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.
Wow !! I’m impressed !! This house sounds better than my house, and my house is 25 years younger !! Congratulations on finding what sounds like a very nice house.
Hate to see you leave San Diego but, looks like a great house for a price I can’t even imagine.
who posted that? wasn’t me.
oh it must have been YOUNG steve, not me,OLD steve
The house and the town look perfect to me. That’s exactly the kind of place I would want to retire. Steve, I am so happy you found a place to call home.