That is a fantastic location! I grew up in Brimfield and know this area well.
The house does has a failed septic but we can check with the town and find out what the current septic plan is and why it failed. It's priced at less than 50% of assessed value so a 203k loan would be acceptable if your friend was planning on living in the home. This also qualifies for USDA.
Please let your friend know that there are options - just give me a shout - 508-784-0504
Enjoy the day and I hope you had a great holiday!
I do have a lender who can do loans with failed septic systems, although it is definitely not a great time of year to deal with this issue. ;0)
If I get anymore info on the septic system I'll let you know. If you have any other questions about properties feel free to contact me anytime. I helped someone buy a home on Molasses Hill a few years ago.
Enjoy the holiday.
The current listing indicates that this home has a failed septic system and is being sold "as is". Also, a previous listing that expired on 9/30/10 indicated that there was mold in the attic.
If you need someone to help you find a home, I would be happy to help you. Feel free to contact me.