The Importance Of The Kitchen When Selling Your Home

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The importance Of The Kitchen When Selling Your Home

The importance Of The Kitchen When Selling Your Home

The Importance Of The Kitchen When Selling Your Home

As lifestyles have changed over the years the kitchen has been transformed from merely a workspace into the hub of the home. The Kitchen is now decidedly the most important room in the house for many families and certainly the most crucial element when it comes to selling your home. The right kitchen will sell your house quickly and even get you a higher price but what is the right kitchen to add real value to your property?

The Costs

If you are thinking of installing a new kitchen then there are several factors to bear in mind before you rush out and waste your money. The biggest issue is cost. A great kitchen will always help your chances of a sale but you will only get the value of your investment back or achieve a profit on your efforts if your installation is proportionate to the value of your house. A £30,000 kitchen is an unnecessary extravagance in an average family home and a £5,000 investment will cheapen a prestige property. The right level of investment is around 4% of the house value. Spend more and you have wasted your cash, spend less and you will devalue the house.

The Style

Choosing the wrong style of kitchen can be as disastrous as getting the finances wrong. Bold statements and unusual design schemes may please you but will narrow the field when it comes to potential buyers. Go for something which will have universal appeal and which is unlikely to offend anyone and ensure that the installation is in keeping with the general style of the property. You may love the idea of a bright red kitchen but it is probably a step too far in a suburban semi! Choose modern styles which will not date quickly and keep things relatively neutral. If you want to liven up the space then do it with accessories which are easy to remove when it comes to selling your home.

The Right Features

Recent research suggests that certain features are highly prized when it comes to kitchens and could make all the difference when it comes to achieving the best price. Top of the hit parade are granite worktops and ranges. Both will cost you a pretty penny to install but you will certainly get your money back and after all you can enjoy them yourself in the meantime!

Things to Avoid

The top kitchen turn offs are lack of storage and Artex ceilings so design your kitchen with plenty of cupboard space and strip the ceilings before you decorate. Walk in larders are highly cherished so if you are lucky enough to have the space then do consider some partitioning to create the cupboard space that could sell your home. There should be somewhere to keep all the pots and pans, kitchen utensils and equipment stored away so if you have a small space to work with then do discuss your options with an expert before you proceed.

A well designed kitchen will make your life much easier but it will also sell your home and possibly make you money so it is worth taking the time to get it right. It is a big investment and a lot of upheaval but the results can be spectacular and profitable too!

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Sandy Springs Real Estate

Atlanta Homes for Sale

  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,147 sq ft
    Year built: 1953
    Parking spots: 1
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  2. 6 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,208 sq ft
    Year built: 1950
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  3. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,638 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
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  4. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 925 sq ft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,053 sq ft
    Year built: 1954
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  6. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Year built: 1948
    Square foot source: Not Available
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  7. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 750 sq ft
    Year built: 1965
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  8. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,635 sq ft
    Year built: 1951
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  9. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,541 sq ft
    Year built: 1951
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  10. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,100 sq ft
    Year built: 1957
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Builder
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  11. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,466 sq ft
    Year built: 1958
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  12. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,153 sq ft
    Year built: 1981
    Parking spots: 2
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  13. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,722 sq ft
    Year built: 1920
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  14. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,860 sq ft
    Year built: 1940
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  15. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,698 sq ft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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Sandy Springs Homes for Sale

  1. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,500 sq ft
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Builder
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  2. 6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 7,464 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  3. 6 beds, 6 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 6,835 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  4. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,222 sq ft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  5. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  6. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,852 sq ft
    Year built: 1984
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  7. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,834 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  8. 2 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,976 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Owner
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  9. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,237 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Builder
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  10. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 3,058 sq ft
    Year built: 1969
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  11. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,972 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  12. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Not Available
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  13. 6 beds, 7 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 7,594 sq ft
    Year built: 1975
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  14. 5 beds, 5 full, 3 half baths
    Home size: 6,300 sq ft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  15. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,028 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Builder
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Marietta Homes for Sale

  1. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,642 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  2. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,606 sq ft
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Owner
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  3. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,828 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  4. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,600 sq ft
    Year built: 1984
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  5. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,573 sq ft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  6. 3 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,287 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Square foot source: Builder
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  7. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,199 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,316 sq ft
    Year built: 1956
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  9. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,416 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  10. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 4,450 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Square foot source: Builder
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  11. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,788 sq ft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  12. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,570 sq ft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  13. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,276 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  14. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,390 sq ft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  15. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,005 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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Alpharetta Homes for Sale

  1. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,969 sq ft
    Year built: 2012
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Builder
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  2. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,606 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  3. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,202 sq ft
    Year built: 1987
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  4. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,840 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  5. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,641 sq ft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  6. 5 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 5,593 sq ft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  7. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,815 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  8. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,944 sq ft
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  9. 6 beds, 7 full, 3 half baths
    Home size: 8,828 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  10. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,344 sq ft
    Year built: 1999
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  11. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,909 sq ft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Owner
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  12. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,898 sq ft
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  13. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,303 sq ft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  14. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,900 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  15. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,148 sq ft
    Year built: 1993
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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Roswell Homes for Sale

  1. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,794 sq ft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  2. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,569 sq ft
    Year built: 1981
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,542 sq ft
    Year built: 1983
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  4. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,278 sq ft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  5. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,138 sq ft
    Year built: 1976
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  6. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Not Available
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  7. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,293 sq ft
    Year built: 1975
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  8. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,100 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Builder
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  9. 3 beds, 2 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,572 sq ft
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  10. 8 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,520 sq ft
    Year built: 1992
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  11. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,161 sq ft
    Year built: 1993
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  12. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Year built: 1940
    Square foot source: Not Available
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  13. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,741 sq ft
    Year built: 1987
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  14. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,451 sq ft
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  15. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,080 sq ft
    Year built: 1978
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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Lawrenceville Homes for Sale

  1. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 6,763 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Owner
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  2. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,583 sq ft
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  3. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,782 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  4. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,318 sq ft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  5. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,105 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,612 sq ft
    Year built: 1976
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Builder
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  7. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,765 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Builder
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  8. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,199 sq ft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  9. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,280 sq ft
    Year built: 1950
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  10. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,488 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  11. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,520 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  12. 6 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,701 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  13. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,650 sq ft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Owner
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  14. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 half baths
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Not Available
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  15. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,787 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Public Records
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