We have 2 fixer-uppers & we need only one 3 bedroom/2 bath move-in ready.
We are really "needy" at this time & need this to work.We're both disabled & living on veterans comp. We're going to (hopefully) get our truck fixed in Aug, '14 but for now, my son goes on foot...so viewing properties would be a real challenge, as well as moving!
Offer of both houses includes : total of 10+ br's 1 has 5 (all carpeted) ,1 has 3 (only 1 is carpeted & 2 have very nice varnished hardwood floors)+ 1 upstairs with gas room heater (carpeted & stairs leading up to also) & a storm room/OR bedroom (depending on your need or preference) & room in big storeroom upstairs (plain,unvarnished wood floor) for 2 or 3 more
1 has one full bath (tub,stool,sink) up & a stool but needs the sink installation finished in basement. Other has 2 full baths with showers.
One has a shop aside from the house with fairly new electrical fixtures,track lighting & small bathroom with stool & sink that need hooked up. Not sure of the shop or house dimensions of any of our property.
1 has a nice big deck with lattice for shade & a little privacy, although it's out in the country with only a cow pasture across from it & only a few vehicles/farm machines up & down dirt road a day.1 neighbor...
1 is 1.5 acres with several nice trees, at least one walnut bearing tree & was told 2 pecan trees.Several flowering bushes including Lilac. Other has 3 sides fenced with a gate on ally side & off street parking, garage with an added on bump-out tool/shop space & a place for a small dog (or cat) to go in out of weather, a patio on concrete slab with built in dining table with benches & storage shelves. Roof needs some repair.
Both have basements, one is very well lit with track lighting + has a full wooden storage/book shelves built in west end. Could use more elect. outlets.
the other has nice built in workbenches & several elect outlets & hanging single bulb sockets,peg boards,a vice grip & a lot of older tools & stuff my dad collected over the years as a landlord who constantly did repairs.An old coal bin he used for storing lumber,out of the way. Clotheslines & a lot of old built-in wood cabinets once used for home goods in jars & wood shelving built for canned good storage, a wood table built-in between floor braces,oncee used for winter rumage sales.A landline plug & a wood corner shelf, for landline to sit on & place for a chair beneath it. A laundry area with washer/dryer hook-ups & a closet for out of season clothing. GAS floor furnace is about 10 years old & works well. Heat pump on outside is working NOW, cooling house ! :)
Has a woodstove insert set in stone masonry, installed in the 70's. Formal dining room attached to living room. Dining room has wonderful original etched glass cabinet doors for dishes & assorted other, one on both sides of room! A full wall length window box with a lot of storage space, doors open horizontally.
Kitchen also has a lot of cabinet space with floor to ceiling storage on both sides of buckboard sink & more built in wooden storage on another wall. Cabinets mostly original & the one was built-in in 1968 (also floor to ceiling) ... Original cabinets include spice cabinets,2 pull-out cutting boards (1 for pastry & 1 for meat),2 big bins for flour & whatever else & shelves behing glass doors for dinnerware/appliences & whatever else ... inlaid linoleum (needs updated) gas stove hookup.Could also use more outlets but we make do. Door to small back porch & door to basement & door to master bedroom with a hall entry door as well. Built in linen closet with storage drawers below & below drawers is a laundry chute that. Comes out in basement below,in laundry area! UPSTAIRS PLUMBING IN NEED OF UPDATING OR A LITTLE REPAIR BUT WE CAN USE STOOL & FLUSH & WAS HANDS & BATHE...
Hot water heater at foot of basement stairs.
Big full wall built in shelving in living room for books,DVDs & tv.
Matching unusual chandelliers in living & dining room with connect through big wooden opening where cabinets are for dining room.
West side of house have some awnings.Most windows were changed over to aluminum storm windows with screens. Fence is chainlink.Has 2 walnut trees & another tree in back.
The country house also has 2 small cabins. Nearly $8000 for both & need to be included in trade unless you have a way to move them to wherever your property is which must have approvaal (if necessary),electrical hook-ups available on property .
It needs a well dug or get a well-usage agreement with neighbor. I was told the county will do things like that for single moms. It needs a wall replaced on back porch where it got moisture or, if you're good
with that sort of thing, it probably wouldn't bother you. Also a little repair in master bathroom. We can let some antiques be a part of swap,like, original dining room table & chairs & silver cabinet & buffet, as well as major appliances
Country house has all triple thermal storm windows