It wasn't exactly "love at first sight" with this 1970's fixer. The neighborhood is excellent and we liked the exterior enough to take a look at the interior. Whew! The inside was less than desirable, but did have loads of potential. The California architectural style of the time period it was built totally sold us on it. I just loved the idea of the potential.
We wouldn't be able to make all of the improvements at once and agreed as a family that we would be okay with the upcoming mess and inconvenience during the remodel process. We decided to go for it and make an offer! It had sat empty on the market for a year -- unheard of for the area -- and we were able to negotiate a terrific sales price.