Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tropical Barkcloth Lounge Chair with Matching Curtain Panels or Extra Fabric $150.

Gorgeous Chair. It will really make a room! Has been reupholstered in this vintage print tropical barkcloth. Comes with 3 fabric curtain panels which of course can be curtains or made into pillows or whatever else you want. As you can see there are 2 black marks on the chair. They have been in storage for a while and with an upholstery cleaner should come right out. panels are 37" Length by 49 1/2" W
1 Long one at 76/12" L 9has unfinished bottom hem) by 49"W
You can email me text or call me at 801-318-7828

Pick up in Provo

Mid Century Modern Blonde Wood Extension Table w/ 6 Chairs for Sale

In addition to homes for sale I'll add periodically furniture and other items our small community of Vintage Lovers her might be interested in. First up is a 1950's Blonde Wood Mid Century Dining Table. $300 email or text or call 801-318-7828

 Pick up in Provo

Fantastic Clean Lines Mid Century Modern Dining Set in Light Blonde Finish. Comes with 6 Matching Dining Chairs. Cushion Seat is currently covered in a B & W Pattern. Underneath that is a Faux Black Leather. They are super easy to recover in any fabric that suit you.
The table has a Leaf makes the table seat 6. Without the leaf it seats 4. The leaf stores within the table when not in use.
With the leaf in it is 6' long without its 5'. 40" Wide

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Been wondering if now is the best time to buy a home?

Heres a great clip from real estate veteran Barbara Corcoran on the today show about why NOW is the time to jump into your the real estate game!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Mid Century Deluxe Custom Home on Provo's East Bench

Walls of Glass, Wood Beam Ceilings, Mature Wooded Landscaping. Beautifully Maintained. What a treasure! Great Location on Provos East Bench. 4096 sq. ft 5 Bedrooms 3 Baths .23 Lot Built in 1957. Rubber Roof newer ACS and Furnace. Offered for Sale at $290,000. If you are in the market for this type of home call me for a showing! This is a rare find!!

Melanie Komenkul Century 21 at the Rockies 801-318-7828

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Classic Turn of the Century Restored Home in Orem

This is one of mine and Ambers recent listings. It's currently under contract but so cute I just had to share. The original home was built in 1900. The additions of bedrooms came in the 1920's or 1930's. The home originally had the family room kitchen and bathroom. No bedrooms at all and a whole family lived there! In fact one of the children raised in the home  still lives within throwing distance!
Many of the homes original features are still in tact! It does have the updates we can't live with out now! like air conditioning!
It's very easy to see the owners love their home and are meticulous in it's care. The inside is gorgeous and the landscaping is lush mature and organic!

3 BD/ 1 Bath 1052 sq. ft..21 acre lot $147,500.

Great Buy Alert!Orem.Riverbottoms Location! Fully Remodeled.$179000 Rock Wall, Metal Cabinets

I just showed a great little house for sale yesterday. Great location near million$+ homes. Right in the center of town but feels like your tucked away up in the canyon! 1904 sq. ft. 4 BD 1 3/4 Baths. .33 acre lot. Built in 1944

Fully Remodeled. One Great thing to see was the original metal cabinets! They have been refurbished and look fantastic! The kitchen has been remodeled but holds onto it's original charm. They've even gone for the Retro Boomerang Formica.

Tons of Built in Storage in this home as well. Plenty for display and storage options. The master has 2 Full size Closets as well which is uncommon for this time period.

New roof, paint, carpet, windows and a lot more! Perfect if you love the charm of an older home but are not up for the work and money of a renovation.

My favorite feature of this home beyond the cabinets is the Rock Wall with Fireplace in the Living Room. There are recessed lights and feature lights to accent it as well.

Huge lot. The back is anopen slate. The front has gorgeous trees shading the front and nice perennials in the landscaped beds.

Great Price for a move in Ready Home in a Desirable Area!

If you are interested in seeing this in person give me a call or email and I'd be happy to show it to you! 801-318-7828 or

Please note this is not my listing. Just a great home I thought vintage enthusiasts would enjoy! Permission has been granted from the listing agent to share. Information from MLS. Buyer to verify

Friday, June 4, 2010

Period Savvy Contractors

I had a homebuyer call me today. He's buying an awesome midcentury home that needs an addition and would like to find someone who can do it and keep it true to the style of home. If anyone has any good referrals please post. Thanks!
FYI!! A great midcentury will hit the market anyday now in Edgemont Provo. It's now bank owned so I'm hoping the price will be great my guess is low 200's. Built in the mid 50's close the canyon with a great big mature landcaped backyard. Awesome windows, natural light and views. If you are interested let me know and I'll call you with more details as soon as it hits the MLS! 801-756-9559

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Just a reminder if you are hoping to take advantage of the Home buyer Tax Credit you need to get shopping now! You must have a signed contract by April 30 and close by June 30,2010. If you are looking at short sales it may take much longer than you expect!
I've recently completed some more extensive real estate education and have achieved my Accredited Buyers Represntative Designation and Short Sales and Forclosures Certifucation. Whether you are buying or selling it's my pleasure to share this expertise with you!

Friday, December 11, 2009

What is a short sale, REO or Foreclosure home?

So in addition to taking on learning all the real estate terms, contracts and procedures of buying or selling a home there are a slew of new processes taking place in light of the current market. It can be overwhelming trying to figure it all out!! But if you have a trusted realtor helping you through you can navigate the waters much more easily and successfully. Here are a few of the transactions that are frequent in our current market. Please feel free to ask any questions if you have them. It is likely other readers are wondering the same thing!
Short Sales- Often buyer think a short sale means a sale which will close in a "short period" of time. This is very much not the case..a short sale occurs when a seller is upside down in their mortgage (owing more for their home than whats it is worth). In this case if the seller needs to sell and can not sell for enough to pay off their mortgage and can not come up with the money for the balance they may consider a short sale. This usually occurs once the seller has fallen behind on payments and is in default.

In a short sale the home is put on the market for what the seller and realtor determine is market value (occasionally much less than market value). Once they recieve an offer they submit the offer and several financial documents from the seller showing why he can not satisfy his mortgage and prrof of the reduced value of the home in comparison to what is owed. After this mountain of paperwork is submitted to the lender you wait. The file appears to go into a black hole for several weeks or months while bank try to catch up with the onslaught of short sales they are processing. It is likely each processor has 100-200 files he is working on at the same time. At some point the bank will assign a negotiator and order BPO'S (broker price opinion).For a BPO a bank will hire 2 or more realtors to go see the property and prepare a market analysis with their opinion of a fair price. With this information the negotiator will determine if it is in the banks best interest to accept the "short sale" and let the seller out of his mortgage even though the bank will come up "short" their money due or foreclose. The seller does still own the home through this whole process until it is foreclosed. Although the seller may have approved your offer in a short sale you do not have a contract until the bank or mortgagor accepts in writing.
When offering on a short sale it is important to have a realtor working for you to find out how likely you are of getting your offer accepted. Sellers can accept multiple offers on their home and they can choose whether to submit those to the bank or not. Some realtors will only submit the first offer to the bank and hold the others as back ups. Once the bank approves the first offer if the first buyer can no longer complete the sale they will go to the second offer.
Some realtors will send all offers to the bank and the bank will choose from the multiple offer or ask for highest and best which creates a blind bidding type situation.
I can let you know what stage the short sale is in to create realistic expectations as to how long you may wait and if you have a good chance at getting the home.
The most frusterating thing on short sales for buyers and realtors is the waiting for the bank to respond. There are no threats you can give to make them respond quicker. They will simply take as long as they'll take and you either wait for the deal or not and they'll take the next buyer.
Important for buyers to realize is that until the bank accepts your offer you do not have a valid contract. You are free to move onto another homeif you wish. However if you no longet intend to purchase a short sale you have an offer on it is good form to let the sellers agent know so they can get another offer if needed for their seller.

REO or Foreclosure- these are home that have already gone through the foreclosure process and the bank is now the owner of the home. The banks do not want to be property owners so they are very motivated to get the home off their books as soon as possible. Many buyers think they need to use gimmicky websites and such to find these homes but the truth is bank use realtors to sell their homes and they are listed through the MLS just like any other home. REO homes can close as quickly as a tradtional sale. You can expect the bank to take 3-5 days to respond to your offer. These homes if priced well go quick! So if you see one you like, walk through and offer quickly before you are beat out. There are often multiple offers on the best ones. You will get the best price by getting it under contract quickly to avoid a bidding war with other buyers. Banks are looking for the best price with easiest terms. So make your offer clean and strong to lock in these deals quick!

If you have any questions please feel free to post and I'll be happy to answer. If you are interested in seeing any homes let me know I'll be happy to help you find just what your looking for at a price you'll love!