Deal Updates – 209 Gifford St, Springfield

Our sweet little cape on Gifford St is nearing completion. All the finish electrical work is done and the plumbers should be completing their finish work over the next week. We installed some new hard wood floors and added a nice deck to the back of the house.

We put a  FSBO sign out on all our properties as we are nearing completion and Dom has been receiving quite a few calls  from interested buyers. I also noticed quite a few google searches for 209 Gifford St finding their way to this blog. The property is in an awesome neighborhood and its a good sign that we are getting alot of interest already.

Heres a couple pics of some of the work;

209 Gifford St Springfield MA

 

New Front Entrance Just Added

 

New Deck just Built off Rear of House

 

Open Kitchen

New Hardwoods just Installed

Double Sink Vanity

Glass Tile Inlay

Stainless Steel Appliances, Birch Cabinets

This house has come a long way since we first purchased it.

Well thats all I’ve got for tonight. I’ll work on getting some updates done on a few of our other houses.

Gifford St Update, Sheetrocked and Painted

The Gifford St house is a few weeks away from completion. All the sheetrock is up and everything is painted. Now it’s time for trim, doors, kitchen cabinets, etc….. We have some outside work to do, like building a deck off the back of the house, but this stuff is gonna have to wait till it warms up a bit.

Heres a look;

209 Gifford St

Dining Room looking into Kitchen

New Staircase

Living Room

Dining Room

New Second Floor Bath

New Second Floor Master Bedroom

209 Gifford Update… Ready for some Rock!

All the rough framing, electrical and plumbing is complete at Gifford and we passed all our inspections with no issues. Now we are ready to insulate the whole house and then hang our sheetrock. The guys are coming in this weekend to do all the sheetrock and we should have finished walls by next week.

Heres a video of how things look:

Things are coming out real nice at this house and the finished product is gonna look great!

Gifford St Update and more deals….

It’s been a pretty busy 10 days since I last posted. We closed on a new rehab project on Parker St in Springfield on Wednesday. We also made deals on three new properties; the first is a two family that we are buying from a local money lender, the second is a short sale that we finally got approved after working with Bank of America for almost a year, and the third is an estate property that needs a pretty thorough cosmetic overhaul. 

On top of all that we still have our 6-7 ongoing projects and we will be selling two of our finished properties next week; 37 Mansfield St and 93 White St

Now for our ongoing projects….. Things are moving along well at Gifford St. Most of the rough framing is complete and the plumbers have been there the last couple days doing their rough in. The outside has been completely sided, the new roof is on and we’ve added the new driveway. Heres a look; 

New Driveway

 

New Second Floor Bath framed in with Tub and Plumbing

 

Second Floor Bedroom closet framed in

 

New Second Floor Bedroom with Full Dormer

 

Kitchen looking in from Dining Room

 

First Floor Gutted

 

New Stairway Going In

 

The electricians will be coming in next to do all their rough work once the plumber finishes up. From their we get all our rough inspections done and then it will time to for insulation and sheetrock. Once we get the sheetrock up it will start to look like a house again!!

209 Gifford St Update

Renovations are moving right along at the Gifford St project. When I last showed you this house it had no roof (see the picture above).

Now after a little over a week we’ve got the new roof on, the dormer is built out, all the new windows are installed and the house is being wrapped in vinyl siding. Once the outside is complete, the roof is shingled, and the property is weather tight we’ll begin framing the new layout on the first and second floor.

Heres a look at the house so far;

209 Gifford; siding under way

Gifford St with New Dormer and Roof Line

Rear/Side View

New Dormer off Back of House and Repaired Chimney

New Second Floor

New Second Floor

Skylights added to Front of House

This will Soon be 2 Bedrooms and a Full Bath!!!

 

So thats where we’re at now. It’s a pretty significant change from what we started with. The raised roof line and bumped out dormer gives us a ton of room on the second floor. We’ll now be adding two large bedrooms and a full bath up there.

Well thats about it for tonight. I’m taking a lead abatement class all day tomorrow so I can become certified to remove lead from our properties. This is gonna come in real handy…. especially on the multi family homes so we’ll have no problems getting clean lead certificates.

One Week at 209 Gifford St

We’re a week into the Gifford St project and we are making very good progress. The inside has been completely gutted and we’ve prepared the exterior for the siding and the new dormer. Have a look at the house now….. there seems to be something missing:

 

 

  

 

Since the roof was in such poor condition we decided to chop it right off. We’re now going to raise the roof line and add the full dormer off the back of the house.  Heres a look at some of the new framing:

 

 

 

The raised roof is going to allow us to make the upstairs alot bigger and alot more functional. I’ve got some video footage of our contractor ripping the roof off. He didn’t do it by hand, he used some pretty heavy duty machinery to get the job done. I’ll post that once I get it edited.

A Look at 209 Gifford St, Springfield MA

I posted a video of this property last week but I wanted to post a couple pictures to show you what we’re up against at this house. I’m amazed that it wasn’t condemned…. actually if the city knew just how bad it was inside I’m pretty sure it would have been condemned.

It’s not the worst house we’ve done but it is up there…. the house is kind of a cross between Bessemer St and the Ware House. It is definitely real spooky inside!!

Gifford St

Gifford

Gifford - rear of house

Back Roof... notice the sweater coming through the hole in the roof! Who needs a tarp!

Living Room 1

Living Room 2

Kitchen.... love the chair!!

Bathroom

Dining Room/Bedroom

Bedroom - First Floor

Bathroom Ceiling

Second Floor Bedroom

Basement

Basement 2

The sweater coming through the hole in the roof is classic…. as you can see by the holes in the ceiling it didn’t do much to stop the water from coming in!! 

The house is all gutted out now and ready to be framed. I spent the day there today and we had a lot of fun. I’ll post a video and some pictures of the action there today, you’re not gonna want to miss it!!!!!