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Thread: Best way to finance home improvements

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    I heard that also, tt, re first offer is where you'll end up We did pack most of our stuff to decilutter and depersonalize. I love living so spartan like. My husband has emotional attachment to stuff, so if nothing else, this exercise has served a purpose because we have really downsized his stuff.

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    Another thought.....

    What does the real estate appraiser think your house should be priced at, not what your asking. I knew of one situation where the house was priced low, because they wanted a quick sale. People stayed away, thinking if it is that low, there are problems with it.
    They ended up selling the house and 90% contents to a gal I know, for her first house.

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    ToomuchStuff, The real estate agent thinks we're priced to sell and that the price is what similar homes have been valued for bank appraisal purposes.

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    Kind of sad and funny but the house we sold in Austin last fall has gone up another $50K in appraised value since we sold it. I let it go for slightly below market to find just the right family who I thought would love it like we did. And then, just a month or so ago, I found out they are selling after only six months. So much for tying up emotions in real estate.

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    Wow, Pinkytoe, that is something. I remember how you agonized during that process and for it to end up that way, with the "perfect family" becoming perfect profiteers-- wow. I will keep this in mind next time I sell a house.

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    I have loved some of my houses better then others but once I decide to sell I don't care what they do with the property. I disconnect and try to get the best price we can. At that point it is all about the $.

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