The House I’m Trying to Buy in Pittsburgh
Spent today looking at houses in the Pitt. It’s different here. For one thing, any house that seems too inexpensive for its specs is usually that way because the floors all slant different directions. I was in three houses today where — yeah. Felt like standing on a ship’s deck.
The one I’m trying to buy is in the Lincoln Place neighborhood of Pittsburgh. I’m taking the offer paperwork over to the office in the morning. Here’s what it looks like:
Which is a shame, because someone had painted a fireplace on one of the living room walls. It almost fools you in the listing photo.
OTOH, he told me I *did* need to mess with the one upstairs. The one upstairs looks pretty much the same as this one, only it’s pink for some reason.
Anyway. It’s a cool house. It’s also bank-owned. If I get it, it needs the following (at least):
- New roof.
- New kitchen (floors, walls, cabinets, appliances).
- New upstairs bathroom.
- New paint (everywhere).
- Wood floors re-finished (sanded, re-stained).
- New ceiling in basement.
- Jury-rigged basement A/C unit replaced.
- New carpet in basement and on stairs.
- Shutters on front-left window.
- Paint on outside railing and stairs.
- Yard care.
Otherwise, good to go. With the price I’m hoping to get it for and what it should be worth fixed up, this should be a really good deal.
Mal sehen was wird.
Also, my real estate agent does not displease me. He gets what I’m trying to do here and has enough experience with house flipping that I trust his advice. Or, if it’s all just an act on his part, *really* well played.