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8122 Coolshire Lane, Houston, TX 77070
Jason Gracey, Re/Max Vintage (Re/Max Vintage)

$165,000 , 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half baths, 2,606 square feet

 

 
Jason Gracey | Re/Max Vintage | (281) 376-2755
8122 Coolshire Ln, Houston, TX
What a Gem!
4BR/2+1BA Single Family House
 
offered at $165,000
Year Built 1973
Sq Footage 2,606
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 10,150 sqft
HOA/Maint $54 per month

DESCRIPTION

What a gem! New paint inside and out. Double pane windows keep out the heat. New carpet and Brazilian cherry hardwood floors throughout. Crown molding in most rooms. Dramatic curving staircase with display niche. paneled wainscoting showcases formal Dining Room. Kitchen updated with granite counters, tile backsplash with diagonal insets, can lighting. Master Bath features elegant shower enclosure. Large secondary Bedrooms feature new carpet, crown molding, ceiling fans and new paint. Updated guest bath with double sink in 2nd Bath. Established gardens and outdoor lighting in front. Very private patio for lovely evenings. 2 area pools. Fridge, washer and dryer stay!
 
Houston
see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

- Breakfast nook - Dining room - Family room
- Laundry room - Living room - Master bath
- Dishwasher - Dryer - Garbage disposal
- Microwave - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven
- Washer - Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Fenced yard
- Garden - Lawn - Porch
- Sprinkler system - Yard - Ceiling fans
- Central A/C - Central heat - Double pane windows
- Garage - Detached - Fireplace - Granite countertop
- Hardwood floor - Tile floor  
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


Welcome Home

Dramatic Foyer

Living Room

Warm cherry wood floors

Formal Dining Room

Granite Counters

Tiled Backsplash

Cheery Breakfast Area

Master Suite

Elegant shower enclosure

Roomy secondary Bedrooms

New carpet

Ceiling fans

Fireplace in Den

Shady backyard

Rear view of home
Contact info:
Jason Gracey
Re/Max Vintage
(281) 376-2755
For sale by agent/broker
Posted: Jul 11, 2013, 4:10am PDT

 

                                                                 

 

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Decorative outdoor accessories
Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers, Selling Durango CO homes to good people like you! (The Durango Home Team at Keller Williams Southwest Associates)

The draped cat

How do you decorate your fence shelves?

Here is a suggestion.  Ask your basic black and white cat to lounge attractively on it.

Placement is important too.  The draping effect is more dramatic than a straight on napping appearance.

Not only does this make good use of the space, it also looks attractive.

Admittedly the procedure works best when the cat thinks it is her idea.

 

 

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Ralph and Jeanne Janisch

Keller Williams Realty Southwest Associates

700 Main Avenue

Durango, CO 81301

O: 970-375-3252

P: (970) 759-1007

P: (970) 759-0027

 E: ralph@durangohometeam.com

W:  www.durangocoloradohometeam.com

 W: www.durangohometeam.com

Durango, Mancos, Bayfield, Ignacio, Vallecito

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Depersonalize
Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers, Selling Durango CO homes to good people like you! (The Durango Home Team at Keller Williams Southwest Associates)

There is the word that we flat did not see the importance of when we put our house up for sale last year.

Several people told us we needed to depersonalize.  We thought we had.  When you live in a place it is difficult to see it objectively.  Your stuff is special to you and when you acquire that stuff, you get it little at a time so you do not notice when things get crowded.

Clutter distracts!  It takes a prospects attention off the features of the house.  As agents we see it every day, but those houses are not ours.  Ours is different.  Not quite!

The truth is that clutter is clutter.

The same advise we give to customers is the advise we need to use to sell our own properties.

When we actually packed up the precious and the personal, we got the offers that we needed.  Lesson learned.

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Ralph and Jeanne Janisch

Keller Williams Realty Southwest Associates

700 Main Avenue

Durango, CO 81301

O: 970-375-3252

P: (970) 759-1007

P: (970) 759-0027

 E: ralph@durangohometeam.com

W:  www.durangocoloradohometeam.com

 W: www.durangohometeam.com

Durango, Mancos, Bayfield, Ignacio, Vallecito

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An imminent move! Whooooo Hooooo!
Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers, Selling Durango CO homes to good people like you! (The Durango Home Team at Keller Williams Southwest Associates)

Coolshire

 

Well after struggling through last year and being on the market 9 months with no success in selling we went back on the market in February.  Several folks looked the home over and made a couple of ridiculous offers.  Then finally a competent agent showed up with a precious couple who love the home and were willing to make a good offer.

The inspection was done yesterday.  The inspector was competent and found the usual laundry list of nicky little items that they are required to find but fortunately we had already fixed the important things.  So we got an amendment this morning with only a couple of minor fixes (easy and simple) the buyer wants.  

We will be moving in just about a month.  Whoo hooo!!  Then we can really get back to work.  

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Ralph and Jeanne Janisch

Keller Williams Realty Southwest Associates

700 Main Avenue

Durango, CO 81301

O: 970-375-3252

P: (970) 759-1007

P: (970) 759-0027

 E: ralph@durangohometeam.com

W:  www.durangocoloradohometeam.com

 W: www.durangohometeam.com

Durango, Mancos, Bayfield, Ignacio, Vallecito

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Perspective
Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers, Selling Durango CO homes to good people like you! (The Durango Home Team at Keller Williams Southwest Associates)

Today's wake up call came in the form of chain saw noises.

Our next door neighbor had decided to rid themselves of the slowly dying HUGE oak between our driveways.
Over the years the tree has been the resting point to many migratory birds and hosted nests for many including our favorite, woodpeckers

The problem with the tree has been the fact that it has dropped huge limbs on and around both driveways. With the roaring March winds there was concern that damage could happen if a large limb hit either house.

Even with all the good reasons to bring the old oak down, it was difficult to watch.  It was more difficult for the neighbors.  In addition to losing a large part of their landscape, they no doubt had to pay a pretty penny to have that tree removed.

The rings on the trunk were not readable due to the way the tree was removed.  There is little doubt that the tree was older than the dwelling for which it was sacrificed.  Our guess is well over 100 years.

 

Oak tree beginning  Oak tree 2  Oak stump

 

 

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Ralph and Jeanne Janisch

Keller Williams Realty Southwest Associates

700 Main Avenue

Durango, CO 81301

O: 970-375-3252

P: (970) 759-1007

P: (970) 759-0027

 E: ralph@durangohometeam.com

W:  www.durangocoloradohometeam.com

 W: www.durangohometeam.com

Durango, Mancos, Bayfield, Ignacio, Vallecito

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Focus or lose
Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers, Selling Durango CO homes to good people like you! (The Durango Home Team at Keller Williams Southwest Associates)

Today while gathering my daily dose of D3, I heard a lot of noise coming from a nearby tree.

 

When I looked up I saw a large squirrel leave his post atop a bird feeder.  He scurried up the tree to chase another obviously younger squirrel.

 

The pursuit was accompanied by a lot of verbosity!  Squirrels this aggressive I had not seen before.  The elder one was making it clear that there was no room for the younger on the feeder, on the tree, or in the yard!

 

While the squirrel was in attack mode and a considerable distance from his trophy feeder, a large group of sparrows moved in and consumed seeds.

 

The old squirrel returned and dispatched the sparrows.

 

I thought of some of the tactics employed by new agents.  Some of them display similar aggression.  Usually they do not stay in that mode.  They find that just like anything else, being professional, knowledgeable and kind goes a lot further than being noisy and pushy.

 

The young squirrel in this scenario returned to the tree top and waited until the old battle ax ate his fill and left.  Then the young squirrel came to the feeder and ate without combat.

 

While I doubt the two will ever be friends and share the feeder, it is a Visable lesson that there is usually plenty to share.

 

2 squirrel

 

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Ralph and Jeanne Janisch

Keller Williams Realty Southwest Associates

700 Main Avenue

Durango, CO 81301

O: 970-375-3252

P: (970) 759-1007

P: (970) 759-0027

 E: ralph@durangohometeam.com

W:  www.durangocoloradohometeam.com

 W: www.durangohometeam.com

Durango, Mancos, Bayfield, Ignacio, Vallecito

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Uses for a dead tree
Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers, Selling Durango CO homes to good people like you! (The Durango Home Team at Keller Williams Southwest Associates)

Even when a tree dies, it has a certain beauty.  Animals still use it as nesting ground and since this tree died shortly after we moved in,  we have cut down the parts that might fall on the house, and found the following other uses for it.

 

The roots provide a great scratching point for the outside cats.

 

The remaining trunk is a sculpture around which to decorate.  Yard art is an important part of our lives.

 

The base is a wonderful flower bed and expands as needed for the seasons.

 

Cats, lizards and squirrels love to climb it.

 

Woodpeckers still can nest in it.

 

If you look out from the house or patio, it still looks like a tree.  Trees are hard to part with.  Whether living or dead they enhance the landscapes.

 

dead tree

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Ralph and Jeanne Janisch

Keller Williams Realty Southwest Associates

700 Main Avenue

Durango, CO 81301

O: 970-375-3252

P: (970) 759-1007

P: (970) 759-0027

 E: ralph@durangohometeam.com

W:  www.durangocoloradohometeam.com

 W: www.durangohometeam.com

Durango, Mancos, Bayfield, Ignacio, Vallecito

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