Today’s featured property is a real gem. In my years of real estate I can’t quite remember a home that was this spotlessly clean that wasn’t new construction. This beautiful Essex model is located in Lakewood Creek West just south of Rt. 30 in Montgomery. If you know the area, you know that one of the big benefits of homes in Lakewood Creek West is that there is no SAS tax in this community. You also have access to a community pool, small clubhouse and tennis courts for rather small monthly homeowner’s dues. The price of these homes has been falling significantly over the past few years and has reached a point where the value of this home is extremely high. This home is being sold for $172,900, less than was originally paid for this home new in 2004. For a home that has been maintained so well it’s like-new, this affords an incredible value for the savvy home buyer looking for a home with tons of equity growth potential – these homes were selling in the $230’s just 5 years ago!
Here are just a few of the compelling features you will find in this property:
Family Room: The Essex model is known for it’s large family room with vaulted ceiling and double banks of windows that let in lots of natural light. The family room is located directly next to the breakfast nook and kitchen making it a great place for family to relax and watch TV and perfect for entertainment. The large windows give an excellent view of the back yard. The carpet is in excellent condition – clean and move-in ready.
Dining Room and Living Room: This home features a separate dining room located just off of the kitchen. A formal dining space is one of the things many buyers look for and expect in homes this size. This spacious dining room delivers – lots of room for a formal table as well as other dining furniture like a server or china hutch. The dining room connects to the living room which makes expanding the dining space easy for large parties or holidays where more table space is needed. The formal living room is located along the front of the home next to the foyer and provides an excellent space for entertaining company. The formal living room in this home is just the right size – big enough to not feel cramped with furniture but not too large that it takes space away from the other first floor rooms.
Kitchen: The kitchen in the Essex model is another popular feature. It is structured differently than the similar Dover model in that it’s more square rather than long like the kitchen in the Dover. This actually creates more floor space and allows for the popular center island that you can see in these photos. The kitchen also features a breakfast nook/eating area that can comfortably fit a large kitchen table and offers a less formal eating space. One of the best things here: all appliances are included and in great condition! Compare this with short sales and foreclosures where you either get no appliances or trashed appliances – this alone can save you $5,000 easily! All things considered, this is an excellent cooking space that every chef is going to love working in and provides opportunities for you to interact with guests in the Family Room or Dining Room while you’re preparing the meals.
Bedrooms: This home features three big bedrooms starting with a spacious master suite. The master bedroom is large enough for even a king-sized bed and bedroom set – I know this is a major consideration for many home buyers! The master bedroom also includes a large walk-in closet and private master bathroom with tub. Like the first floor, the carpets are in excellent condition – just move in and unpack. In addition to the master bedroom, the home features two additional bedrooms. You’ll also find a second full bathroom on the second floor as well as a second-floor laundry – no more carrying clothes upstairs from the basement!
Yard and Lot: In a way, I have saved the best for last. This home features a premium lot with lots of space to enjoy. It also backs to a large green space meaning you don’t back up to any homes – no back neighbors! You also have easy access to bike trails that provide miles of recreation. Finally, this home is walking distance to Lakewood Creek Elementary so getting the children to school is a breeze. This yard is ready for your touches and would make the perfect place for a large deck or patio and is an excellent area for grilling or summer entertaining.
Other Features: There are a few other features that really make this home stand out. There is a full basement with plenty of storage or room to expand your living space. The home is built in 2004 so there shouldn’t be any worries about replacing fixtures or mechanicals for many years. Finally, this home is a traditional sale – no waiting on a short sale approval and no jumping through hoops with banks. We can close quick – just call (630) 346-1041 for a private showing or any questions.