Fixer-Upper Grand Victorian East of Albany, $65K

In spite of water damage, this Rensselaer County Victorian is awash in original 1850s beauty…

Everyone in the Hudson Valley and Catskills knows that if you want to hunt for bargain homes, you have to head north or west. In this case, we headed north but we stayed on the east side of the Hudson River, and found ourselves in Averill Park about 20 minutes from Albany. Imagine our delight when we also found this four-bedroom antique Victorian going for an absolute song, fairly dripping with curb appeal.

The house is located on a .16-acre plot in a sweet neighborhood full of other gorgeous vintage homes, right in the heart of a quiet, upstate New York hamlet. Walk to the local general store, post office, and eatery/tavern from here.

You’ll note that the house needs work. Most noticeable is the water damage throughout many walls of the house. No indication from the Zillow.com listing (it’s for sale by owner) how it happened, so we’re guessing…burst pipes? Oh, by the way, those will need to be fixed, and the roof needs to be replaced. Regardless, lots of the 4,068-square-foot interior possess original details like hardwood floors, woodwork and trim, fixtures, and staircase. The water works, though, according to the listing.

Here’s the catch: The seller wants CASH ONLY. No mortgages, no real estate agents, no funny business. If you like this house, gather the change from your couch and car seats and reach out directly to the seller.

Rensselaer County Victorian

Looking to work your magic on this Rensselaer County Victorian? Find out more about 1622 Burden Lake Road, Averill Park, including the seller’s contact info, here

About Kandy Harris

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