Brother Stephen has located a property in Clinton, South Carolina. He likes it at 27,500.
In an email, he writes:
I had contacted Tony Bailey weeks ago when I was looking for a buyer’s agent, so I went by Palmetto Heritage Reality in Laurens today, and we made a short list o f houses to look at. Tony sold Cindy her house, and knew her sisters. In fact all the people in the office knew more about my relatives than I do. I told the older guy my name, and he said Oh, you here for the reunion? Anyway, there is this house at 203 Bailey St in downtown
Clinton…an older house, it’s a nice neighborhood of older well kept homes, with big oaks all over the place…it’s vacant, not bank owned, had a new roof, new vinyl siding, central heat and air, done 8 years ago. Had termite treatment two years ago. Has a nice fenced back yard, with oak trees, and one big oak out front. There are sidewalks, you can walk to shopping. There is a church across the street. It’s a couple of blocks from the police station. There is a free county medical clinic down the block. It’s near the old mill. The water heater is new. The bathroom is new. The kitchen counter tops are new. There is a laundry porch with hook-ups. Nine foot ceilings, ceiling fans. Two bedrooms and a parlor.Needs new carpet and interior paint. Might be hardwoods under the carpet, probably is, since the place is over 50 years old. The listings says there’s a fridge, but there isn’t. There is a shed out back. It has new vinyl storm windows. Public water and a new sewer line. City electric.0.2 acres, an old city lot. Tony is going to have their guy go crawl under the house and do a verbal prelem on old termite damage and repair or lack
of repair, and go ahead with a regular inspection if I go ahead and make an offer tomarrow. The owner is asking $27,900. It’s pretty much what I’ve been picturing since I started this thing, in a zip code I have researched. Anybody who wants can go see it Thursday, Friday, or from the reunion? There, you all know as much about it as I do. I like it, and think I’m going to buy it, I’ve got enough cash easy.