Speechless Sundays - Good Luck Trying To Resell This Puppy

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There is an old subdivision of vacation cottages on the Potomac River about 30 miles south of Washington, DC. It has a boat ramp accessible only to homeowners in the subdivision.

People have been buying the old homes, tearing them down and building new homes between 2,500 and 3,000 square feet.

Someone bought several of the older homes and built this home - it is almost 10,000 square feet or 3 to 4 times larger than the other new homes in the subdivision.

It isn't even on or near the river for water view or waterfront potential. Go figure!. See my post on Location

Very large house

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William Johnson
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Hi Karen, Bigger is better, NOT. I loved the comment that it looked more like a school or a hospital. Maybe it will end up beiing used for that, :-). They could try removing driveway and making a mote all the way around it for a waterview, just a thought, hehehe

Oct 10, 2010 09:03 AM #7
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Barbara  It is still in the wrong location for its' size

Oct 10, 2010 09:18 AM #8
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Paul Zoning code won't allow it

Oct 10, 2010 09:19 AM #9
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Steve  It's a good thing you are out west - I've already referred you

Oct 10, 2010 09:20 AM #10
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Michael  Political sensitivity dictates otherwise

Oct 10, 2010 09:21 AM #11
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Anita  Odd and in the wrong place

Oct 10, 2010 09:21 AM #12
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Karen-Looks like it could be a nice City Hall or maybe fire station. A potential marketing challenge, but I think you'd be up to the task.

Oct 10, 2010 09:38 AM #13
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Karen,

It almost looks like a bank!

Oct 10, 2010 10:23 AM #14
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Karen - It looks very institutional and practical. Maybe some Amish will buy it :-)

Oct 10, 2010 11:57 AM #15
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Holy Mackerel...the "Bigger must be Better" approach to real estate...on steroids. And on top of that, Lori is right, it looks like a bank!

Oct 10, 2010 12:37 PM #16
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Andrew  I suspect the plan is to own it for a long time

Oct 10, 2010 01:27 PM #17
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William  Most of the lot is paved for driveway and parking

Oct 10, 2010 01:28 PM #18
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Wayne  I would decline if asked

Oct 10, 2010 01:29 PM #19
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Lori  A bank may own it some day:)

Oct 10, 2010 01:30 PM #20
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John  It would need farmland around it

Oct 10, 2010 01:31 PM #21
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Russell  It was a dumb idea and still is a dumb idea - in my opinion

Oct 10, 2010 01:32 PM #22
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I thought this was an apartment building with garages at first Karen....wow talk about sticking out in the neighborhood. Love your title ;~)

Oct 10, 2010 01:42 PM #23
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Cynthia  It's big enough to be an apartment

Oct 10, 2010 01:50 PM #24
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Huge - I think that about sums it up!  Huge.  And you are right on selling it again!

Oct 10, 2010 04:04 PM #25
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It is a huge home . .. . wow - 10,000 square feet. Overbuilding in an area is not generally a good idea.

Oct 10, 2010 04:14 PM #26
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