So disappointing! Not sure if I was disappointed because it’s my only hope of finding something while I’m here or so disappointed just to see the price on something that needs that much updating. To each his own, I guess. The house has been for sale since June, 2017. Vince kept saying “If it’s been for sale that long, something’s not right.” I kept saying “You know how long our house was for sale after we left before someone bought it!” I really can’t remember because the relocation company bought it from us but then it sat empty for probably 8 or 9 months and I think, since we left in 2011, it’s sold three times.
Anyway, the house I looked at yesterday . . for half the asking price, I would have bought it and felt like I got a good deal and could sell it when we’re ready to move on but here are the things that I didn’t like. None of these things mean it’s a bad house and I’m sure someone will come along and love it.
- House was built in the late 80’s and I think the oven, dishwasher and fridge were original.
- Black oven, stovetop and dishwasher, almond stove (easily corrected).
- There is no bath or bedroom on the main level. The living room is about 12 x 16 so there’s no room to put any kind of bed in there if you needed it and . . the lack of a bathroom on that level pretty much means no way to live on the main level if you were unable to climb stairs.
- The stairs going upstairs and to the basement were not the normal depth & height . . they were more narrow and steep.
- The basement bathroom was only a toilet and sink so forget having a bedroom down there.
- The laundry room was in the same room with the toilet and sink in the bathroom/laundry combo room.
- The windows didn’t tilt out to clean. Who’s going to climb up a ladder to clean second story windows?
- Some of the windows had lost their seal so there was moisture between the two layers of glass.
- Carpet in the kitchen!
- Bathrooms were very small.
- Bedrooms were small.
- There lighting was poor. That can also be fixed (I suppose . . we’ve never fixed it in the house we live in now).
I did like:
- The lot was close to an acre and had a couple of fruit trees.
- The 2 car garage was oversized.
- The air conditioner is 2 – 3 years old.
- It’s out of the city limits (no red tag man).
- The back yard was fenced.
- The mail boxes are all at the end of the street with lock boxes for packages. Maybe I could sneak down and get my yarn packages without Vince knowing it! 🙂
All in all, it was definitely not the house for us. So much can be fixed but it adds to what we have invested and since this would not be our forever home . . scratch it off the list.