May 11

Constantia, N.Y. 2 Family HUD Home $31,000

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SOLD-Ok so I had to go north of Oneida lake anyhow and passed by this HUD and gandered in for a look.  It struck me immediately that it has 3 different roofs, in decending order of condition, metal, black asphalt and on the rear a red old asphalt. The interior sprawls with its forced two apt. layout and was at one time a single family home and could be again.  The condition is fair to poor. You could “clean it up” for several thousand and re-rent it or move in.  Or you could go the next step by gutting it and remodeling the entire home for a guestimated $20k-$40k depending on who does the work, you or hire it out.   Assessed value is $59,600 with a lot size of 46’x170′ and it appears the property next door and this property have been sharing part of a driveway for decades. The driveway splits towards the back for plenty of parking in the rear.  Four total bedrooms and 2 baths. Two heating units and two electrical.   Bidding is open for both for investors and owner occupants.  Asking price is $31,000.  DIRECTIONS

May 01

Mattydale HUD back on reduced to $24,000

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SOLD Again-Back on the market for the last time? Yes this 2 bedroom has been on and off the market over the last 6 months since HUD put it out there. Originally priced at $40,000 this home has 1056 square ft. of living area. Two BR and one full bath and full basement. Assessed value is $61,500 with total taxes of approx. $2300. The layout is screwy to just warn you. Don’t ask me in what way, you’ll have to see it for yourself and figure if its something you can live with. Lot size is 80’x120′. New asking price is $24,000. The best financing would be an FHA 203k streamline loan. Bidding for owner occupant commences today and ends May 5th, Investors will have to wait till after the 6th to bid. Call me for your showing 315-952-2671 John Adolfi. DIRECTIONS

Apr 20

Mexico, NY HUD home on 1.29 Acres $63,000

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SOLDDouble wides are supposed to look “one way” for the most part, but this one differs.  Instead of the usual rectangle this one has an 12′ x 27′ extension which makes it unusually large in its 1,768 sq.ft stamp. The home sets on a concrete block crawl space foundation, country setting on the 1.29 acres with its detached barn/garage.  The homes condition is excellent considering it was built in 1993, someone took great care and it shows.  3 bedrooms 2.5 baths.  Master bath has a garden tub. You should SEE the kitchen (photos below) BID deadline is April 26th. Financing is key and therefore you are going to need a HUD experienced agent.  Being advised incorrectly, as many buyers have had done because of the lack of know-how in the industry has caused them to lose the winning bid on a HUD home.  Call agent Patti Bush 315-420-3411,  we have sold over 350 HUD homes collectivily. 

The tax assessment is $100,000,  so your taxes would be approx. $3,900 a year without the STAR exemption, $3,200 with. HUD list price is $63,000DIRECTIONS

Apr 17

Mattydale HUD home Back on the Market $49,500

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SOLD-Originally placed on the market by HUD in November of last year for $55,000. Address is 142 Brookfield Rd. in Mattydale. I think it sold very quickly once they lowered the price to $49,500.  It is a 4 bedrooms and 3 bath, 1,500 sqft. cape cod home built in 1940. With a two car garage on a  50’x167′ corner lot. Bid deadline for owner occupant is April 21st and investors can take a swing at it if not sold the following day. Tax assessment has it valued at $96,500. So your taxes before the STAR program will be approx. $3500 a year.  

Now you could just call any realtor on this HUD home BUT, there are special secret methods available to Adolfi Real Estate customers that will give you some added advantage in the sealed bidding process by working with us. 

Also please understand, because many realtors do NOT specialize in this niche market, there is a general unawareness on how to finance a HUD home. This results in the homes, like this one, going back on the market. At Adolfi Real Estate we specialize in HUD homes.  

Take a drive by and call Patti Bush for your showing.  Patti’s cell 315-420-3411.  DIRECTIONS

Apr 06

Fulton, New York 3 Bedroom HUD Home $31,000

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SOLD $37,500Fulton,  a city of 12,000 has had a constant flow of HUD homes over the years.  Not a tremendous amount, but due to the concentration of homes in a given area as a city you’ll see more, about average or a bit above average.  I lived in Fulton for 11 years and found it to be quiet and plesant place where I could sleep with unlocked doors.

Today we have a 3 BR 1.5bath 1217 sq.ft. home in the city limits.  The roof looks less than 5 years old. The aluminum siding could use a paint job. There’s a 50+ year old furnace that looks like so retro, if you could put wheels on it you’d be the envy at Sweet Inspirations on a Saturday night.

Some paneling needs to be replaced with sheet rock, the hot water tank (gas) is missing. Countertops and kitchen cabinets need replacing and the floor covering throughout  I would replace.  I’m making this sound like a no-so-good home and really on the contrary, I’m just being critical, actually it is a very liveable home as-is (after you get a hot water tank). There may be some hardwood flooring lurking under the carpets that need further investigation.  The tax assessment is $53,000, it sold in 2002 for $66,850. HUD’s list price for owner occupants only is $31,000.  Bidding ends this coming Sunday the 12th of April.  Investors can bid on the 13th. The address is 453 5th St. South, Fulton, NY   DIRECTIONS

Apr 02

Syracuse 4 Family HUD Home $25,000

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SOLD:There are about 200-300 HUD homes sold every year in Syracuse and the surrounding area. The trend has not increased nor decreased for the last 20 years.  Most HUD homes are single family.  Once in a great while you will find a 2, 3 and very rarely a 4family.    

306 Bear St. in Syracuse is a 4 family HUD home.  There are 6 total bedrooms, so its a 2-2-1-1. One heating unit, 4 gas and 4 electric meters.  Built in 1940 with 2900 sq.ft. on a 53’x99′ lot. The assessed value is $75,000 and was sold in 1998 for $90,000 according to the tax records.

HUD rules for bidding state that  only owner occupants can bid and that ends April 4 and investors may bid after that. List price is $25,000


Feb 25

168 W. 5th St. Fulton, NY HUD Home $42,000

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SOLD-Did I like it?  Yes it was a nice home indeed.  Fulton still supports many reasonably priced homes in the central NY area. Purchased in 2005 for $55,000 this home has 3 bedrooms 1 full bath.  With 1,138 square footage of living area on a 55’x132′ yard.  Most of what I could observe inside indicated the house needs new carpet and paint. The roof had some snow on it but appeared smooth and flat indicating it was than 10 years old.   Assessed value is $55,700.  HUD’s asking price is $42,000 and investors are allowed to bid.  First come first served. HUD’s sell fast and you need someone with experience.  I’ve put over 240 buyers into HUD homes. Call John Adolfi 315-952-2671 cell


Living room 

Jan 30

North Syracuse Cape Cod HUD Home $57,000

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102 Catherine St.

102 Catherine St.

SOLD-This snow which attempts to barricade any humble house seeker could not stop me this morning from viewing this North Syracuse HUD home.  I also discovered something HUD is not telling us. HUD listed this property this morning with a 10 day bid period as a TWO Bedroom., ONE Bath residence, however after further investigation with my trusty black lab, Moo-Moo, we observed first hand they are WRONG!  There are TWO bedrooms upstairs and ONE on the main level.  A full bath on the main floor and 1/2 bath in the basement.

Upon further examination I was able to see the roof edge and I liked what I could see.  The yard is fully fenced with a shed a three season enclosed back porch and I even discovered a central air unit.  The inside has hardwood flooring, the furnace looked good and was functioning. You could very well clear her up, put a paint and carpet dress on her and live comfortably for around $5000 fix up.   Bid closes on Feb. 8th so don’t delay, drive by and call me for a showing.  Pre-qualified buyers only and YES this house is fully finance able with FHA with NO fix up necessary to make the bank happy, so states HUD. This property sold on 12/3/04 for $89,000 and is currently assessed for $80,275.  The yard is 60’x116′ and there is a total of 1080 square feet, excluding the partially fixed up basement. Here are the directions, 102 Catherine St. off Chestnut the village of North Syracuse. Drive by and call me  asap. John Adolfi 315-952-2671.

Jan 13

Mattydale HUD Home 108 Northwood Dr.

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NEW Photos added. REDUCED on 1/30/09 to $64,800 STOP the PRESS!!! Today 2-6-09 I just examined this property and it is a great starter home! It’s a winner, I mean it, two thumbs up! What I’m impressed with is its size and condition.

 Three bedrooms and one full bath with an additional full bath in the basement. Inside this 1451 sq.ft. two story structure is a beautiful kitchen with a laminate floor, gas stove and dishwasher.  The formal dining room has hardwood flooring and charm leading into the large living room. There is a two car garage to boot. The furnace looks good and the roof is under 10 years old.  The tax assessor has it valued for   $87,500 and it sold in 2005 for $84,900. HUD’s asking price is currently $64,800.  Call me, 315-952-2671, I can preform magic with this one but do it quick before someone else discovers it. This is open to all bidders including investors and it is first come first served.  HUD will pay for up to 3% of your closing costs or approx. $1900. Total to close on this would be in the neighborhood of $5900.





Dining Room

Dining Room



Living Room

Living Room



Dec 12

Parish, NY HUD Ranch…intriguing.

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334 French St., Parish, NY

334 French St., Parish, NY

SOLD-Intriguing is one word that describes this HUD foreclosure.  Located at 334 French St. just north of Route 45 in Parish, N.Y., County of Oswego.   It’s a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath 1904 sq.ft. ranch. The interior will need: cleaning, paint and the carpets steamed cleaned. There is a fireplace in the living room.  The kitchen cabinet are a medium grade oak with a black kitchen stove, no fridge. HUGE open unfinished basement, master walk in closet, round garden tub and shower. Big back deck over looking a 7 acres yard.

During my research I discovered that in 2004 it sold new for $128,000.  The current tax assessed value is $159,000 and has it appraised currently for $175,000. Realistically if the home was worth $115,000 you’d be doing great even if you paid the asking price of $98,000.  Bidding is now open to owner occupants only (sorry investors got to wait till the 22nd.) which closes 12/21/08.  For your showing contact us at 315-695-6434 or Patti Bush at 315-420-3411.  


P.S. HUD can pay 3% of the bid price or approx. $3000 of your closing costs. This is sweet!