Well, I did it

@BarBaraPrz (20759)
St. Catharines, Ontario
May 4, 2017 3:11pm CST
I listed my house for sale late Friday and it closed last night. Now I have to find another place to live. By June 15th. It went for $15,000 less than asking, but that's $10,000 more than I thought I would get, so I'm ok with that. Now I have to find another place to live. (Did I already say that?)
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@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
4 May 17
That's incredibly quick. Well done.
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@BarBaraPrz (20759)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 May 17
Thank you. I wanted it quick. I didn't want to start a garden here and then have to give it up. And I don't want to move in fall or winter, when I can't tell what the new garden would be.
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@Corbin5 (116144)
• United States
4 May 17
Hooray! Wishing you the best of luck finding a new place to live!!
@BarBaraPrz (20759)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 May 17
Thank you. Too many of the nice little bungalows have been snapped up by investors and renovators. I hate ceramic tile and stainless steel appliances, but they seem to think that's what people want.
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@Corbin5 (116144)
• United States
4 May 17
@BarBaraPrz Yes, when we sold our home in 2011, it had to have granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood floors. Had to do all that to sell it. I do hope you find a nice little bungalow. I grew up in one and it was, and still is, one well-built house.
@BarBaraPrz (20759)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 May 17
@Corbin5 When I listed my place, it was "as is", meaning I wasn't going to tart it up for somebody else. They can do it the way they like.
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@hereandthere (32786)
• Philippines
5 May 17
congrats on the extra 10k. do you plan to find a new place in the same area?
@BarBaraPrz (20759)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
5 May 17
No, I'm looking to move to another city. There was one house in my city that I saw online and would have liked to buy but by the time my agent got back to me, it had already been sold.
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• Philippines
6 May 17
@BarBaraPrz i hope you find one you like soon.
@BarBaraPrz (20759)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 May 17
@hereandthere I'm going to look at some places tomorrow.
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@msiduri (5743)
• United States
6 May 17
Best of luck! Hope you find a nice place that you'll be happy with. And sell your place quickly.
@BarBaraPrz (20759)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 May 17
My place sold in less than a week.
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@msiduri (5743)
• United States
7 May 17
@BarBaraPrz WOW. Congratulations.
@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
4 May 17
THat sounds really great. Always nice to get more than you thought you would.
@BarBaraPrz (20759)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 May 17
Yes, it is, but with the way prices are rising by leaps and bounds and supply is low, my friend thinks I should have held out for more.
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
5 May 17
@BarBaraPrz .....You bet. Try for the most. But, if you did it already maybe think of that next time.
@marlina (78013)
• Canada
6 May 17
Congratulations, but it doesn't leave you too much time to find something else. Hurry up!
@BarBaraPrz (20759)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 May 17
I'll be checking out places Sunday afternoon.
@PatZAnthony (13057)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
6 May 17
Happy you sold your home if that is what you wanted to do! House shopping can be fun. Hope you find something wonderful.
@BarBaraPrz (20759)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 May 17
Thanks. Yes, I want a change.
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
5 May 17
Wow!! That is quick. Hope you can find another place to live that you will be Happy in.
@BarBaraPrz (20759)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
5 May 17
So do I
@patgalca (14605)
• Orangeville, Ontario
5 May 17
With the housing market the way it is right now, I'm surprised it went for $15,000 under asking. But then, my husband's work partner put his house on the market at $459,000 (I think) and the realtor told him he would get more than half a million for it. I didn't think so. His house is a bungalow, smaller than ours, he's lived there more than 20 years and really hasn't done any renovations. I was right. I'm not sure whether he got above or below asking but he didn't get half a million or more. Perhaps the market is lowering because just maybe buyers are taking a stand and refusing to pay outrageous prices. Congrats on the sale. I hope you find a new home soon.
@BarBaraPrz (20759)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
5 May 17
Thanks. Some feedback from people who checked it out said it was too much work for them. They wanted everything done for them: new floors, paint, etc.