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Waterfront property

Usually the term waterfront property is an attractive term. Here it takes on a whole new meaning. 

Waterfront property

When I was walking the Camino Portugues last year I passed this house next to a river. My first thought was who would buy a home with water running through or underneath it. It was not the only home I saw with water running underneath it on the walk but it was the most extreme example. There was no indication this was a mill of some sort although it could have been and the mill apparatus was inside.

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Comment balloon 23 commentsNick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 • January 16 2019 09:37PM

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Buyers sometimes don't even know how important a really good buyer's agent can be to help them navigate the process.  And no, I'll pass on a house with water flowing underneath it!  Or through it!

Posted by Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs (Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA) 2 months ago

Nick,

Did you ever find out why the house was built that way?  Now you have me curious.  Let me know.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 2 months ago

Francine Viola I agree with you, whatever the view.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I think it was a mill of some sort, the way the water was set up to run through a chute towards and into the house, my description, not the correct terminology I am sure and then through the house. Just did not look like any mills I have seen before with water wheels. If, I walk past this later this year, hope to walk a different route along the coast and I think it will also take me past this again I would ask some more questions.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 2 months ago

Nick,  I loved the picture and the analogy, and sometimes we need to look closer at what is written, said and presented, since reality might be different, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 2 months ago

I think it would be interesting to own a home with a river running through it? as long as it never flooded. You're right knowing information whether buying or selling is the key and your team would be the one to contact in the Tredyffrin Easttown Main Line.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) 2 months ago

I does appear that the home is setup for the water to run through it, so perhaps it prevents damage, rather than allowing it.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 2 months ago

Endre Barath, Jr. things are ot always what they seem - click bait...

Bob Ratliff we did have a listing with a stream running beneath it, there was a piece of the basement flooryou could pull up and see the stream. the owner, an attorney swore it had never flooded and there had never been water in the basement. One of our open houses there was water in the basement and he refused to update the seller disclosure, so we cancelled the listing.

Brian England it does seem as if it is set up to have the water going through, very interesting. I hope to pass by there again this year and will ask some more questions.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 2 months ago

Good morning Nick. I saw a house like this once in New Jersey actually. It had been a former mill and I loved it.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 2 months ago

Great property and great presentation. Best of luck on this one!

Posted by Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, CNE, CRS, ePro, PSA (Keller Williams Realty) 2 months ago

Sheila Anderson if the house is built for the purpose I am sure it is designed not to have a problem. But an interesting point, was it?

Jeremy K. Frost not sure why the best of luck, if you read the post this is not my listing, just illustrating a point.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 2 months ago

Great post it does pay to gave an experienced Realtor during the home buying process.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) 2 months ago

 Nick, having water running down or under a home cannot be good!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 2 months ago

Joan Cox it seemed to be built this way, so it may have been a mill of some sort. I hope to pass by this location later this year and will certainly aim to gather more information on the building.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 2 months ago

Pat Champion sometimes you just need to ask the question. It may be perfectly alright, but it may not be as well.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 2 months ago

Hi Nick,

It would be interesting to know the explanation for this... no doubt there is a very good reason. 

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 2 months ago

Carol Williams I am determined now to get back there and find out exactly why the building is built that way.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 2 months ago

Interesting Nick I wonder how old the house is? If the architect designed the house deliberately or if this is a defect. Perhaps John Henry can help us with this.

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 2 months ago

Hannah Williams the house is in Spain, it is built next to the river, and my thnking is it was built this way as their was a spillway, not sure that is the right terminology guiding water towards the house.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 2 months ago

I like it.  Running water, cooling effect, and probably other uses too.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) 2 months ago

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 like your positivity.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 2 months ago

Hi  Nick.  I'm guessing that when those homes were built having running water under the house was a huge benefit.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 2 months ago

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - You observed many interesting things on your adventure. What a great educational and spiritual journey. 

There must have been a legitimate purpose and I guess it was done correctly since the water is still flowing. How cool is that to make these interesting discoveries!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 2 months ago

Gabe Sanders good way of looking at it. All depends on the use of the house or mill.

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP the building looks solid enough, and maybe there is a little dampness, but maybe it was built with a certain use in mind and this is all correct. Maybe one day I will find out some more information.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) about 2 months ago

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