276C: A family tries to sell their house

I’m looking for a book that a friend of mine read between 1978 and 1982 but the book may be older than that. It is about a family that wants to sell their house and each prospective buyer wants them to change something about the house (paint the inside, fix something outside etc). Over time they make so many changes to the house that the family decides not to sell. They end up liking the changes they’ve made and stay put.

5 thoughts on “276C: A family tries to sell their house

  1. Doghouse for Sale by Donna Lugg Pape? The timeframe and story fit, but the main character is a dog named Freckles. A family of dogs is one of the potential buyers. Freckles definitely painted the house, added a window, and cleaned up the yard. I believe he did other things to it as well.

  2. I am looking for this book, too. I know it’s older than 1978-1982 as I read it in the very early 70s. I seem to recall it was a hardbound Scholastic Book.

  3. I am also looking for this book. What I remember is that the artwork was unique and the people were all very rotund in style. The family ends up loving the house and decides to stay.

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