While becoming a new homeowner is incredibly exciting, the reality is that most new homes are nowhere close to being move-in ready.
For starters, a new home may need to be landscaped both front and back.
Then, there’s the not-so-small matter of ordering in new appliances (which can take forever these days due to supply chain shortages), putting up a backyard fence, installing a backyard deck and finishing the lower level.
There’s no need to do that when you can find a resale home that provides you with that brand-new feel, yet has all those things in place, says Alan Reiss of RE/MAX Professionals.
"This home is truly move-in ready," he says of 49 Angela Everts Drive, a 1,500-square-foot bungalow that was custom-built by Gino’s Homes in 2016. "It’s just six years old and is missing absolutely nothing."
One of those amenities is a Shangri-la-like backyard.
"A patio door on the kitchen’s rear wall leads straight out to an amazing two-tier deck," notes Reiss. "The upper level is 14 feet by 7 feet, while the lower level is 32 feet by 11 feet. The yard is surrounded by newer fencing and is beautifully landscaped with a water fountain feature in the corner. It also comes with a newer shed."
Step back inside, and you find yourself in a striking island kitchen that offers a splendid synergy of style and function.
"The island is four feet by eight feet, and offers seating for three, a double sink, built-in shelving and an off-white quartz countertop that matches the countertops across the way," he says. "A multi-coloured tile backsplash goes perfectly with rift-oak style thermofoil cabinets. Newer stainless Kitchen Aid appliances add an extra touch of class."
Speaking of a touch of class, the primary bedroom, which can be accessed via a recessed doorway set in the wall opposite the kitchen, is as posh as it is private.
"I just love its positioning," Reiss says. "It’s set off by itself in its own quiet spot and comes with a large walk-in closet and beautiful four-piece ensuite. Parents of young, active kids won’t hear a thing. The same thing applies for empty nest couples. You’ll never have to worry about being disturbed."
That soothing sense of seclusion is assured because the two secondary bedrooms — plus a four-piece bath and main floor laundry/mudroom — were placed at the home’s midpoint in a wing on the wall opposite the family room.
Meanwhile, the dining area, which is situated between the kitchen and family room, is perfectly positioned for entertaining.
Then, there’s the adjacent family room, says Reiss.
"It’s defined by a gorgeous tray ceiling and features a gas fireplace in a textured taupe surround next to a TV nook that can hold up to a 70-inch TV. The engineered hand-scraped hickory-style hardwoods that run through it and the rest of the main living area give it a warm, inviting feel."
Finally, there’s the fully finished lower level, which adds another 1,200-plus square feet of living space to the impeccably maintained bungalow.
"Not only do you get a fourth bedroom with a legal egress window, but there’s also a luxurious three-piece bath and a huge rec room. It offers warm laminate plank flooring, a media area with electric fireplace, bar area and exercise/games area," he says. "There’s also a storage/mechanical room with a high-efficient furnace, sump pump, reverse osmosis water system and central vac."
Reiss adds that the home’s location matches its exceptional condition and layout.
"You’re close to public transit and schools, and are just minutes from shopping, services, and restaurants on Regent Avenue. I think it’s also important to note that you’re in an area that’s had time to develop. Everything looks mature, and there’s no construction."
Families or empty nesters looking for a move up or move down home should strongly consider 49 Angela Everts Dr., he concludes.
"A home like this gives you the look and feel of a new home without all the hassles that come with having to develop it to fit your needs. Everything is in place. You can just move in and enjoy it right away."
Location: 49 Angela Everts Dr., Transcona
Year Built: 2016
Size: 1,500 sq. ft. with fully-finished lower level
Contact: Alan Reiss, RE/MAX Professionals, 204-981-1688