One of the things we like to do is to keep up with the real-estate trades in the neighborhood. It gives us the opportunity to meet other neighbors and check out a house we hadn't seen before. Presently, we have two bank-owned properties for sale in the neighborhood. We were very lucky -- in the last bank-sale -- to pick up a pair of great, new neighbors, Laura and Chris. We're certainly hoping for the best with these most recent for-sales.
- Some unfortunate graffiti (see above)
- Seemingly non-working radiant heat due to the hard-installed baseboard heaters in the rooms
- A completely enclosed atrium with 12X12 Saltillo tile
- Drywalled and textured ceilings in most of the house
- Crown moulding along many of the beams (unfinished detailing)
- Unfinished rooms: trims, doors, etc.
- Some new, paneled, hollow-core, Masonite doors (with brass-esque hinges and handles)... the cheapest kind
- Enlarged kitchen... which might seem nice, but they walled off the dining room passage and replaced the window with an odd size
- Green pool
- No screen doors
- Stained, emerald-green and tan carpet throughout
- Lack of attention to detail: note the towel bar in the bath... doesn't fit? Just cut away from the door casing
- Dented, paneled roll-up garage door
- No fridge
- Tiled countertops (not solid, smooth surface)
- Seemingly rickety treehouse (that extends over the street/sidewalk).
- Seemingly undersized lot -- very narrow bedroom-side side yard... maybe 4 feet
- Dirty, dirty, dirty... I literally went home and took a shower (but we were going out to dinner with friends anyway, so...)
- Semi-finished kitchen that might appeal to some
- The $339K price tag
- Some great neighbors on the back
- Newer, stainless kitchen appliances
- Potentially upgraded electrical (200A... likely for the new kitchen stuff)
- Free deer!
The neighborhood had joked about buying this and turning it into a clubhouse... It might be more of a project then even those with the purest of hearts could tackle. Hoping for the best here, but it might be too far gone...