Southwest Visalia home offers comfort and large lot

3349  W Country Ave,  Visalia, listed at $184,900.
This southwest Visalia home offers a large, 1/3 acre lot near good schools - Crestwood Elementary, LaJoya Middle School and El Diamante High School.

There are 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,954-square-feet of living space.

There is access to a tiled patio from the family room and an owner's suite, while a the 4th bedroom brings all that green inside.

The re-modeled bathrooms (jetted tub in hall bath) and updated fixtures and fans throughout give it a modern feel.

There is laminate wood flooring but carpet in bedrooms (except 1) and some tile flooring.

Outside you will find an efficient gardening set-up, and beside the house is a greenhouse.

The spacious backyard features a Doughboy Pool for the hot days coming.

Kitchen Appliances have been replaced.

ALREADY HAS A HOME WARRANTY AND TRADITIONAL SALE!!

Don't miss this one. Call Darlene for an appointment today. (559) 625-9364

Review: RE/MAX Mobile App is powerful tool


As real estate apps go, you won't find one easier to use or more powerful than the newly released RE/MAX Mobile App.

Easy and free to download, this new mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android allows users to easily find and research properties anywhere.

Here are just a few of the features you will like:

  1. Download and enjoy it free of charge
  2. Instantly search nearby homes for sale based on their current location
  3. Customize their searches using advanced search filters
  4. View properties using the dynamic map search
  5. Quickly zoom and navigate neighborhoods with interactive "balloon view" maps
  6. Generate turn-by-turn driving directions from their current location to properties that interest them
  7. Save their searches and favorite listings to their smartphone or tablet
  8. Easily share properties for sale with friends and family via email
  9. Determine the best financial options, loan amounts and monthly payments with the integrated mortgage calculator
 If you are buying or selling a house, this app is a must download. It will help you make smarter, more informed decisions faster, keep you up to speed with the market, and in touch with your agent along the way.

Find it in the App Store, or read more about it online at http://www.remax.com/mobile-apps/index.aspx

If I can assist you in anyway, please don't hesitate to call. (559) 625-9364.

Oak Ranch home offers a little bit of country

15042  El Rancho Ave,  Visalia, listed at $199,000.
Enjoy some distance from your neighbors with this Oak Ranch home on a 1/3 acre lot.

Listed at $199,000, this immaculate and well-maintained home is a great value with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,173 square feet.

Step into a tiled entry and on to a formal living room/dining room or go straight into vaulted family room with corner brick fireplace, skylight and built-in cabinets.

The ceiling is open beam tongue-in-groove with painted wood.

It features a spacious breakfast nook, a huge kitchen with dual pane windows overlooking the lush back yard, fruit trees and patios (with new roofs).

Owner upgraded the home in '07 with fresh paint, new carpeting and window coverings as Plantation Shutters,

Other upgrades include dual pane windows -except sliders- ceiling fans in most rooms, newer faucets in kitchen/baths, newer 50 Gallon water heater, dry walled garage.

The vaulted owner's suite has dual closets and sinks, privacy garden off bath area, plus a private patio area. The side yard is gated.

Owner already has two year roof cert and clearance coming on termite report (NO termites).

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

Small-scale renovation projects continue to provide the best return for homeowners


(ARA) - Even as spring approaches, the residential real estate market continues to be rough on American homeowners more than three years after the start of the nationwide housing crisis.

Although sales of existing homes are up slightly from 2010 levels, the median home price is still down throughout most of the country, according to the National Association of Realtors.

This means that many homeowners are continuing to sit tight and are looking for ways to make their current houses work for them just a little bit longer, until the real estate market improves.

But even when it comes to home renovations, it is important to be smart about how you spend your money, as the value of many large-scale home improvement projects is also questionable in today's economy. Homeowners who made improvements in 2011 picked up only 58 cents in home equity on their remodeling dollar (on average), according to the Cost versus Value report released by Remodeling Magazine. Compared to figures in 2005, when home improvement projects provided a 76 percent cost return, the current data is hardly a motivator to proceed with that long-dreamed total kitchen renovation.