stanford Advanced Security Certificate and HCISPP certifications.

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Listing of the Day: A charming brick home from Leisel Taylor of Keller Williams Preferred Properties.

Listing of The Day / 16.06.20170 comments

The Listing of the Day for June 16 is over at 7502 Locris Dr. Upper Marlboro MD 20772. Provided by Keller Williams Preferred Properties.

This lovely brick home is a cozy retreat outside of the metro Washington D.C. area! Hardwood floors throughout give the interior charm, while the renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances provides full functionality. A fully finished basement with a cedar closet provides extra space for guests, while the detached deck is a perfect setting for summer get-togethers! Nearby parks offer options for recreation. This house is ready for you to add your personal touch! 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1775 square feet. Listed for $249,900.

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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Janet Farinato with Engel & Völkers from Palm Beach, FL!

Blog, Featured Members / 15.06.20170 comments

Janet Farinato
Engel & Völkers Palm Beach

Experience: 12 years

Specializations: Luxury homes, oceanfront properties, waterfront properties, new construction

Areas Served: Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: I’ve always been passionate about real estate, but honestly, it’s something that impacts everyone, and I want to be a part of that impactful process in people’s lives.

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Tips on Buying a Fixer Upper

Blog / 12.06.20170 comments

Let’s say you’ve been looking at houses, and you found a house that you love. The only problem is that the house is terribly outdated, or is in need of major repairs (think new roof, broken air conditioner, or a nonfunctional water heater), or is just plain ugly in its current form.

As with all real estate decisions, there are advantages and drawbacks to buying a fixer upper. Whether you’re planning to renovate your way to your dream home or using the property as an investment, here are some steps to take to prepare yourself for the project ahead.

Check the Zoning

You need to the zoning requirements for your home in order to get an idea of what renovations can and can not make to your new property. Having a huge lot that offers room for a home addition won’t be worth much if the zoning prohibits it, and a historical landmark home requires a number of extra bureaucratic hoops to jump through before you start making any big changes. To determine the zoning requirements, meet with your municipality and they will be able to walk you through the regulations regarding zoning. Your real estate agent can also point you in the right direction.

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Listing of the Day: A modern dream home from Erik Berg of Engel & Völkers

Listing of The Day / 09.06.20170 comments

The Listing of the Day for June 9 is over at 350 Eagle Park Drive, Aspen, Colorado. Provided by Engel & Völkers.

 

This stunning Aspen home is gorgeous inside and out! An architectural masterpiece, this property was crafted over 3 years, where every detail is a work of art and each room has a story. Famous architect Horatio Ravazzani put at the center of the home a 3,250-sq ft glass pyramid that bisects a 245-ft long “interior street” offering a journey in time and aesthetic splendor in addition to the physical passage. The living areas are a testament to the visions and harmonious sensibilities of interior designer Steven Sills. French artist Andre Dubreuil masterfully designed the dining room as the aesthetic centerpiece the home. The art of living extends to the outdoors, a breathtaking hilltop setting spread over a 15-acre forest with streams and waterfalls that impart a sense of discovery & wonder.

7 bedrooms, 6 baths, 14,119 square feet. Listed for $19.5 million.

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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Michelle Ward with DwellNV Real Estate from Incline Village, NV!

Blog, Featured Members / 08.06.20170 comments

Michelle Ward
DwellNV Real Estate

Experience: 15 years
Specializations: Negotiations, Relocations
Areas Served: Reno / Tahoe / Incline Village Nevada

 

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: When I was a child and we would drive by a home I liked I would try to calculate how much money I would need to earn per month in order to live in that particular house.  I would realize rather quickly that I wouldn’t be able to earn enough to buy the home, mainly because I was only ten.  Owning a home was always my dream, and it makes me so happy to be able to help others achieve that dream.  Purchasing and selling a home are important life events and I sincerely feel honored when someone entrusts me with the task.

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Beyond the Zestimate: Best ways to determine a home’s market value

Blog / 05.06.20170 comments

The popular real estate website Zillow has served as a resource for sellers, buyers, and real estate agents to provide information about the market, trends, and individual properties. But despite the company’s forward-thinking algorithms and data collection tools, Zillow is now facing a lawsuit over their estimated market price calculator, known as the “Zestimate.”

The lawsuit, which alleges that the calculator serves as an unlicensed property appraisal and has had a negative impact on the real estate market due to its inaccurate estimates, highlights the difficulties of a non-expert in real estate markets when determining the value of a home. The same way Zillow doesn’t factor in a house’s condition or upgrades, a layperson looking to buy or sell a property can’t always tell how one property stacks up against others in the area beyond square footage and the number of rooms.

So how do you figure out the fair market value for a property? SetSchedule CEO and real estate investor Roy Dekel shares some advice.

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Listing of the Day: A contemporary home with magnificent views from Behnaz Tabibian of Pinnacle Estate Properties

Listing of The Day / 02.06.20170 comments

The Listing of the Day for June 2 is over at 5211 Darro Road Woodland Hills, CA. Provided by Pinnacle Estate Properties.

The magnificent views and the serene, secluded setting will make you fall in love with this brand-new home. This contemporary, multi-level home offers a spacious open floor plan with modern amenities, complete with an oversized balcony overlooking the entire city. Great for entertaining and family gatherings! The gourmet kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and an open bar. The spacious, light and bright master suite has its own walk-in closet, dual sink, and standing shower. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2650 square feet. Listed for $1.15 million

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