Unique…Inviting…”A home for the entertainer!” Whether your style is cozy & casual or graciously elegant, you will love the feel of this floor plan with its many public gathering spaces (inside & out!) and the KNOCK-OUT KITCHEN with custom cabinetry & cedar carpentry. A lengthy list of updates & features make this custom home a special find. The wooded lot, flexibility of 4 or 5 bedrooms, manicured & mature landscape plus finished basement & meticulous condition make it a “MUST SEE SOON!”
So many details had to fall into place for Jennifer to get this one to closing. It was a foreclosure, so the bank would not accept her clients’ offer with a contingency on the sale of her homestead. Yikes. Gambling would be required, because this was the BEST deal on the west side for her client, and it simply had to be secured. They decided to remove the contingency and resubmit the offer, holding their breath that the pending sale of her existing house would be settled. The new offer was accepted, and while she worked through her inspections and appraisal, Jennifer babysat the details of her sale to make sure it closed first. What a challenge! But that is a story for another time. It was finished, her client got her condo, and all is well. What’s next, Jennifer wonders?
David and Liz had just found out that baby #3 was on the way when they called Jennifer. Their 3-bedroom rental simply would not be large enough for their expanding family, but they were in an air-tight lease through September. Buying a new home with 6 months of rental obligation hanging over their head was simply not an option. Being impatient to move before the new baby’s arrival, David asked Jennifer to help him buy a larger home with the caveat that the rental be leased simultaneously. As always, Jennifer was up to the challenge. She knew that rentals in Zionsville are few and far between… Finding a new tenant would be no problem. She put the rental on the market, and the hunt for a 4-bedroom home was on. It worked. Three days after David and Liz moved into their brand new home in Eagles Nest, a new renter moved into their old one. In the end, Jennifer is proud to say she solved three problems at once– by providing a new home for David and Liz, a new tenant for their old landlord, and a home for his new renters.
There’s a saying in the real estate industry: “birth, death, marriage and divorce…all good for business.” Jennifer has always found that to be true. Life changes, in general, feed the revolving inventory of homes for sale. New jobs, lost jobs, jobs in other towns, family disruptions and celebrations…they all bring about a need for adjustments to housing. In Scott and Jen’s case, they were engaged, so this was one of the HAPPY changes Jennifer gets to participate in, but when Jennifer helped Scott sell his first house back in 2008, it was just about change. He wanted out from the burden of keeping up a mini-horse farm as a single guy. He wanted to travel, start a business, invent his young life without an oppressive mortgage over his head. Jennifer helped him out of that one with ease and earned the right years later to help him celebrate his new wife in a new home with a new, bright future ahead. What a great honor for Jennifer to participate in the good, the bad, and all the changes that life throws her clients as they write their own life stories.
When Jen & Jamie called Jennifer about selling 11336 Brentwood Avenue in Zionsville, they had their eyes on a rambling foreclosure that would perfectly suit their blended family (with a little TLC). But securing their dream seemed an impossibility without a sale of Brentwood, and it wasn’t even on the market yet! “Do you gamble?” Jennifer asked, as they talked through options to secure the distressed estate home. They chuckled nervously, but they were all ears as Jennifer explained her plan to get an offer accepted by the bank and buy them time to get Brentwood sold, by gambling with delayed closing and a low amount of earnest money on the line. All were nervous as they submitted the offer on the estate, won in a multiple bid scenario, and began to move forward with their due diligence period while Brentwood was introduced to the market. Failing to sell Brentwood would mean a devastating fall through on the estate, plus the loss of the earnest money submitted, but the season was on their side, Brentwood was in a desirable neighborhood, and they were truly “motivated sellers.” It worked. After a flood of showings in the first week, Brentwood sold and closed in Mid-May. Jennifer will breath again when the estate purchases closes mid-June, but with luck on her side, maybe a trip to the casino is in order?