By Lydia Blair
Special Contributor

Lots of folks are dying to buy or sell a home. They may be eager, desperate, impatient, or anxious. However, they’re not literally dying.

Except when they are.

Yes, it has happened that a buyer or seller dies while they have a property under contract. They could die the day after the contract is signed or as they are walking into the title company on closing day. Both of those scenarios have occurred in offices where I’ve worked and it’s awful for everyone.

But what happens to the deal?

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From the street, 6319 Velasco Avenue looks like another great Lakewood home.

Lakewood is hot. But, dearest Dirt-o-phile, you already knew that. Homes are under contract before they hit MLS in some cases, and in others, they’re sold within weeks of listing.


But sometimes you can find a deal where no one else is looking. That’s the case with 6319 Velasco from our fine friends at Rogers Healy and Associates. Maybe, on the other hand, it’s a deal because the bathrooms are problem areas. I wouldn’t be able to tell, though, because the listing for this home doesn’t have a photo of either of the two baths in this quaint, 2,056-square-foot home with three bedrooms. It’s kind of a pet peeve of mine.

The listing does boast “original details,” such as a telephone nook and stained glass. Methinks the cupboards inside the “country kitchen” might need a little sprucing up, though. Unless you’re into wood paneling. The apron sink is a keeper, though!

Otherwise, it’s exactly what you’d expect from a Lakewood traditional: archways, trees, and tons of charm. And the price just went down, too, to the tune of $5,100. Sounds like a steal to me!