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2529 Seventh Ave. W., Bradenton
Also on Seventh Avenue West but in a slightly fancier location is this classic Spanish bungalow from 1925. It’s got 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, a fireplace, great wood floors, and a big fenced back yard. I peeked in through the windows and it seemed to be in pretty good shape. The square footage is a generous: 1, 868. The price is $129,000. Drawbacks: It seemed the tiniest bit dark inside and it’s a short sale, meaning the bank can be a pain in the neck negotiating. Call Andrew Barnard at 941-907-2000.
Here’s a dark horse pick that’s my personal favorite. I first looked at this house when it was priced at $239,000. Now it’s a short sale and down to $99,000. It’s been beautifully and stylishly remodeled; and the back yard, with hot tub, is everything you want in a city garden.
The back yard of the Ballard Park Drive home.
The layout is eccentric but would work great for a couple (it’s a two bedroom, two bath.) The problem here is that the neighborhood will not support such a nice house. If you can get beyond this and think of the surroundings as “arty” rather than “iffy” then you’ll have a real gem. The lister is Peter Poe at 941-729-8523.
2715 2nd Ave. W., Bradenton
And here’s the best buy. It’s located worlds away, north of Manatee Avenue, in the prestigious Riverview Boulevard neighborhood, just a block or two from the river. It was built in 1950 of poured concrete and is solid as a fort. (Note the late art deco design touches.) It has never really been updated and needs new carpet, paint, etc. And it’s small – just over 1,000 square feet – two bedrooms, one bath. But it’s an easy remodel, no need to move walls, and there’s plenty of room to expand when Hannah and Steve start hearing the patter of little feet. Something this cute, with so much potential, in such a great neighborhood, and priced at $124,900 (and not a short sale) –wow. Call Anne Walker at 941-366-8070.