Purchased in August for $406,000 through a wholesaler from an estate sale. Purchase funded with 80% hard money. SDIRA funded 20%. Repairs funded with credit cards. Repair time estimate was 8 weeks. Actual repair took 6 weeks.
This 1930 craftsman/tudor faced West on a quiet residential street in a higher end area of Seattle. It was a 1.5 story 4/1.75 with a full unfinished basement and one car garage. City records said 2200sf but actual without garage was 1940sf. Lot was 4136sf. A large barn shaped garden shed rounded out the back yard. Gas furnace worked.
Repairs included all new windows, new kitchen, sheet rock entire upstairs bedrooms and hallway, new main bathroom, new downstairs laundry and two additional rooms downstairs, upgrade basement bathroom, paint inside and out (including garden shed and dog house). Tiled front porch, painted back deck with ‘deck restore’, new custom made carriage style garage door. Landscaping including pruning the fruit and decorative cherry trees and installing a gravel path lined with timbers. Cement had bad crack along one side of the driveway. We cut it out and used rebar with new cement.
In order to meet the neighborhood market demands we converted the front bedroom into a formal dining room by installing wood tone French Doors matching the hardwood floors on the main level. Note the tile in the dining room/living room threshold matching existing fireplace. Adding the dining room took away one bedroom; we added a downstairs bedroom. The dining room made all the difference — full price offer SEVEN hours after being listed.
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Seattle, Washington in Greater Seattle”