Re: Mansion availble cheap (?) in Albany, NY
From: Wayne Tyson (
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 18:43:33 -0700 (PDT)
"Cheap" can be expensive. We fell in love with an old mansion several years ago, but ended up opting for a "lesser" property following an inspection by a real (city) building inspector who was a friend. I know nothing about NY, but one is always better off calculating actual bottom-line costs than asking prices. Anything that is "priced to sell," especially older structures, are potential money-pits. Proceed with great caution . . . ?

PS: I don't know whether or not NY has any kind of disclosure law, but bear in mind that, even if they do, one still has to sue, and many owners are clever enough to know that the cost and hassle and time required head off all but the most blatant violations.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Sharon Villines" <sharon [at]>
To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at]>
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Mansion availble cheap (?) in Albany, NY

On 24 Aug 2011, at 5:17 PM, Fred H Olson wrote:   goes to:

Listed for $299,155. I thought the numbers would be more convincing than "cheap."

10 bedrooms, 16 rooms, 5 fireplaces, ~6,000 SF, 4.5 baths, built in 1879. 14 photos posted, mostly of the interior. Great windows. Taxes, $17,139. Slate roof. Natural gas heat, garden.

1 Englewood Pl
Albany, NY 12203

You can google it.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at:

No virus found in this message.
Checked by AVG -
Version: 10.0.1392 / Virus Database: 1520/3854 - Release Date: 08/24/11

Results generated by Tiger Technologies Web hosting using MHonArc.