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September 25, 2008


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Awesome, congrats.

Congrats! Sounds like it went well enough. We purchased and moved in to our first home about 3 years ago; but the complicated juggling act of buying while also trying to sell kind of scares me. It sounds like you figured it out.


JC --

"The complicated juggling act of buying while also trying to sell kind of scares me. It sounds like you figured it out."

Kind of. Details to follow...

Post your price negotiations so buyer of your house can use them ..

What comes around goes around ... remember that ...

Anon --

1. It's always "funny" to me when people make biting comments and yet don't identify themselves. But you have the same IP address as someone I do know...

2. I've assumed we'll "take a bath" on the sale of our house. But since we're trading up, we'll save more on the new home than we'll lose on the old one.

Congrats! Must feel good after a long search. I looked forward to hearing about the details of the deal. I am assuming you stayed with the agent you wanted to get rid of.

Todd --

Yes, we did stay with her.

Congrats, FMF. Good luck to you on the sale of the current home.

My time is coming soon, trying to get all those "honeydew items" crossed off my list before I get busy at work again.

Congrats on finding your dream home! You should consider listing your current home for sale on Zillow. It's totally free and you can add a ton of pictures to attract potential buyers.

Congrats on the new piece of advice I always heard when it came to selling a house is to make sure you price it for what you want to sell it for...and it'll sell quicker. (As opposed to asking for a higher price and expecting someone to offer lower, etc. They take longer to sell in those cases).

Anywho, good luck!


Congrats on the house! We moved in at the beginning of June. It's always exciting! Good luck and best wishes.

Congrats, and good luck! :)

Congrats and Good Luck! The thought of getting back into the mortgage "juggling" game scares me to death. I'm going to stick with my current house for a while before I make that leap.

Yay--that's great!! We'll pray for a quick sale of your old one, FMF...

It feels good to get into a new home, can't wait to hear more about it!

Congratulations FMF. I also want to hear all about it.

If you are interested, I would be happy to send you a detailed account of our recent home purchase. We close on the new place in about 3 weeks and close on the sale of our place about a week later. All during this period of time where the daily headlines trumpet the impending demise of the U.S. and global economy.

If you find it worth while feel free to post it. I promise I won't spare any of the details.

RWH --

Great! Send it on!!

congrats fmf i know you've waited a looooonnnnggg time to get a house and there is no doubt you did well with your knowledge base and the amount of decent deals i'm sure you passed up
maybe a little bit of the pot calling the kettle black with your reaction to anon
on another blog you stated,
I get people like this all the time too — too touchy, offended at the slightest thing, etc.
Again, congrats on the new house.

Whatever --

Yes, I'm a bit touchy on that issue. I don't care if people disagree with me, but at least be man enough to do it in the open.

might not be a man, but I get your drift!

I'm sorry to hear that you let the mindless babble of real estate agents put you in the poor house. For someone who is so anal with money, why would you even consider buying a house when the market has a long way to drop? It is always amazing to me that people cut coupons to save 50 cents but willingly overpay several hundred thousand dollars for a house. Just remember, a 15% drop in home prices is not a bargain when prices rose 200-300% over the decade in many places.

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