Sunday, June 13, 2010

HUDs 6-11-2010: The Greelety Executive Edition

Hey everybody!  We've been slammed the last couple of weeks, so enough chit chat - let's get right to it.

NEW HUDS FOR 6-11-2010
click for pics the properties!

8417 W 18th St Dr, Greeley: $140,000. 3 bed, 2 bath, 1252 sq ft over 1252 unf., 2 car attached, 2004, $100 down with $330 repair escrow for deck stain and mold remediation.  This is a Mountain Shadows ranch with an impossibly clean, unfinished walk-out basement.  The kitchen is pretty bare and the finishes aren't incredibly high-end (typical Journey home) but it smokes everything else in the area at this price. The competing listings will all be fixer-uppers, short sales, or both.  Check it out if you've been looking in West Greeley.  Owner-occ bids due 6-20-2010!  PICS START RIGHT HEREClick here for more info, pics or a showing.

Relist: 2321 Bluebells Dr, Evans: $108,000. 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1320 sq ft w/ unfinished basement, 2 car attached, 2003. Uninsured, eligible for 203k financing.  It's back!  Concerning the house, there's no kitchen.  In fact, the counters appear to have been forcefully torn from the walls as if they were scared of the previous tenants and fled in the night.  "Hey Joe, I believe I saw your kitchen cabinets running down the street last night."  "Yeah, I  kept telling my wife to clean the kitchen but she didn't, and I seen how dirty it was and I can't blame them.  Did you see where they went?"  The rest of the main level is tiled and has a half bath, the upper level holds the 3 bedrooms (with master bath) and the basement is unfinished.  My remarks largely concern the writing on the walls of one of the bedrooms.  So is the house a deal at $108,000?  Well it depends on your faith in the Prairie View subdivision.  We've had a few HUDs in here over the last few years and I've heard grumblings about the construction being hit or miss.  Which makes sense if the cabinets are able to detach themselves and run away in the night.  I blame Edward.    Owner occ bids due 6-15-2010!  Investors on the 16th.  Pics START RIGHT HEREClick here for more info, pics or a showing.

2506 W 26th St Rd, Greeley: $90,000. 4 bed, 2.75 bath, 1185 over full mostly finished bsmt, 1974, 2 car attached, $100 down with $3850 repair escrow for mold, furnace, shingles, paint and drywall.  This is a smelly, ugly ranch a few blocks north of 34, and the basement appears to have been set up (not very well) as a 2nd unit.  It will need a bunch of TLC.  I'm going to be nice to this one and just leave it at that.  Owner-occ bids due 6-20-2010! PICS START RIGHT HEREClick here for more info, pics or a showing.

Relist: 324 E 28th St Rd, Greeley: $100,000. 3 bed, 3 bath, 1213 sq ft over full mostly unfinished, 2 car attached, 2005, $100 down fully FHA insured.  I'm tired of writing about Riverview Farm HUDs so just watch the video.  Seriously.  I do like the stand-alone bathroom in the basement though.   Bids due 6-15-2010!  Pics of the property START RIGHT HERE. Click here for more info, pics or a showing.

2610 Montego Bay, Evans: $105,000. 2 bed, 2 bath, 1048 sq ft over full unfinished, 2 car attached, 1999, $100 down with $825 repair escrow for plumbing repair and door jamb replacement between house and garage.  Do you hate houses with too many bedrooms?  Want a big unfinished basement you can make your own?  Desire a fenced yard?  Do you want a neighbor with a purple Pinto?  If you answered YES to one or more of these questions, check out this place. Owner-occ bids due 6-20-2010!  PICS START RIGHT HEREClick here for more info, pics or a showing.

2925 Anchor Drive, Evans: $134,000. 3 bed, 2 bath, 1299 sq ft over full framed basement, 3 car garage, 2002, $100 down fully FHA insured.  I'm a bit surprised this place is actually fully insured (meaning no repair escrow) because more than half of the kitchen is gone.  Perhaps it's the half you don't need...?  You know, like the cabinets that just hold three year old Ramen and Grape Nuts? The rest of the house is typical, less-than-10-years-old HUD stuff, complete with a decent yard, a small deck, nice master bath and of course ugly sponged paint everywhere.  The basement is the surprise: It's fully framed, and one of the rooms is drywalled and wired.  It appears as if it could have another 3 bedrooms, a family room and a full bath down there.  The three car garage on this one is the cherry on top.  If you're looking in Evans I'd check this one out.  Owner occ bids due 6-15-2010!  Pics of the property START RIGHT HERE. Click here for more info, pics or a showing.  By the way, 20 bonus points for whoever can tell me what the hell these things under the railing are: *shudder*
UPDATE: Thanks to loyal reader Kelly K for informing me these are praying mantis egg cases. *shudder!*

3714 Mountain View Dr, Evans: $97,000. 3 bed, 1 bath, 1111 sq ft, 2 car attached, 2000, $100 down with $715 repair escrow for plumbing repair and exterior paint touch-up.  There's something about this lil' ranch that seems backward.  The living room, dining room and kitchen are basically all one large room, and the sliding patio doors lead to, well, nothing.  The majority of the yard sits behind the garage, and can only be accessed via the garage.  The master bedroom is fairly large and it does have something resembling a walk-in closet. Owner-occ bids due 6-20-2010!  PICS START RIGHT HEREClick here for more info, pics or a showing.

3826 24th Avenue, Greeley: $108,000. 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1326 over 600+ unf.bsmt, 2 car, 2002, $100 down with $550 repair escrow for plumbing repair.  First of all, this is a townhouse/half duplex and has a $65/month HOA.  Secondly, the attached property is in incredible condition, and the neighbor has been maintaining this property's half of the yard as well, so it looks much nicer than your average HUD home.  This is a Bailey Homes 2-story with a fenced back yard, and it is well worn on the inside but not terribly beat up.  If you don't mind sharing a wall, give it a shot. Owner-occ bids due 6-20-2010!  PICS START RIGHT HEREClick here for more info, pics or a showing.

3010 11th Ave, Evans: $35,000. 3 bed, 1 bath, 1141 sq ft, 1950, $100 down fully insured.  Here's the big surprise of the week.  I love this house.  Not only does it have more charm than most, if not all, the rest of this week's stuff, it's also in better shape than many of them.  Not to say it's in move-in condition, it is after all $35k.  But it has hardwood floors, big bedrooms and a fairly intact kitchen.  Unlike many of the neighboring houses, the previous owners had the foresight to line trees along 11th Ave, somewhat shielding them from noise and, uh, eye pollution.  There's no garage to this joint, but between the driveway and the front yard a guy could park all manner of running and non-running vehicles.  This place rules. Owner-occ bids due 6-20-2010! PICS START RIGHT HEREClick here for more info, pics or a showing.





854 E 20th St Dr: $100,000.  4 bed, 2.5 bath, 1119 over full finished bsmt, 2 car attached, 2002, $100 down fully insured.  This ties 3010 11th Ave for being the pleasant surprise of the week.  The friendly neighbor asked me what it was listed for, and was apparently watching it when it was a prior short sale.  It is immaculate inside, with all kitchen appliances in place, carpets freshly cleaned, walls without holes, etc.  The 2 car garage has a bench and some extra cabinets, and the back deck is big enough for a grill and some chairs and the back yard is landscaped and fenced.  The basement, however, is what really got me.  The large family room has a wet bar in one corner, and across the hall is an honest-to-goodness theater room.  It doesn't have the speakers or equipment of course, but it is pre-wired throughout, with inputs and outputs everywhere.  If you are looking for the best deal in East Greeley for a move-in condition home, don't miss this one.  Owner-occ bids due 6-20-2010!  PICS START RIGHT HEREClick here for more info, pics or a showing.

1205 11th Ave, Greeley: $120,000. 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1806 sq ft, 1892, $100 down with $1100 repair escrow for plumbing, leaky door and thermostats.  This Pottery Barn-catalog inspired 2 story has the look of a house perhaps even beyond this price.  There's a few unfinished pieces scattered throughout, but it shows nicely. You know there's going to be drawbacks, and there are a few: 11th Ave, for starters, is busy busy busy, and this house is surrounded by commercial buildings.  This place is NOT set up as a commercial property (it's zoned M for mixed use), so I question why the previous owners would have spent so much dough making it such a pimped-out home in such a strange - but not bad - area.  There's an unfinished detached garage that appears to be less than a year old, and not much of a yard in terms of landscaping.  If you don't mind a bit of traffic but want a fancy looking joint, check this one out. Owner-occ bids due 6-20-2010! PICS START RIGHT HEREClick here for more info, pics or a showing.

2650 23rd Ave, Greeley: $60,000. 3 bed, 1 bath, 1086 sq ft, 1 car attached, 1963, $100 down with $1210 repair escrow for all kinds of stuff. This 'cozy' blue ranch has the unfortunate distinction of being almost precisely on the corner of 23rd Ave and 27th Street.  I like it for the money, if not the location. Owner-occ bids due 6-20-2010!  Click here for more info, pics or a showing.




If you're wondering when the videos will be back, don't worry: as soon as I can upload them they will be added to the blog.  I do have them, so gimme a call if you are just dying to see one.

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