My wife had the day off so we headed off with the realtor to actually go inside six of the houses that we have driven by. One of the houses is BEAUTIFUL! I mean, a dream.
One was in very bad shape. Three of them were small country houses that were advertised as 3 bedrooms but really had 2.
And one of them needed to have the exterior painted, the deck needed to be restained and sealed and it needed new carpet. But it was a very nice house: 4BR/3.5BA with a real office/library, a walkout basement with high ceilings and full size windows, a view over the valley from the kitchen, a big deck, a HUGE master suite, etc. And it is currently in foreclosure so it is priced 25% below market value.
We have at least one more to look at tomorrow. We’ll see.