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That House is Just Never Going to Sell

August 21st, 2014 at 06:04 am

The guy who was interested in our house and had it down to our house and another house, of course went with the other house. Everyone who has seen the house loves the house, they just aren't thrilled with how far away it is from town. Or their credit sucks and they can't get a mortgage.

Sometimes I wish I had a time machine so we could go back and not buy in the mountains. We could have waited one more year and bought in a better location, but we were so eager to get out of where we were and so tired of waiting. If I knew then what I know now...but hindsight is 20/20.

I am trying to stay positive, but I've been in a lot of pain this week and it just makes me get cynical. I am still waiting to hear back from the doctor's office about the MRI. I called on Friday, had contact yesterday and was told I'd be contacted today, but it didn't happen, so I will call tomorrow and see where things stand.

We took a pickup load of compost out to the lady who we sold our first rabbits to and got to see several litters (2 at almost butcher age, and two one weeks old litters). Coriander doesn't remember me anymore. She did the last time I saw her, but now she doesn't. Her kits were beautiful. She'd been bred with a chocolate silver fox and there was a beautiful range of colors in the nesting box. She's a very good mother, though I expect no less from one of Serenity's daughters.

7 Responses to “That House is Just Never Going to Sell”

  1. starfishy Says:

    ugh, sorry to hear this. Frown

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry that potential buyer fell through. What kind of incentive could you give to a buyer (or the realtor) to make your house stand out? An appliance? A gift card? An upgrade? I just truly believe there is a buyer for every house and it comes down to making yours more appealing than others, despite what seems to be the negative (which is the location). I'd do a little looking online for success stories of selling a home like yours.

    And so so sorry you are in pain. I hope you can find relief soon.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Surely there is a buyer out there that WANTS to be away from town! Does the house have country assets like peace and quiet, open space, big yard? A mountain setting was a huge draw in North Carolina!

    But there's not much you can do about the location, if that's the problem. I know you've already done some upgrades. Have you lowered the price as much as you can?

  4. Another Reader Says:

    Price fixes everything. Drop the price, take the loss and move on.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    I went back at looked at some of your posts. I know you dropped the price $10K two months ago. I think it is time to drop it again, and have your realtor calling all previous interested parties and their realtors, just in case some could get financing now with the lower price. I would do this now before winter takes hold. Really, really want you to be out from under the home.

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    Ugh, I feel you on this. There were things about my condo I didn't even know would make it less desirable at the time that I bought it. We're talking to our realtor Saturday about dropping the price.

    I'm going to ask my realtor for a discount on commission since she also represented us in the purchase of the new place. If you're planning to use the same realtor for both, maybe you could ask for a similar deal. Probably harder if you sell first, but maybe they could work something out for you--like a refund of part of the fees if you do end up using them to buy.

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    I think cutting the realtor commission would give them less incentive to work for you. Just another side of the coin.

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