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Friday, August 24, 2012

Our New House | Our Real Estate Agent Mary Carol Schriefer


We're officially home owners (again)!  This morning we closed on our new house... let the work begin.  As you know, I've been busy making design plans and pinning inspiration photos and products for what we hope to do with the new house, but a lot has had to happen for us to get to this point, including finding, negotiating and actually buying the house.  Details, details!

I want to give a big THANK YOU to our realtor Mary Carol Schriefer from Mary Carol & Reed Premium Real Estate Services.  In the spirit of full discloser, Mary Carol happens to be married to Pops (my grandpa), but the benefits of her services greatly surpass her family ties.  Mary Carol is an absolute expert in all things Residential Real Estate - from having great taste (like when I ask her her thoughts on window treatments and paint colors), a keen investment sense (she and her business partner/son Brian own investment properties themselves) and insight to the financial side of buying a house (her 30+ years of experience as being a mortgage broker helps!).

When we walked through houses Mary Carol and I would talk about how perfect a Christmas tree would look in the front picture window or how perfect the french doors were that lead from the dining room to the side porch, and in the same breath, she would turn around and answer all of Mike's questions about the condition of the windows and foundation.  I knew she would be the perfect agent for us because not only is she is a very smart (and self-made!) business woman, but she knows the importance of living well and how crucial a gracious home is as a part of a comfortable life.

Besides Mary Carol's experience in the business, Brian (her partner, as I mentioned) owned an appraisal business before he partnered with his Mom to start their agency and he was able to share with us his knowledge about the true value of various homes we considered.  Talk about full service!  Thank You, MC and Brian for helping us find our new home!

Visit Mary Carol & Brian's website, marycarolandreed.com, for more information about their services.

Another big Thank You to Melanie Reed (Brian's wife) for doing a wonderful job as our mortgage broker.  You made it painless!  Visit Melanie's page for more information about her services.

22 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:15 PM

    Love it!! How refreshing that it isn't a characterless new build. =P Can't wait to see what you do with it!! :)

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  2. congrats to you and your family. May you have many happy, memorable moments in your new home.

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  3. Anonymous6:25 PM

    So cute! Can't wait to see pics after you decorate!

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  4. Love the porch off the side, can't wait to see the inside and what you do to bring it to life!

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  5. Aubrey8:07 PM

    Oh, I LOVE your house...so cute!! Look forward to seeing what you do to the interior!

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  6. Oh, Jenny, it's adorable! congratulations! i too, always envisioned where a Christmas tree would stand when we were house hunting! Your front window will be perfect! Can't wait for a tour!!
    Tessa

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  7. Jenny9:29 PM

    Thanks, everyone! I'm going to (attempt) to document the entire transformation as we make changes... Stay tuned!

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  8. What an adorable house! Looking forward to seeing how you make it your home. Best of luck to you and your family.

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  9. Congrats..what a charmer!! A great real estate agent can certainly make the whole experience that much more exciting and sounds like you had a winner. Best of luck!

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  10. Congratulations and welcome back to KC!

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  11. so cute! i would love to hear about your decision to move, the moving process, the house buying process and such....me and my new husband are moving and looking into buying our first home and im so nervous and picky....would love your insight.
    how long were you in mass?

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  12. It looks adorable!

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  13. Your house looks really sweet, can't wait to see what you do to the interior Jenny.

    Lee

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  14. Wow! Congratulations on a super charming home! I have just posted an amazing inspired home that will be a favorite for sure.. Check it out for some inspiration!
    XO
    Jan

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  15. It looks utterly gorgeous - congratulations!
    Looking forward to seeing how you turn it into your new home - your style is so fabulous, I'm sure that it will be absolutely stunning.
    best wishes from England,
    Paula x

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  16. Such an adorable home! Classic Cape Cod style...so you. I can not wait to see more & to follow along as you put your simple stylish touch on it. Congratulations! ~ Carrie

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  17. it is just like you have done glass repair. This is the best solution for window cleaning as wellglass graffiti removal

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  18. Congratulations!!! I love this house. It's so charming and so YOU! Can't wait to get a tour and see how you make it a home for your family. When we were house shopping I always envisioned the Christmas tree location too. It must be a woman thing :)

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  19. What an adorable house! Great curb appeal and really love that porch! Congratulations Jenny!

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  20. Congratulations! I love the exterior appeal of the house and it seems airy. You might want to post some photos on its interior details. Can't wait to see the fixtures or the detailing with your new abode. Keep us posted and inspired, will 'ya?

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  21. I love the porch off the side, can't wait to see the inside and what you do to bring it to life! Oh wait. That was Debra’s comment.: D But kidding aside, I agree with her! I do love the porch!

    - Carmen Monrovia -

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