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Old 04-16-2016, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Washington, WV
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these are some pictures i took.

https://goo.gl/photos/9n9usqRPPXaMrj8V9
Very nice photos! It is really beautiful in the Julia Ann neighborhood in late April/early May when the dogwoods are in full bloom. But Washington avenue is my favorite street in Parkersburg.
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:17 PM
 
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Very nice photos! It is really beautiful in the Julia Ann neighborhood in late April/early May when the dogwoods are in full bloom. But Washington avenue is my favorite street in Parkersburg.

I can see why, Washington is very impressive, the homes well kept and such a variety of architectural styles.
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:40 PM
 
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WV near Ohio is polluted no matter how you see it. I'd say even Morgantown has ill effects -- as Pitt is a highly toxic dump of bad air. If you want clean air or health longevity, the eastern side of WV is best. More green = less pollution as trees intake CO2, but no one listens to me so it falls on deaf ears. I know for the win I'd go eastern WV in Mtns & nowhere else.
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Old 04-17-2016, 10:23 PM
 
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thank you for posting those, I was there just last weekend, in the snow !! at the last minute my supervisor told me I didn't have to work and I arrived in Parkersburg last Friday early evening after a beautiful ride through all the mountains along RT33/250. It took me 6 1/2 hours. I stayed till Sunday morning and saw 4 houses while there...........
1103 Juliana, very disappointing, up close and inside, signs of serious deterioration. i didn't even bother with the second floor.
931 Juliana, now a rental, whoever is in there is really destroying the place, also didn't make it past the first few rooms. steps leading to front door are rotted and partially collapsed.
1212 Washington....this house has great potential, really liked it and really like Washington and that whole neighborhood.
420 13th street.....THIS was my favorite house, yes, did not love that it backs and fronts to apartment buildings, but FIVE renovated bathrooms and a huge home in great condition for 179,900. Kitchen needed work, but of the 4 homes i saw this was the one that amazed me.
all in all there were 3 areas i loved, the Julia Ann Square Historic district was gorgeous , Market is incredible with some spectacular houses and Washington and that whole area was really beautiful. I hated that I was there for bad weather and took what pictures I could. I wanted to go into Riverview cemetery but it was locked the entire time i was there, at least the times i went past. I ate at Chams and The Coffee Bar and loved both meals. My realtor was a really nice guy and very informative. While I don't think 420 13th is the one for me, Parkersburg remains on my list. I very much enjoyed my time there, went a little bit into Ohio and Vienna and left on Sunday still amazed by the homes there and the prices. Most likely I'll return in May.
A little secret......ask me how I know.....the cemetary appears locked but it generally isn't. Try the gate, it should open.
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:17 PM
 
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A little secret......ask me how I know.....the cemetary appears locked but it generally isn't. Try the gate, it should open.
with as cold as it was and with it snowing I still wanted to go in, but when I return I'll try the gates, THANK YOU!!
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Old 10-31-2018, 09:52 AM
 
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Dude. I have no sense of smell but yeah, P-burg has certain poisonous qualities. Though cheaper housing. Have you tried South Side? Even bedroom communities like Ripley? They have nice houses, isolated vibe. Even OH has rural areas with nice homes that are close to civilization, but... retirement friendly. I would suggest researching how far out you wanna live and if the roads can be mapped for any possible emergency care or house care since it took over a half hour for the ambulance to pick up gram, and she couldnt get to the phone after a stroke, so- neck alarms 24/7 or if there were a medical implant for 911! Remember P-burg is very red, very country strong, and odd: superficially nice, family, jesus, guns, retired folk, and chain restaurants or homecookin.
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Old 12-29-2018, 03:04 PM
 
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Default 1103 Juliana

I too have even looking for a historic house to buy and came across the one at 1103 Juliana in Parkersburg. It appears to have been on the market for years and I asked the listing agent why. He mentioned that one of the front columns has dropped a foot. I asked him if anyone had consulted an engineer or contractor to see what repair are needed. He hasnít been especially forthcoming with that information. Does anyone on this site know more about this house? My suspicion is that it needs major, expensive foundation work on the front side.
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:55 PM
 
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It has been for sale for a long time. It's not uncommon for a house this old to have issues. There is no such thing as inexpensive foundation work. I imagine that if you are interested in the house, you'll need to pay for an inspection and negotiate from there.
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Old Yesterday, 04:16 PM
 
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I know that several prospective buyers have brought contractors to provide an estimate of the cost of repairs. That must mean they liked the house. I suspect that the seller hasnít been willing to accept an offer low enough to offset the repair cost, even taking into consideration the historic house tax credits available. Last thing anyone would want to do is invest more in the house than itís worth (not that Iím not guilty of doing that in the past, hence my caution.)
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Old Today, 06:34 AM
 
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Absolutely. I have no idea but I imagine you are right. It's a cool house in a really cool area so there has to be a real issue as to why it's not sold in so long.
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