Dowagiac, MI

Added to OHD on 3/12/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   10 Comments
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206 Courtland St, Dowagiac, MI 49047

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  • $75,000
  • Foreclosure
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 2502 Sq Ft
  • 0.28 Ac.
New Listing- HUD Home in Historic area of downtown Dowagiac. A diamond in the rough, make this old house your new home. Avail 3-9-19 Bids due by 3-18-19, 11:59 PM CST then daily until sold. AS IS'' HUD property sold by electronic bid only. FHA Case #263-498305 203k eligible. Buyer to verify all information. HUD does NOT pay for title insurance. SAGE Acquisitions makes no warranty as to the existence of mold in this property, and is not liable for the potentially harmful effects thereof and makesno warranty as to the condition of the property. See attached MLS addendum regarding'' Buyer Select'' program & seller paid closing costs. See attached LBP & Disclosure for HUD Homes. LBP. Disclosure: Property is NOT located in a FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area but is listed as a moderate to low flood risk. Please refer to www.FloodSmart.gov for additional information regarding flood zones and insurance. Repairs: See PCR
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Elizabeth Van Leeuwen, Bon Realty
(269) 684-4445
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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12208 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Build date given is 1920 which is wrong based on this style. This is more 1880’s, 1890 even.

    I don’t know if this is an online auction and $75,000 is the starting bid or if it means offers. Sometimes they give a price for the MLS but it’s not the real price. I was not able to find the auction listing (I found the listing on the agents site but again, if it’s an online auction there may be another site to submit bids.)

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  2. Julieanne says: 30 comments

    What a cute house! I love the pink!

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  3. JimHJimH says: 5379 comments
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    Dowagiac native Julius Orsemus Becraft (1850-1925) was a clerk and insurance agent, later postmaster, newspaper publisher and secretary of the Beckwith foundry, which traded as The Round Oak Stove Company. Becraft lived here at the turn of the 20th century, and most likely had the home built years before, as Kelly suggests. His niece Lucy Frazee lived here for the last 50+ years of her life until 1980.

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    • Lori Mevis says: 1 comments

      I remember when Mrs Frazee lived there. My mom knew her. I remember the house then and loved the history it contained! There was an original Edison bulb still burning in one of the rooms!

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    • Theresa says: 1 comments

      My friend Michelle lived next door to this house. Her house was also open like this, with pocket doors and gorgeous windows. Wish this had been an option when I was house hunting two years ago.

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  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 7266 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Dowagiac, home of famous, (and mostly very collectible), Round Oak stoves. Here is the enviable H51 base burner all restored, nickeled up, and pricy, pricy, pricy:
    https://nebula.wsimg.com/2549e79607ee11028caca415b6bd23ee?AccessKeyId=2E94BE7EF7D648194BDA&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
    Ooooohhhh. Aaaaahhhhh. 🙂

    This house, with it’s single token, sentimental, fireplace most likely started out life with central heating provided by a Round Oak, coal fired, gravity hot air, (“octopus”) furnace.
    https://ids.si.edu/ids/deliveryService?id=NMAH-RWS2011-00393

    Round Oak history in brief:
    http://dowagiacmuseum.info/round-oak/

    HGTV is cancer 😉
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0224/2727/products/2_ee82cb69-c9cb-4a57-9673-a1f57f15303d_1024x1024.jpg?v=1508349409

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  5. Stacy says: 473 comments

    Beautiful but Lord that pink!! Especially the kitchen!! Easily fixable & really is an amazing home!!

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  6. Doug Rice says: 31 comments

    i owned a beautiful stone Romanesque house in this town. and i became quite familiar with Dowagiac’s history, as well as it’s architecture. maybe this wasn’t that uncommon, but they had gone after any house that had some sort of Victorian tower and had removed it. the more i researched, the more i found. very disappointing. this house here doesn’t appear to have ever had one? and beautiful woodwork. i wonder what kind of wood?

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