Rare to see a home that is move-in ready condition for under $300,000 within a few blocks of Nevada City. City homes are rare, often in very poor condition, and very expensive. This one sold to a contractor last year for $190,000, he or she came in, put in a new kitchen and bathroom, new roof and windows, new doors, paint floor covering, and got it all fixed up and ready for a new owner, and has it listed for $280,000. It’s a small house, just about 1000 square feet, but it is on city sewer and city water, so you could use the home however you see fit. There is plenty of room in the yard, and single car garage plus a workshop. There is even a chicken coop! About the only thing missing is a few steps from the new French doors that open up from the side of the house to side yard. Metal roof will likely last a lifetime, and the house has lots of charm. Does it still need work? A buyer would need to investigate the plumbing and electrical, but the contractor obviously did a good job on all the finishes, so this one wins a “best of show” for price and condition. Compare this home to the dozens of similar homes in Grass Valley that have roughly the same floor plan and same era construction, and typically they are in much worse condition and in not nearly as desirable neighborhoods as this home for same price or more!