Battlefield Bungalow in Gettysburg, PA

Episode HNT-4310H

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  • April 24, 2014

    1:00 PM e/p

Jess and John got married in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania two years ago and have returned with plans to buy their first home there. The charming city offers affordable home prices and is close to the school where John is getting his teaching degree. They love the town because it is pedestrian-friendly and surrounded by the battlefields and monuments of the Civil War. But they soon discover that homes in their $245K price range are outdated and in need of serious renovation. The first home they see is a Cape Cod style priced at $228,900. They like the original wood floors and built-in cabinets, but not the den that is crowded by a chimney that takes up most of the room. The kitchen needs updating including new flooring and countertops. The second home, priced at $239,000, has a stunning view of an historic battlefield park and features charming original wood detail and a big back yard. On the downside, the two bathrooms are tiny and have crumbling tile and fixtures that need replacing. The third home, priced at $244,900, is a Victorian charmer that's a short walk to the town square and across the street from Gettysburg College. They love the original gingerbread trim and the stained glass windows. But inside, two out of the three bathrooms have been demolished and not restored. All three homes will need some major renovation. Jess and John have to decide which one they want to take on.


    • Linda Kane-Taylor
      RE/MAX of Gettysburg