Monday, July 16, 2018

Horrible Houses

The title sums it up well ....

The real estate agent we started out with was out of town last week.  But I found a few I wanted to go see.  So I contacted the listing agent.

The TRASH house. This is the house we jumped the fence to see, but now we were officially seeing it.  While it is trashed, it is on 60 acres and boarders national forest on 2 sides. We hiked to the spring fed creek that runs the length of the property, now pretty dry, and to the fence line.  It was not as steep as we had anticipated.
 I am leaning toward this heap of headache, but I am the minority on this one.
We learned that it has an offer and is in negotiation, with the ball in the buyers court.  It would be a LOT of work.

The POT house.  This house sites on 30 acres with an inaccessible driveway.  Oh and it was a hydroponic pot farm.

We also saw a wonderful piece of property.  Eric was really liking it, as were many of us....
Grandpa's house.  This was on 10 acres, but really attractive. There was a well, septic, pond, horse/cow pen, a lean to for goats, storage shed, storm/root cellar, and the perfect amount of open areas with big tall trees. The home was a double wide big enough for all of us to be very comfortable - 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, family room, dining room.  However, there was mold growing on every wall.  There had been leaks, and some fixes (questionable) made.

Then we went and saw a for sale by owner house....
It was a 2 bedroom mobile on 14 acres, with a cave!  It is the lowest asking price we have looked at and we could build a bigger home soon, or so we thought.  But...  The land is rather steep and there is no other building site for a home.  only about 1 - 1.5 acres of usable land.

View of the pond from the back yard.

Pig and cow pens. 

The "cave."

Another week and no address.....yet.


  1. James what are they asking for these homes? Fixer uppers...

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