Save me from financial ruin!!!

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Re: Save me from financial ruin!!!

Postby JRC on Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:00 pm

Yep, location plays a big role in how much our houses are worth. It's a blessing and a curse for me. Houses are cheap enough that I can have a project house, (and even contemplate taking on a second!) but there is also no investment value to restoring them--it's got to be a labor of love.

I was able to take a few minutes today to walk over and snap a few more photos. Unfortunately, it looks like more work than I should take on. So, if someone doesn't buy it at sheriff's sale, it will probably get demolished.

So, here are the photos:
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The front porch:
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Daylight seen through the ceiling and roof. :cry:

From the front, these are on the right side.
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^It's probably gone now, but looks like it had a hi-efficiency furnace.
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^Chimneys still seem straight and fairly solid.

Back:
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^I didn't go in.

Left side: (most overgrown side)
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I did peek into the front window:
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Re: Save me from financial ruin!!!

Postby Tom and Jada on Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:15 am

That place definitely looks like it's worth saving. The porches and the roof are a disaster, but it looks like the house is structurally sound. If you can pick it up cheap, go for it! We would all hate to see it demolished.

If it does end up being demolished, see if you can talk to the work crew and salvage some materials. It would be a shame to lose it, but at least some of the materials could be saved.
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Re: Save me from financial ruin!!!

Postby catya v.2.0 on Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:33 am

Ah yes - once again we see that water is second only to fire in its ability to destroy a house!

This has been bugging me for some time - what's with people that they can't recognize that an old house has SOME value - even if it's just salvage. Is it really that hard to board up the windows and cover the roof with something until you know what you're going to do with the place?
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Re: Save me from financial ruin!!!

Postby sooth on Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:45 pm

Wow, really interesting paneled doors (1 large, 2 small). I love the exterior details, but GOD is it ever bad. Half the roof trim is rotted, most of the porch roof is gone, the main roof looks leaky, and there's a whole list of other cosmetic details that need to be fixed.

Perhaps your best bet is to keep an eye on the place, and if it doesn't sell, try to go and salvage some stuff. The attic gable windows are gorgeous, as are the doors. I assume there are fireplaces, built-ins, and other goodies, too. It's a real shame that the previous owners let it fall to ruin.
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Re: Save me from financial ruin!!!

Postby eclecticcottage on Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:35 am

Ditto on the salvage if all else fails. Hey, anything you take is less weight in the dumpster!
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Re: Save me from financial ruin!!!

Postby JRC on Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:55 pm

Well, I believe the bank bought it back at sheriff's sale, and they have secured the property. Also, as it turns out, I'm not the only one interested in saving this house, thankfully.

A few people from the neighborhood meet with the city regularly, and one of these people didn't know this house was in the works for demolition, until I told him. So, he said he planned to make a fuss about saving this house at the next meeting.
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Re: Save me from financial ruin!!!

Postby JRC on Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:46 pm

Sorry to bump an old thread. The house is for sale, if anyone is interested.
http://www.cutlerhomes.com/p/259/3360528
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