Modern House

The Last One. I Promise.

OK I’m pimping my house again. I promise this is the last post about it being for sale. Seriously I won’t post anything else. Anyway here is a little video of the place. It gives you a little bit better feel for the space, light, open layout, and features etc. If nothing else, it is a testament to the coolness of Modular 4.

Move It

One of the things about selling your house is making sure it looks good. Modular 4 isn’t in bad shape but it needed a few paint touch ups, and wall dings fixed. Thankfully after a full day of patching and painting things are ready to roll. The last thing to finish before the realtor preview is adding the front railing to the ramp out front. That happens the first of next week and should be done in one day.

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Getting the house prepped really is all about the details. Over the last two weeks I’ve been looking at new properties that range from a house that is gutted to the studs, all the way up to a stunning loft that is move in ready. Between these two extremes there has been number of homes that while nice, looked dirty, unfinished, dingy, unprepared. Most of them need to be cleaned and or painted. I have to say, if you want your house to sell, make sure the beds are made before you show it. Oh and you might want to vacuum, and clean the kitchen. I can get past needing paint, but its hard to look past dirty.

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I’ve always believed in leaving something in the same or better condition than when you got it. That’s why I spent the day painting, and I’ll spend tomorrow cleaning up the yard, basement, and taking care of any other small things that caught my attention. If you really want to sell your property, take the time to get it ready before it hits the MLS listings.

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One Year and Counting.

Today marks the one year anniversary of this blog. When I started this thing a year ago, the whole point was to try and document living in my new Studio 804 House. It was supposed to be a chronicle of day to day living in the home, the new neighborhood, and having a lawn for the first time in ten years. What I discovered is, I lead a fairly boring home life, and it was hard to write something daily that wasn’t a repeat of what had gone on the day before. So the whole thing morphed into really me trying to write something every day. Most of the posts have had a design focus to them. Not all, but most of them. I still post about things happening at the new house, but now just things that I think are important or significant to the experience.

Today marks a new phase in the life of this blog. Since a large portion of my day is spent working with motion graphics and design, I am upgrading to include embedded video, and will begin featuring articles on the design behind video I create, as well as others. This doesn’t mean that I’ll only be posting on this topic, it just means I’ll have video  in the pages, without having to link to external sources.

Now for a few facts, in the last 365 days, I have posted 437 posts in 29 categories, with 1705 tags related to the posts. Over 330,000 people have visited, and read things, yet only 117 of you have left comments on the blog itself. I hope the numbers keep going up, and I hope you all keep coming back. Thanks for reading and look for more in days to come.