Well this is too funny :) Sam, you're asking about my listing! Great advice from all these professionals--isn't Trulia great??
I do want to comment quickly on a couple of the responses while I'm here. One fellow agent mentioned "if the house passes inspection...". However, whether you look at this home, or others, you should understand that the home inspector doesn't "pass or fail" a house (except for the Title 5/septic, if the house isn't on public sewer) An inspection is simply a snapshot of what you are buying. A good inspector will find all of those little (and not so little) warts that every property has...
Rosemary is correct is that this home has been 99.8% renovated/remodeled. I use both terms in the mls description because back in 1995, the house was brought down to the studs, both interior and exterior. ALL old siding, wallboard, flooring, ceilings, door and window trim, etc was removed from the main house, on both floors. (The exception to this is the front "sun parlor". More on that later...) Some of the rooms were repositioned, a center dining room was removed, allowing for a larger kitchen/living room, and a 1st floor bedroom added. Central heat was installed, all new plumbing and all new wiring. At that time, there was no need to finish the 2nd floor, so it was insulated and left unfinished until 2004, when the 2nd floor was completed- 2 bedrooms and an attached bath.
More than one agent mentioned lead (a valid concern!) and there are full disclosures available for the property. Remember that back in 1995 all of the old woodwork from the doors and windows was removed & replaced. The "sun parlor" in the front part of the house has the only original window and door trim, which was originally originally stained dark brown. It was painted well after 1978, when lead paint was no longer sold. However, due to the age of the house, the Seller couldn't legally say that there is absolutely 100% guarantee of no lead in the home.
Rosemary, if you haven't seen the property, I'd love for you to come by with Sam to take a look. It's quite a bit different that it was the last time you were in it, I'll bet!
You might be wondering why I know so much about this property. For the sake of disclosure purposes, I should tell you that I grew up in the house, and I am related to the Seller. I can answer pretty much anything you have to ask about the property--I can tell you that the soil is incredible, the blackberries in the back yard are delicious, and the rest, well, you'll just have to take a look for yourself. Give one of these agents a call and come take a look! You'll be glad you did :)
Valerie Cloutier, REALTORÂ®, e-ProÂ®
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABRÂ®)
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