Grand Rapids, Michigan Is #1

June 10th, 2012 · 8 Comments

Zillow recently named Grand Rapids, Michigan as the #1 best city to buy homes in 2012.  Article here.

Here’s a lovely Grand Rapids basement.  Perfect! [click to enlarge photo]

ugly dirty wet water spill pool basement Grand Rapids fixer-upper home house for sale

Tags: Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper · Water Damage · Other US Cities · Basement

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Picky // Jun 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    OoooKaaay. Immediately knock $30,000 off the offer. Got to replace the water heater and the heater. Also, cast iron to copper is a no-no. So is cast iron to PVC! So major plumbing and heating problems and this is only 1 room!! By the way, that is mold on the wall.

  • 2 Grendels Lair // Jun 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Don’t forget the new timber with the pole jacks holding up the floor. That’s a nice touch too.

  • 3 Murphy // Jun 10, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Yes, Grand Rapids is a very nice city.
    These owners are being very up-front about the condition of the house and would probably be willing to work with you on the $$.

  • 4 mac // Jun 10, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Why would we want to “enlarge” this??

  • 5 Melissa // Jun 11, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I’ll bet anything that tub was used for cutting up bodies.

  • 6 Murphy // Jun 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    This is a typical “Michigan basement” in a very old house. They were built like a fortress.
    All of these problems are fixable if . . . .

  • 7 SAM // Jun 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    So the roof leaked so bad, the ground floor collapsed into the basement swimming pool, thus for the need of the floor/ceiling jacks.

    Is that the waterline depth mark by the hot water heater

  • 8 Rachael // Sep 19, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Is this really a house?

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