Beautiful, spacious home in north Visalia area

31599  Road 132  Visalia, listed at $190,000.
Just north of Visalia, this beautiful home has had the same owners since 1971.

Enjoy a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with an updated kitchen, new appliances, sink and tile flooring.

This 1,831-square-foot home retains its original charm in the living areas.

The owner's suite bath has new tile shower and flooring, sink and commode.

The home features a formal living room, family room and a formal dining room.

There is a spacious laundry room with tile flooring. There is also central heating and cooling throughout the house, except in the sunroom, which is not included in the square footage.

Outside, there is an attached carport and a detached 2-car garage and workshop. The asphalt driveway gives this home a clean look and the mature landscaping adds nice curb appeal.


Call Darlene Loose for an appointment today! (559) 625-9364

In-town half acre estate

3030 W. Iris Ave. in Visalia, listed at $544,200
Come take a look at the spectacular architectural design of this Royal Oaks Estate on a half acre in Visalia.

This home has it all. Enjoy a sparkling pool and spa with a waterfall. It also has a fitness center that includes a steam shower and sauna (335 square feet).

Inside this 3,108-square-foot home are floor-to-ceiling windows at the front and rear of the house, creating lots of natural light in the open living area and offering great views of a lush park-like yard.

There are tile floors in the entry, hall, living room, kitchen, laundry and owner's suite. There is a fourth bedroom/office with full bath, offering lots of privacy.

The remodeled kitchen has raised-panel cabinets, a center island with vegetable sink, roll-out shelving, pantry, and a SubZero refrigerator.

There are skylights in the vaulted wood ceiling, extending into the dining room with oak floors and another skylight - all electronically controlled.

The spacious guest bedroom wing has full bath and a 11'X16' family/computer room.

The owner's suite has a wall of windows overlooking the patio and yard with vaulted a ceiling. The three-sided fireplace splits the elegant, remodeled bath area with top-set sinks, jetted tub with leaded glass backdrop, a huge shower and a walk-in closet.

This unique property is a must see. For more information and pictures, click here.

Call Darlene Loose for an appointment today! (559) 625-9364

Decorating for a trendy Christmas on a non-trendy budget

Selling your house during the holidays? Do it with style.
(ARA) - We are all watching our wallets closely as we begin to prepare for Christmas. There are children, parents, siblings, friends, teachers and a host of others for whom we need to purchase gifts. And you're likely planning to throw at least one holiday gathering that involves large quantities of food and drink.

Then there are your holiday decorations. If you're like most homeowners, you were planning to simply pull out the lights, ornaments and adornments that you've been using for the last couple of years. But what if you could have all new decorations without the expensive price tag? And what if you are trying to sell your home during the holiday season as well?

There are creative, cost-effective ways to spruce up your existing decorations with the season's trendiest colors without breaking the bank. Here's a look at some inspired holiday project ideas:

Make your interior merrier
Your Christmas tree sets the stage for the holiday theme and feel of your home. Refinishing ornaments is one of the fastest and easiest ways to update your look. Grab a couple of cans of spray paint from your local craft or hardware store, such as Krylon's indoor/outdoor paint in colors like satin jade, Catalina mist or blue ocean breeze, to create an entirely new color scheme on which you can build.

If you are in the market to buy or sell, call Darlene Loose for an appointment today! (559) 625-9364. 

Lots of extras with this custom Visalia home

31760  Chelsea Rd,  Visalia, listed at $599,000.
This is one of the most custom homes you'll see on the market. This home features a very open great room with archways to the formal dining room, the music/game room, the kitchen and a wide hall to bedrooms.

Located at 31760 Chelsea Road just outside of Visalia, the home features a 14-foot ceiling in the foyer and a great room with crown molding.

Step into the library with cherry wood bookcases and french door to a covered patio.

A spectacular kitchen has a center island offering vegetable sink, wine refrigerator and chop block. Rounding out this feature-rich kitchen are cherry cabinets, a Viking gas range, Bosch dishwasher, microwave and stainless sink, including a walk-in pantry and butler's pantry.

The owner's suite has a walk-in shower, jetted tub and walk-in closet. More french doors to the patio.

A spacious bedroom/office has its own access to the yard off of the kitchen and mud room.

The property also includes a man's dream with 28'x 40' shop with bathroom RV shade barn with full hookups.

Other extras include: a central vacuum system, 5 Sola Tubes, 6 exterior walls, a whole house fan; it's plumbed for water softener, surround sound, over-head sprinklers and more. The third bedroom could be a mother-in-law set up.

Call Darlene Loose for an appointment today! (559) 625-9364.

Come see this unique Visalia home

3030 W. Iris Ave. in Visalia, listed at $544,200
Come take a look at the spectacular architectural design of this Royal Oaks Estate on a half acre in Visalia.

This home has it all. Enjoy a sparkling pool and spa with a waterfall. It also has a fitness center that includes a steam shower and sauna (335 square feet).

Inside this 3,108-square-foot home are floor-to-ceiling windows at the front and rear of the house, creating lots of natural light in the open living area and offering great views of a lush park-like yard.

There are tile floors in the entry, hall, living room, kitchen, laundry and owner's suite. There is a fourth bedroom/office with full bath, offering lots of privacy.

The remodeled kitchen has raised-panel cabinets, a center island with vegetable sink, roll-out shelving, pantry, and a SubZero refrigerator.

There are skylights in the vaulted wood ceiling, extending into the dining room with oak floors and another skylight - all electronically controlled.

The spacious guest bedroom wing has full bath and a 11'X16' family/computer room.

The owner's suite has a wall of windows overlooking the patio and yard with vaulted a ceiling. The three-sided fireplace splits the elegant, remodeled bath area with top-set sinks, jetted tub with leaded glass backdrop, a huge shower and a walk-in closet.

This unique property is a must see. For more information and pictures, click here.

Call Darlene Loose for an appointment today! (559) 625-9364

Hibernate in style and comfort this winter

(ARA) - OK, so humans don't really hibernate, but when those bone-chilling winds arrive, we all tend to prefer the climate-controlled comfort of our own homes. And like all creatures, great and small, who endure the hardships of winter, we must prepare.

While storing nuts or putting on a little extra winter fat may get some through the long days or nights, making a few home improvements can make your "nest" a little more habitable this winter (extra fat is optional).

Winterizing
If you consider your home to be a living, breathing thing, then its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is its lungs and the ductwork its arteries. As you schedule checkups to keep your family healthy, do the same for your home's heating system.

An HVAC professional can perform a routine maintenance checkup to ensure all components of your HVAC system are operating properly and safely, and advise you on ways to improve energy efficiency. To locate an independent American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning dealer near you, visit www.americanstandardair.com.

Here are some other suggested household checkups to cross off your list before winter arrives:

* Check the ducts for leaks and inspect the fireplace and repair as necessary
* Inspect windows and pipes for leaks
* Properly insulate the attic
* Remove dirt and clutter from gutters and replace gutters if they are damaged
* Check smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are working properly