This morning I watched an episode of "Sell This House: Extreme" on A&E.
Here is a picture of the Austin, Texas house that was featured.
When I heard that the owners were asking $395,000, I yelled at the t.v., "oh for Pete's sake, you have GOT to be kidding!"
The "pros" told the homeowners that in its current condition, they would be lucky to get $340,000. Again, "you have GOT to be kidding!!!" It was decided that $20,000 worth of renovations would be needed to make the house "sellable". After the remodeling was complete, the "pros" decided that the new asking price would be $495,000. This time, I didn't say a word...just sat there with my mouth open.
I want to know...IS THIS FOR REAL?
Similar house for sale in Muncie, Indiana....$30,000
House for sale in Muncie, Indiana with the same final asking price of the featured home.
I do realize that comparing Muncie, Indiana to Austin, Texas is like comparing apples to grapes. Muncie is the closest larger city nearby, which is why I used it for comparison. I live in a rural area and by some people's standards, it's Hicksville (I'm okay with that). But, still...."for Pete's sake, you have GOT to be kidding me!!!"