fennel wrote:Yes, gotta have good ventilation.
I definitely don't like the forlorn abandoned space above the kitchen cabinets. And carpeting? Nah. And — good lord — no basement! Maybe too close to the water for that, but at that price ...
The pre-flip ad says property is in rough shape, the before picture looks pretty dismal, and the details say conveyance to be by personal representative's deed which implies somebody died and the house was part of their estate. And it wasn't much of a house to begin with. Cliches about "good bones" do not apply here.
Why didn't the flipper just tear it down and build something structurally modern? I could never bring myself to buy a place with so many unanswered questions inside those old walls. Cold damp floors are the least of it. The closet with a view cracks me up.
Flipping a house where you start with a dry-enough basement and a reasonable living space and dress it way up is one thing. Starting out with a vacant cottage on a slab on low-lying land is something else. You are not saving anything, you're only disguising a bunch of problems and asking a sky high price for the result.
Anybody ever visit the Schluter Beach area after a lot of rain? There's standing water everywhere.
Ok, next house please. You flip 'em, we tear 'em apart.