Open House Review: 6 Night Bloom

Feb 21st, 2013  
by Karen  in Real Estate Analysis

As I turned down the street towards 6 Night Bloom, I saw three families leaving the open house and two more heading in.  Once inside, the dozen pairs of shoes in the entryway confirmed that there was a lot of interest in this home.

The basics:
Asking Price: $600,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1,635
Lot Size: 1,000 (per redfin)
$/Sq Ft: $367
Days on Market: 7
Property Type: detached condo
Year Built: 2006

HOA dues are $156 per month and there are Mello Roos taxes.

This property is located in a small community near Northwood and Northpark Square.  The unit has the unfortunate location of being on the corner of Culver and Farwell, though neither street has direct access to the neighborhood.  The windows were open and noise wasn’t terrible, but may be worse during busier times.  The master bedroom faces Culver.  Because it’s on the west side of Culver, all homes in the community are slated for the Tustin Unified School District.

The condo itself is in very good condition and was more spacious than I expected.  A small den at the front of the house offers a nice additional living space, though it doesn’t get a lot of natural light. 

The great room comprises the rest of the living space downstairs.  The family room, kitchen and eating area all truly flow together.  The kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a walk-in pantry and an island with seating on one side.  The white cupboards are a nice contrast to the darker wood floors and granite.  The kitchen is a good size for a condo but cabinet space will definitely have to be used wisely.  The dining area is also fairly small and is positioned in front of the sliding doors to the patio.  The adjacent family room is bright, with windows on two sides and space for a large entertainment unit or wall mounted TV.

Because of its corner location, the condo has a large wraparound patio.  One side has a fire pit and the opposite end has a built-in barbecue with bar seating for four.  The patio has access to the row of garages at the back of the house.

The washer and dryer are in the attached two-car garage, which also has a big storage area cut into one side.

A small half bath with pedestal sink completes the downstairs.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and two full baths.  The master has thick carpet and a ceiling fan.  While it does face Culver, several large trees are in place to provide some privacy.  The master bath has travertine floors, two sinks with tiled countertops and a separate tub and shower.  The long, narrow walk-in closet also features a small vanity at the back.

The other two bedrooms were much bigger than I expected for a condo.  Both have standard sliding closets with six-panel doors, plush carpet, and small windows on two sides.  Each room also has a chair rail and one has wainscoting.

 

These rooms share a bathroom with travertine floors, a single sink, and a shower/tub combo.

Based on the sheer number of people viewing the residence, I wouldn’t be surprised if offers come in after this first weekend on the market.  Its HOA fees are lower than most other condos I have seen and the unit has many upgrades inside and out.  The location is the condo’s biggest drawback.  The many trees planted around it to help block the view from the street also result in a lack of natural light despite the many windows in each room.

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