If you are a buyer that is looking for a Quaint vintage home, then this home would be an ideal home for you and your growing family. It was previously listed in the historical records of the City of Tacoma for its vintage Craftsman style of Architecture. Built in 1937, today it still stands strong and holds its charm and beauty as when it was first built. It would make a lovely home for the family that enjoys in town city living. It is ready to welcome new owners that would care and maintain it as the current owners have, so it can be last another generation in the City of Tacoma, state of Washington which lies in the Greater North West region of USA.
This property is For Sale by Owner and it is in the city and conveniently close to all the amenities in the neighborhood. It would make a great rental as this property is a walking distance to all amenities like markets, banks, restaurants and transportation with bus stops on either side of the block. Fred Meyer, Autozone, Rite Aid, MacDonald's, Bank of America and Chase Bank are within walking distance from this property. It is also easily accessible to the Interstate 5 Freeway via a couple of different routes. It is a convenient one bus ride down to downtown Tacoma and the University of Washington and also walking distance to the Stewart Middle School.
The seller has made many upgrades to this two storey home. It has a brand new thirty roof installed in 2010. Upgraded electrical and plumbing. New tile flooring for porch, and new tile flooring for kitchen. Bathroom upgraded with tile flooring. Kitchen cabinetry upgraded as well as new laminate tile flooring. All appliances will be included with the sale of the property namely, the refrigerator, electric range stove plus the washer and dryer. The front porch area has also new tile flooring. New coat of paint for all living areas like the kitchen, bathroom, breezeway, porch and upstairs landing area and all bedrooms. The exterior windows have been upgraded with security bars and new windows.
The unfinished basement is spacious with about 935 square feet of space and a 7 foot ceiling. The partially upgraded basement comes with shelving for extra storage and an additional storage room. The basement also houses the laundry area for a washer and dryer. In addition there is also a patio room which makes a great additional storage area with about an additional 436 square feet of space or even upgraded to become an office as it does have a separate entrance of its own coming in from the parking lot. It has a 9 foot ceiling and has nice laminate flooring in its interior. It can also be made into an extra living studio as its own separate entrance affords the occupant convenience to come and go.The only upgrade needed is adding on a small bathroom to that area.So it can be rented to a tenant while the family lives in the main house.Total square footage for this house is 3668 square feet of space. The main living area is 2733 square feet which does not include the basement square footage. It has 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Two bedrooms are upstairs and two are downstairs. The main living room has a large wood burning fireplace for those cold winter nights. All windows come with double pane storm windows and the exterior has new security window metal grilles. All rooms upstairs have been newly painted. Also upgraded is the breezeway with an enclosed walkway leading to the back gate that leads to the open asphalt parking lot. The enclosed breezeway is next to the kitchen door which also has its own security gate. The asphalt parking lot can house 4 midsize cars or 2 small cars and one RV.
This house sits on a 6250 square foot lot and the front width is 50 feet wide. It is not in a flood zone as it sits on a slope with good drainage. It has a nice front lawn with curb appeal facing Pacific Avenue. The home is old but built strong with a new 30 year roof so there are no leaks in the house. There is also a living room, a formal dining room, a tiled front porch sitting area and a metal security gate outside the front door of the house. There is a good flow to the house and will make a nice rental or home for a family to live in for a lot more years. The home has been very well maintained by the current owners and is move in ready for the new buyer with no fixes necessary.
Quick footnote, the city of Tacoma is only about half an hour drive via the freeway to the City of Seattle and the surrounding cities. There are fortune 500 companies in the greater Pacific Northwest with their headquarters here namely Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing and Starbucks to name a few. For the City of Tacoma, Richard Branson of Virgin Airlines, a British national has even set up an aerospace office location here in affiliation to his space travels arm of his business. As can be seen, the growth potential for the City of Tacoma is definitely the next city in the Pacific Northwest to have a surge in population. With this thought in mind, a potential buyer would have good opportunities with owning a reasonably priced home in Tacoma and relocating to the beautiful Pacific Northwest region of USA. There are tremendous resources here namely an abundance of water and a ton of outdoor activities that any growing family would enjoy. With all those perks in mind, we resume to focus on the basics of this FSBO home sitting right in the heart of the City of Tacoma!
Basically the home is priced to sell but the seller is willing to look at a reasonable offer from a RWA buyer and this ideal buyer would be a strictly all cash buyer. Average rental for this home is $1500 a month and up to $1800 on the higher end. The property is easily rentable due to the location of it in the city.The house is a For Sale by Owner and the Potential investor/ Buyer will buy the property in its "AS-IS" condition as the current owner will do no further upgrades or fixes.The serious buyer must be able to show a signed and notarized proof of funds from his bank to the seller before an appointment can be arranged for a showing of the property.Buyer to contact owner via text only at 253-241-6558 for faster response. Or email for a slower response to email@example.com. Seller will not deal with real estate agents as the owner has no interest to list the property.This property is not ideal for a flipper as it is priced to sell at current market value. Please do not contact seller if you are a flipper. Also please do not contact seller if you are a real estate agent looking for a listing.
Lastly if you are an investor or serious buyer and can pay cash and show seller a proof of funds as requested, please feel free to text only to the seller at 253-241-6558. No calls please as they will be ignored. Thank You. If you email us, expect a slower response. This is not a smoke free home so if you are a non smoker, please do not contact seller and if you are real picky, please do not contact seller. If you are serious and want to purchase the home, please be ready to place a deposit in the form of a personal check with the seller which will be made out to the escrow and title company of sellerís choice before the opening escrow appointment. The amount of deposit will not exceed USD $10,000.00 which will be applied to your purchase price at open of escrow.
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Note: This home does share a joint easement with their neighbor, a commercial property, so the seller has erected a temporary fence between the properties with a yellow line delineation. Please know that this fencing can be easily removed if the buyer chooses within an hour if necessary. This gives the buyer an option to set up permanent fencing or leave it unfenced. The shared city easement is after the yellow line and lies within the neighbor's property.
Description of house details:
Lot: 6,250 sqft
Single Family Built in 1937
* Cable Ready
* Double Pane/Storm Windows
* Flooring: Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile
* Dining room
* Family room
* Laundry room
* Exterior material: Cement concrete, Shingle, Wood products
* Roof type: Shake Shingle
* Stories: 2
* Structure type: Craftsman
* Floor size: 2,733 sq.ft (living area not include basement)
* Heating: Electric, Gas
* Last remodel year: 2010
* Laundry: In Unit
* Lot width: 50 ft