PARK STREET HOUSES
1501 and 1509 Park were owned by the same owner. Both were purchased by John Hill in late 2021 and renovated during 2022 with similar finishes - currently, he is both owner and real estate broker for their sale. Renovations include:
- New HVAC system
- New roof
- New drywall throughout with new insulation
- New plumbing included sewer line replacement out of the house and where needed, new incoming water line on 1501 Park
- 1-car garage on both units were converted to living space. In 1501 Park this space became the kitchen, laundry room, plus primary bedroom closet and bathroom. In 1509 Park this bacame the primary bedroom with ensuite bath and closet.
- Custom cabinets by Ricky Nygaard
- Quartz counters in kitchens and bathrooms
- Luxury vinyl plank flooring in public areas and bath; carpet in bedrooms
- New, doublepaned windows
- New privacy fence between properties. Front drive converted to private, fenced patio at 1509 Park.
- New board and batten siding.
MLS listings for 1501 Park and 1509 Park have interior images and a financial calculator that allows you to calculate mortgage scenarios. These homes are in Census Tract 107 - a Homebuyer Program Qualified Census Tract - making these homes eligible for closing cost assistance and interest rate buy-downs to buyers who plan to use this as their primary residence.
There are many good lenders in Abilene. Everyone has their favorite and so do I. I like these two lenders because they are responsive and will figure out a way to help you buy. Let me know if you decide to use either of these mortgage lenders and I will contact them & tell them to watch for your application.
First Financial Bank
These homes are in Census Tract 107 - a Homebuyer Program Qualified Census Tract - making these homes eligible closing cost assistance and interest rate buy-downs for buyers who plan to use this as their primary residence.
The seller's disclosures will help answer many questions about 1501 & 1509 Park.
The following are questions posed since these houses were listed - let me know if you have a question the seller's disclosure or these reponses don't address.
Old houses aren't insulated typically - is this one any different? Yes - we gutted the both houses, removed the siding, wrapped the house, installed new siding, and added new insulation before we installed new drywall. All orginal windows were replaced with double-paned vinyl windows.
With Catclaw Creek behind the house does it flood? Is this house in a flood plain? Do I have to have flood insurance? The house is in the 100-year floodway and it is almost certain that your lender will require you carry flood insurance. The house does have a degree of elevation as it is pier and beam and it would be worth getting an elevation certificate along with the survey to see if your flood insurance could be reduced based on base-floor elevation.
What's the plumbing like? I don't want to have to deal with plumbing problems. The interior of the house is replumbed with PEX & PVC by Loya Plumbing. The sewer line was replaced out into the yard until we found good pipe. The incoming water service at 1501 was replaced from the meter to the house. Each house has a secondary cut-off for water service for winterization and repairs.
ABOUT THE OWNER/BROKER
John Hill is the owner and broker for these two homes through an agency he co-brokers: Barnett & Hill Real Estate. In addition to his brokerage work, he buys and flips homes that are in rough shape and renovates them for sale. Here's a some before and after shot to show you where we were compared to now.
Looking for a broker to help you buy a home or sell your current home. Please consider John - he'd appreciate the employment to help you sell or find your next home.