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Old 03-15-2014, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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So we are getting ready to sell. March is the selling time. To say that there is a dearth of listings is an understatement. Now 3 doors up, a rent house has gone on the market, smaller than ours at $150K, no updates. An updated home that sold a few years ago at $160K went on the market yesterday afternoon and the listing agent had two showings as the sign was put in the yard. Home has a pool, asking $199K and will probably be under contract this weekend at $195K, home vacant.

We owe $69K and will probably ask $175K for our larger 4 bedroom home and have no trouble getting $170K, pocketing about $90K which will go a long way to paying off our new place.

So things are looking good when selling in Texas.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:10 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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So we are getting ready to sell. March is the selling time. To say that there is a dearth of listings is an understatement. Now 3 doors up, a rent house has gone on the market, smaller than ours at $150K, no updates. An updated home that sold a few years ago at $160K went on the market yesterday afternoon and the listing agent had two showings as the sign was put in the yard. Home has a pool, asking $199K and will probably be under contract this weekend at $195K, home vacant.

We owe $69K and will probably ask $175K for our larger 4 bedroom home and have no trouble getting $170K, pocketing about $90K which will go a long way to paying off our new place.

So things are looking good when selling in Texas.
Where in Texas?

I bought my house for $190k in 2009 and if I sold it for the going rate per square foot in my neighborhood today, it'd go for around $240k.

In. Sane.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:18 PM
 
Location: South Texas
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So we are getting ready to sell. March is the selling time. To say that there is a dearth of listings is an understatement. Now 3 doors up, a rent house has gone on the market, smaller than ours at $150K, no updates. An updated home that sold a few years ago at $160K went on the market yesterday afternoon and the listing agent had two showings as the sign was put in the yard. Home has a pool, asking $199K and will probably be under contract this weekend at $195K, home vacant.

We owe $69K and will probably ask $175K for our larger 4 bedroom home and have no trouble getting $170K, pocketing about $90K which will go a long way to paying off our new place.

So things are looking good when selling in Texas.
Restrain, are staying in the same area and just getting a new place or are you actually relocating/retiring?
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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its all about location, not true everywhere in Texas or even DFW
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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Headed to Florida. Just can't handle the temp extremes anymore (arthritis, etc).
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