SOLD! There were multiple offers on this property and I have now accepted one of them. So this house is no longer available. Thank you all for your interest!
Handyman Special at 345 Howard Avenue!
Price: $260,000 (“as is”) – more than $20,000 below assessed value!
Size: 2,750 sq ft
Lot: 9,360 sq ft (72 x 130)
This may be the best priced home in Nanaimo right now. It’s certainly the lowest priced LARGE home (2,750 sq ft) on its own lot. We’ve checked! (This is our Mom’s house, and my brother & I are selling it ourselves.)
1970s-built, bright 2-level home on large lot in University District with 6 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, huge family room downstairs and gorgeous living room up.
Living room has a floor-to-ceiling split lime fireplace (wood burning) with polished marble hearth, vaulted ceiling, panoramic picture window, and knotty pine walls and ceiling. Three bedrooms on main floor, plus 4-piece bathroom with two sinks. Also kitchen, sunny breakfast nook and dining room on main. Master bedroom has walk-in closet and 2-piece ensuite.
Lower level has huge finished family room with double sink, 220 outlet for stove, and wood-burning fireplace. Another 3 bedrooms on lower level, plus laundry room and 3-piece bathroom. Most rooms on lower level are incompletely finished (bare studs or wallboard).
Home has 1,375 square feet on each level, a large covered deck with nice view of mountains on mainland and peek-a-boo ocean view, large lot (72 x 130) with many mature trees, 200-amp electrical service, a drive-through carport on cement slab that can accommodate two tall vehicles, lane access, large private fenced backyard with professionally built wooden garden shed.
Home is in need of considerable renovation and clean-up, hence the good price. But if you are handy with tools and can do the work, there is money to be made here – either on resale or renting rooms to VIU students or…?
This house is being sold in “as is” condition. The house needs: new floor covering throughout, interior paint throughout, new window coverings throughout, new range top, oven and counters in kitchen, repair to holes on outdoor deck, landscaping (pruning, mowing, brush removal), repairs to get 3 sinks working, most ground-level rooms need to be finished (drywall/paneling, ceiling, curtains).
The house is solidly built with good bones and a 3-year-old professional exterior paint job. Membrane roof was put on about 20 years ago but still fine, no leaks. Heating system works fine and is oil-fired hot water (which involves baseboard radiators in every room).
This house was built in the early 1970s by first owner, foreclosed on, and purchased by our mother, Shirley Goldberg, in 1977. She has lived there ever since while teaching English and Film Studies at VIU. The house has never been a rental or party house or drug house. Our mother went into a nursing home earlier this year. My brother and I don’t have the time or energy to fix this house up to fetch what it could be worth in today’s market. We each have lives and homes of our own to take care of. So our loss is your gain! Speedy closing welcome.
REALTORS: If you bring us a viable buyer on a deal that completes, you will receive your standard half of the commission.
More photos will be coming as we get the place emptied out.
To view, phone Kim at 250-741-8577. Leave message on machine if I’m not there. Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Or knock on door at 345 Howard Avenue and ask my brother Larry to show you the house. (If his white truck is there, he is there.)
This property has a lot of potential. If you are in the market for a reno project, let us show it to you!