Why Hidden Wood Floors Could Make the Difference in This Home

July 12, 2017
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I always like when I see well maintained wood floors in a home, and this home has some really well taken care of oak floors. All 3 bedrooms upstairs have them. The main living area has them. I only wish that they continued throughout the kitchen and dining area. I actually took a peak under the linoleum flooring in the kitchen and dining area (via a heat vent that could be removed) and I am nearly positive that there oak wood floors throughout the main level! What a difference something this simple would make in the feel of this home bringing its potential to our current decades tastes. 

I do have to admit, there still is plenty of work to be done on this property. I would remove the entry way, kitchen, and dining room linoleum as a start. I personally think the kitchen could use an entire overhaul, including rearranging the appliances, etc to give a better flow. This type of remodel would probably cost around $20-$40K, but would be well worth it. 
The upstairs bedrooms are of good size and condition and don’t really need much more than paint. The upstairs bath could use a bit of updating, although it wouldn’t be absolutely necessary right away. The 2 downstairs areas continue to baffle me as they don’t really connect or flow to the rest of the house, especially the lowest level. These areas would also need some updating over time, but once again, I don’t think it would be immediately necessary. 
I think with a kitchen remodel and refinished floors in the main area, this property would probably be of good value at $350,000 in the current market, but I would anticipate that it either:
 A) receives a price adjustment in the near future to get a little more showing activity  
 B) goes under contract and eventually sells $15-$20K below its current listed value to allow room for renovations in the buyers budget. 

This property is Listed by RE/MAX Alliance – Christine Volz