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Old 05-02-2007, 08:41 PM
 
Location: B-more to NC
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What color did you get?
We went with something called gunite or other not quite sure of the name. it's a natural color in the oak family, very neutral.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:04 PM
 
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Thanks for the comments. I have no idea what color the floors are, but i like them.

The house is two years old, but it was only lived in for six months, so it is like new. According to the neighbors, the original owners ran into some sort of financial problems immediately after buying it and the house was foreclosed on. The neighbors also said that the family had very little furniture and slept on air mattresses. The second owners - a husband and wife investment team that bought the house out of foreclosure - confirmed the story. The house had been under contingency contracts twice, but both deals fell through at the last minute.

I came along and offered the sellers a third contingency contract, and I hadn't even put my current house on the market! Needless to say, the sellers rejected the offer. Who could blame them? Fortunately for me, their Realtor used to live in my old neighborhood and knew it was a hot area and convinced the sellers to accept a 30-day contingency. We put our house on the market and sold it in a day! How's that for a hot market? Both houses closed back-to-back on Monday morning.

We were a little concerned about the checkered history of the house, but did our due diligence and were satisfied that it was a solid buy. We love it.

Last edited by ncsenator; 05-02-2007 at 09:40 PM.. Reason: poor spelling
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:36 PM
 
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How did you do the pictures? What type of camera did you use and how did you get it on line like that.
I used a Canon PowerShot SD800 IS 7.1 megapixel camera. It's a terrific small camera, with simple point-and-shoot capability for most occassions, but enough manual options to satisfy most foks. Most of the pictures were snapped in Auto mode, but some may have had the auto-flash turned off.

I then use the free FastStone Image Viewer software to resize the pics to a size more suitable for online viewing, before uploading them to my free Epson Photo website.

I've recently begun shooting houses on the market for my mom, who also happens to be my Realtor. It helps her out-of-state clients see homes before they relocate to the Charlotte area. It's helped her to make one sale so far, with (hopefully) a few more to come.

Here are some pics (http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=4448444&a=32483855&f= - broken link) of Bonterra patio homes that we were going to build.
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:14 AM
 
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Hey - that house is around the corner from us! It's beautiful - congratulations!
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:08 AM
 
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Hey - that house is around the corner from us! It's beautiful - congratulations!
Well hell, why haven't you invited us over for a cookout yet?

Stop by and say hi (or "hey" as I still say - I'm one of the few natives left) - especially if we're out on the back deck.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:20 AM
 
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Thanks for the comments. I have no idea what color the floors are, but i like them.

The house is two years old, but it was only lived in for six months, so it is like new. According to the neighbors, the original owners ran into some sort of financial problems immediately after buying it and the house was foreclosed on. The neighbors also said that the family had very little furniture and slept on air mattresses. The second owners - a husband and wife investment team that bought the house out of foreclosure - confirmed the story. The house had been under contingency contracts twice, but both deals fell through at the last minute.

I came along and offered the sellers a third contingency contract, and I hadn't even put my current house on the market! Needless to say, the sellers rejected the offer. Who could blame them? Fortunately for me, their Realtor used to live in my old neighborhood and knew it was a hot area and convinced the sellers to accept a 30-day contingency. We put our house on the market and sold it in a day! How's that for a hot market? Both houses closed back-to-back on Monday morning.

We were a little concerned about the checkered history of the house, but did our due diligence and were satisfied that it was a solid buy. We love it.
Good for you. The foreclosure market is definitely heating up in our area. I think in the future there are going to be some great buys on both used homes and fire sale spec homes.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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Thanks, Duke - even you are welcome at the new house.
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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Very beautiful. Congratulations and thank you for sharing it with us.
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Lovely, lovely home!

Now I'm not exactly around the corner but can we stop by and say hey?

Enjoy getting settled.

Sincerely,

Sara
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:12 PM
 
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Lovely, lovely home!

Now I'm not exactly around the corner but can we stop by and say hey?

Enjoy getting settled.

Sincerely,

Sara
Sure, c'mon over. Bring some steaks or burgers!
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