Archive for April, 2010
It seems like America Ferrara is leaving the area. The Ugly Betty star has listed her Hollywood Hills house for sale.
The Ugly Betty TV show had moved its production to New York, hence, American Ferrera is going to New York also. Although Ugly Betty?s last episode will be in April, America Ferrera has decided to leave California and give New York a try. It is not really new to her since the last two seasons of Ugly Betty have been filmed there. Basically American Ferrera spent more time in New York than she did in California anyway.
She definitely will have cramped quarters compared to her Hollywood Hills home with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The house is around 3500 square feet. She has two walk in closets in her master bedroom, a fireplace and a balcony, also a loft office. It was built in 1993. She will miss her swimming pool and spa and her beautiful view of the mountains, canyons and city. She will not miss the price, however, a not so surprising $1,599,000. She bought the house in 2008 for approximately $1,415,000. She also won?t miss all of the traffic in LA.
America is very talented and has won an Emmy, and a Golden Globe. She has several projects in the works. Her boyfriend is a film maker whom she met in film school. It is not known if Ryan Williams will be following her to New York or if they will have a long-distance romance. It has been reported of a huge diamond on her left ring finger. No matter what happens, I am sure Hollywood will not be seeing the last of Ugly Betty a.k.a. America Ferrera.
Once you have decided to sell your home, it is time to makeover some rooms in the house to prepare it for potential buyers. One room that could always use an update is the bedroom. These bedroom makeover ideas will change your ordinary bedroom into a relaxing retreat that even the fussiest buyer will love.
A fresh coat of paint will go a long way in updating a room. Choose muted tones that create the illusion of a larger room and more space. The colors on the walls should compliment or go well with the current bedding, to create a connected and flowing look. Clean out and paint the interior of the closets because serious buyers will look in the closet and the inevitable scuffs on the walls can easily be painted over and will show buyers your attention to detail.
If the current bedding is outdated or in bad shape, consider purchasing new sheets, bedspread, and decorator pillows. Even though the buyer is not necessarily looking at your bedding, it can create an overall look that can add or detract from a space. New bedding will make a big difference in the overall appeal of the room. Also choose curtains that allow the natural light from the windows to come in, making the room seem bright and airy. Replace outdated light fixtures and hardware on doors for an inexpensive, but effective update.
Remove clutter from the room and be sure that the room is easy to straighten up on short notice. This room is used on a daily basis so it is impossible to keep it looking like a model, but choose accessories that do not require daily straightening or dusting. Following these simple and inexpensive makeover ideas will create a space that is an inviting and relaxing retreat.
So you’re moving into a new apartment. Congratulations! By doing this you are opening up a new chapter in your life, and many new memories are going to be created there. But don’t get too hasty when looking at the market. Below are ten things you should keep in mind as you explore your options.
1. Do you have any pets? If you do, make sure you are aware of the apartment building’s policy on animals. Some will allow one dog and one cat, some may have a limit on how much they can weigh, and some will not allow them at all.
2. Can you park your car? How safe is it? This is especially crucial in the city, so make sure to check.
3. Find out if there is an insect or rodent problem. Ask the present tenants if possible, or the landlord for information.
4. Take into consideration the safety of the area and building. You should never live where you feel vulnerable.
5. Make sure that you would have a reliable landlord. Can you reach them if you need them? How are they with fixing problems in a prompt manner? Do they make you uncomfortable?
6. Research to see if there are any schools in the area if you have or plan to have children.
7. Realize how far away you would be from your job or recreation areas such as restaurants and shops.
8. Do you need to have an in unit washer and dryer? Check to see that you wouldn’t have to use a shared laundry room or resort to a dry cleaner.
9. Do you plan on having guests over frequently? Look for a place that they could all fit in and sleep in comfortably if need be.
10. Be aware of what floor you might be on, and keep in mind certain inconveniences that would result.