c. 1913 – Michigamme, MI (Sears)

Added to OHD on 11/26/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   24 Comments
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106 W Railroad St, Michigamme, MI 49861

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  • $19,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1776 Sq Ft
  • 0.36 Ac.
Are you looking for a summer getaway or small town living? Then look no further because this diamond in the rough may be what you are looking for! 4 bedroom, 1 bath home in the small town of Michigamme is close to many outdoor recreational activities. Enjoy the summer breeze on the wrap around porch or enclosed airing porch. Welcome guests into the home by way of airing porch or on the opposite side of the deck into the dining room. The home has hardwood floors and grand staircase with sitting bench on the landing between the 1st and 2nd floor. Another grand touch to this classic home is the woodwork of the trim, half wall with pillars, and doors. Kitchen has newer cabinets and was in the process of being updated. Once completed, enjoy entertaining family and friends in your formal dining room or an evening relaxing in the living room by the fireplace. All 4 bedrooms and bath are on the second floor. They are sun filled and one bedroom leads to a second floor airing porch in the back of the home. Original light fixtures and stained glass windows complete the charm of this 1900s home. Seller will not complete any repairs to the subject property, either lender or buyer requested. The property is sold in AS IS condition.
Contact Information
Penne Figueiras, Century 21 Prime Realty
(906) 228-5230
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24 Comments on c. 1913 – Michigamme, MI (Sears)

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  1. 67drake67drake says: 272 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    What a neat old house. Looks like you’d have a lot of work ahead of you, but there is a lot here to like. Hope someone snaps it up. Beautiful area especially if you like the outdoors and winter sports

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  2. Ron G says: 162 comments

    The biggest ENEMY to this house isn’t the amount of work it would need but is the location. Just about as far north in Michigan as you can go. Not much in this area as far as a stable economy. Grocery shopping or emergency medial problems may require a lengthy road trip. The cost to restore this house could double compared to a location that has easy access to different trades and the materials that will be needed. However, its still worth the effort if a person lives in the area.

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    • Elaine says: 88 comments

      40 minutes to nearest Walmart it looks like. That’s not REAL bad! Can’t believe it is only 1/3 acre. Looks like an herbalist’s paradise!

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  3. Bryan Berg says: 70 comments

    I see mostly diamond here. Some fixing yes but this house is shining already. By just opening the curtains and some cleaning you’d see a house with beauty at every turn. It’s easy to end up with a ten when you start with a nine.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5109 comments
      OHD Supporter

      That’s how I see it as well. Depending on the condition of the mechanicals, this could be a good house for a DIYer without requiring a large investment.
      It almost never makes sense to prioritize a new kitchen when other basic work is required.

  4. EricHtownEricHtown says: 387 comments

    Whoever gets this one gets a great house with lots of potential. My first priority would be gutters to get the water away from the foundation to dry up the basement. Then find the missing mantle piece because based on the mouldings it’s a good one.

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  5. Oklahoma Houses By MailOklahoma Houses By Mail says: 82 comments
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    Tulsa, OK

    This is a very well known Sears 215 aka 306. I have a blog on this model that shows actual blueprints. Two part blog. You can compare the house in the listing with those I show. And, you can see how the blueprints work and match to items from their millwork and materials catalog.
    https://oklahomahousesbymail.wordpress.com/2016/01/03/the-west-chazy-sears-306-aka-215/
    and
    https://oklahomahousesbymail.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/inside-a-sears-modern-homes-306-215-a-guided-tour-with-blueprints/

    I hope someone buys this and restores it. I know they have been trying to sell it for a few years now.

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  6. Roger says: 44 comments

    Beautiful area. I would be a great vacation property. You could fix it up for a family owned timeshare. If you want to find moose, the live around there.

  7. Tess says: 297 comments

    As our workforce transitions to more work from home jobs the distance from work is no longer a big problem. If
    there is an online connection this is do-able

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  8. Tbake says: 44 comments

    I love it. Is that faint stenciling on the floor of what I think is a sunroom (with the light pink floor) possibly original? And that fence out front looks like it has seen some things.

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  9. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11890 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Dropped to $19,900!

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  10. Jen S. says: 2 comments

    A great house, in an amazing area. My husband’s family lives right down the road in Republic… it is remote, but beautiful. Lots of little towns, Marquette not too far away, and Pasties! Say Ya To Da U.P., Eh?

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  11. Linnie says: 7 comments

    Wow this needs alot of work. No way at our age could I even consider this house. Maybe 30 years ago ?

  12. AndreaAndrea says: 4 comments
    MI

    Got a appointment to check this house out tomorrow. About a 400 mile drive one way from lower Mi. I used to live in the U.P. We are retired and know how to restore old houses and boats. Done a lot of it. If we buy her, plan to make it our main residence. We will be restoring stuff in our 90s if we live that long. We really love seeing something vintage restored to its formor glory and historical accuracy if possible. I did a 93 foot wood Tugboat built in 1908 myself were I came from ( Seattle) before I met my husband here in Michigan. I was a Lic. Captain. The older the house or boat, the better ! Will update if we buy her.

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  13. Linda says: 2 comments

    Such a beautiful house. Wish it wasn’t so far from my family. But the search goes on. I hope somebody buys this beauty. It looks quite lonely.

  14. AndreaAndrea says: 4 comments
    MI

    We did put a offer in on it, will update what happens and some more information on current condition etc. and what we plan to do with the house once we buy her. Listing agent is positive we will get it in the range we are looking to pay for it.

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  15. AndreaAndrea says: 4 comments
    MI

    The listing agent was 100% sure we would get it at a certain price. Then she wanted me to start at a even cheaper price. Which is odd. She says she submitted it online, but did not need any proof of funds or Ernest money down, just over the phone with only our names? It was odd. The she said they didnt accept that but to wait 2 weeks and they could reduce it down more. I told her we would like to know if anyone put a offer down so we could top it. NEXT day said pending ! I left several messages, she didnt call back. I called the main office, they said she was in a meeting but she or someone would call me back so I knew what was going on. NO one called. Lady I talked to was acting odd. First saying she could not find out if it was still a active listing. Then telling me someone probably got a offer in and they were not aware of it to call me. When I said.. wait, the LISTING agent was not aware of this offer? She was quick to get me off the phone. So unless this offer falls through, we lost our house on what I think was a shady deal. Sad cause my husband is a lic. builder and I am a painter and wood restorer. I was going to restore that piano and play it as well. If it does fall through, I will go through a different agent !

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11890 comments
      Admin

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      That does not sound like a proper way to submit a bid/offer. I’d suggest calling another local agent to see if there’s a way to offer a real bid.

  16. AndreaAndrea says: 4 comments
    MI

    It already says PENDING with what appears to be a full price accepted offer on it now.
    Think we got played. I mean, the realtor would not answer any of my calls and all we wanted to know was the statis of this house. Why it said pending and if we needed to look for another house etc. We spend several hundred dollars and a long trip hundreds of miles to see this listing. Then we were ust abandoned by the realtor for no known reason. My husband does not believe she ever put a offer in for us and used us for information .. like condition of foundation and roof etc. Then told someone who she previously showed the house to that was waiting for it to go under 20 grand that she had people putting offers in so they JUMPED with a full price offer and locked it in. As she told me they would take 18 grand. If so, why didnt they offer that and save 1,900 dollars? Think she told them we would do the 18 so they would not even try lower but go with the full price to get the house, and she gets more money etc. But she used us to get them to do that. She was writing down everything my husband said about the condition and all the historical information I had on the house. She was very complimentary and friendly to us. But she suggested we actually start at 7 grand. Then she said she upped it to 12 grand without asking us suppodedly going back and forth with the bank. Never had a realtor UP a offer for a client without asking them first. WHy we think she never did any offer. We would have gone 18 grand but she told us to wait 2 weeks. We could save more money to put IN the house etc. But we think had we gone 18, she would have used that to get her other client to go full price and beat us. Pretty sure she told them that anyway. Cause it was not 12 hours after our supposed offer went in, it was gone for full price. Some shady stuff going on here we think. I wont ever deal with Century 21 again. Will go Re/max now. But, cant find a old Victorian, Gothic Revival or Second Empire we can afford as retired on fixed income. She would have been a gorgeous house with our love and care. We are sad.

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