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El Cajon Craftsman

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  2. By halbert on Apr 3, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, Tom. I would be very interested if following this project. You’ve got the chops to be the one who brings this well-intentioned plan to completion.

  3. By Tom on Apr 3, 2012 | Reply

    Yea I know its a great story Halbert. I know I could do it, all we would have to do is take exact measurements, build the raised foundation and then have the house moved over and dropped on top. Then we would just proceed as a full gut historical renovation (as we’ve done many times ya know) that would comply with the City as well as historical department. it would be quite a bit more work than just building a new house. In fact it would be more profitable for me to build the new house as well. I love a challenge, but got a family to feed as well. I think you know which way I’ll go on this one : ) Unless the City wanted it to happen so bad they came out of pocket for some of the project, who knows maybe they would but I don’t have the time to even find out. Fun story and fun to think about nonetheless. I hope they find another location for the house, it has a documented biography which I’ll share..

  4. By James D on May 8, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Tom, really nice find. Crazy story actually.
    There is a 1911 Craftsman that needs some work. It was de-listed, so not sure about its status, might be worth checking out.
    http://www.redfin.com/

  5. By Tom on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Hey James, thanks for looking out! I ‘ll check into this tomorrow. Thanks again!

  6. By Tom on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Hey James, I checked it out. Basically never sold because they are asking over high retail and it probably needs work. Its zoned mixed use so maybe SFR isn’t highest and best use. I sent the owner a letter, There’s definitely 200k equity in it, we’ll see if they are motivated or not when they get the letter. Let me know if you stumble across anything else you think I might like.

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