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Old 06-10-2007, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Harrisburg,Pa
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From a texan point of veiw what is wrong with this house 5/3.5 built 2006, 3092sq. 225,000 1009 Rodin Ln. Carrollton. Its been on market for 209 days price has been dropped twice.
CM
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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I don't know about "Texas style" but for me a couple problems it has are Tiny rooms and lack of curb appeal.
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:49 AM
 
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I looked at house on MLS--
kitchen looks cramped--looks like stove and refrig are too close together so that two people would bump into each other if one was at stove and other wanted to open fridge--definitely a 1 person kitchen..

no color in home--looks bland/blah--tacky plastic or silk flowers by the master bath does not create inviting perspective--

5 beds but they are small and only master is downstairs...only 1 LA down

guest bed looks sloppy--like someone just threw the covers up or the dog was having a play day...not cool...

the dining "room" is a corner by the stairs--not sure if that is breakfast nook or formal but either way looks cramped

House looks dark--lcheck where the staircase goes up

in general looks like people either moved out and barely left it furnished or maybe it is rental house owner is trying to sell...

Needs better photos and staging...
front is taken too close--can't see how house sets on the lot--plus pictures were taken during winter--it is colorful outside now and house looks creepy-desolate w/winter foliage

from the map/satellite view looks like back yard (which there are no pics of) backs to Old Denton Rd and subdivision is pretty close to Bush turnpike--probably very noisy--says rear garage so is probably pretty inconvenient to get into and makes small backyard==

one other ad for that developmenton MLS--that listing's photos make them seem like townhomes--not single family homes== so listing may be misleading...
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:09 AM
 
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I don't know about "Texas style" but for me a couple problems it has are Tiny rooms and lack of curb appeal.
Ditto! Way too small on the rooms.
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Staging is everything eh?? I mean the house is large, I do believe either the pictures are awful, or
the lay-out for this 3000+ sqft home, is just odd.
MBG
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Old 06-10-2007, 11:00 AM
 
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Staging, schools and Location, Location, Location are big.

Busy street, undesirable nieghborhood, wrong facing with regards to the sun....

Remember, there is tons of inventory here, you almost have to buy something that stands out or you may never be able to sell. Carrollton is also not a hot spot these days (no offense to anyone that lives there)....again, buy to sell. Otherwise an asset becomes a liability. Technically, this house is probably fine, it just doesn't have anything about it that sits it apart from all the others for sale.
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Old 06-10-2007, 11:01 AM
 
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Also, it could be the location.



ADD: Ok, I just crossed post with Socket. LOL. I agree with everything he said.

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Old 06-10-2007, 12:25 PM
 
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That house is ugly. Too close to the street. Too close to the neighbors. Largest house on the street. Priced too high.

That elementary school, McCoy, has pretty good TAKS scores for being a majority minority school with a higher free lunch population. Looks like it used to be an exemplary school up until 2000 then has been a steady Recognized School since then.
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:01 PM
 
Location: la hacienda
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They would have been better off making it a 4 bedroom rather than 5. It's 3000+ sq foot house but it looks so much smaller than that. But, it would have rental potential esp. if the schools are decent and it's near commutable roadways and in a safe area. We've lived in houses like this, even smaller!
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:44 PM
 
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Just wanted to say that McCoy made exemplary status again this year. I just ran into a friend who is a part of the McCoy staff.
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