Dreams of a Sherman Oaks FIXER!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty CalBRE# 01308620

Dreams of a Sherman Oaks FIXER!

The demand for great homes has definitely not subsided in the best parts of northern Los Angeles in these final hours of 2013. I have never been busier in November/December than I have this year!

Dreams of a Sherman Oaks FIXER!

Especially when I came across the famous and ever so hard to find "cosmetic fixer" in the coveted Fashion Square neighborhood of Sherman Oaks CA that motivated buyers salivate over & dream of calling their own. Even more so than a completely "done done done" upgraded home in the same area, a cosmetic fixer offers a buyer the opportunity to purchase a home in otherwise good condition that needs a complete cosmetic overhaul allowing them to create their own personalized dream home!

Dreams of a Sherman Oaks FIXER!

I sold several homes like this in 2013. Mostly for people or the children of people who have lovingly maintained their homes for 30-60+ years and they were in great shape other than the fact that it felt like walking into the 1950's, 60's, or 70's when you stepped inside!!

Dreams of a Sherman Oaks FIXER!
Most recently was the sale of this awesome home on Stern Ave in Fashion Square. I met a wonderful family that was ready to sell their home of over 40+ years.  It was a trust sale, the children of the original owners would be selling their childhood home after their mother passed.  Built in 1948 in the heart of Sherman Oaks, this classic home had a ton of charm.  In or out of the real estate profession, you've heard people refer to a home as having "good bones."  This one certainly does.  Hardwood floors, formal dining room, centralized fireplace, some upgraded systems, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a great kitchen with plenty of counter space.  The demand for a corner lot property with a nice backyard is incredibly high. The emotional tree lined street grabbed me & every prospective buyer before they even pulled up to this adorable home!  With 13 offers, we sold it $61,000 over an already healthy asking price in one week!  The Fashion Square location played a huge role in this incredible sale.  If you're looking for a great home like the one described above, or even need to sell and want an evaluation of your property, contact me with any and all of your real estate questions.  The Happiest of Holidays to you and your family!

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Comments (2)

Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

I MISS So. California.  I grew up there and know exactly what area you're talking about.  Great house, and I love the photos.  I can just feel the crisp Dec. air.

Dec 20, 2013 07:57 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Looks like a great FIXER, Emily. All the best for a quick sell. 

Dec 20, 2013 03:26 PM