Independence Day 2020

Eyes on the prize

Celebrating Independence Day in 2020 (the year currently favored to take home the award in the Most Apocalyptic Year Ever category) will likely be a little different than what we are typically used to, but I reckon we will still celebrate our nation’s birth in whatever socially distant, limited size and face-masked capacity we can.  Just be safe, y’all — and smart — and remember we are all in this together.  Let’s celebrate how we can today, with an eye toward really blowing it out in 2021!  We just have to get there…

Happy 4th!!

In These Trying Times

Remembering to be grateful

With everything seeming so scary and uncertain right now, I will admit I’ve not been the best about seeing past my own anxiety for myself and my loved ones, and haven’t necessarily taken the time to recognize the sacrifices others are making.

So far (knock wood) all my people are safe and sound.  Even with a few family members considered “essential” (myself included), none of us are in any high-risk situations and our exposure to the corona virus is no greater than someone who is going to the grocery store.

Obviously that’s not true for anyone working on the front lines: doctors, nurses, police, firefighters, EMTs — anyone coming into close human contact with others who may or may not be infected with this dread contagion.  Their willingness to put their own health and lives at risk to keep the rest of us safe is a phenomenal act of courage and selflessness. So until it’s safe to say it in person, or to give out hugs and cookies, let me just take a moment to extend my sincere gratitude to all who serve in this capacity: thank you, each and every one, from the bottom of my heart!

Featured Listing: 2106 Sombra Cove, Austin 78744

Cozy & Charming in Southeast Austin

As a Realtor sometimes you come across a home you can see has real possibility but is in need of some serious TLC to fully tap into its hidden potential. Such was the case with 2106 Sombra Cove, an absolute gem of a home, a true diamond in the rough that just needed some good lovin’.

When I took on this listing I knew it would be a lot of work to get it market ready, and it proved to be all that (and then some).  But after pulling together a hardworking team to replace flooring, repaint, repair, clean and stage it, we were able to bring out all of its charm!

At 1,583 square feet, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2-story home has a really thoughtfully laid out floor plan, with kitchen, dining and living areas, plus a half bath all located downstairs.  All three bedrooms, two more bathrooms and the laundry room are located upstairs.  The pie-shaped lot (.14 acres) sits on a quiet cul-de-sac and is located next to a protected wildflower meadow and retention pond, giving it marvelous views from almost every window!  The home also features a one-car garage and an extended driveway to accommodate 2 additional vehicles.

Southeast Austin is an up-and-coming area, close to downtown, SoCo, Mueller and the airport.  As with all of Austin, home values have been steadily climbing, but are still quite affordable.

If you’d like more information on this listing, please see the property website or contact me by phone or email.

Austin MLS #8738149