House we looked at.
By Judy Story
April 7, 2021 2:32pm CST
When we sold our house and moved to Oregon to buy a house here. It was hard to get the realtor to understand we wanted a move in ready home. I did not want to have to do any repairs. I wanted a home half the size. We had a four bedroom house in Colorado and I only wanted a two bedroom house in Oregon. Easy concept and this is what we found at first: A house that had no garage door. No we did not want that house. A house where the furnace and water heater were gone. No not that house. A house and this was really strange. Where they put a wall around the water heater. If you wanted to light the water heater you would have to take part of the wall down How very strange right? Next a house where you had to go outside the house and upstairs to get to the bedrooms. Not that house. A house where the garage was on top of the house. Really not kidding. Really strange. Last one before we told the realtor again a move in ready house. A house where the doors were all missing and there was holes poked in the walls every where, No now show us the normal houses. We have cash. Finally he started showing us move in ready houses and we found our house which I am very happy with.
23 people like this
• Los Angeles, California
IF we ever move to another house, I want a complete move in ready house too that I don't have to think too much about. This was our first house, so we didn't really know . . . now that we've lived in it, now we know what exactly we'd want in a house.
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• Roseburg, Oregon
I got everything I wanted in this house. Two big bedrooms, dining room, garage, small yard and a corner house with a front porch. Half the size of the house in Colorado. We have half the money we got saved in a savings account for emergencies. Who could ask for anything more.
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• United States
It's frustrating when realtors don't listen. My son and I are looking at bare property at a coastal area as an evacuation property and to take the horses. I specifically said 1 1/2 to two acres, power near so if we put a structure on later or a RV pad, must be horse property and can put a mobile if want to and mostly level enough with grass for a building pad and the animals Our partnership, he puts the down and we share the payments and in the spring, I add what he put down to bring it down or pay off. He has constantly given us hilly forest property that needs cleared, no place to put a well, no nearby power but told us would be awesome for off the grid. I look up Landwatch and find a lot of properties we like but there is always an excuse. Pretty much, they want to sell the unsaleable. Next month, we will be at the coast for my birthday and plan to drive the hour and half down where there are quite a few for sale and hoping to find the owners to show us, bypassing the realtor or find a new one until we are ready.
• United States
@jstory07 Many are trying to move listings they were given that are almost impossible to unless someone is investing. I noticed some of the land we are pushed has been on the market two years or more. Red flags especially in todays market.
• United States
I wonder why he wasn't listening to you over the type of house you wanted? That one where you had to go outside to reach the bedrooms sounds really strange! And I've seen houses where you had to remove part of the wall to reach the water heater. The last house we lived in was like that. When the water heater quit working the landlord had to remove part of the wall to replace it. And then never came back to put a new wall in.