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Willow District Open House

I have mentioned my loved of the Historic District in Phoenix before. In Phoenix, nothing is really that old; at least nothing like back East in the towns that have houses that are literally hundreds of years old. So the 1940s and 50s are about the oldest houses we have, but I love them. I love that they are unique, with interesting little details and surprises inside and out. I also love that they are often remodeled using high end materials. I have to say, I abhor standard builder materials. The off-white counter tops with built-in sinks that you see so many bathrooms of houses built since 1980 make me cringe. So when I walk into a fully remodeled, custom house (because they were all custom back then), I get excited and inspired by the choices in flooring, cabinets, counter tops and decor. I would love to some day own one of those unique homes downtown.

Knowing all of that, you can understand that when my Daily Request email (it’s a company email that allows all of the agents put out requests for other agents to hold open houses, to advertise new listings, or anything else they want let other agents know real-estate wise) came out last Wednesday and an agent up in one of our new Surprise offices was requesting for someone to hold open his listing in the Willow Historic District downtown, I jumped at the chance.

The point is, I’m holding open an adorable house tomorrow in Phoenix that I want to invite everyone to. The address is: 550 W. Vernon Ave., Phoenix, 85003. It’s off of 7th Avenue and Thomas and I will have it open from 11AM to 3PM. It was built in 1940 and has been completely remodeled with saltillo tile, granite counter tops and beautiful maple cabinets. It’s little (3 bed/1 bath, 1191 square feet) and the price reflects that: $369,500. It’s difficult to get into the Willow District for under about half a million, so this would be a perfect and economical buy for a single professional. It’s right downtown (so close to great shopping and food, not to mention the office) and totally adorable.



Come out and see me, even if it’s just because you’ve always wanted to see the Phoenix Historic District!

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