Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Starting to Look at Houses

  7 Boothby Drive - Garage and Door 
  Originally uploaded by Cavalier92

My girlfriend and I took our lunch today to look at a house we found on the internet.  it's in Mount Laurel, in southern New Jersey, a very nice town with easy access to Philadelphia and very good schools.  The house was built in 1979, has four bedrooms and 2.5 baths.  Similar houses in the neighborhood have sold over the last few years between $350,000 and $395,000.

This one is selling for $249,000. 

Yup.  It's got issues.  It's an as-is estate sale and the place needs A TON of work.  It needs a roof, a full interior paint job, carpets have been removed throughout and the kitchen and baths are original.  The shed is falling down, there is evidence of mice and the list goes on.

Oh yeah.  The oil tank leaked too.  It needs 'soil remediation.'  God only knows what that would cost. 

Photos are up here.

1 comment:

PCole said...

You selling the other place or going to rent it out? Not a great time to try to sell. Worried about getting our house out of our hands when the time comes.
But in reading through the rest of the recent posts I've missed, I think I might tackle the ceiling fan in the kitchen. Never liked it, specifically that you can't turn the light on without the fan.