June 7, 2011 6 Comments
Third time’s a charm, right?! We’re hoping that’s the case since we just made our third offer last night. Time has been tight these days with the house hunting (we saw at least a dozen more properties just this past weekend alone), long commuting, tons of work, and our upcoming trip out west, so I’ll be brief.
First, of course, the stats:
- Location: Snyder (yes, the same neighborhood from basically all the houses we’ve put offers on)
- Square Footage: 2,696
- 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms
- Lot size: 0.24 acres
- Built in 1962
- 2.5 car Attached Garage
- Asking Price: $209,900
- Days on Market: 4
- Our Offer Price: $209,900
That’s right–we offered full price. And here’s why: the Snyder neighborhood average sale price is generally $113 per square foot. That was true for many of the homes we looked at (such as here, here, and here). However, with this home, the price per square foot is only $78!!! So yeah–it’s a bargain, and if you know us, you know we love us a good bargain. And no, it’s not that cheap because it’s falling apart or needs a new roof or has a crumbling foundation. We’re not exactly sure why it’s priced that low . . . of course, as you’re about to see, it most definitely needs some updating, but the structure is sound–the home is almost entirely brick! That’s great news when it comes to maintenance. So let’s get into some pics . . . here’s the open living and dining room combo:
That door up there is the front door–it’s super wide and would probably need to be replaced down the road since it’s a bit ho-hum for my taste. On to the kitchen which is off a hallway from the open living-dining combo:
That’s an eating area to the right in the kitchen and to the far right above you can see the steps that lead to the attached garage. There’s also a laundry room off of the kitchen:
Also on the main floor is a half bath . . .
. . . as well as a full bath . . .
. . . that has a new whirlpool tub and separate shower:
The full bath is right outside of the master bedroom which is across from the smallest of the other three bedrooms. First, the master with it’s wall of closets and snazzy bedside lights:
Oh yeah, and see those hardwood floors peeking out in the closet? Well, they’re everywhere with only a few exceptions (the kitchen and baths). And we’re hoping they’re in good condition since the carpet is so plush.
The smallest bedroom across from the master:
Also on the main floor is a family room off of the dining room that I think we would likely use for the Mr.’s office. It also has sliders to an outside patio and fulfills the Upstate New York requirements for faux wood paneling (come on, you knew it had to be somewhere!):
So that’s the main floor. Then, there’s a second story above the garage that houses two bedrooms, a full bath, and a walk-in cedar closet. That floor gets accessed through a door off the kitchen. Here’s bedroom one with some stylin’ built-ins and a random hanging lamp:
And bedroom two which is almost a mirror match to the one above:
The full bathroom, also with a separate tub and shower, but this time with double sinks:
Oh, and the walk-in cedar closet:
Again, all the bedrooms have hard-wood floors under that carpet, which will hopefully look just as good as the floors in the cedar closet.
The other big plus to the house? A huge, clean basement with high ceilings (at least 8 feet). This was what sold the Mr.–he plans to set up some sort of hockey goal thing down here (don’t ask):
Okay, so that basically rounds out the tour. We’re hoping our full-price offer will get the deal done, and we’ll hopefully know by today.
Oh, and in case any of you were wondering about the post title, “Holy House,” well, that’s because the owners of the home are the Episcopalian Diocese . . . and the former occupant? Oh yeah, the Bishop! Stew on that for a bit . . .