Found a house with what I
would call potential in Wallaceburg.
This is the house on the left and the one on
the right would be my neightbour right opposite
This is a bedroom come sitting room down in
Various water heaters and utility area in the
basement. You can tell a bit about the headroom with seeing Austin in the
picture on the right
More shots of the basement which is huge
At the top of the stairs you turn left into
the kitchen or right and out the back door
The stairs down to the basement aren't too bad
and likewise the kitchen does have enough room especially for a single chap
:-) Bathroom at the end is rather small however.
Small sitting area at the end of the kitchen
Large square living room 23' x 13'
Two bedrooms next to the living room both
around 12 x 13. Didn't want to take more pics here as the wee ones were
As you can see there is a porch as you come in
which is handy as you don't want anyone just coming straight into the
And this is the porch which is not a bad space
Side of the house with a car port and back of
the house with a small deck
Back garden with neighbours at the back
And looking right and left down the road at
the front of the house
Overall I think when it is gutted, cleaned and
decorated this could be a right good place to start my house purchase in
Canada. The town was settled by the Lord Selkirk settlers so a good
bit of Scottish history to be had. Got a wee run around the town and
they have a couple of good supermarkets and generally everything you would
need for day to day living. Around a half hour drive away are larger
cities of Chatham and Sarnia where they have all the large superstores
like Sears, The Brick, etc. Noted that Wallaceburg also has a chinese
restaurant and a breakfast place as well as 2 Tim Hortons. Around 10
minutes away I can also get cheap cigarettes from the local Indian
reservation. Also got a Scotiabank so am ok there as well.
Told they have four car dealers in town and a good second hand car dealer
as well. There is a local ferry which can take you to Detroit and
onto the main highway which takes you down into Kentucky and a local duty
free place where you can get cheap beer :-) They also have high
speed cable Internet available so that takes care of business. I
might also have room for my pool table in the basement!
So... will now go through the process of
putting in a bid but this time we'll not count our chickens until it is
accepted. I do know it will be around 75 days before I could move in
as there are tenants living there as you'll have seen from the pictures.
Normally you do a bid subject to a house inspection, etc and that takes
around 15 days. If accepted we'd need to allow the tenants some 60
days to move out although in this case we were told that they are already
looking for a larger house seeing as they seem to have 7 children so
probably not a problem.