Put in the Work, Reap the Rewards in this Central NY Home, $100K

  |  February 5, 2021
1830s colonial

Can you imagine how cute this 1830s Colonial home could be with just a bit of elbow grease and creativity? We sure can…

…and, the good news is, you can move right in, according to the listing, while you make your improvements. So, what exactly does $100K get you in the Otsego County hamlet of Morris, NY? For starters, you get over 2,000 square feet of antique charms, like original plank flooring throughout and big windows. The fireplace mantel still stands, even if the fireplace is no more, so perhaps a wood stove could do the trick here…

1830s colonial

…and some new wall paper, fresh paint, and some polish on the original hardware will make the home’s living room and formal dining room sing.

1830s colonial

The kitchen looks functional if in need of updating. But, whatever you do, do NOT get rid of the copious built-ins in nearly every room of the house, including the three bedrooms…

1830s colonial

…which are up the soon-to-be-de-carpeted staircase on the second floor.

1830s colonial

The property is over a half-acre in size and includes a barn/carriage house. While the listings photos don’t show the barn’s interior, best to assume it needs The Works if you plan to turn it into a usable space.

Now that we know what $100K gets you in Morris, NY, what’s the catch? The house sits in a FEMA-designated flood plain, so you’ll need to have flood insurance if you decide to buy it. Cue the sad trombone. Still, this house could be a good deal for someone willing to take the risk.

Got some ideas for this cute 1830s Colonial house? Find out more about 75 Broad Street, Morris, NY from Benson Agency Real Estate

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