You can count on a tub

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Columbus Ohio homes you can count on a tub...

bath tub After touring a home at an open house Sunday a nice, young woman who told me up front the Worthington area home for sale at $199,999 was out of her price range, came down and told me she was disappointed that she did not like the house, again stating it was out of their price range.

She very earnestly told me she did not like the dark wood work but she was very disappointed that a house with three baths had no bath tub!

In this day and age of stolen plumbing, AC units, etc.  Had someone made off with the bath tub?

It's still there Concern that the bath tub had been stolen.... a photo sent from the open house... open houses can be boring even with a steady stream of traffic. A real estate agent with a smart phone can turn into a smartass.

Columbus homes you can count on a tub

The home has two and a half baths. 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath... Pretty standard in most Central Ohio two story homes from the 1970s into the 1990s.

  • half bath on the first floor
  • hall bath with a tub on the 2nd floor with the bedrooms
  • master bath with a shower

There are a handful of plans where there is a tub with a shower in both the upstairs hall and the master bath. Or occasionally a home buyer paid for a bath with the shower in the master bedroom and there was room in the floor plan. Master baths got bigger sometime in the 1990s. Are you going to find the spa with a whirlpool in Worthington under $200,000? Nope but all this lady wanted was a tub for the kids, I am sure.

bath tub with shower doorsstolen plumbing, AC units and tubs?

After the disappointed woman left I went to make sure there was a tub. My picture really does NOT do the tub justice but I was trying not to get the potty in the picture.., potties in bathroom pictures can set off the real estate world blogging world. We know there is a toilet in each and every bathroom but our sensibilities are sullied seeing it online.

Thank goodness the tub was there. No reason to think anyone had made off with a bath tub.

The young woman's husband was out in the driveway in the mini van with a sleeping infant.

Perhaps the shower doors on the bath tub convinced this woman that the tub was a shower. You can see the tub below the shower doors the length of the room. Or you could but there is a potty in the room too. I could not risk picturing the potty.

Do shower doors make a tub not a tub?

Shower doors on a tub? I have NEVER been a big fan. I am NOT a good enough house keeper to keep the channel gunk free. Shower doors look "old" to me. Even new shower doors look "old" to me. Grab bars in a bath tub look old to me. They could help soomeone of any age... Grab bars are an improvement but they look like someone needed 'em.

...Columbus can you count on tubs for bathing kids....

I am sure for most home owners who put shower doors on a tub, the home improvement is because of the kids who did NOT keep the shower curtain in place. The parents had to make repairs. Kids of a certain age... The nice young woman had a baby in the car with her husband... an infant. Shower doors make it more difficult to bath kids when they are little.... mom or dad has to hang through the shower door over the tub. Looking for reasons that the house would not work even if they could afford it... in her mind she went with the house not having a tub.

You can count on a tub in most Central Ohio homes... Bath or Shower or how we count bathrooms in Central Ohio. We have full baths and half baths.. a master bath with only a shower is a full bath in Central Ohio. Some parts of the world that would be a 3/4 bath.

Closing on a home double check the plumbing, the AC unit are still there, it is possible a seller improved a home by taking out a tub but not very likely... pretty much you can count on a tub in Columbus.

Home search for 4 bedroom, 2 bath minimum homes in the Columbus Ohio, 43235 zip code, the West Worthington area priced between $180,000 and $220,000. If this is not what you are looking for? Change the search. The home in this story is shown here in the search but it shows the "old price." RealBird and Google Base are really not up to date when it comes to real estate news. You can not really count on the latest info with either. I see a house there that went off the market before Christmas. Cute map though...


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Ralph Gorgoglione
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Definitely need a bathtub! Thank you for sharing this post.

Jan 24, 2011 03:15 AM #1
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
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Maureen - OK, I thought only California has those kind of buyers!  Whew ... boy am I glad that it's more universal!

Jan 24, 2011 12:38 PM #3
Maureen McCabe
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Jack I am not sure she is a buyer.  Maybe just someone who wanted to look at a house. Cabin fever?  We have snow on the ground. It is too cold to do a lot else. You certainly can't go for a walk in the park with a baby now...  or most people would not bundle up a baby and hike.   You know the new parents who find the baby sleeps better in a moving vehicle?  

I wondered if that is what was going on.

The house was open, she was more than welcome.  The conversation was just so funny.  Does it matter if the woodwork is not pleasing to her if she is not a buyer in the price range?  Nah.  Am I going to defend the home and the people in the world who prefer dark wood?  No.  The seller spent a lot of money and gorgeous, dark stained wood 6 panel doors.  The seller needed shower doors at some point for her families use of the home.  I would bet these are the second set of shower doors in the house based on the sellers children's age. 

I did tell her there was a tub in the upstairs hall bath.  It is possible someone for their needs would remove a tub.  Old people.  Handicapped people.

Shower doors on a tub  don't make a tub not a tub, it was just a funny exchange.    She did not sign in on the sign in sheet, she is not my client.  I am not sure she is a buyer but she was welcome at the open house.

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