416 Pleasant St [Boulder Notable]

 416 Pleasant St 
We took our clients to see this historic home while it was on the market. Built in 1902, it featured three-bedrooms, two baths and plenty of charm. Unfortunately, the home also showed many signs of deferred TLC. The survey markings around the property also raised more questions than they answered. Provided the budget, this home would be a one of a kind gem in a fantastic neighborhood. It was just too much for our clients to take on and they passed.

Deal notes: The home was listed in July at $1.075M and quickly went under contract. The first deal failed, likely due to survey or inspection issues, and it was re-listed a couple of weeks later. This time around, it took about two weeks to go under contract. It eventually closed for a whopping 20.9% below list.  

Take home lesson: Sellers take a big risk if they list their home with visible and obvious problems. Boundary issues can also take a big bite out of property's value. To maximize sale price, address problems proactively and don't wait for a buyer to discover them. If you're a buyer, this deal is an example of a diamond in the rough and being willing to engage in a tough negotiation. Even with the work needed, an acquisition price of $850K looks like a steal. 

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Note: The Realtors at House Einstein did not represent the buyers or sellers of this property. Our discussion of notable sales is designed to help educate you on market conditions and make a smarter real estate decision. 

Osman Parvez  is the Founder and Employing Broker of House Einstein. Originally from the Finger Lakes region of New York, he lives in Boulder with his wife and their Labrador Retriever. He has been a Realtor since 2005.

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