April 10, 2013 castlebri

We Buy Old Homes with Character in Need of Repair for Cash

After several years of watching national homeownership rates fall Castle decided it was time to try to do something about it.  Late in 2012 Castle formed a plan to “Save” 3-4 old homes with character in 2013 and either sell the homes to owner occupied families or help our employees to purchase a home through the Castle Employee Homeownership Assistance Plan.  Our mission is to buy, remodel, and return these Castles to their former glory and make them ready for the next 100 years.

Featured Home

This St. Paul 1.5 story bungalow was built in 1912.  When Castle found this foreclosure the copper plumbing had been stolen, the porch ceiling was collapsing, the windows needed replacing, the floors sloped, and it was beat up and hadn’t been updated since the 50’s.  Naturally given our super powers we thought it was the perfect opportunity.  Oh, the home did have a great fireplace, tons of natural light, original wood columns and wainscoting, and potential to open up the first floor.  Here are some before photos, the existing and proposed floor plans, and several renderings of what the home will look like when complete.



Nominate a Castle to be Saved

Do you know of an old home with character that needs some love?  What if the worst home on your block could become the nicest?  What if one more neighbor was an owner occupied home instead of a rental?  Through a partnership with a local bank Castle is able to pay cash for these homes.  Please call Loren Schirber at 612-877-8375 to discuss selling your home or let Castle know of opportunities in your neighborhood.