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Old 10-29-2015, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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a house is a very personal and emotional thing, I honestly too would wonder why would it be sold so fast? they didnt like it? original owner lived there a dozen years, so I get the emotion to a house.......

im sure its a valid reason as my logical side knows, things do happen and come up in life.

Id find out from a neighbor if you are really good friends with one.


hey, we all want to know now !!
Thanks. There are some pretty nasty people here making me out to be a stalker and a creep. I find it so interesting how some people find it offensive and stalkish that I found out the house was listed, then sold, and I was curious. Even suggesting the house was sold because I was stalking the new owners. Really crazy people post on forums!

My buyer and I spent a bit of time together since I did a flat fee listing so I worked directly with her real estate agent and her as well. But my better judgment does agree with the general consensus about not contacting her.... The old neighbors don't know.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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We keep in contact with our sellers bc we like them AND we get their mail sometimes still (5 years later), so my wife texts them and they run by to pick it up.

I don't think it's weird.

I still sometimes google the activity on the house I lived in when I was a kid in California. Just to see what the haps is.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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Because he/she can?

Do it really matter in the grand scheme of things? You wanna buy it back? You got skeletons buried in the yard or something?

Forget the house; you tossed it away like a cig butt years ago.
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Because he/she can?

Do it really matter in the grand scheme of things? You wanna buy it back? You got skeletons buried in the yard or something?

Forget the house; you tossed it away like a cig butt years ago.
I sold it 8 months ago. But if you read thru the thread I won't contact them.
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I find it odd that Zillow emailed you. Then again, you used a discount broker and thus were far more the contact person on the deal. But I've never personally gotten a Zillow email about one of my prior listings or buyers.

You would have avoided most of the backlash if you included in the first post that "I was minding my own business until Zillow and a former neighbor both emailed me that the home was for sale."
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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I find it odd that Zillow emailed you. Then again, you used a discount broker and thus were far more the contact person on the deal. But I've never personally gotten a Zillow email about one of my prior listings or buyers.

You would have avoided most of the backlash if you included in the first post that "I was minding my own business until Zillow and a former neighbor both emailed me that the home was for sale."
I list my rental properties on zillow and I listed my personal house on it too as a FSBO. There's a section on zillow for those who register to list properties that you can indicate properties you follow. Since I have owned dozens of properties, I tag them all. But I lived in that house for a dozen years. You are correct, however I never imagined when I posted that how I became aware of the house selling is really relevant. Actually still don't.
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I would say if you are personally following along after any prior residence such that you know within a 6 month period that it goes the market or sells, that you need different hobbies.

Of course, my daily exposure to market activity may jade me on that.
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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I wouldn't contact the new owner. However, I probably would contact one of my ex-neighbors and see what they know about it. (sorry, but like the OP, I'd be curious.)
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I think you're being a little rough on the OP. We took a loss of $100K on our last home sale (Phoenix metro AZ in 2012, we bought in 2007. ) I look at the prices that those homes are selling for a couple of times a year (the fact that prices have risen slowly makes me feel better about not keeping and renting the house). If the new owner had put it on the market, I would have found out that way.

That's not stalking her. That's just curiosity about my ex-neighborhood. I do the same thing with the house we sold in 2007 for a significant gain. It makes me feel better to know it still hasn't come back up to the price we sold it for in 2007.
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I agree.

OP, you lived there for 12 years. Are there any neighbors you could ask?

Or just email her. No biggie. But be aware that you may not like her answer.
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Ha ha, me too! I'm very nosy.
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a house is a very personal and emotional thing, I honestly too would wonder why would it be sold so fast? they didnt like it? original owner lived there a dozen years, so I get the emotion to a house.......

im sure its a valid reason as my logical side knows, things do happen and come up in life.

Id find out from a neighbor if you are really good friends with one.


hey, we all want to know now !!
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Thanks. There are some pretty nasty people here making me out to be a stalker and a creep. I find it so interesting how some people find it offensive and stalkish that I found out the house was listed, then sold, and I was curious. Even suggesting the house was sold because I was stalking the new owners. Really crazy people post on forums!

My buyer and I spent a bit of time together since I did a flat fee listing so I worked directly with her real estate agent and her as well. But my better judgment does agree with the general consensus about not contacting her.... The old neighbors don't know.
What a load of ____ some people are posting. If it were me and I were in the same situation, I would be curious and would like to know the reason.

If you have the ex owners email, I would send a pleasant note that I had seen it had been sold and I hoped everything was alright with them. Then I would move on to something else and close it out.

Ignore some of the posts on this thread, please.
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Old 10-30-2015, 04:53 AM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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Wow, there are a lot of people here who need some reading comprehension lessons

You need a new hobby (it was a neighbor and Zillow who emailed him the new listing)
You tossed it away years ago (sold 8 MONTHS ago)

When we sold our house in NY I read the RE listings in my old town every week for at least a year - it's human nature to want to see how you did in relation to everyone else.

My sister sold her house 5 years ago (also in my old town) and the people listed it 2 years ago and have been renting it out ever since. OF COURSE my sister (who still lives in that town) wanted to know why they were selling!! They put about $200K into the house after they bought it and listed it for what they paid for it, so they are taking a huge loss. They are both doctors, anyone who would tell me they aren't curious about that situation is flat out lying. As it turns out, the two of them decided they want a COMPLETE change in their lives and moved from metro NYC to SOUTH DAKOTA (not that anyone here would be interested in that tidbit, right?)
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Old 10-30-2015, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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The suggestion to contact an old neighbor and ask about it is the best. The former neighbor would likely welcome hearing from their own former neighbor.
And, no. The OP is not stalking, creepy, or out of line. Particularly if not pestering the person. It is a reasonable and common curiosity.
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