I began by suggesting a figure in the low hundreds.
She frowned and pointed out that the house was over seventy years old and needed a new basement and a new roof, and it could also stand a paint job. She said unless we’d be willing to make a lot of repairs, we’d be lucky to get eighty. She’d have to advertise it as a fixer-upper and people these days aren’t interested in fixing things up.
I remarked that they seem to be more interested in tearing things down. She gave me an odd look.
I pointed out that the house was close to everything: schools, churches, Boswell’s.
She pointed out that every house in Inverness was close to everything else.