I want hardwood floors… I can afford carpet…

When our new homeowner Marie emailed me with a question – I’ve heard and experienced more and more – it got me thinking – sage advice should be shared.

The Caton Team just helped Marie & Aaron get their first house and needless to say, it needed a lot of love and well $$$$.  When you’re a first time buyer – $$$$ is all but used up by the time you get the keys.  I know, my husband and I have been there.

They had a dilema – the floors were in bad shape, they tried painting over it and well that didn’t work.  Anyway – their dream was to have beautiful hardwood floors but the budget was tight.  So Marie shot me and email to ask from some advice.

Do they buy carpet???  They don’t really want carpet.

Been there, done that.  Totally know how they feel.

In the end, my advise to her was the same advice I learned myself.  Stay within your budget.  Spend your $$$$ wisely.  Buy the carpet for now, enjoy the home and sock away some $$$$ for those gleaming hardwood floors.  At least the carpet is new!!!!  And you know what’s been on there.  (Hahaha)  One day you will have them and they will be awesome.  If you’re a good little squirrel – as I’ve learned to be – you’ll have them sooner than you think.

Buying a home is a long term investment.  We don’t need to do all the updating at once, even though our hearts and elbow grease are in it – and those darn do-it-yourself shows make anything look easy in an edited down hour.  Your home is your castle – they didn’t build Rome in a day. So plan, save and measure everything TWICE!

-Sabrina

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About Sabrina Caton - The Caton Team - Realtors

Sabrina & Susan are native Californians - born and raised in the Silicon Valley with a passion for Residential Real Estate. A mother and daughter-in-law duo called - The Caton Team. With over 35 years of combined, local Real Estate experience and knowledge – would’t you like The Caton Team to represent you? Let us know how we can be of service. Contact us any time. Call | Text at: 650-799-4333 | Email Info@TheCatonTeam.com The Caton Team believes, in order to be successful in the San Fransisco | Peninsula | Bay Area | Silicon Valley Real Estate Market we have to think and act differently. We do this by positioning our clients in the strongest light, representing them with the utmost integrity, while strategically maneuvering through negotiations and contracts. Together we make dreams come true. The Peninsula is our backyard - let us help make it yours. We represent Buyer’s and Seller’s throughout the Bay Area. The Caton Team – Susan & Sabrina A Family of Realtors Effective. Efficient. Responsive. What can we do for you?
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