First the Union Church Lane property was the most popular.
There is some disturbing news about it though. Kim noticed some shiny buildings to the NE of the place and after another comment about chicken barns I broke out the Google maps and to my horror found a chicken CAFO. I then called the realtor and he said..Yes there was a Chicken farm in that direction, about a mile and 1/2 away. Then I looked at the map again and checked the legend for scale and it is less than 1/2 a mile away. Now the Realtor said it hardly ever smells...hummm I am not an idiot!
The Chicken barns near Union Church Lane.
Riddle Road was the next one and I called the Realtor to ask more questions. It has gone under contract. She said it has been under contract before and the deals have fallen through, where have I heard that line before? She will call me if anything goes wrong with this deal. I know what these people feel like and I hope they succeed in selling this time.
It did have such a nice walk in basement!
The last property was the one on Shady Lane. The big Amish Home.
I have to admire the Realtor. She was really honest and I appreciated that. She had gone out to look at the home for us. You could tell she did want to give us a glowing "come and buy this place" review but instead I could almost hear her grit her teeth and get to the point. Its a big solid house. However it is not finished and has a lot of work to do inside. The upstairs bedrooms have no doors and no framing for doors. The plumbing is not roughed in well and the owner had said it would take little effort to get the bathrooms up and running but she said he is overly optimistic about that.
The hardwood floor in the lower level is not installed well and she said it had gaps in it she caught her heels in. She then asked me if Ralph was a handyman...because if you had the knowledge and wanted a project this house could be grand!
Again Thank you all for your time and I hope this gives you some idea of the way properties turn out and what you can find out to begin with.
Now here is one we think would be perfect for Ralph and I...the address sure fits. So just to make you smile check this one out.