The highs and lows of parenting and real estate.

All That and a Bag of Jellybeans

I’ve got a SAH-WHEET (‘What does MY back say?’ ‘Dude, OK, but what does MY back say?’) new listing that actually went live on the MLS just before Christmas; although I waited to tell you about it until the tryptophan from Christmas dinner and the champagne from New Year’s Eve had sufficiently exited the systems of the masses and everyone is all perky at the prospect of a new year to be more organized and thinner and smarter and all of that. I feel like now you are all a little more prepared to handle the awesomeness that is Parkview:


The basics:

Recker and Frye (Gilbert)
2933 Square Feet
5 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/3 Car Garage
Granite in the Kitchen
Upgraded Tile and Wood Floors
Currently Dirt, but Pool-sized Yard





The seller of this house upgraded all of the flooring to custom, detailed tile work and wood right after she purchased in 2006. The house is adorable and huge. It has a small loft in addition to the five full bedrooms.

But every rainbow is beget by a touch of grey and so it is with this pretty property. It is a short sale. While this is mostly unfortunate for the seller, it also isn’t a bag of jellybeans for the buyer (I totally just made that one up. Think I can make it happen? ‘How was your day, dear?’ ‘Well it was just a bag of jellybeans, sweetheart!’)

A short sale, I’m sure you know (unless you’ve been living under a rock), is a property where the seller owes more than the house is actually worth, so in order to sell it, she has to get permission from the bank who holds the loan. This permission-getting process generally takes between 6 weeks and 6 months. The good news is that while a short sale used to be a little bit of a shot in the dark, the banks have come around somewhat and a deal is almost always eventually worked out.

In this case, there is only one lender (I’ve seen them with up to three, which, as you can imagine, slows the process even further) and we’ve already started communication with the bank, so I’m crossing my fingers for a swift turnaround.

The point is, if you’re looking for an adorable, upgraded, well-cared for 5 bedroom in East Gilbert and you’ve got some flexibility on closing time period, this might be the house for you! Call me! We’ll have a bag of jellybeans time! (No? Not feeling it? You’re right. *SIGH*)

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