1824 S. Milam, Amarillo TX {79109} New Listing By The Pamela Madore Group

April 15th, 2016

Pamela Madore

Keller Williams Realty

806-290-1920



1824 S. Milam, Amarillo TX  {79109}  New Listing By The Pamela Madore Group

http://pamelamadore.kwrealty.com/listing/mlsid/439/propertyid/16-97766/





This is a great starter house.  The difference is that most starter houses require work.  This house on 1824 Milam is turn-key.  Bring your tooth brush. 🙂



This is how the seller tells us about the new things she lovingly did to the house: 

 



“Newly remodeled, all new plumbing, electrical, wall insulation, doors, tile throughout, jacuzzi tub, A/C unit, water heater, water softener, water filtration, restored hardwood floors, newer appliances, roof and paint.”


Is there anything to add?  Both bedrooms  have built-ins for closets, desk, and shelves.  The bathroom is to die for.  The tub and surround has new tastefully decorated tile that you will love.



As a bonus there is a one car oversized detached garage that houses the water softner and water filtration system.  



Pictures are worth a thousand words.  Take a look at this amazing kitchen with tons of extras.





Don’t forget the new windows.  That is really a big deal!  Both front and back yards are cozy and with trees to add character.

http://pamelamadore.kwrealty.com/listing/mlsid/439/propertyid/16-97766/



You may look at the houses but in that list had better be this one.  You will kick yourself if you miss this house in a convenient and well kept neighborhood.



Call, Text, or Email for appt.



Pamela Madore

Keller Williams Realty

3955 S. Soncy

Amarillo, TX 79119

http://pinkhouseteam.com

806-290-1920








How To Buy A Money Pit [Did you see the movie]

April 8th, 2016

 

Pamela Madore
Keller Williams Realty
806-290-1920

Did you see the movie? 
 Funny Scene from the movie “The Money Pit”

The story line goes something like this.  Young lovers Walter (Tom Hanks) and Anna (Shelley Long) get thrown out of their apartment and decide to buy a country estate.  It was at a very good price and the potential was enormous.  

It just sounded too good to be true and of course it was.  

After they bought it, doors started to fall off their hinges, the staircase falls in and a bathtub falls through the floor. Naturally, city slickers that they are, they hire all the wrong people to do the repairs and the whole deal turns into a nightmare.


The best way to buy a money pit is to:
 
  • Watch for suspiciously low priced houses
  • Take a quick look so you can buy it before anyone else does
  • Don’t bother to look at the seller’s disclosure
  • Do not have inspections
  • Don’t notice the seller’s smirk at closing
 
At this point you probably don’t know you have a money pit.    It sure looks like your dream home from the outside.  
 
At the beginning things seems to be OK.  Home sweet home.
 
Suddenly you begin to notice little things like, for instance, all of the windows are painted shut.  The carpet has a faint smell to it so you decide to clean it.  The more you clean it the more these dark stains move to the top and by the time you are done it looks and smells worse than when you started.  Pet stains.
 
The kitchen cabinet doors won’t shut correctly.  There is a big hole in the back yard and it has a suspiciously back small to it.  There is mold all around the hot water heater that works only half of the time.
 
You get it?  If your profession is to rehab houses then you would look at this in a different light.  However, if you are buying a home to live in you might turn into a rehabber by default.
 
 

If you want to buy a money pit, I will help you with that.  If, however, you would like to NOT buy a money pit then as a Realtor I have lots of checks and

balances to help you know that won’t happen.  Nothing is ever 100% but with all of the back up support, we try to help you stay away from that MONEY PIT.

 

Call today, or text, or email.  Let me protect you from a money pit.

 
 
Pamela Madore
Keller Williams Realty
Executive Against Money Pits
3955 S. Soncy
Amarillo, TX 79119
806-290-1920

8 or 9 Random Thoughts. Beat That

April 6th, 2016
Pamela Madore
Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
806-290-1920
There is nothing any harder than trying to write creatively when your brain seems to be on vacation.  Fortunately, I am a Realtor and Realtors like bright, shiny things sometimes referred to as squirrels.  Because of that there are millions of things that randomly happen around you that you can write about.

 
Here are a few of my thoughts this week.


  • In Amarillo, we are right on I-40 east to west.  Why wouldn’t that be west to east?  (You probably already knew that.)  One of the streets that has an overpass is Bell. (Knew that, too?).  Very often there is a motorcycle police on the overpass with raider and another one hiding down below.  Countless tickets have been given there.


  • As I was driving on  I-40 going beneath the underpass (If you are on top it is an overpass?  And if you below it is an underpass?)  I wondered how policemen  decide  how they chose to go to that particular spot.Is it just a random assignment.  “Hey let’s go get some speeders on I-40 and Bell”.  FB lights up in warning.
 

  • Why does it take 8 people to dig a whole when the other 7 just stand around and watch.? You know who I am talking about.
 
  • Why is Amarillo named yellow?
 
  • Why do men work out and then take their shirts off?  Oh, never mind.  I know that one.
 
  • Why does Coulter and Elmhurst have the traffic  camera?  You might be buzzing along and then you see Elmhurst looming near you.   What do you do?  Speed up?  Slow down?  What would happen if you got the yellow but couldn’t quite make the stop and you end up in the middle of the intersection.  Do you get multiple pictures?   And multiple fines.  It is one of those auto click cameras like you get in one of those photo booths things.   You get 10 pictures of your plate before the light turns green?
 
  • Who can define the difference between a career and a job?
 
  • If you text does that mean you would rather communicate by text.  If you call do you want me to call back.  If you email do you want me to email back.  How do I know?
 
Just some random thoughts.  As a challenge, stop right now and write down 7 random thoughts.  It helps you stretch your brain and your thought process.  You may even come up with some brilliant idea you can patent and make a million dollars.
  • One last thought.  If you are thinking of buying a house, selling a house, or getting a real estate license, contact me.  
 
Pamela Madore
Keller Williams Realty
3955 S. Soncy
Amarillo, TX 79119
806-290-1920