Arnold Shuchat PREC Real Estate Blog


We are Going to See a Lot More of These!
This is an idea whose time has now arrived.  With people looking to spend a great deal of more time in their homes for leisure or work, a connection to the outdoors in strata units will be that much more important.  This company looks like they have the perfect system to help strata owners expand their living spaces.  Check out their video.  I think it is an "Amazing Real Estate Idea"!

New Home Design Flaws: My Top 10 Pet Peeves
"New Homes" design pet peeves. I am getting tired of repeating house designs which show little thought, and, unless we talk about them, they might continue to be repeated by builders who do not bring their Realtors into the design discussions. Here are a few of mine, and feel free to add. Some of you may disagree. To each his own. However, I think, it is time we talked about some of them. Would love to hear your thoughts.
  1. interior garage entrances which require you to walk through a narrow laundry room with laundry machines which obstruct passage. I think we should pass by the laundry room door, not have to pass through a laundry room every time we come home through the garage;
  2. a) The main hall closet for the entire family in a 4-6 bedroom house is a 30" door under the stairs, more usually reserved for vacuum attachments with depth only. Why not use the frontage of the wall for a wide closet. b) No hope to move the door to the side as the closet has the electrical panel and other wiring...
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