6068 Pillory Dr was a hard one for Jennifer, because she had to deliver the news she does not like to ever deliver to sellers. This neighborhood had sustained brutal quantities of foreclosures and shortsales in the prior 2 years. Some 35+ homes were on the the market at that moment, and supply and demand dictated a sales price that would generate a dreadful loss on the sale in order to make that big move to the new job in St. Louis. They were young, it was their first house, they’d bought it without representation, and they’d overpaid at the peak of the market six years prior. Not fun news for Jennifer to deliver on a Saturday morning, but they were not surprised. They’d been watching their neighborhood, they had a feeling the news wouldn’t be good, and they had prepared themselves financially, because the job waiting in St Louis was career-changing and promised a rewarding future. Absorbing the loss now, freed them up to spread their wings and head west. Sigh. Jennifer listed the house at the appropriate price for the market, began the marketing, showed it enough to generate an offer, and then helped them negotiate the terms to protect as much equity as they possibly could. The timing was perfect, too, because the house never had to sit empty. The job was secured, the moving truck was packed, they closed via mail a week later, and their new life began with a lesson learned…when buying in the future, get representation from a strong Realtor who knows the local market to avoid over-paying!
The Furrers had some basic needs for their new house. They needed to be close to the preschool, have a 3C garage, and a basement for storage. They had a budget to keep and a short time to buy before they handed over keys to their current home at a closing looming just 5 weeks out. Valentines Day plans were put on hold. Jennifer’s husband, Mark, understood. They rescheduled their celebration (he’s used to it by now!). The hunt was on, and in a matter of days, every possibility within a 10 miles radius of the preschool was personally toured. 8272 Tilly Mill was the answer! What a beautiful, safe neighborhood in the perfect location, with all the necessary amenities and in the right price range. The large yard, culdesac location and pretty pond view were bonuses. Negotiations began, were finalized in a matter of days, and a closing date was set. Jennifer can’t say it was easy, but it did get done. And the Furrers are settling in right now, giving the somewhat hairy story of Tilly Mill a happy ending and Jennifer another exciting Story of Sold.
Ready for immediate move-in, this turn-key unit is nicely upgraded & decorated, is NOT a shortsale or foreclosure, and is tucked in the middle of the development, away from the noise of Meridian & 86th St. THIS is the ultimate in convenient living from its urban (and spacious) floor plan, to its low maintenance concept (with low HOA dues!), to its super convenient location. Add this townhouse to your shortlist, because you will love the granite, custom cabinetry & stainless steel appliance package, awesome corner fireplace, 9′ ceilings that let in light, three and a half baths & even a luxuriously epoxied garage floor.
Gerry and Nancy had a desire to take on a rehab project if they could find something with a little land that could be made into a fantastic home…perhaps a foreclosure or abandoned farmhouse? They started the hunt together with plenty of options for distressed properties, but nothing with just the right setting got them excited until the little cabin on 2 acres north of Zionsville popped into Jennifer’s email. She was familiar with it, as she’d seen it before it went through foreclosure, but now that the bank had repossessed it, there had been a significant price reduction. She knew it was dirty, but that it could be rehabbed to sparkle and that it’s creek-side location was just exactly what they’d been seeking. On July 4th, they submitted an offer, which the bank rejected. So they waited a bit, and when that same bank reduced the price again two months later to below that initial offer, they pounced for an even better deal! The ride to the closing table wasn’t easy with that short-sighted bank, but Jennifer got them through it and closed at the end of October. Rehab is under way, and it will be a stunning home AND setting when it’s finished, and Jennifer can’t wait to see it!