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Old 11-03-2015, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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You guys are haters.
Not at all. You are describing two totally different situations. I had the original owners of my house stop by on Halloween several years ago (as they were in the neighborhood visiting their kids and grandkids). It was fine chatting with them about the updates we had done.

That is NOT the same as calling someone that sold their home 8 months after living there to find out why they sold it.

One is nostalgic. The other is nosey.
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:40 AM
 
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I don't think I'd contact the buyer in this case though, too many weird and/or bad things could have happened to cause them to move.
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Not at all. You are describing two totally different situations. I had the original owners of my house stop by on Halloween several years ago (as they were in the neighborhood visiting their kids and grandkids). It was fine chatting with them about the updates we had done.

That is NOT the same as calling someone that sold their home 8 months after living there to find out why they sold it.

One is nostalgic. The other is nosey.


Finally! Common sense has raised its head. I agree with both of you and the rest of you who say MYOB!

Its funny how people talk about things that are not the same as the situation that was presented.
Its also funny to see that when someone asks a question on whether to do something or not, people get bent out of shape if the response they are looking for is not given. The situation that was asked is disconcerting to some people. There is no "right" or "wrong".Simple as that.

As a side note and sort of a hijack... for those of you who let people in claiming to have lived there before. That's all warm and fuzzy and it turned out fine for you, but you have taken a great risk letting a stranger come into your home. How the heck do you know that they weren't unsavory people? I would never let a stranger come into my home to see what I've done with the place because they claimed to have lived there before. They could be scoping out my home or whatever. My family's safety and my own safety take priority over someone's burning curiosity.
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Old 11-07-2015, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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We were in almost the exact same situation last year! We lived in our house for 12 years also. We moved away and sold the house. About one year later, my friend was driving by my street and saw a "Coming Soon" sign, so she called to tell me. We were shocked because our buyers had been a young family who wanted to make the house a family home. Anyway, my husband called the realtor (to find out the asking price!) and then talked to one of our old neighbors and found out that the husband had a job offer across the country and they decided to move.

About a month later, when my husband was up in the area, he stopped by the old street (the house had already been sold but the owners hadn't moved out yet). He knocked on the door and introduced himself to our buyers whom we had never met. They talked it up a bit and the guy told him he had a job opportunity that he couldn't turn down in CA and mentioned all the things they had done to the house in the year they owned it and who the new buyers were. It was a short, friendly conversation - not creepy at all. We are still friends with all the people on that street and we had lived there for a long time so I don't think anyone thought it was weird.
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Old 11-08-2015, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Mill Boulevard, yes that's right!
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Ignore some of the posts on this thread, please.
Don't color your font like this, please. Little hard on the eyes, and really just not necessary.


OP I feel you feel you made the right call, I had a friend in a similar situation that contacted the new occupants that were selling quickly. They ended up getting flooded with a list of complaints about the place which it's not like my friend could do anything about after it was sold again. The party that was contacted also escalated the situation to threats very quickly it was all very dramatic.
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