Maine: Why Not Buy an Old Stone Jail?

Anyone looking for security should check out the place just listed by Dawson Commercial Realty in Bangor, Maine.
It’s a roomy, brick and stone county jail in the middle of Skowhegan. Constructed in 1897, the 14,000 square-foot building is for sale for $200,000 and comes complete with razor-wire fencing. There are no zoning or permit-use restrictions, but Philip Roy, chairman of the Somerset County Commission, says only buyers with profit in mind should apply.
“I’d like to have it go back on the tax rolls of Skowhegan, and I’d also like to see it create jobs – ultimately, that’s what we’re looking for,” he says.
Source: The Associated Press

Going…going… almost gone!

Don’t miss your opportunity to own a great home in Westview Atlanta at a great price. Move in condition, motivated owner!  Make a solid offer and let’s close this deal! Be in your home before summer- just in time to invite me to your BBQ 🙂  Click the address below for additional details

600 Willard Ave, Atlanta GA 30310


Architecture Coach: Craftsman

Popularized at the turn of the 20th century by architect and furniture designer Gustav Stickley in his magazine, The Craftsman, the Craftsman-style bungalow reflected, said Stickley, “a house reduced to it’s simplest form… its low, broad proportions and absolute lack of ornamentation gives it a character so natural and unaffected that it seems to… blend with any landscape.”

The style, which was also widely billed as the “California bungalow” by architects such as Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, featured overhanging eaves, a low-slung gabled roof, and wide front porches framed by pedestal-like tapered columns. Material often included stone, rough-hewn wood, and stucco. Many homes have wide front porches across part of the front, supported by columns.

Information taken from Realtor Magazine, Architecture Coach column.


4/2 on Dill Ave- 184K

Real Estate Auctions

 I don’t know much about them, but I’m quickly becoming fascinated with them and wonder if I go to the below auction..what my chances would be to winning this home for less than 5K…  what do you think?

I know usually they are filled with investors (like car auctions filled with dealers) filled with investors with big cash at hand to out bid me…but I might just go to see how this particular auction work. I see MANY of their signs all throughout the West End. This home looks to have some nice features:





3BR 2BA 1968sf+\- single-family. Built 1925. Approx .25ac lot. Taxes approx $2865 (’06)Oakland City subdivision.Open House
1-4pm Sat. Feb. 16th and 2hrs prior to sale.

Opening Bid

1:45 PM Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sale Location: 1571 LINDA WAY ATLANTA, GA 30310