Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Still shopping around a bit

House on the MLS. Pretty, but needs work.

It's pending anyway, and we won't know until tomorrow if it is going through. If not, we will take a look-see. The lot is huge (really, really huge), the house is huge (and has a big wrap-around balcony up top, down one side and around to the back), and it is quite pretty from the outside. The garage is in great shape, and the fence is a really new, tall privacy fence that looks to be in very good shape, though it needs to be stained. But...

The "River valley view" is actually a birds-eye view of the refinery. "Needs 'TLC'" actually means it needs a lot of work, particularly to floors and such things, and mostly in the two-storey addition. The solarium in particular is in issue, since it requires a permit and an encroachment agreement or some such thing in order to make it compliant. It's really, really close to some low-rentals. It's a foreclosure sale, but that is only part of the reason why it is so cheap. (The price is apparently incorrect on the MLS; the banks are looking for $192,900 and there isn't a lot of room to bargain.) Still less than we could get for our place, but with the repair work that would be required, well, I wonder if it is a worthwhile endeavor.

I wonder what else may be wrong with it. Hmmm...

3 comments:

Trish said...

SOLD!

The prospective buyers took it. So we won't get to see inside the home after all.

Dottie P. said...

Hmm. It looks like two houses stuck together. Architecturally, it's a disaster.

Trish said...

Yes, that is true. We laughed at it when we saw it. Clearly, it is a bungalow with a 2-storey addition built on, and it is not seamless; not in the least.