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Has a large pool! Circa 1920 in Florida. $139,000

November 6, 2020

That’s a big pool! This home was built in 1920. It is located on .27 acres in Lake Wales, Florida. The home has original hardwood floors and a wood burning fireplace. The listing says the home needs a new roof. The property has a detached three car garage. The home is situated within walking distance to Crystal Lake, walking trails and tennis courts. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,052 square feet. $139,000

Contact Cheryl Bossarte with Polk Real Estate: 863-206-8686

From the Zillow listing:


This 2 story historic pool home offers amazing 1920’s character and charm with original hardwood flooring, and a wood burning fireplace in the spacious living room area adds additional charm. Sold “AS IS” Needs repairs and priced accordingly. Celebrating 100 years, this historic home has been priced much lower than market value so the buyer can do repairs, some remodeling and add their own personal style/touch. When repairs are completed the purchase price plus repairs will be close to or under market value. A renovation home loan will allow you to purchase and fix it up before moving in and a renovation loan will require the buyer to qualify for a loan higher than the purchase price of the home (purchase price plus repairs = loan amount). The home needs a new roof, plumbing work, has some peeling paint, some rotten wood, and a broken window in utility room. There are plenty of windows to add natural light into the home and a soft color palette adds additional warmth and ambience to the home. The downstairs master bedroom is 19′ x 22′ and offers a second fireplace. There is a 2nd bedroom downstairs plus 2 bedrooms and a bath on the second floor. Located on over a ΒΌ acre corner lot, the backyard is fenced and a great outdoor space to enjoy, where you can invite family and friends to enjoy a pool party or a backyard bar-b-q. Inside laundry. Detached 3 car garage. This home is conveniently located just a short walk to Crystal Lake, the Lake Wales Tourist club (tennis courts and shuffleboard courts) and Lake Wailes Lake and the walking trail. Home has a transferrable termite warranty. Living room drapes do not convey. Call today to schedule your appointment.


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