Real Estate Renovations

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Meet: Our Subject

In real estate on April 16, 2012 at 10:02 PM

And here we find our subject. Isn’t it just Adorable?

  • Three bedrooms one bath
  • Finished (pretty much) full basement.
  • Screened side porch
  • Formal dining room
  • Living room with wood burning fireplace
  • Updated kitchen and a nice flow.

The beauty of the Colonial some would say is the symmetry they offer. It’s a nice neat box and one of the things I really love about this home.


Accompanying this lovely little home is a backyard of about 1/2 acre.


The lot allows a great deal of space to be added from the rear of the existing structure. There are a few large trees that will have to be removed but the site is a balanced site and we will not have to incur any fees for the addition or removal of soil for the project. Good News!

The neighborhood is a gem, much older with mature trees that provide plenty of shade (allowing for a very manageable monthly heating/cooling bill). It’s a quiet neighborhood with friendly families. On the flip side from a realtor’s point of view, there is a new subdivision at the cul-de-sac and the property values are terrific.


Hello world!

In real estate on April 16, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Ta-da!  After many clicks and edits we’re up and running!!! Great, now what?

Let me just start by saying that those of you that already know me know that I have an easy going, if not somewhat snarky personality. You shall see much of this going forward as par for the course.  I am opinionated and sometimes a little stubborn but its only due to my passion. 🙂

You will see all of that and more here in this most recent Johnson venture.  Before going any further let me give a bit of the needed background. Both myself and my husband John are Realtors.  We have spent the last year and a half on the hunt for the perfect property for us. To no avail.

Recently we made the decision to renovate our actually quite lovely, conveniently situated, not under water, Colonial home.  Yes! Knocking down walls, adding additions and the like….

Let’s just say, that though we are optimistic for the outcome, the process is proving to be quite humbling.

And so I am able to put myself in the shoes of many of my clients that are going through the home buying process for the first ( or fifth) time and I felt a sense of camaraderie. So we are opening the doors to the good the bad and ( as much of ) the ugly ( as we dare allow…)

I hope that the blog will be a source of inspiration for others to take the plunge or at least a community of support for my nerves when things get….tense. There’s plenty to fuel the fire of this project, but we’ll get to all that in due time.

Meanwhile, John and I welcome you into the Renovation of our Estate….