227 N.W. 7th Ave
2 Bed Rooms, 1 Bath Room, 650 Square Feet | $425
You have great biking access to the center of Gainesville without spending a fortune. The walls are as is so if you want to paint them go ahead if you don’t no problem. The house has a gas oven and heater which are both relatively new and very functional. The House has a new front porch, paint job, and tin roof. The front porch is awesome for soaking up the neighborhood and the back porch is fantastic when you want to enjoy the solitude of a rather large fenced in yard.
I would like to think that we take care of our houses and we do a nice job of making them sweet. 227 is the exception. 227 has a decent bath, a tank-less water heater that NEVER runs out of hot water, new toilet, tile floor and shower etc. the frig is new, the gas oven is nice, the gas heater cranks, the wood floors are painted, really nice ceiling fans, but all in all the place is kinda, excuse me, a shit hole, comparatively speaking.
The doors are janky, the windows are janky, the floors are crooked, the cabinets aren’t nice. But hey, for the money it’s a steal. For $425 bucks, to be able to live alone on a shoe string, it can’t be beat. A phd student lived there for his entire dissertation and loved it, it is what you make of it. But it is going to be cold in the winter and hot in the summer and drafty year around. You see, it’s not that I neglect this place, if it needs something I take care of it, but the problem is the place needs to be gutted, re-framed and re-worked from the bottom up, which is a lot of money and time and I am not going to half ass any of it in the meantime. Every year there is someone that thinks the place is a killer find for the money, and I can’t say I blame them.