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Old 05/30/08, 08:41 AM
 
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house/barns for sale cheap

don't know if anyone is interested: drove by and stopped to see this place yesterday. empty and been winterized. the house is 3-4 bedrooms, with big bath and separate room with hot tub. siding started one side. 3 decks. lots of new windows. 2 large barns, 2 smaller outbuilds, all good shape. on 1.5 acres, paved road but no traffic. out in rural area of farms. they are asking 23K or BO. has outside hydrants. house and barns full of junk, but usuable junk. even a small car in one barn. furniture, etc. propane wall heater. looks like just needs cleaning and small cosmetic. we'd snap it up but already have 2 places.
taxes (from experience) would be about 200-300 a year.
village 2 miles away, small. other large small town about 6 miles.

offered by Edward Surovell Realtors. 517-263-4100. MLS:2006865
11660 Coman rd., Pittsford, MI
this is in hillsdale county, MI. wright township.
homeschool friendly (no rules), Amish and farmers, no close nieghbors.

its in good shape i'd say with some cleaning and mow grass. will bet alot there can be reused.
clothesline, several garden areas. storm doors also.
looks like there was a wood stove. and partial basement. don't know HX, looks like people up and left.

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Old 05/30/08, 09:13 AM
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Would this house be to old to get a government loan on?

"don't know HX, looks like people up and left. What does the HX mean?

Thanks for posting this. I'll show it to DH.

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Old 05/30/08, 09:40 AM
 
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HX: history

hey, hx means history of home.
i think it would qualify as it in very good shape. it is lender owned. there are many properties here in worse shape that qualify!
i think its a great deal!

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Old 05/30/08, 09:46 AM
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Barnyard: Thanks for the info. Do you happen to live in the area, and if so, would you mind giving a brief rundown of the region? Such as gardening zone, weather, climate, etc. DH is an OTR truck driver for a major company and could transfer to the operating center out of Detroit, so jobs in that area are not high on our lists of needs right now, thankfully. If I'm reading the map correctly, I believe Hillsdale is the county seat right?

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yes! we live about 2-3 miles away. was out looking for friend. there are many ppl here moved from detroit, work in big cities nearby (1-2 hours).
this is a zone 6. soil is very good. weather is 4 seasons, we had bad winter last but not usually this way. we grow whatever we want. hillsdale is county seat. conservative christian community, lots of Amish and other homesteaders.
most are friendly, others when they check you out first..*grin*
very good college here. hillsdale (20 miles) has the whole shopping experience, or adrian, which is 16 miles. there is aldis, Amish groceries, dollar store, pretty much what you could want. you can also buy meat, eggs, milk, vegs very cheap from Amish. they will do any work for you at a very fair price, or barter for rides to town. they are the most friendly! pretty safe hood too. we have a crime watch, but only 2 break ins in 3 years, caught them, they were from toledo.
there is 4-h, medical and hospital, scouts, lots of churches, couple homeschool groups if you want, lost nations is game preserve. hunt, fish, hike. state park 10 miles away..beautiful and peaceful.

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Old 05/30/08, 10:09 AM
 
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phone number in first post. there is pic if you look at realtor site and use MLS#. if i can get out there today i will bring camera. you have to look past the junk people left. we bought a place like this once, cleaned it up and it was beautiful home!
it has trees too! great tree in back for swing and clubhouse.
the nearest village is waldron. they have website:
www.waldronmi.com
we have been out here for over 2 years FT and would not move.

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go to : www.realtor.com
type in waldron,MI or use MLS #
since it is owned by bank, they may do a land contract. they are desperate to sell places here. i will see if i can take pics for you.

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Thanks again Barnyard! I looked at the webpage and it looks like exactly what we're looking for! I do wish they had more pics on the page though, but if you happen to be out that way and wouldn't mind taking some pics I sure would appreciate it! Please don't make a special trip or anything though!

Some of our best friends live in Flint and Detroit and all my family on my father's side live in Flint and Alpena. We've got several other friends in Detroit that we don't see nearly enough, so this would get us closer to them also. And the community sounds perfect!!

If it is owned by the bank, I would assume it is a foreclosure. I don't know how the government would look at financing one of those. We would be first time buyers, so I'm kinda new to all that government stuff lol. I didn't know banks still did land contracts. But that's a whole new part of the country for us....I just know about here. They laugh at you here if you mention that. Figures.

Thanks again for all your help and info!!! I really appreciate it! And who knows....maybe we'll be neighbors???

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PM and i will give email addy for pics, etc

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yes is foreclosure. we got one few years ago through fannie mae loan. had bad credit but went through fine. yes, nieghbors!
DH has doc appt, will swing by and get pics. no trouble.
would love to see someone get that place. besdies the junk, there is alot of usuable furniture, 2 swingsets in barn, very good barns inside (one needs some wood on one side.) there is a big family room on back. separate laundry room, upstairs is lage room, then 2 small rooms with build in bunk in one, built in study in other. wainscoating (sp) on walls, paneling, all appliances. propane tank outside. decent gravel drive. you'd be amazed what cleaning and paint can reveal!

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Just looked at the listing and they were asking 19,900 or offer.
Not a bad lookin' country place.
BTW - in one of the pics, what's that white stuff all over everything....??

Retro in MS

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Just heard back from the realtor (forgive spelling...tried 3 x lol) and it's now offered at 19,900 as the above poster mentioned, but it is for CASH only he said.

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Just heard back from the realtor (forgive spelling...tried 3 x lol) and it's now offered at 19,900 as the above poster mentioned, but it is for CASH only he said.
Ah, those are sweet words.

That means they are INCREDIBLY negotiable.

My house started over 20K CASH, I got it for just a little under 7K cash (including all the closing).

So don't be afraid to low ball an offer. Not everyone has cash sitting around and it means that there is a good chance it will sit on the market for a while.
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I didn't realize that seedspreader. I was asking the realtor about financing options for first time buyers, and he came back with cash only. I was really disappointed because we don't have any cash. He said the property started at $60K+- when it was on the market and they've repeatedly lowered the price to the 19,900 for cash. Since I'm new to this game, I have no idea if that's good or not.

Congrat's on getting yours so cheap! If I had the cash laying around I'd grab this up. I'm still waiting to hear back from him about Sallie Mae financing...I may make a go of it yet. Thanks again!

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Just looked at the listing and they were asking 19,900 or offer.
Not a bad lookin' country place.
BTW - in one of the pics, what's that white stuff all over everything....??

Retro in MS
Retro: I think that stuff is called SNOW Being from W TN, I had to look close lol.
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pray much. God will find you a place, one way or another!
we bought a place, listing was 35K. we offered 12K. they took it in 30 minutes.

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our experience with fannie mae: place was a real shambles. it took about a month to get to closing. we had no credit, but had been able to pay off a few loans at the time, so that helped. if you have a bank nearby, you could call them and ask them directly. you couls also (i believe) write an offer on the place contingent on securing financing. i think it might hold it awhile?
thing is, and please no one in the city get offended..but there are city people who come out to look at a rural property and realize they don't like isolation. it isn't for everyone. so while many may look at the place, does not mean they will buy. thats how we got the place we have now.

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Thanks again Barnyard. Could you tell me the cost of utilities for that part of the country? I see it's got a propane tank, but we'd put in a wood stove. I didn't see a well house, but I could have missed it. City water if you know? What is the price of electricity up there?

I'll keep the info from your other post in mind. I'll call our bank on Monday and see if I can get info about Sallie Mae from them. I'm not having much luck with Google as far as requirements. And prayer is a must, I agree. We've been praying for years for something like this property, but that doesn't mean this is the property we're supposed to have. But it sure would be nice!

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Oh....I wish I was wanting to move to MI.....is it very very cold /snowy there?

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Oh....I wish I was wanting to move to MI.....is it very very cold /snowy there?
Doggone it, you're going to go and move before we get settled in!
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