Holtz Realty currently has listed two very aggressively value priced homes that I believe are the best buys in their price ranges.
The first one is located at 945 N. Delaware Ave. here in Mason City. It is a quality built home offering gorgeous oak woodwork, grand foyer with open staircase, updated kitchen and bath, the basement has a rec room and a combination laundry and ¾ bath. There is a walk-up attic that affords enough head room to create a 3rd floor “man cave.” To top it all off, there is a nearly new oversized 2 car garage that is insulated and electric door openers. The alley is paved so you don’t have to deal with a dusty gravel alley. The original asking price was $92,500 but now has been radically reduced to $59,500 subject-to lender short sale approval. If you are willing to wait for bank approval on an accepted offer, then you will have purchased a home that will have exceeded all your expectations of a home priced under $60,000 By the way, there are five employees of the City of Mason City who all live within one block of this home.
The second home is located at 233 – 10th St. NW here in Mason City. It as well is a quality built home that has been owned by the same family since 1959. When viewing the property, you will see the extra care that has been taken over the years in maintaining and improving this home. The residence offers a non-functioning original brick fireplace in the living room, gorgeous oak woodwork, nearly every window is a thermal tilt-in replacement, ¾ bath in the basement, updated circuit breaker wiring, nearly new high efficiency furnace with central air, oak kitchen, and the absolutely most charming breakfast room that is filled with memories of a time when the whole family sat down for their daily breakfast gatherings. There is a single garage with an attached storage room for all the yard equipment and a fenced patio off the side door. There is a pull down ladder staircase in the hallway upstairs that leads to a floored attic for additional storage. Yet another bonus, the carpets in the bedrooms upstairs are going to be removed to expose gorgeous oak plank floors. I peeked, and they are stunning! This home is priced for a quick sale at $65,500
Click on the links below and call me if you would like to view either one or both of these homes.
By the way, the picture in this article is a photo I snapped last night above Mason City, Iowa.