Here’s a little video recap we did of our rehab at 107 Granger St in Springfield.
We’ve finished up our rehab of 107 Granger St in Springfield and the house is officially for sale.
This one came out real nice. This is the first house we went with a little darker cherry cabinet to go along with our black granite and full stainless steel appliance package. It came out great and will probably be our new standard going forward.
The rehab of this property was pretty straightforward. We expanded and converted the breezeway into living space, finished the basement, added a third bedroom, installed a new furnace and water heater, installed new plumbing, installed a new roof, gutted and redid the kitchen and bathrooms, knocked out a bunch of walls, and generally made the house look awesome!!!!
Now have a look at the finished product:
I think the house looks real sweet. Now all we need is a new family to make it their home.
Lots happening this week.
We finally sold our 8 Bosworth St rehab. This was suppose to close back on June 17th but we hit a couple delays with the buyers financing. We are also buying two new rehabs that I’ll write about in future posts.
Our 107 Granger St project is moving right along. We’ve got all the sheetrock up, everything is painted, the kitchen cabinets are in, and the plumber and electrician are starting their finish work.
Above is a look at the outside with the new siding and new roof.
Here is a view of the kitchen looking in from the living room. We removed the wall that enclosed the stairs going down into the basement and we also removed the wall between the kitchen and living room.
Here is the view from the kitchen looking into the converted breezeway. We removed the exterior wall that separated the two rooms.
This is a look at the addition that we built off the back of the breezeway. By adding this extra space we were able to move the eat-in area out of the kitchen, which gave us room for more cabinets and appliances.
This is the view standing in the breezeway looking back into the kitchen and living room. By removing all those walls it really makes the floorplan much more open and functional.
Looking at the kitchen from the breezeway. We are now going to be able to run cabinets along most of this wall and fit our fridge.
Looking into the living room from the kitchen.
Here is the bathroom, which we expanded out a little to fit a larger vanity as well as a linen closet.
So there’s a look at some things you can do to open up a floorplan and make a small, boxy house alot more open and functional. It definitely is some extra work, but that’s what it takes to sell houses in this market!
Heres a quick video we did of our Granger St property during demo. You can see all the before pictures of the house HERE.
This property is moving right along. We have the new addition/breezeway conversion built, all the mechanicals are roughed in, the sheetrock is up and the walls have been painted.
We picked up a nice little ranch on Granger St in Springfield a few weeks back. It’s a small two bedroom home with a real tight and boxy floorplan that we are going to open right up. We are also going to add more living space by doing a small addition and converting the breezeway into a dining room, similiar to what we did at 143 Lloyd Ave.
This deal came about as a lead from our website, www.HampdenHomebuyers.com. The seller had met with a realtor that told him the house was worth $135,000 if it was fixed up, but in the realtors estimation the house needed $17,000 in work, so the seller should look to sell the property for $110,000. Well, Mr.Seller was motivated and he did not want to wait around to sell the house, so he got in touch with us and said he wanted $110,000 for the house but he was willing to be flexible. He told me what work was needed and I politely explained to him the realtor was dreaming thinking the house only needed $17,000 in work, but we’d come out to have a look at it.
We met the seller on a Friday; it was the day after our news story aired on CBS 3, and as luck would have it Mr. Seller saw us on TV the night before… instant credibility. It turns out his wife grew up in one of the historic homes located about 5 houses down from our Bowdoin St project and they really took an interest in the story. After touring his house and signing a few autographs for him and his wife (we are TV stars :)), we got into negotiations and agreed on a purchase price of $65,000.
We’ll be doing a new roof, some new siding, a new furnace, new plumbing, new water heater, new kitchen, new bathroom, finishing the basement, opening up the floorplan, and a breezeway conversion with a small bumpout addition.
Here are some pictures of the house:
So after seeing our news story, and realizing that we “buy homes on the cheap”, the seller was willing to come way down off his asking price. He actually said that seeing the story made him understand our business alot better and he realized that his asking price of $110,000 was unrealistic.