REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE
Statement by Nori: Real estate is a continuing thread in my life. At age thirty-two I started taking care of houses and commercial properties. When I got my real estate license in 2006, it was the culmination of seventeen years of experience. I joined the Realtors and started selling houses for Century 21, but within a year the market crashed!
I continued with the Realtors until the end of 2012, serving on the SEVRAR Legal Committee and Education Committee. People in the Education Committee encouraged me to open my own real estate school, which I did in 2009. Then in 2010, I got my dream job teaching online at Mesa Community College.
I have real estate sales agent license and real estate instructors license, and continue to take care of property. I also have a master's degree and based my thesis on whether to use creative art as therapy for juvenile delinquents. Besides real estate, I spend the rest of my time on writing and public speaking. You can look me up on Amazon.com or Google.
Presentation by Nori Muster
New Life for a 2.75 Acre Waterfront Community
Renovation Project of a Worthy 1975 Multifamily Condominium Community
March 14-17, 2011
After having this on the list for several years, the board approved lamps from Lowes home store that fit our tastes and our budget. We bought a total of sixty-one fixtures.
Here's our old hardware, notice all the various styles of lamps that had accumulated over thirty-five years. Now all the fixtures match and all the bulbs are fluorescent or LED. This has lowered our utility bill.
Parking Lot Work
April 12, 2011
Good news for the community! We got beautiful new parking lots!
We replaced our five worst curbs in the parking lot.
Upstairs Walkway Renovation
Accomplished between 2010-2011
The biggest problem was the upstairs sidewalks. Years of neglect allowed the framing to dryrot. Whenever it rained, deep puddles formed, serving to damage the structure even more. It took a while, but working together, the Board hired a structural engineer and qualified contractors to renovate the sidewalks. The condos have three thousand square feet of upstairs sidewalks, so the work was in the six figures. The contractors started August 29, 2011, and completed the work by the end of the year.
Above: contractors dig out dry rotted plywood. Next three photos show the large staircase near the pool entrance. It lacked flashing, so water got in over many years, causing dry rot. The entire structure was gutted and replaced.
Because of having tile instead of patio coating, the framing under this sidewalk was dangerously dry rotted, see photos below. We had to replace framing and plywood here as well.
A look at the underside of the tile sidewalk.
How it looked up top after they rebuilt the dry rotted framing.
More photos of the completed upstairs walkways, January 2012.
Renovation of Pool Deck
The pool deck had never been coated since it was built. We used Olympic Rescue It! Wood and Concrete Resurfacer to erase thirty-eight years of wear.
Clubhouse Door Repairs
Renovate Blue Awnings
Damaged awnings (before, above). Wood replaced or repaired, and painted (after, below). The property has seven of these awnings.
Roof Line Repairs
Finally found out where water was getting in - a chronic leak. Repairs to fix this took place in February 2009. The roof just under the tile had gaping holes behind the gutter. When the gutter would fill up, it would go right into the unit. This is how we fixed it.
Note new flashing to go behind the gutter.
Landscaping Before and After Photos
This buckling sidewalk (above) was removed in 2012. This is how it looks now (below).
Photos of the Grounds