$68,000 home for sale in Salem County, NJ, with a curious sign
They say it’s hard to find affordable housing in New Jersey, so here’s some good news. And some bad news.
Maybe a little more bad than good.
There’s a house for sale in Salem County. It is listed at just under $69,000. That means your mortgage payment would likely be much lower than what almost everyone else in the state is paying.
And that’s good… since you’ll have to put a little money in the property.
Now normally this is where I would tell you about all the work that needs to be done on this house – and this one needs work.
And a roof. And the floors. And walls.
You had the idea.
But it’s what’s in the front yard that caught my eye before I even proclaimed it to be a fixer-upper with a lot of potential.
Our travels take us to 837 Hawks Bridge Rd. in Mannington Township (population 1,500) where a 1960 home is for sale. And instead of a “for sale” sign in the yard, there’s this sign:
Property line through the house?
Does it really mean what it says? Is the property line in dispute – or even right in the middle of the structure? This may be as the listing says, “PLEASE REVIEW INQUIRY BEFORE SUBMITTING ANY OFFER OR SALE AGREEMENT.”
However, that might be the least of your worries. (and we’re also not going to discuss the red “stuff” that pops out of the window).
The description continues,
The house is in poor condition. no interior access will be granted. House sold completely as is. All certifications and tests are the responsibility of the buyer. the value is in the footprint of the land and the subsoil. The oil tank is above the ground. the flooring system in the left rear corner of the house has failed. NO INTERIOR ACCESS WILL BE PROVIDED.
In other words, the house itself is in very poor condition, as you can see from the photos.
The house is listed as having (had) three bedrooms, no bathroom (better not to ask questions)and a basement on a half-acre about five minutes from the Delaware Memorial Bridge (location, location, location!).
Many windows have disappeared and the roof has quite significant problems.
But, if you’re good at flipping houses, this one might be for you.
If you would like more information about this property, contact Craig Bell at Romano Realty by calling (856) 434-4050.
And if you think this house is a little scary, a few minutes away is a house with a very dark story to tell…
10 people were murdered in this South Jersey home
This 288-year-old home in Hancock’s Bridge, Salem County has quite the history. As many as ten people were brutally murdered here on the same day in 1778.
Bridge built in 1905 in rural Salem County, closed since 1991
In rural Salem County, ironically on New Bridge Road in the community of Hancock’s Bridge, is a 116-year-old bridge that’s one of the coolest in our area — and you’ve probably never driven there.