This is the story of 4061 BRAEMORE St. Tucson, AZ
Pristine condition! This listing has the designer’s touch from two tone paint throughout to carefully chosen flooring and details. Opening the front door is exciting so get ready to enter a large great room perfect for entertaining. Giant kitchen includes quartz countertops, white cabinets, stainless steal appliances and all new fixtures and windows. Living room features a large wood fireplace and second story ceiling heights with back door to fenced in back yard. All new staircase banister leads you upstairs to find 3 large carpeted bedrooms and a bathroom. Don’t miss the details with all new tile surround shower, stylish vanity and lighting. Split floor plan has large master suite located downstairs for extra privacy and includes gigantic walk in closet, private tile surround shower and large two sink vanity. If you like new than come check out our new garage door, all new flooring and windows throughout.
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Acquiring 4061 Braemore St. was exciting and now that we’ve got it on the market, we’d like to share the process with you! This diamond in the rough was on MLS for 45 days at $150,000 as a 4BR/3BA 1,997 sq. ft. home nestled in a quaint neighborhood on the NW side of Tucson near Marana. There were other homes in the neighborhood being fixed up so comps were easy to put together and with 45 days on the market our ‘OFFER LESS’ strategy helped us purchase our new project for $125,000. You don’t know unless you ask!
Now for the hard part…
OFFER LESS STRATEGY
MORE days on market
Possible acceptance of lower offer
Original asking price $150,000
45 day purchase price $125,000
Keys in hand we’ve learned to take the time to make a list of the following items to be save time and money by having those little details ready when we need em’! We can tell you from experience, it’s the little things that get overlooked and can hold up the big things. Not every project needs the same TLC however we always replace interior doors, sockets, light switches, lighting fixtures, and most often windows, to really spruce it up.
Measure all your WINDOWS if replacing and do a count.
How many interior doors? Exterior doors?
Take note of what FLOORING needs to be replaced.
Get a feel for what LIGHTING will need to be replaced or moved.
Are you replacing TRIM in the house?
How many electrical SOCKETS and what kind are they?
DOORSTOPS for each door are important to protect walls.
How many SMOKE ALARMS are needed for property?
MEASURE for all bathroom VANITY spaces.
MEASURE for all bathroom MIRROR areas.
Most people enjoy an open floor plan these days, but it’s impossible to achieve those wide open spaces in older homes without taking down a few walls. But not so fast, since some of those walls could be keeping the rest of the house from falling over, it’s important to understand how load-bearing walls work and be able to identify them. It’s not an exact science but a shortcut way to tell if a wall is load bearing is to measure the distance between studs. Typically interior walls that are load bearing have studs every 16 inches instead of the standard 24 inches. When in doubt diy’ers it’s always a good idea to check with an architect, contractor or engineer before picking up that sledgehammer especially when it comes to the integrity of your house.
Soooo…..let’s not break the house. Our wonderful electrician on a previous job set us up with Rojalio, our new contractor. We prefer recommendations in the field of construction. Websites can say a lot and look great but weed down your prospects when looking for the right person for the job. Facebook is a great tool to ask locals if they’ve had a contractor they’ve used and loved. Then get in-person estimates. Several. Mention you’re getting multiple estimates so no one assumes they got the job and therefore will give you their most competitive price. Make sure you work out timeframe and know when your crew plans to start.
It’s crucial to order your kitchen cabinets SOON, they can take weeks to arrive and time to put together your ideas. Start here right away! With 4061 Braemore St. we were faced with a major design decision in the kitchen. What to do with the awkward breakfast nook and island kitchen counter cluttering things up? It didn’t feel congruent with the flow of the room so we tightened things up a bit. By straightening the exterior wall and adding a window, it allowed us to further open things up and simplify the room. We really like this bathroom. It’s one of our favorite things about this project. The marbled white tile with sparkly stainless accents and cool details throughout make this a showroom. Vanities with drawers give it a more modern touch.The existing bathroom had a very large window inside the master bathtub area. The glass was clear as day too so we decided to restructure the wall by putting in a smaller window and framing up the wall. Consider looking at things differently, what can be taken away? What can be added? Just because that’s how it is, don’t mean that’s how it should be.Vendors and supplies provide a service allowing your business to focus on doing what it does! Vendor and supplier relationships are a crucial and delicate balance between your best interests and the sometimes competing interests of your suppliers. If a relationship where both parties receive mutual benefit than it can provide a competitive advantage.