Here, possibly, is a chance to have the seller pay his own renovation costs

 It could work, at the right price

It could work, at the right price

52 Doubling Road has cut its price from $3.395 million to $2.995, and that's down from its 2014 ask of $3.750. The house is up a long, steep driveway from Doubling, but once there, it's quite nice, and relatively (there's a neighboring house) private. The property backs up to the late Rene Anselmo's lot on North Street, which adds to that private feeling, but because the rear of this house sits on a cliff overlooking Doubling, the "front" yard serves as the "back yard" with a pool, possible badminton court, etc. Disconcerting upon first encounter, but you could learn to live with it.

The previous owners put it on the market in 2008 for $4.695 million, which was not only poor timing, but an excellent example of seller madness — it eventually sold to the current owners for $2.250 in 2012. There's been extensive renovation performed since then, so if you could pick it up for, say, $2.5ish, it'd probably be a decent deal, if you can handle the odd design.