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Another one from Nashville, on Blair Boulevard. Even though this house is one of the few on the rapidly gentrifying street (a 20s era streetcar suburb) that has not been repaired and renovated, its charm and authenticity are undeniable. For anyone who's thinking about moving to town, this place was just put on the market for $400,000, as is.
The place was bought in 1964 for something like $8,000, and no doubt it was in much better condition then. But yes I agree 400k is a bit much for 1500 sq feet. You are paying for 1) highly desirable historic neighborhood and 2) proximity to downtown and Hillsboro Village (a New Urbanist paradise). I doubt it will fetch 400 though - market has cooled off here recently - I will guess 350 or thereabouts.
Nice that it has never been renovated. Roof looks like it is a little light on the framing. If those two upper gable vents are add ons, then might not be a good sign. Front porch beam looks a little bowed. Could just be crooked lumber. Roof is most important. Makes me wonder some about the rest of the houses 'bones'. $400,000 and needs new kitchen and baths etc. etc. That is a lot of work. Might be a good project for young homeowners.
Re Buddy's question - there is no "top" in NYC, because almost everyone in the world wants a foothold there. For good reason, too. Wish I still had the 1 BR place I once owned and updated on W. 86th st.
yep --I've got a few seller's remorses too --nag at ya sometimes. "Why didn't I just keep it & rent it out?" Such early moves make fortunes for those smart enough soon enough to let time work for them.