last week, i came across this house for sale in the city. the property itself needs some work, but it was the description that gave me pause.
"Charming spacious Edwardian two-level 3br + sunroom, 1-1/4 bath home in Central Richmond awaits new owner after 40+ years of ownership. Owner moved to retirement home. All of the rooms are generous in size. Bedrooms and main bath on upper level. Refinished hardwood floors throughout the house. Softwood on stairs. Living room and formal dining rooms have built-in cabinets. Eat-in kitchen plus pantry area. Newly painted interior and exterior. Original kitchen and baths. New garage door opener. Deep garden for potential great landscaping. Staged to show its full potential. As-is purchase. Offer deadline on July 6 @ 12 noon."
things might not work: a pipe could burst, the foundation might slide, but hey, don't fret. you'll be able to get into the garage.