Do the Boston area’s exorbitant prices have you feeling a wee bit discouraged?
Is your work situation flexible enough to allow you work virtually and/or to move to a place
"somewhere further out"? A place where houses are bigger, prices are lower, and
life is better? If so, read on!
This post is the first in what will hopefully become a series of snapshots of
such opportunities. While the properties are real and their owners would love to
show you around, our primary goal is to suggest entire categories of opportunities
that exist within two hours of Boston.
In case you’re wondering, The Real Estate Cafe has no financial interest in the
properties we’ll be featuring in this series, or in their sale. We obtain
permission to feature each property from the owner or their agent, but nothing
more. What’s in it for us? Probably nothing, except the opportunity to share our
love of older buildings with our readers.
134 Westminster Street, Springfield
A Lovingly Restored Victorian – Asking Price: $220K
We discovered this property while exploring open houses in Springfield. It’s
located in the McKnight Historic District and has 3300 square feet of living
space situated on a 1/5 acre lot.
General information on Springfield, and our take on Springfield’s potential can
be found here.
The house has been lovingly restored by her current owners. Vinyl siding
removed, exterior paint scraped down to bare wood, and new paint applied. Colors
are historically accurate.
All of the floors on the first floor, and most of those on the second have been
sanded and refinished. Most of the original hardware – doorknobs, hinges, etc. –
has been restored.
Front porches have been extensively restored – with replacement posts and
spindles for the second floor porch recreated to match those on the first floor
Here are some picts of the neighborhood…
For more information on this property, contact Anthony Giarratano. He is both an
owner of the house and listing agent with Sears Real Estate in Springfield.