It seems as if every rental property we own was initially intended to be something else and that could not be more true than it is with property number three. This single family house was actually supposed to be a "flip". However, it was just about the largest home in the neighborhood at the time and Andrew was trying to sell it in the summer of 2008...enough said. So yes it's a rental property now. I have to preface this next statement by saying I am SO thankful for our rentals as well as our primary residence so please don't take what I am about to say out of context... This house is a pain in the butt!
Besides the fact that it was supposed to be sold to profit a quick 50k and it didn't work out, it is the one rental that we have with a pretty hefty mortgage payment, therefore making it fairly difficult to find tenants for it without taking a loss. It is also an older home so repairs seem to come up a little more often.
Anyhow, because this was supposed to be a flip and I know everyone loves a good before and after story, I have posted a few photos for your viewing pleasure. So here she is with 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, eat in kitchen, separate dining room, formal living room, large family room, laundry room, insulated storage shed and a detached brick 2 car garage!
New windows, a little power washing, and some landscaping went a long way on the exterior.
This was the family room before. Loads of potential but at the time just a mess.
Family room after
This was the dining room before. Isn't the wall paper awesome! Removing it was actually pretty expensive and a little frustrating for the team that did it I'm sure.
Dining room after. Refinished floors, paint, and a new fixture did the trick.
Yea.... I don't really know what to say about this one. The picture probably says it all.
This is the almost completed bathroom picture. I don't have a final photo but this is basically how it turned out. We just cleaned the heck out of it, had it sprayed for mold and replaced the sink and fixtures since all of the tile was actually in good shape.
Paint color starting to look familiar? Yes we used the same color through out to cut down on the cost. The house was over 2200 square feet total, needed new windows and the oil heat system was replaced with central AC. You do the math on that...yea, so we needed to cut costs where ever possible. = )
This is the view from the front door looking into the formal living room and dining room in the back. The poster of that guy in the window was awesome and I told Andrew he should leave it up and the house would definetely sell but he wouldn't listen.
And after. So there you have it folks! I hope you enjoyed the show.