04:41 pm - OMG... I may own a house soon.
First visit to the place was... well, kinda awesome. It's a 3-bedroom, 1-bath that was doubled in size by adding a very large 'front room' with another bedroom and bathroom using super-modern materials. Looks like they retrofit the whole place with new electrical, all the systems look very good.
Even has a 2-car garage with a big load of shelving inside, set up to still use for parking but store stuff too. It's... kinda awesome.
But, it's UGLY as sin on the outside to most folks. Commercial metal-structure on the new portion, old-school (we're talking 50+ year old-school) siding-over-wood-over-frame, with what looks like someone lopped a metal-panel diner from the 50's into pieces and turned it into walls for the other side. All the panels are new manufacture, but it's that type of 'rigid 3x3ft square panel' design with pre-fab limitations on sizes, windows and attic vents on that side are all that style... even the roof on that section is metal shingle. =O.o=
They even closed off the original 'entrance nook' into a closet on the old 'living room' which I might open back up. Would make it TRIVIAL to rent the other 3 bedrooms out, they'd have their own bathroom even. And the water heater and HVAC system is by that bathroom, very hard to describe but incredibly easy to perform maintenance on those components there.
Very much an 'unsellable because it's so kooky' type of place... I'm gonna drag some friends by later this week to look it over, pics to be posted later... I'll probably offer $68-70k, see if the asset-holding company nibbles. And the best part? It's outside of the 'metro' of Kansas City, so it qualifies for USDA loans which are INSANELY good, even compared to the fixed 5% loan w/ 5% down I qualify for in the first place. But it's still less than a 10-minute drive to/from the airport.
Hrm... pilot flop-house for the secondary bedrooms, maybe? *ponderponderponder*11 comments