One of the newest trends in buying real estate in the Huntington Beach area is buying a home that comes fully furnished or with select items available for sale. The trend started several years ago as a way to for buyers to wrap the cost of buying furniture items for the house into the monthly mortgage payment. This is a cleaver idea that saves out of pocket expenses as long as the home is furnished to your tastes. These types of homes range from some of the most expensive water front homes in Huntington Beach to smaller homes that have been professionally stated with select items that can be purchased direct from the stager.
It's important to remember a couple of things when buying a furnished home. First, lenders typically don't like to see personal items included in the sale in the purchase contract. If possible, it's best to keep the purchase of personal items as limited as possible. When writing an offer don't write a long list of items they want included in the home. These items can often get rejected by the lender and may cause problems in securing the loan. Lenders are in the business of lending on a home and want to protect their investment with an adequate down payment and solid credit history from the borrower to protect their interests. When personal items getting added to the equation the price of the home will typically go up without necessarily being worth more than if the home was sold unfurnished.
The second problem that arrises when buying a home completely furnished is the appraisal. Let's say you are buying $500,000 worth of furnishings that the seller is willing to sell $200,000 above the market value of the home. That's a great deal as far as furnishing the home but it doesn't mean that the home is now worth an extra $200,000. Lenders pay close attention to what the appraiser values the home at and appraisers will never take personal items into effect when finalizing their numbers on the value of the home. That's why it's important to keep these numbers in check unless you are paying all cash.
Buying a home completely furnished is a great way to buy a house but keep in mind these different problems that may come up. We have gathered a current list of Huntington Beach properties that come completely furnished or have may some furnishings available for sale. Please contact us at 949-482-1313 to learn more about these homes.
Huntington Beach 3292 Venture Drive
Royal, grand, and stately, this palatial waterfront landmark castle sits on the premier point location on Trinidad Island with tri-channel views and private boat dock while showcasing the finest in design materials. This iconic property was built to reflect the unique architecture of historic European castles and is being offered completely furnished subject to inventory list. Inside, discover the romantic energy and exceptional preserved details in a beautiful functional family home. The hou...$5,995,000
Huntington Beach 120 22nd Street
Enjoy breathtaking waterfront views from this custom built, beautifully crafted designer home. Too many exquisite features to mention within a well thought out floor plan. This exceptional home showcases a gorgeous chef's kitchen perfect for entertaining large groups with a large center island, granite counters, maple cabinets and premium appliances. Enjoy the hand carved hearths, expansive vaulted ceiling in the mid-level family room and a spectacular third floor entertainment room with view...$2,195,000
Huntington Beach 419 Portland Circle
Perfect for two families or live in one and rent the other. this amazing Turnkey Duplex on a huge oversized lot has parking for up to 15 cars or boats and RV's. Unit #419 has 2 bedrooms and one full bath and Unit #421 has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Each unit has a large 2 car garage and one of the garages has a bath room as well in fact it makes the ultimate man-cave. Pride of ownership, it is obvious the owner has taken great care of this property. Excellent curb appeal. Upgrades include ...$1,325,000
Huntington Beach 18872 Kithira Circle
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER! Awesome location in lovely gated Seacliff Palms! Private end unit with a rare 2 car driveway and attached garage. Entry from side door on right patio into open living room with slider to patio. Adjacent is the dining room/area leading to amazing remodeled huge kitchen with recessed lighting, high end appliances, granite counters, wine refrigerator, wine rack, and tons of beautiful cabinetry for plenty of storage! Direct garage access from far end of kitchen. Winding sta...$725,000
Huntington Beach 626 Lake Street 44
Stunningly remodeled, fully furnished modern end unit in the gated community of Villas del Mar, just a few short blocks to the beaches at Surf City USA, Huntington Beach. Modern upgrades and materials throughout with chic color pallet along with designer furnishings and contemporary lighting fixtures compliment the bright and open floor plan. The chef’s kitchen features fresh white cabinets and drawers with soft close, stainless appliances, quartz counter tops, tile back splash and farmhouse ...$679,900
Huntington Beach 17064 Bluewater Lane
BACK ON THE MARKET! Welcome to the beautiful coastal community of Sea Harbour where your waterfront dream home awaits! And YES, this ground level home includes your VERY OWN PRIVATE BOAT DOCK directly in front of your patio! This fully furnished home has been meticulously cared for and features beautiful tile floors throughout along with gorgeous built-ins and a luxurious custom mantel and fireplace. The kitchen has been upgraded with granite counter tops and new appliances along with an abu...$649,000
Huntington Beach 21372 Brookhurst Street 212
Beach Living Here We Come! Your soon to be home has been upgraded by the owners with love and money (over $65k in premium renovations). Your single level unit comes with an upgraded kitchen, upgraded bathrooms, premium Travertine Tile flooring thru out whole home, Granite Counter-tops, premium appliances and Beautiful Cabinetry. Only unit in the complex with premium sliding patio doors and windows making your home highly desirable. Mom picked out designer interior colors that are easy on...$569,000
Huntington Beach 8745 Placer Circle 611b
SECOND PRICE REDUCTION, SELLER IS MOTIVATED. BEAUTIFUL SINGLE STORY MARINA MODEL 2 BR/2 BATHS,SENIOR COMPLEX 55 PLUS, EXCELLENT LOCATION, SHOWS GREAT WITH ADDED FURNISHINGS AND SO CLOSE TO OCEAN YOU CAN FEEL THE OCEAN BREEZES. 24 HOUR GUARD GATED COMMUNITY. BEAUTIFUL LAMINATED WOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT. GUEST BATHROOM HAS BEEN UPGRADED. THERE ARE SEVERAL SKYLIGHTS IN UNIT. LIVING ROOM HAS SHUTTERS ON WINDOWS AND SLIDING DOOR TO OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING. RECENT NEW DISHWASHER, NEW KITCHEN SINK AN...$510,000