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Old 05-07-2007, 08:10 PM
 
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Just wondering.... we purchased a house in an area we like, but it is too noisy (car traffic). So we are not sure if we should stay a while, or just put it back on the market in a little bit. It is an attractive house, just much noiser than we were led to believe and since we moved from another state, we didn't do enough research. Something that I'll never do again, expensive lesson!!!
Just wondering if this has happened to others and how the dealt with it? (not liking something about a house you bought within a short period of time)....
Thanks!!!
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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We didn't intend to do this but we moved to TX from CA. Did the whole planning the house from the ground up thing, put a lot of money into the house to make it a perfect dream home - only one week into this move did I realize I didn't like Texas, neither did my 12 year old son. We were alone for 6 months without my husband and when he got here he didn't like it either. So here we are, after 9 months of living in Texas we are moving back to CA. Our gorgeous home is on the market, but because it is expensive by Texas standards it will probably be on the market for a long time. Fortunately we are able to leave the house vacant and still go back to CA and buy another home.
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:05 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Shortest amount of time was a little less than 2 yrs. We just came to the conclusion, while we loved the neighborhood and land, hated the house and pool (huge inground which was a MAJOR PITA and with 2 babies, had no time for). Luckily, we realized this just when the market was heating up but prices still weren't completely outrageous (1999). Sold it in 4 days for asking price, no realtor. Made a nice profit.

We've been in our house now for 7 years and don't regret it a bit. However, if I were in this situation now, I'd probably suck it up and wait until the market stablized, stuff is selling here, but it's taking a long time (6+ months). Keeping a house spotless while on the market is stressful. Good luck!
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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I lived in a 106 year old home for just over 2 years in a small town in Texas (pop <700). We sold it without ever listing it.
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:29 PM
 
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GoPadge and Tahiti, sounds like at least you were lucky and sold without any problems! Twinkletoes, oh I feel for you. It's miserable to have to live someplace you don't like being. I hope your home sells fast and that you will find the perfect spot in CA!
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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We're moving back to Palm Desert in 16 days. That's where we originally moved to Texas from. Pretty soon it's gonna get to a point where I'm counting down the hours, then the minutes, then the seconds ... LOL
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:43 PM
 
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Lucky you!!!! I hope it all goes smooth for you.
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:58 PM
 
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10 months. We purchased a new home in a new neighborhood in AZ, moved in and hated it. The house was perfect, the neighborhood awful. It was filled w/ lots of renters, very few homeowners (w/ prices at 325K-500K), school ended up being crowded due to the growth. We sold and bought in an established community and love it! Never again will I buy in a new neighborhood. Good luck to you.
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I bought a house in December and was out mid-May. The house was fine; the relationship failed.
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:00 PM
 
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curious. you say your home is noisy. does it have old windows? sometimes new replacmeent windows can make a world of difference on the noise. it did for our home. and i'm so glad to no longer be able to hear my neighbors anymore when they are standing outside cursing at eachother.

also if the road is behind you a nice fence with some shrubs can kill some noise.

if the noise is really atroious, it might be hard to sell the place.
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