House Hunters Came to Trinity - 2008

HGTV Cable Channel pictured here is the McCollum family (Ivis, Jackson, Ian, and Marcus) and their previous home in the Fox Wood Subdivision in Trinity. They were the stars of our House Hunters episode filmed in 2007 along with Joe Gibbons, Realtor aired for the first time on August 14, 2008 at 10:00 pm. Marcus and Ivis thought they were perfectly happy in this 4 bedroom 3 bath home on Eveningwood Court in Fox Wood until one day they stumbled into one of Joe Gibbons' open houses in the Fox Wood neighborhood. They realized that with their growing family it would really be nice to have a large backyard and a bigger home for the boys. They absolutely love Fox Wood and wouldn't consider moving anywhere else. When asked why, Ivis simply says, "It's the friendly people that make up the subdivision; they are my friends and really my family now. I love the area, the schools, and all the new shopping and restaurants". Joe Gibbons enjoyed working with the McCollum's and they had a great time shopping for their new home as portrayed  in the episode. When we asked Marcus and Ivis if they would like to be our guests on the House Hunters show, they didn't hesitate. You will thoroughly enjoy this fun loving and enthusiastic family and want to be their neighbors as well!

The Trinity Fox Wood HGTV Story

The McCollum family fell in love with Joe's listing at 2127 Blue Beech Court and asked him to put their home on the market. Joe Gibbons, who specializes in the Trinity area, went to work listing their home for $374,900. And, he sold it quickly, within just 33 days for $360,000 at 96% of the asking price! Their home at 10736 Eveningwood Court was a very nice home. Ivis is an outstanding decorator and Marcus is a great organizer. In addition, the kitchen has granite countertops, the pool was custom designed, the bonus room has a Murphy Bed installed, and all the bedrooms have California Closets. So of course, their home sold quickly too. With their home under contract, needless to say, the McCollum family was in a hurry to find the perfect Fox Wood home! Their wish list consisted of ample square footage, an office, an above average kitchen, a pool, and last but not least -- a large backyard. And, of course, it had to be in the subdivision of Fox Wood. The Fox Wood choices were slim due to their specific criteria.

While the McCollum's really liked the Blue Beech Court home, they also had Joe Gibbons show them many other homes in the Fox Wood subdivision. With approximately 900 homes in Fox Wood, at any given time there could a possible 40 - 50 homes for sale. Below are their three final choices which were featured on the House Hunters episode. Which one did they choose? Was it the Blue Beech Court home that stole their hearts in the beginning, or the seemingly perfect home with a great pool on Gold Dust Court, or the large home on Edelweiss Loop with the huge kitchen but no pool? 

Their Dilemma and Final Choice

While House #1 was their ultimate first choice, it was under contract when they were ready to make an offer and they had to make another choice. Joe found them two other homes that somewhat met their criteria. House #2 had a great pool but the kitchen would have to be remodeled according Ivis' liking. It was on Gold Dust Court. House #3 has everything they wanted but a pool and adding the pool would really stretch their homebuying budget.  But, in the end, they chose House #3 on Edlewiess Loop as it had the room they needed and just across the street was a small playground that they thought their two young boys would love. In the final moments of the show Ivis humorously says (referring to the new pool they added)  "It was the best $63,000 I ever spent".

Find out more info about Trinity

If you have a desire to learn more about Fox Wood or any other Trinity subdivision visit the website on Trinity, FL. Or, just call Joe Gibbons, REALTOR with Lipply Real Estate at 727-688-0699.