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Old 04-11-2024, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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I know. When one is looking to buy a place, the advice is to ignore how the current owner has decorated. Still...there are those who can't ignore such things:

This is a condo for sale. I will say the place looks clean. But...the color scheme. A shot of one of the closets shows the color scheme extends to all the clothing, too.

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...=srp-list-card
Been through many many homes with interesting and distracting decor. They're like the people who live in them. People are nothing if not interesting! I'll never forget a listing appointment my husband and I went on soon after we got our Real Estate license. We sat at the dining room table in a house where every inch of horizontal table and floor to ceiling shelf space in the entire house was taken up with porcelain figurines. Literally a million tiny frozen fragile faces staring at us.... While the owners, a husband and wife, each talked at us, concurrently, for at least two hours. They never stopped. Both talking at the same time. One talking to me, the other talking to my hubby, and we'd trade off which one we were trying to listen to, across the table.

It was probably the most overwhelming experience of my life. I sat there wondering how they'd possibly pack up all those figures when/if they ever sold it. And the couple said they wanted to be there for all showings. Would not leave the house. Can you imagine? They never stopped talking!

We didn't get the listing.

This place... seems relatively bland and relaxing compared to that

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Old 04-11-2024, 07:23 PM
 
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While the owners, a husband and wife, each talked at us, concurrently, for at least two hours. They never stopped. Both talking at the same time. One talking to me, the other talking to my hubby, and we'd trade off which one we were trying to listen to, across the table.
You poor woman. You must be strong. After fifteen minutes of that I'd begin to start feeling the life force sucked out of me and after an hour, stone faced with my eyes glazed over and mentally drained.

I knew a hoarder who had porcelain figurines like that. The ENTIRE kitchen was covered - all the counters, window sills, and range top. She did not cook and ate out at restaurants every day. Batcrap crazy!
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Old 04-11-2024, 08:30 PM
 
Location: State of Denial
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It looks like an explosion in a marshmallow factory. I'd have the screaming meemies in no time at all.

To each his own......
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Old 04-11-2024, 08:58 PM
 
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I'm still coming to grips with a 2 bedroom condo for $ 280,000.

Washington Ex-urbs. If you are able to work remote at least several days a week and or work in the Dulles tech Corridor it isn't a bad commute (in DC terms)
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Old 04-12-2024, 08:43 AM
 
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Looks like they followed the "how to sell your house" rules perfectly. Everything is white.

Personally? I know how to paint so I don't care what color the previous owner picked. I'm much more interested in function and structure and electrical and plumbing and HAVC and just about everything else before color.
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Old 04-12-2024, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I’d much prefer moving into a place like this than a place with bright or dark colored wals.
I agree.
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Old 04-12-2024, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Originally Posted by BOS2IAD View Post
I know. When one is looking to buy a place, the advice is to ignore how the current owner has decorated. Still...there are those who can't ignore such things:

This is a condo for sale. I will say the place looks clean. But...the color scheme. A shot of one of the closets shows the color scheme extends to all the clothing, too.

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...=srp-list-card

They have done a fabulous job of decorating. Love the style.
A little too much white for my taste though.
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Old 04-12-2024, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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I’d much prefer moving into a place like this than a place with bright or dark colored wals.
Yeah that.
And wall color is one of the easiest things to change.
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Old 04-12-2024, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Sunnybrook Farm
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The thing about the apartment shown is that one could differ with details - for example, I think all the window treatments are a bit overdone - but there are very few people that would run out screaming and vomiting - unlike some other houses for sale I've seen.

What you want as a seller is to be bland and ordinary, so your bland and ordinary customers can imagine themselves living there. The apartment shown meets "bland and ordinary" in spades.
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Old 04-12-2024, 02:37 PM
 
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I'm still coming to grips with a 2 bedroom condo for $ 280,000.
Winchester, VA is a good distance from DC. According to Google it's 75 miles away. Some people who work in the Northern VA 'burbs do commute out there. Also, there are some super commuters who make the grueling slog into DC.

I came across this listing due to a post in the NoVA forum. A poster who will be based out of IAD wanted properties in the price range of that condo and said he didn't mind a long commute.

Anyway, long way of saying that housing in Winchester is far cheaper than it is in the closer in 'burbs.

Even if I were in the market for a condo, I wouldn't consider that one due to it being on the first floor.
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