My wife and I have really found a nice project house in Queens. It looks a really mess right now, but that worked out to our advantage to tell the truth. The place looks like it should be condemned at first sight, but when you really inspect the place it is not really that awful. We are going to be able to do much of the work ourselves, although I am going to have to hire plumbers, carpenters, electricians and a company that does tree pruning in Queens NY to do a lot of jobs which are well beyond our capabilities. We have done all of the math though and it works out in our favor. The initial cost of the house is extremely low. The person we bought it from was an out of state dentist who had inherited it from an elderly relative who had been in a rest home for years, but had never sold his house. So it has been deteriorating for years and you have to take care of a a house or it is going to fall to the ground. However in this case it looks ten times worse than it really is. Of course we live here and we want to live in this house after we get it to the point where that is going to be possible. If you are a dentist who lives hundreds of miles away you just want to get out of this mess as quickly as you are able. We could tell he was going to take whatever he could get from the first person who made him an offer. We obviously wanted to pay as little as we could and have enough money left over to do all that needs to be done to make the place livable.