About the House

The subject of this blog is a duplex at 110 3rd Ave in Clendenin, WV, a small town about half an hour from the state capital.

If you check Zillow or similar sites you will see it listed as a single family home, but it is actually a duplex. Each unit had 3 bedrooms and a bathroom when it was originally built in 1950, but I don’t know how many bedrooms it will have when I’m done.

The property came into my possession as a result of a tax lien sale. The previous owner had stopped paying her property tax around 2011. She died in 2016, and her estate had not entered probate before then the county sold off the tax lien in 2021. I bought the property at auction in July 2022 from the flipper who bought the lien.

How do I know this? Well, that is going to be the subject of a couple blog posts.

About Clendenin

Clendenin is a town of around 700 people located 28 miles from Charleston. It is about 3 hours from Columbus OH, 5 hours from DC, 5 hours from Pittsburgh, and 7 hours from Philly.

It is not close to anything important, but it does meet the minimum requirements of a grocery store and internet fast enough that I can work from home.

If you would like to have a look at the town, the video at right was shot shortly after the 2016 flood.