Remember this home in Spring Branch Woods? Maybe not. Because the last time it went up for sale the home was in such bad shape the listing agent resorted to illustrating it with a gallery of cheesy stock photos, along with such enticing adjectives as “inhabitable.” And then there was this classic offer: “A diamond in the WAY rough, enter at your own risk, with a mask.”
The next day, enterprising Swamplot reader Claire de Lune drove by the property, and sent in a few photos of the place, including the one above, which helped explain the agent’s photographic choices — at least the image of all those children, running.
On October 15th, the home sold for $80,000, down a bit from the $110K asking price. And tax records dug up by a reader show the buyer, Titan Premier LLC, financed $71K of it — not exactly the “cash only” offer the seller had wanted. Then, at the beginning of December, the home went . . . gasp! . . . back on the market.
How does it look now? Just a little different:
Sadly, Swamplot doesn’t have any original photos of the interior to share — just the rest of Claire’s exterior shots, from late this summer:
The new list price after all the work: $229,900. A source considers that “pretty fair in that neighborhood,” especially considering the amount that must have been spent on the cleanup and renovation. (The home now features “hand scraped wood floors” — what did they have to scrape away?) MLS records show it went under contract — just 8 days after it was listed. Declares the source: “Here’s the 2010 winner of the fastest-flip award.”
- 9765 Oak Point Dr. [HAR]
- Previously on Swamplot: Unmasked: That Unphotographable Home in Spring Branch Woods, What Awfulness Lurks in Spring Branch Woods?
Before photos: Claire de Lune