$170,000 may be too much for this place, but its worth a mention.
There is a Haver home NOT listed on the MLS up for sale on the corner of 16th and Rancho just south of Bethany home.
I went and toured it with my agent on Friday, and we were both frankly intimidated by the amount of work it would have needed to bring it into the millennium -- so much so that I would not have enjoyed living in it while renovating. Too many ghosts hanging around from the previous owners, and all their stuff was still lying around this environment of neglect. Combined with the noise pollution and street activity of 16th, it wasn't even a option for us, however it is a great old neighborhood in an even greater school district (Madison).
This would make an interesting investment property for somebody who could renovate it unoccupied, and a great property for DINKs or someone with older schoolage kids who know all about respecting traffic.
The deep redbrown beamed ceiling in the garage is gorgeous and was the first thing of all things that inspired me to whip out my camera. The rest was... how shall I say...
...lived-in. For what looked like decades.
What was completely ironic is that the color scheme is exactly the same as the ModPhx website.
I'd be interested to hear other professional members' opinions of this place, what its realistic potential is and whether $170,000 is too much given the work it needs. I hope the right person finds it and is able to create an impressive and inviting facade into a great neighborhood that deserves another great fixer-upper!