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Old 10-28-2014, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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It would bother me. I wouldn't buy a house that had nasty carpet. Period.
thats your hang up then.
no matter how nasty it is, it can come up and the floor below cleaned, no big deal.
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Old 10-28-2014, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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why should the buyer get a floor allowance?, pure BS. these are my floors, this is the house for sale, yopu either want it or you dont, put your own floors down.

seriously HGTV has really ruined our way of thinking.
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Old 10-28-2014, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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HGTV might be part of it, but I suspect it has a lot to do with local market conditions. We are trying to sell our home in a buyers market. This buyers market is driven by loads of new construction. The town is relatively new to the local residential building boom. Most houses here are newer than 10 yrs old and anything over 20 yrs old is rare. So people like us, who have a 7 yr old house for sale, MUST compete with new construction. No one wants to think about ripping out floors & replacing when they go 1/2 mile down the road and buy brand new. We had all our carpet replaced, and had the tile/grout professionally cleaned. We painted the entire enterior (except a couple of bedrooms) a current neutral color. Without doing these things, we would NEVER sell a house in this market unless we practically gave it away. The cost of the carpet & tile cleaning is nothing in the grand scheme of things. It gives our house that "new house" smell and it has made me enjoy the house more while we are here. When we went to a local flooding store & told them why we were replacing, he immediately showed us his "realtors special"! He said it was the carpet most agents were recommending for exactly what we were doing. And it was $1.85/sq ft and that included pad & installation! Small price to pay to make our home competitive & get us a decent sales price.
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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thats your hang up then.
no matter how nasty it is, it can come up and the floor below cleaned, no big deal.
If it's not a big deal to you, great. For some people it is. Not everyone wants to pull up carpet and replace the flooring in a house immediately after buying.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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If it's not a big deal to you, great. For some people it is. Not everyone wants to pull up carpet and replace the flooring in a house immediately after buying.

while I agree with you, I too wouldn't really want to do it either, but, I also wouldn't let that stop me from buying a house if I liked everything else about it. Point being, whether we want to rip it up and lay down a new floor, or sand and poly the existing floor, it can be done. meaning it isn't catastropic, (as my spelling is).....



it just seems silly and wasteful for the seller to install new carpeting for the whole house, and not even know if the potential buyer will even want it or like it. To me, I couldn't be bothered, the house will sell.


There is a buyer for every house.


I think ripping down wallpaper and that whole scene would be worse.......................
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:23 PM
 
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thats your hang up then.
no matter how nasty it is, it can come up and the floor below cleaned, no big deal.
It might be my hangup, but it's a lot of other people's too. It IS a big deal, for me.
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:11 PM
 
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It might be my hangup, but it's a lot of other people's too. It IS a big deal, for me.
And it will most likely cost YOU money in the long run.
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:34 PM
 
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It would bother me. I wouldn't buy a house that had nasty carpet. Period.
A lot of people think this way, although flooring is one of the cheapest and easiest things to replace from a DIY perspective. This is one of the reasons people get in bidding wars and drive up prices of 'perfect' houses by $50K. Too many people don't want to deal with a dirty carpet, so they'll pay a princely sum to avoid it. It's their money, their choice.
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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A lot of people think this way, although flooring is one of the cheapest and easiest things to replace from a DIY perspective. This is one of the reasons people get in bidding wars and drive up prices of 'perfect' houses by $50K. Too many people don't want to deal with a dirty carpet, so they'll pay a princely sum to avoid it. It's their money, their choice.

actually, I rather the home have crappy floors, that way I get to pick out new floors for what I like, and not someone else likes.
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