Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Checklist for Keller home hunters

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Looking to buy a Keller home? Before making an offer on any property, it’s smart to take a deeper look at the overall structure and its systems, just to make sure warning signs of major and costly problems are not hiding in plain sight. If the house holds more issues than your budget (and drive to renovate) can handle, it might be best to walk away.

Of course, once the offer is accepted, it’s always a smart idea to hire a third-party home inspector to take an in-depth look at the property. In the meantime, one last pass-through with this checklist in hand can give you peace of mind about taking the next step.

Exterior: Walk around all four sides of the house, scanning it from ground to rooftop. Note the condition of the doors and window frames, and look for cracked or peeling paint or signs of loose siding. Higher up, eye the chimney, making sure it appears straight and is in good condition, while the gutters and drainpipes should be in place and functional.

Roof: Ideally, the roof would be 10 years old or less, so scan the roof for the classic warning signs of aging and neglect. Things like curled and missing shingles, dark stains, moss growth and signs of sagging can signal serious issues. (A home inspector can confirm if full replacement is needed, or if a few simple repairs would stabilize things for another decade or so.)

Yard: Take note of the landscaping. Is there a slope angled away from the house, or is there a potential for a flooded basement after a major rainfall? Mature trees provide lots of shade, but watch for overhanging branches, as these can break off in a storm and do major damage to the roof. Finally, take note of the condition of the driveway and sidewalks.

Foundation: The sight of a few hairline cracks in the cement is no cause for panic. Do look for telltale signs of serious issues, such as widening cracks, water stains and bulges. It doesn’t hurt to bring a level to make sure the walls are straight.

Plumbing: In addition to checking basement and under-sink pipes for signs of leaks, scan the ceilings for water stains. Open all the faucets to check the water pressure as well as the time it takes for hot water to reach the tap.

HVAC system: Know the age of the heating and cooling systems, and check these for tags and other signs of routine maintenance. If the system is older than a decade, that can spell costly repairs and a replacement in a brief time frame. When it comes to older systems, energy efficiency is another consideration.

Appliances: Note the age and condition of things like the refrigerator, oven and range, washer and dryer, and hot water heater. As with the HVAC, older appliances tend to consume more energy and you’ll face a shorter timeline for needed repairs and replacements.

Buying a house is a big decision, but knowing what you're buying can go a long way in assuring you that you've found the right place! For assistance with buying or selling a Keller home, call the Grove Team at 817-337-0000.

Whether it's selling your home or finding a new one, we have designed this site so that you can quickly and easily locate the information you are looking for. The Grove Team's client-centered approach results in the best possible outcome for you. Please contact us now to begin the process of achieving your dreams in home ownership. Call 817-337-0000 for Keller Home's for sale in Keller ISD. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Warm up with 5 DIY projects to tackle this winter



For the avid DIYer in you, the winter season may cause a little anxiety while you're cooped up inside and unable to tackle those outdoor projects you'd love to finish. The good news, however, is that the inside of your Keller home needs just as much DIY attention as the outside - sometimes more - and the winter is the perfect time to tackle these projects.

Each of the tasks on the list below can be finished in a single weekend and, once completed, will make your home more enjoyable for the rest of the winter and beyond.

* Apply a fresh coat of paint. Whether your drive to paint comes from a style choice or a need to repair dings and dents, there's no reason you can't tackle it now. Head to your local paint store to research options for colors and tools and then set aside a day where you can focus solely on your project. Whether you touch up your existing colors or go bold with an accent wall, this is one project you'll be glad to finish.

* Seal up those air leaks. This one isn't just good for your house, it's good for your wallet as well. Gaps around windows and doors allow cold air drafts to seep into your home as they let out the warm air needed to keep you comfortable. Window & Door Insulating Foam Sealant is a solution you can use to seal gaps around your windows and doors quickly to help make your home more comfortable and to reduce the cost of your next heating bill.

* Clear that clutter. A few months cooped up in your home can really lead to some excessive accumulation, so why not start your spring cleaning early? Tackle your home's clutter over the course of several days and review everything you find. If you haven't used an item in more than a year - or you don't even know what it is - now's the time to sell it online, donate it or simply throw it out.

* Vacate the vermin. A visit from the in-laws is par for the course during the holidays, but there are plenty of actual intruders trying to enter your home once the weather turns cold. Arachnids and insects of all varieties need only the smallest opening to access your home, so help block their access with insulating foam sealant. Apply this water-resistant sealant around any exterior openings to your home - such as heat or water pipes and cracks in your siding - and you'll create a barrier between you and the pests trying to sneak in.

* Make a big splash in your bathroom. No, you're not going to spontaneously decide to remodel your bathroom, but a few tiny changes in this space can make it seem as though you did. Replacing your existing fixtures is a cost-effective way to give the space an entirely new appearance. A little elbow grease goes a long way too. Don't be afraid to get down on your knees and bid that mildew goodbye once and for all with a simple mixture of bleach and warm water.

Start your winter DIY project today.

The winter season doesn't mean your indoor projects also need to hibernate. You can get to work right now even while there is a chill in the air. Start with the list above and see where inspiration takes you. Your Keller home could have a dramatically new look and feel once spring has sprung.

Whether it's selling your home or finding a new one, we have designed this site so that you can quickly and easily locate the information you are looking for. The Grove Team's client-centered approach results in the best possible outcome for you. Please contact us now to begin the process of achieving your dreams in home ownership. Call 817-337-0000 for Keller Home's for sale in Keller ISD. 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

1849 Pearson Crossing Keller, TX 76248

Property Tour: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/7UKKBZ/1849-Pearson-Crossing-Keller-TX-13767105
This home, distinguished by highest quality craftsmanship and design, boasts marble and 2 inch thick wood floors throughout. Four living areas, which include three with fireplaces and a fully paneled executive study, will impress any luxury buyer. Kitchen will be the envy of any chef with Viking and Capital Culinarian Series appliances and luxurious Carrara marble counters. Your guests will enjoy the amazing view of the architectural style heated and automated pool and jacuzzi. Impressive back yard oasis offers covered cabana with built-in-grill, stone fireplace, fire pit and regulation size sport court. Welcome home!
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 6
Square feet: 5,385
Price: $950,000

For more information about this property, please contact Diane M. Grove at 817-337-0000 or info@groveteam.com. You can also text 4835853 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.groveteam.com


MLS ID: 13767105

Friday, February 2, 2018

201 Cutting Horse Lane Keller, TX 76248

Property Tour: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/HC5RGF/201-Cutting-Horse-Lane-Keller-TX-13768049
Memories begin here! This adorable one story home located in Keller ISD features wonderful open floor plan and an abundance of natural light. Enter into the bright living area that cheerfully welcomes any visitor offering the warmth of a fireplace. The efficiently designed kitchen boasts granite surfaces, breakfast bar and ample storage. Retreat to the master suite for some quiet time. Secondary bedrooms, utility closet and covered patio enhance this home. Freshly painted, foundation repaired with transferable warranty, easy access to shopping, restaurants and highways complete this package.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 1,225
Price: $150,000

For more information about this property, please contact Diane M. Grove at 817-337-0000 or info@groveteam.com. You can also text 4826303 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.groveteam.com


MLS ID: 13768049

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Keep your Keller home pest free this year



Now is a great time to establish year-long goals and resolutions, including home improvement goals you’d like to tackle this year. The first step is to create a pest control plan for your Keller home. It’s important to establish good habits early in the year to help prevent potential pest problems. Unchecked, pests can wreak havoc in your home, but there are several steps Keller homeowners can take to help avoid an infestation and keep their home safe and their family happy. 

Sanitize

Clean your kitchen, pantry and any other places where food is stored. Remove crumbs and wipe up sticky drink residue to avoid attracting cockroaches and ants. Drains and sinks can be breeding grounds for flies, so keep them clean and clear. Regularly vacuuming and dusting can help prevent pests during the winter months.

Repair home damage

Engage in regular home maintenance to help avoid unwanted pest entry. Insects can come inthrough tiny cracks and openings, rodents can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime and raccoons and squirrels can enter through large holes. Basic maintenance steps include fixing gaps or holes in broken screens, doors and cracks in your walls and repairing any other exterior home damage.

Maintain your yard

Trim branches and trees touching your home to prevent easy access for pests. As expected by the name, roof rats and even squirrels can crawl across branches and enter your home through the roof. Keep outdoor trash cans secured to reduce the attractiveness to rodents and raccoons. Cardboard boxes and trash in your yard can provide shelter for spiders and insects. Yard clutter, such as leaf and wood piles, may be a source of food or shelter for a variety of pests.

Monitor your home

In the new year, step into a new routine of monitoring the exterior and interior of your home for holes, cracks and crevices. But also monitor for droppings, as well as chewed or damaged spots in your home. Regular monitoring for visual cues can help quickly address pest problems, and prevent future issues.

Know when it’s time to call a professional

As hard as we work to keep pests out, they are working hard to get in. Even the most vigilant homeowner can experience infestations. To prevent further damage and ensure you are safe in your Keller home, it’s important to know when a pest problem is beyond your control. Professionals are trained to locate the specific sources of infestations and provide treatment options to eradicate the problem from your home. A trained professional can use proper techniques and tools that will provide the best solution to eliminate your pesty problem.

Whether it's selling your home or finding a new one, we have designed this site so that you can quickly and easily locate the information you are looking for. The Grove Team's client-centered approach results in the best possible outcome for you. Please contact us now to begin the process of achieving your dreams in home ownership. Call 817-337-0000 for Keller Home's for sale in Keller ISD. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

4101 Windomere Drive Grapevine, TX 76051

Property Tour: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/3HJ3VU/4101-Windomere-Drive-Grapevine-TX-13759907
Introducing charm & charisma! If you desire graceful living you must see this lovely one story home located on a cul-de-sac in the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. This impeccably maintained home features an open concept kitchen, living room offering shaker style cabinets, granite surfaces, stainless appliances and plantation shutters. Spacious dining room currently used as living area boasts high ceilings and an abundance of natural light. Escape to the tranquil master suite providing a soothing oasis at day's end. Secondary bedrooms and amazing outdoor living space with in ground Gunite, play pool complete this perfect package.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 1,870
Price: $305,000

For more information about this property, please contact Diane M. Grove at 817-337-0000 or info@groveteam.com. You can also text 4803375 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.groveteam.com


MLS ID: 13759907

5716 Shady Springs Trail Fort Worth, TX 76179

Property Tour: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/BV4FBM/5716-Shady-Springs-Trail-Fort-Worth-TX-13758865
This adorable one story home with wonderful open floor plan and abundance of natural light evokes a relaxing lifestyle. The well appointed kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, ample storage and breakfast nook. The welcoming living area with brick fireplace is open to dining room and perfect for entertaining. Retreat to the tranquil master suite for some private time. Flex room can be used as bedroom or second living area and large secondary bedrooms provide a place for everyone. Enjoy a barbecue on the patio with plenty of space for outdoor family fun.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Square feet: 1,859
Price: $175,000

For more information about this property, please contact Diane M. Grove at 817-337-0000 or info@groveteam.com. You can also text 4803367 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.groveteam.com


MLS ID: 13758865