Love It or List It…..The Century Old Farmhouse

This is trouble!  We’re still in the Durham area but this time we find Hillary and David helping a couple who inherited a farmhouse on 4 acres of land.  The house has sentimental value for him but she’s expecting and can’t wrap her mind around the amount of work this property needs to be brought back into the 21st century.  The house has potential but it hasn’t seen any renovations in decades which spells disaster for Hillary’s budget.lili

As expected, the house needs all of the mechanicals as well as structural upgrades and half the budget went for these items alone.  While Hillary had some great vision about how the home should be done, she never had the funds to get past the functional updates the home needed.  After rebuilding the subfloor, the plumbing and the electrical system, Hillary only had enough left in the budget for the kitchen and living area which insured the rest of the dated home wasn’t touched.

With a substantial $400k home purchase budget, it was David for the easy win…

Hillary 2, David 1

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