The following is a guest post submitted by Matthew Denker.
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Dear readers, we interrupt our three part Charlotte series to give you a small morsel of something different before the grand finale. Consider this a palette cleanser, an intermezzo, if you will.
I looked up tired in the dictionary, and found this picture of 34 King Street in the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood. Seeing as the Carriage Factory lofts are being built immediately behind, I think it’s time for a major upgrade here. Allow me to present the all-new 34 King Street…
Wait, what, huh? Someone already Filled In 34 King Street? You HAVE to be kidding me. Well this is a first here at Filling In, and we deeply apologize for the misunderstanding. I guess we should at least take a look at what happened here…
WOW! That’s fantastic. Wish I could buy a house like that. Let me guess, the renovation was done by some old-money robber baron and it’s not for sale? I’m always so late to these parties.
Oh, it IS for sale!? That’s amazing. Who’d sell such a beautiful house? The City of Rochester, that’s who. And not only that, but they’re offering the deal of the century on it. For the low price of $89,900 and a commitment to occupy the home for 15 years, it can be yours (please note additional restrictions in the attached paperwork!). They’re even giving away $6,000 in closing costs (which is the vast majority of them on house this price). There are a few other small catches, but one of the biggest is that the proposal is due by Friday May 30 at 3pm! So it’s time to put pen to paper and call your banker.
If you’re wondering why we’re discussing 34 King Street at all, it’s because we here at Filling In believe very strongly in the location, we believe very strongly in the property, and we believe strongly that the house should have sold the first time the city listed it months ago for $100k. Unfortunately it did not, but we think it deserves a second chance and a loving owner. In fact, I believe so strongly in this property that I will personally help readers with a bid package if they are interested. Contact [email protected], and we will get in touch.
Here is brochure for the home (PDF) and the necessary paperwork (PDF) to put in a bid.
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I would guess that the reason it didn’t get any bids at $100K is the first-time homeowner requirement. Looking at the neighborhood, other houses there are in the $45-65K range. If you want to live in this neighborhood, chances are you can swing financing for that range of house. Then, once you’re established and have some equity, maybe you can move up to this house.