Flip that burned house: before and after photos

People can change and so can houses. Do you believe that? That’s a loaded question, I know. Maybe sometimes it’s easier for a house to change though.  Anyway, I appraised a fire-burned home in Citrus Heights a few months back and I stopped by the rehabbed version this morning to check things out while in the same neighborhood on an appraisal inspection. Housing Group Fund flipped this house with  Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds, so you know it was done to very high standards. The difference is remarkable and change like this pumps me up because it’s really good for a neighborhood. What do you think?

fire burned house before and after photos

fire burned house kitchen before and after

fire burned master bed and bath before and after photos

burned house bathroom before and after photos

NOTE: The first three “after” photos are MLS photos and the “before” photos are my own. The agent’s “afters” turned out better than most of mine this morning, so I used hers instead. Contact Real Estate Agent Tera Coombs for more information on this property. And no, I am not being paid to promote this listing. I just think things like this are worthy of sharing. A bit of good news is nice these days in our economy, don’t you think?

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  1. says

    Love good news so much better than the usual stuff we see and hear. By the way, I must congratulate you on a job WELL DONE in Rancho Cordova…I was so proud of how you brought an entire neighborhood together to make an ugly situation into a win, win for everyone. Good Job, Ryan!

    • says

      I hear you, Gena. It is nice to hear something positive instead of the “doom and gloom” we’re so used to hearing. Thank you so much. I really appreciate your kind words regarding the neighborhood project. That was quite a bit of work and it was a real honor to collaborate with others. There is so much work to be done. I’m curious to see what will happen this coming year for the neighborhood. A new sign is a step in the right direction, but only a surface issue. There is more potential for growth and some amazing people who can make the magic happen. You’re the best, Gena. Thank you again.

  2. says

    It’s always fun when you see something like this, especially because you were in the property after the fire and had a feel for the damage. A great before and after perspective.

    • says

      So true, Michael. It’s great to see the transformation. Our house burned down when I was a freshman in High School. It’s a tramatic experience, and it’s nice on that end to be able to see a new house. It’s redemptive. Of course in this situation the house went into forelosure, so there is not a happy story I know of for the previous owner. I’m not sure what the cause of the fire was in the first place, but the house had some very decent upgrades before the fire. Bathrooms had been remodeled, there was updates throughout and the kitchen was not original either. It’s too bad for them, yet at least there will be a very happy home owner soon (especially with prices the way they are right now in the Sacramento area). Take care Michael.

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