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  1. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Our house hits the MLS tomorrow and a Brokers tour. I hope we sell this place quick and get at least our asking price. If all goes as planned we'll have our new place within 3 weeks:eek:
     

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    manziman Stubby

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    you guys are going on tour with Major League Soccer!?
     
  3. firetoole

    firetoole duch bag

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  4. firetoole

    firetoole duch bag

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    Wooo Tulips!!!!
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  5. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Our house sold in less than 7 days. :thumb:
     
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    merrrrjig Turbo Monkey

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    If the market is like it is down here in the OC it will sell in 2 days for like 10k over the asking price!
     
  7. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    The market is definatly slowing down, which is common this time of year. Gotta hope for the best.
     
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    Yeah - seems way more stressful than my days here lately. Good luck.
     
  9. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    good luck w/ the sale.

    we've only had one real estate sale in our life, and we sold it to the 1st person (saw it on the thurs we were to have our 1st open house, and gave us our asking price). we probably could have gotten more $ in retrospect, but one in the hand is worth two in the bush.
     
  10. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    thats so annoying when they do that. and thats not long enough. is more like
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  11. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Does a 'slow market' out there mean you can only sell your house for $30k more than you are asking instead of $50k more?


    :p
     
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    No it means it takes 45 days and a 30k drop in price like mine did!! escrow is supposed to close today.....i want my check!

    And no my place was not a dump in fact it was one of the nicest in our complex (condo) but we have had a major slowdown in the east bay.
     
  13. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Probably more like asking price, for the most part my house is "turn key" condition. $30K over asking would RULE!!!!!
     
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    so.....


    what are you asking?


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    Good luck. We put our house on the market on Monday... so I know what you're dealing with.
     
  16. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Do you have another house picked out or are you going to build again?
     
  17. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Selling:confused: I thought you just moved in after 90 years of construction?
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Wow! That's pretty cheap for out there ain't it? Or is it a 500 sf condo?
     
  20. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    It's not bad for our area, if it was peak season I'd be going for around $815K
     
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    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    I'd love to build again, but I don't think it's going to happen... property values/taxes are just waaaaay to high right now.
     
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    Yea, we did. Been there about a year. Tax guy came out last week and gave us the news that we knew was coming... a very generous/conservative *drum roll please* 12,875 annual property taxes.
     
  23. narlus

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    brian - what's yr plan for combatting the sprawl of kids' toys and other ephemera?

    when we sold our condo, we rented a storage space, moved all my records, bikes, loose crap etc into it and made the place neat, well-organized and appearing roomier than it really was. we also re-painted the entire interior. definitely money well spent.

    it'd definitely be tougher to keep the random bouts of entropy at bay w/ two young kids, and keep the house 'presentable'
     
  24. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Interesting... we doin't have 'peak' seasons here that effect property values. Here, the appraised price is the price.
     
  25. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Good god! I pay maybe $1000 a year here...
     
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    yeah, but who wants to live in LA?
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Not me... but out in NM property taxes are even less!

    :)
     
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    About the same I pay here in CO....
     
  29. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Are you in Park Co?
     
  30. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    good luck selling.. right now I am all stressed out on the other end of the spectrum.. I am buying and hopefully closing nov 16th ... way to stressful
     
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    Yes I am..
     
  32. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Ahhh... that 'splains it. :thumb:
     
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    yep yep... thus the for sale sign in our front yard.
     
  34. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    What does a house go for there per Sq Ft?
     
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    depends on materials and location...

    To give you an idea, our house...

    4.3 acres
    desirable area (though not the snobby/prime neighboorhoods)
    good school district
    sheetrock/plaster walls (not drywall)
    granite/corian countertops throughout (kitchen and baths)
    maple cabinets in kitchen, oak in baths
    hardwood/carpet/ceramic tile thoughout
    approx 3600 sq ft
    average sized kitchen/dining
    good size family room w/ gas fireplace
    HUUUGE master suite (44x25)
    good size bedrooms 2 and 3
    small bedroom 4 (nursery/office)
    2200 sq ft unfinished basement (walk-out) w/ fireplace

    asking price is $525k, hoping for $500k.
     
  36. narlus

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    land is a big part of the equation...at least in my neck of the woods. the price is about 230-275 per sq ft.
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Not bad! We are getting that in the gated areas here, if you have solid surface countertops, 3 car garage, wood/tile floors, generous amounts of trim, sprinkler system and stainless steel appliances on a lot that costs $50k for a 1/2 acre.
     
  38. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    :eek:

    Do you have 6 kids? :think:
     
  39. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Most of the toys are in storage or stuffed in the garage. When it sells we'll break out some of the toys.
     
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    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thats roughly what I'll be paying on the new place.