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Old 11-09-2015, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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We flew from D.C. to London/Gatwick. Bush the elder was apparently due to land about the time we were. We had to fly in circles for almost two hours, before we could land. That wasn't the bad part. It took almost three hours to get through customs and security, because all of the other planes that were held up, landed at about the same time. A traffic jam of people. We're were pretty tired by the time we took the train to Bath and checked into our Inn.

 
Old 11-10-2015, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Just an update on my house: Nothing wrong with the realtor. And the photos are professional. And it's staged (lived in) as well as can be expected and am updating daily with some little things. May reduce the price once more.

After 31 showings, and on day 120, another realtor I called said "You might be dealing with the road in back, which is pretty busy." He also told me the house down the street sold after 204 days on the market (same back street). And the house next door (with a pool) sold way below market value a year ago.

So, it's the street. So I can't do anything about that. So today I am going to clean my (non self cleaning) oven. Need some fun !!!!
 
Old 11-10-2015, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Florida
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So, it's the street. So I can't do anything about that. So today I am going to clean my (non self cleaning) oven. Need some fun !!!!
The last house took me a year to get sold
But, oh,that old silver lining thing....try to keep in mind how satisfying it is to get a 'project' job accomplished.
 
Old 11-10-2015, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I live in Syracuse, NY area. There have been six shootings (one fatal) in three days.
It seems there is a shooting every day. Looks like things are picking up now.
All in daylight.
 
Old 11-10-2015, 03:53 PM
 
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The last house took me a year to get sold
We expect it to take that long for our house to sell because the unusual 3-level floor plan won't suit most buyers.
That suits us fine because we're planning a roughly 2-year transition to our new location and it'll be nice to have a place here for when we come back to visit family, or if the new place doesn't work out for us.

We know old listings get stale so we'll be doing a pocket listing for the first several months or so.
 
Old 11-10-2015, 05:25 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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We expect it to take that long for our house to sell because the unusual 3-level floor plan won't suit most buyers.
That suits us fine because we're planning a roughly 2-year transition to our new location and it'll be nice to have a place here for when we come back to visit family, or if the new place doesn't work out for us.

We know old listings get stale so we'll be doing a pocket listing for the first several months or so.
Sounds like a plan!

I think a lot of homes do not quickly sell because folks have unrealistic expectations of what their precious castle will fetch on the market.

I have no plans to sell my house. It's my hobby. I've put so much work into it I frankly admit there is an emotional attachment. When I bought it 14 years ago it was beautiful but in somewhat shabby condition (as a "fixer upper" it was the only way I could afford it). It's a 120 year old Victorian, and I fell in love with the fact it still had almost all of the original features: stained glass windows, fireplace mantels, moldings, pocket doors, heartwood floors, etc.
 
Old 11-11-2015, 11:22 AM
 
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I have no plans to sell my house. It's my hobby. I've put so much work into it I frankly admit there is an emotional attachment. When I bought it 14 years ago it was beautiful but in somewhat shabby condition (as a "fixer upper" it was the only way I could afford it). It's a 120 year old Victorian, and I fell in love with the fact it still had almost all of the original features: stained glass windows, fireplace mantels, moldings, pocket doors, heartwood floors, etc.
I remember the pictures you posted of your home. It's gorgeous!
 
Old 11-11-2015, 02:21 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Clark, your place is stunning. It should be on a historic register of some sort.
 
Old 11-11-2015, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Different direction. Talk of light snow tomorrow. Shouldn't stay but still. High of 33. Brrr.

Ah well, knew it was coming. I'm glad it's my "no spend month". Part of that is using things in the freezer & pantry before buying more. So I'll have more room for winter mainstays which include a lot of soups, stews and chili.

Just thought I'd share all this so those of you in warm states can chuckle.
 
Old 11-11-2015, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Wondering how Curm's flight and then return drive to the Ozarks has been. Also wondering where in the world AZDesertBrat has disappeared. Wonder if she hitched a ride with Curm
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