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Postby rowerwet » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:04 pm

my house for sale is in Maine, has been on the market since two thanksgivings ago, one crazy person who wanted to live in it before the closing, and a low ball offer, then nothing. Finally tonight it looks like we might have a nibble... :worship:
and that is only because we slashed the price to nothing, with all the repairs and improvements put into it we are taking a loss, but it is paid for and not underwater :thumbsup:
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Postby slowcowboy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:25 pm

if it had a hay feild with it in wyoming it would be sold by now!!!!!!!!!

this is one of the sad things of the recesson if all you got is a residential house. its not moving.

lots and lots of people can't get loans and houses don't create much cash flow.

farm land though.

theres not a farm on the market right now and if there is its sky high in prices and its not sitting very long.

a house like yours in wyoming are a dime a dozen and the developers are trying to pay you to buy them!

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Re: anybody else here trying to sell a house?

Postby cs_whypt2 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:27 pm

Hello Rowerwet -

I am sorry to hear that you will be taking a loss, but it seams as if it will still come as a relief to you.
I am not attempting to sell my house now. I bought it less then a year ago. Property taxes came around the other day and it shows that my property depreciated almost a fourth. (ouch) But I love it and it works for now - probably for the next couple of years. Thing is, mine is nothing big, not expensive at all, I already paid off the loan and I expect to lose some money on it. But I do find myself making paint and flooring choices based on the next buyer and not based on what I want. (Weird that way, huh?) I will be selling a couple of years from now and am not looking forward to it.
But, like I said,
An early (hopeful) congrats on the sale. :wine:

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Re: anybody else here trying to sell a house?

Postby Fenlason » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:24 am

I am sorry for your difficulties in selling. We sold my mother in-laws place.. a year and a half ago. [here in Maine also] The closing got delayed because of it being and FHA loan.. and congressional games with funding.. but even with that it was maybe 6 months. I guess it depends where you are.. and the property. A neighbor as well as a co-worker of my wife.. each sold theirs very quickly.. so quickly they were each caught off guard.
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Re: anybody else here trying to sell a house?

Postby rowerwet » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:02 am

mine should have been easy I thought, on the state line with Rochester, NH, property taxes are only $1,300/yr, I added an out door pellet boiler (half the cost of oil per year to heat the whole house) put on a new roof, put in a new boiler, lined the chimney, tank-less water heater, whirlpool tub ($300 clearance at the depot, replaced a claw foot tub) , all new windows, new exterior doors and storm doors. It has hardwood floors in all but the bathroom and kitchen ( I refinished all of them) new floor, cabinets, counter tops, stove in the kitchen, new floor in bathroom. fenced in the backyard.Bought it as a two bedroom, made it into a three bedroom. Has a small attached barn, and a basement. It is a nice quiet neighborhood with good neighbors who look out for each other and plenty of kids. Also has city water from Rochester, NH. The only good part about it is did all the work except the windows, exterior doors, and steepest part of the roof (new englander) my self, so no extra money for labor.
back in the boom years it would have brought 189K (.25 acres).
It was a nice home for us for 11 yrs, but getting a little tight with 6 of us.
I slashed the price after the election, as I know things will only get worse, and the house insurance went from $600/yr to 2K/yr.
The only good side is I will be able to write all of the improvements off so no capital gains tax, should end up as a plus on my taxes.
Really feel sorry for all those underwater :frightened:
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Re: anybody else here trying to sell a house?

Postby Visionsbydarrah » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:20 pm

I've also been trying to sale my home here in Kansas... It's been on the market for almost 4yrs now.
This past January (last month) I lowered the price again and switched real estate agents as well.
The only thing I don't understand is that its priced right where its should be according to my agent.
So here's to hoping....
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Re: anybody else here trying to sell a house?

Postby S. Heisley » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:33 pm

My neighbor, a policeman, listed his house on Craigslist and sold it in a week's time. While that sounds alarming, I'm told that the key is to be certain that the person that is interested is pre-approved by a reputable bank for the amount of money that you are asking for (verify that). Don't let just anybody walk through your home. Also, close the sale through either an escrow, or even better, a lawyer.

Something else that is important to know is that if a Realtor has previously shown the house to the buyer, there could be financial repercussions.
You'll need to check up on how that works in your state. If you are currently under contract with a Realtor, there could also be financial repercussions.
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Re: anybody else here trying to sell a house?

Postby slowcowboy » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:09 pm

me and angie are looking for a house or a farm and ranch or a hunk of bare land to buy so we can have a place to live in 2 years by the summer of 2014. the market is pretty tight right now and theres lots of houses but not much hunks of bare land or any farm or ranch land for sale.

nothing is really on the market right now most of it sold pretty fast last year when cow prices and hay prices shot though the ceiling.

I am pretty much planing on giving it up to 4 month before we get married or a year. before I am going to get serious about looking again.

I have already made lots of attempts at farm ground in the last 4 years. pretty much found out about the frank dodd act and how hard with the new banking laws it is for any one to get a loan.

and I have ran in to a brick wall. hoping with angie graduating in 2 years with a accounts degrea for this to open up a new world.

marrage might be a lot better way to get a farm ranch loan.

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Re: anybody else here trying to sell a house?

Postby suckerpunched » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:03 pm

Well said S. Heisley,,,,,pre-approved,,,,not qualified. A good title company is a must in buying or selling... A reputable realtor can really help as will an honest mortage company... I did real estate sales (licienced) for three years and lost many sales because I was too honest. Went back to turning wrenches for a living....TC
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Re: anybody else here trying to sell a house?

Postby rowerwet » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:38 pm

the house is now under contract :D AND the buyer is even interested in buying the pellet boiler I installed four years ago and just can't let go with the house at that price. At first she didn't seem interested, but her dad is helping her and he says she needs it (thanks dad!). The outdoor pellet boiler heats the whole house using the forced hot water heat, and costs just less than half of what oil costs per year.
I've got to go up and fire the pellet boiler up tomorrow to show the buyer, and make sure she thinks she can handle operating it. :worship: really hoping I don't have to get my dealer to move it, I can't do it my self, it weighs 1,500 lbs and needs a special truck or trailer to pick it up (much like a grave stone moving truck)
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Postby Visionsbydarrah » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:49 pm

Wow! Thats great.... :thumbsup:
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Re: anybody else here trying to sell a house?

Postby suckerpunched » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:34 pm

Good luck....hope all goes well......
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Re: anybody else here trying to sell a house?

Postby GerryS » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:56 am

No, but I wish I was. We're looking for 10 AC of land with a livable (FHA eligible) house that needs work to turn it into a nice place...preferably with a good bit of trees, but enough open space for a couple of horses and a 1/4 AC a
Garden....other than that we aren't too picky. I can find these places, but none that will allow me to keep my current job :(. 10 years ago, I would have just found work near where we landed.....but now, are you kidding? I know people who have legitimately been looking for work for over a year....
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Re: anybody else here trying to sell a house?

Postby Fenlason » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:14 am

rowerwet wrote:the house is now under contract :D AND the buyer is even interested in buying the pellet boiler I installed four years ago and just can't let go with the house at that price. At first she didn't seem interested, but her dad is helping her and he says she needs it (thanks dad!). The outdoor pellet boiler heats the whole house using the forced hot water heat, and costs just less than half of what oil costs per year.
I've got to go up and fire the pellet boiler up tomorrow to show the buyer, and make sure she thinks she can handle operating it. :worship: really hoping I don't have to get my dealer to move it, I can't do it my self, it weighs 1,500 lbs and needs a special truck or trailer to pick it up (much like a grave stone moving truck)


congrats... and good luck.
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Re: anybody else here trying to sell a house?

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:09 pm

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