One Big House not Two Small Ones
June 11, 2012 9:42 PM Subscribe
The house next door to mine is on sale. If I could sell both houses I would double my money. What should I do?
posted by shipbreaker to home & garden (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live next to a nice pond in a wealthy residential area. The owner of the house next door died and now, six months later, a realtor is trying to sell her home and land. Both her house and my house are old ones --- teardowns --- in an area where a LOT of new-home construction is happening. I have a strong feeling, which may be unrealistic, but my gut tells me that if both houses were torn down, join the lots and re-file the new plat at City Hall, the resulting land would be so perfect for building the sweetest million-dollar home in town, next to a pond no less, that it would start a bidding war between all those Design-Build architects, I would double my money overnight. Obviously I should buy the house next door and execute my plan. But I don't have the money. AskMetafilter, what do you suggest I do?