We Bought the Giant Printing Press House on Harrison

We bought the house with the giant printing press in the basement.

Christine reached out to us a few months back.  It was time to sell her parent’s house in Kansas City. This was the house that she and her siblings had grown up in, it had a lot of memories, but it was time to let it go.

Their father passed several years ago leaving the home to their mother. Mom had just passed away a few months ago. They had a lot of memories growing up in the house, but it was time to sell it.  Their parents had maintained the home well over the years, keeping it in good repair, but much of the home was original and needed updating.

Giant Printing Press Problem

They first looked at listing the home with a real estate agent. But every agent they called wanted them to make upgrades to the electrical system. Plus the foundation had a lot of cracks and shifting, so real estate agents wanted those fixed too. They were looking for other options for selling the home with the least amount of work and then they got a letter from us here at kcmoHomeBuyer. They figured why not give us a shot and gave us a call.

Scott took the call and went to meet them at their house right away. He made an all-cash offer that required them to fix nothing. The only task they had other than removing most of their belongings (which they had already done) was to work with us to find someone to get a giant, HUGE, printing press out of the basement.

We didn’t want it, they didn’t want it. But someone did. We put it out to our connections on Facebook and found several people who wanted it. They were able to get it out of the basement before the title company had all the paperwork completed and I think they made a few dollars on the transaction.

After getting the home under contract on July 21st, Scott and the Team were able to buy the house on August 5th.

Update:  After purchasing the home, the Tuckers upgraded the electrical, completed the foundation repair, removed all the wallpaper and painted, refinished the hardwoods, and made a few other updates.  Then sold the home to a new family to love for the next 20 to 30 years.

While we doubt that anyone reading this will have a giant printing press in the basement problem, you quite possibly are trying to sell a house with electrical issues and cracks in the foundation. We love houses with those problems. Tell us a bit about the house and see what we could offer. Just fill out one of the forms here on our website and like Christine and her siblings, what do you have to lose?


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