Catskill Mountain “Book Village” Fixer-Upper for $38,900

The village of Hobart in Delaware County offers books galore, as well as this 1860s fixer-upper duplex.

Not to put too fine a point on it, bu this duplex needs word. It’s a little hard to expect more than that from a property listed for under $40K. Regardless, it’s likely got solid bones underneath all that pealing paint and…mold? Is that mold?

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Parts of the 2,592-square-foot interior don’t look half-bad. The entryway and staircase look decent…

…but the rooms show wear and tear. The two-family residence is divided up into units on the first and second floors, a layout you could keep or alter into a single-family residence. You’re already doing the work, right?

Includes wood floors, high ceilings, and original wood trim and details. Additionally, there are five bedrooms total – 2 beds/1.5 baths on the first floor, and 3 beds/1 bath on the second floor.

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The house sits on a quarter-acre lot in the center of Hobart, AKA Book Village thanks to its eclectic variety of book shops. More about that here.

Do you think you could spruce up this fixer-upper duplex? Find out more about 56 Railroad Avenue, Hobart from Country Squire Realty

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