The old Halsey house on 801 W Beech

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Wondering

Wichita, KS

#1 Dec 31, 2012
Its for sale. Does anyone know anything about this house? Empty? Liveable? ETC....
Cindy

Independence, KS

#2 Dec 31, 2012
Wondering wrote:
Its for sale. Does anyone know anything about this house? Empty? Liveable? ETC....
As with every other residence in Montgomery County, the property taxes are probably outrageously high.
Curious

Wichita, KS

#3 Dec 31, 2012
Look it up, wondering. It tells about it in the listing. Lazy.
Online

Independence, KS

#4 Dec 31, 2012
You might check sekmls.com for a photo tour and info. Many Indy homes are listed there.
Wondering

Wichita, KS

#5 Dec 31, 2012
Curious wrote:
Look it up, wondering. It tells about it in the listing. Lazy.
I DID look it up there were 4 out side pictures. I wanted to find someone who really knows something about the house. If you can't be helpful keep your mouth shut. Thank you.
Former Local

Berryville, AR

#6 Jan 1, 2013
I was in it a few times in the early 80's. As I remember it was a really unique (one of a kind) custom home.
checked on it

Wichita, KS

#7 Jan 1, 2013
Wondering wrote:
Its for sale. Does anyone know anything about this house? Empty? Liveable? ETC....
My wife and I checked with a realtor a couple weeks ago and were told it had a contract on it.
whoaaa

Wichita, KS

#8 Jan 1, 2013
Taxes are way way toooooo high in this area.. I used to own one down the street.. had to carry flood ins. on it even though I was on the flood line. This area used to be a nice quite place to live. But I noticed it's running down. All the old timers who kept up this area are gone and the new ones moving in this area it won't take long for it to look like south 17th!!
I pray it will get back up to the standards when I used to live in this area!!
Who

Wichita, KS

#9 Jan 1, 2013
Haven't you noticed most of the houses in Independence are not being kept up? A lot of slum land lords, high taxes and people just don't give a sh-- any more. With such poor management of the city, there is no where but down.
Edz

Olathe, KS

#10 Jan 1, 2013
Inside must be in lots of disrepair. 3200+ sq ft 5 BR home, with 16K ft lot and a pool, for $60K...a steal depending on cost of restoration.
Hillderbeast

Columbus, IN

#11 Jan 1, 2013
Who wrote:
Haven't you noticed most of the houses in Independence are not being kept up? A lot of slum land lords, high taxes and people just don't give a sh-- any more. With such poor management of the city, there is no where but down.
Reminds me of Wichita.
Curious

Wichita, KS

#12 Jan 1, 2013
Since you looked at the listing you obviously didn't read it as below the four pictures say it is great disrepair.You are lazy or dumb...your pick. You can't afford it anyway.
Wondering

Wichita, KS

#13 Jan 2, 2013
Curious wrote:
Since you looked at the listing you obviously didn't read it as below the four pictures say it is great disrepair.You are lazy or dumb...your pick. You can't afford it anyway.
Wow your parents must be really proud of your lovely personality.
Cautious

Columbia, MO

#14 Jan 2, 2013
I had the unfortunate experience of being in this home several years ago, there was mold growing on walls. I wouldnt take the house if they gave it to me, and believe it is a health hazard.
Also sad how Ms. Halsey went down with her home. Has she passed away?
Looked

United States

#15 Jan 2, 2013
I looked inside and that place needs a whole new roof, and needs gutted. Horrible smell!
Wondering

Wichita, KS

#16 Jan 2, 2013
Cautious wrote:
I had the unfortunate experience of being in this home several years ago, there was mold growing on walls. I wouldnt take the house if they gave it to me, and believe it is a health hazard.
Also sad how Ms. Halsey went down with her home. Has she passed away?
Thank you for the information. I didn't want to waste my time or the Realtors time if it was really bad. Thanks everyone for the CONSTRUCTIVE comments. Its appreciated. And no I do not know if she has passed away. There are two cars in the drive way and they look like they have been sitting for quite sometime.

Since: Jan 12

Independence, KS

#17 Jan 3, 2013
It is listed as active (for sale) today in MLS at $60,000, so I think it's still for sale. I also think the sales price will be much less, and it could be a good buy if the purchaser could afford the repairs to include new roof, wiring, ac & heat, plumbing, drywall replacement & the necessary finish out. It would be a beautiful home when done with 3300 sq ft and the lot more than a third of an acre.

The lack of upkeep and needed repairs for this house are typical of many vacant houses in Independence. Many prospective purchasers lack the expertise and/or finances to complete the rehab; thus they remain vacant a deteriorate further. I would have hated living next door to this house as it deteriorated to its current condition. Unless the city steps up its code enforcement houses, buildings and neighborhoods are only going to get worse.
wondering

Wichita, KS

#18 Jan 4, 2013
burnett-lignon wrote:
It is listed as active (for sale) today in MLS at $60,000, so I think it's still for sale. I also think the sales price will be much less, and it could be a good buy if the purchaser could afford the repairs to include new roof, wiring, ac & heat, plumbing, drywall replacement & the necessary finish out. It would be a beautiful home when done with 3300 sq ft and the lot more than a third of an acre.
The lack of upkeep and needed repairs for this house are typical of many vacant houses in Independence. Many prospective purchasers lack the expertise and/or finances to complete the rehab; thus they remain vacant a deteriorate further. I would have hated living next door to this house as it deteriorated to its current condition. Unless the city steps up its code enforcement houses, buildings and neighborhoods are only going to get worse.
Its under contract, I called the Realtor.
neighbor

Wichita, KS

#19 Jan 4, 2013
I live in the area and its a great area to live in. A few houses need some work on them but thats expected. The taxes are not to bad, ours actually went down a few 100 this year. As for the house we are talking about people were living in it last year. Was such a pretty home at one time.
heard

Parsons, KS

#20 Jan 7, 2013
heard some interesting stories about that place.

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