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    George Shirley Guest

    Default This old house

    I think only one person on this newsgroup has ever seen our home of
    twenty years. Here's the URL for the realty firm's webpage where our
    home is listed. http://tinyurl.com/8dskr3m

    Don't know why they didn't show the pictures that were taken of the
    pantry and of the gardens, seems that would be a strong selling point
    for either or both, a gardener and/or a home food preserver. Will call
    our agent tomorrow and ask her. Her son takes the pictures and he took
    about fifty.

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    gloria p Guest

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    On 9/7/2012 4:22 PM, George Shirley wrote:
    > I think only one person on this newsgroup has ever seen our home of
    > twenty years. Here's the URL for the realty firm's webpage where our
    > home is listed. http://tinyurl.com/8dskr3m
    >
    > Don't know why they didn't show the pictures that were taken of the
    > pantry and of the gardens, seems that would be a strong selling point
    > for either or both, a gardener and/or a home food preserver. Will call
    > our agent tomorrow and ask her. Her son takes the pictures and he took
    > about fifty.




    Thanks for sharing, it looks very well kept and very livable. I hope it
    goes to someone soon who will appreciate it and be as happy as you have
    been.

    gloria p

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    Ross@home Guest

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    On Fri, 07 Sep 2012 17:22:46 -0500, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I think only one person on this newsgroup has ever seen our home of
    >twenty years. Here's the URL for the realty firm's webpage where our
    >home is listed. http://tinyurl.com/8dskr3m
    >
    >Don't know why they didn't show the pictures that were taken of the
    >pantry and of the gardens, seems that would be a strong selling point
    >for either or both, a gardener and/or a home food preserver. Will call
    >our agent tomorrow and ask her. Her son takes the pictures and he took
    >about fifty.


    Really nice looking home George!
    Too bad you couldn't pick it up and move up here it to my area. When I
    saw your listing, I couldn't believe the price, I thought it must be a
    mistake. If your home was here and you contacted a real estate agent
    and offered to list your home at that price, it would never even have
    been listed. The agent would have snapped it up and flipped it in less
    than a week for at least a 200% profit.
    I don't know what size your lot may be but, it must be substantial
    with the gardening you do.
    I did a quick search on local homes for sale, about the same age and
    size as yours. Take a look at this one:
    http://www.cambridge-ontario-real-es...?listingID=139
    Hardly a big enough lot for much gardening but, it has been sold,
    probably for the asking price, if not more.

    Best wishes,

    Ross.
    Southern Ontario, Canada

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    George Shirley Guest

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    On 9/8/2012 5:47 PM, Ross@home wrote:
    > On Fri, 07 Sep 2012 17:22:46 -0500, George Shirley
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I think only one person on this newsgroup has ever seen our home of
    >> twenty years. Here's the URL for the realty firm's webpage where our
    >> home is listed. http://tinyurl.com/8dskr3m
    >>
    >> Don't know why they didn't show the pictures that were taken of the
    >> pantry and of the gardens, seems that would be a strong selling point
    >> for either or both, a gardener and/or a home food preserver. Will call
    >> our agent tomorrow and ask her. Her son takes the pictures and he took
    >> about fifty.

    >
    > Really nice looking home George!
    > Too bad you couldn't pick it up and move up here it to my area. When I
    > saw your listing, I couldn't believe the price, I thought it must be a
    > mistake. If your home was here and you contacted a real estate agent
    > and offered to list your home at that price, it would never even have
    > been listed. The agent would have snapped it up and flipped it in less
    > than a week for at least a 200% profit.
    > I don't know what size your lot may be but, it must be substantial
    > with the gardening you do.
    > I did a quick search on local homes for sale, about the same age and
    > size as yours. Take a look at this one:
    > http://www.cambridge-ontario-real-es...?listingID=139
    > Hardly a big enough lot for much gardening but, it has been sold,
    > probably for the asking price, if not more.
    >
    > Best wishes,
    >
    > Ross.
    > Southern Ontario, Canada
    >

    This house is 1875 square feet and the lot is 70X150 feet, 10,500 square
    feet. The garage is 440 square feet which makes the overall size 2315
    square feet. Of course unairconditioned spaces don't count around here
    but the garage is oversized compared to many homes here. I put the old
    kitchen cabinets along two walls to make a shop and we can still get two
    full size vehicles in there.

    Land must be more precious in Cambridge. Either that or the demand is
    higher. We paid $66,800.00 for the house twenty years ago and have put
    over $50K into in repairs and updates, that includes replacing the roof
    three different times, ice storm, tornado, and hurricane, insurance paid
    that, about half the amount named above.

    Where we're looking at homes the demand is down right now so this is a
    good time to buy. If we were to wait another year we could probably get
    another $20K out of this one. Several factors enter into the
    computation. We are within six miles of several very large industrial
    facilities, in a desirable school system, live in FEMA Flood zone X, a
    flood, maybe, every 500 years, which means no flood insurance required.
    In addition there is somewhere between $12 billion and $15 billion in
    new heavy industry construction starting this fall. Two facilities will
    be built to turn natural gas into liquid motor fuel and another will add
    on a natural gas liquids shipping facility, primarily aimed at sales in
    Europe. This state is a major natural gas exporter nowadays, mostly from
    a shale deposit in the Northeastern part of the state.

    Since we paid this one off a few years ago we're looking at paying cash
    for a new home, that usually pumps up the seller because they don't have
    to wait for a mortgage to go through and their mortgage holder is happy
    because they get paid off right away. We're looking at homes between
    $100K and $150K, usually on a cul de sac with a big backyard and no
    neighbors behind the house. Here's an example:
    http://tinyurl.com/8ndjvk7

    We've already located a nursery in Houston that carries all sorts of
    fruit trees suited for the area. I expect to spend my allowance there.
    <G> I want to go raised bed gardens this go around as I can't bend over
    much anymore with a bad back and one leg doesn't work right. I can sit
    on my little garden cart and reach across a raised bed and do things
    plus it's easier to irrigate those than just the earth. We may have
    grandiose plans but that's what buying a new home is all about isn't it.

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    pheasant16 Guest

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    George Shirley wrote:
    > I think only one person on this newsgroup has ever seen our home of
    > twenty years. Here's the URL for the realty firm's webpage where our
    > home is listed. http://tinyurl.com/8dskr3m



    In Williston ND that would sell for over 300k and not be on the market
    for more than 10 minutes. Here in Bismarck maybe about 220 and about 2
    weeks to sell.

    Daughter and son in law looked at a prefab (new name for trailer house?)
    plopped on a slab by Williston for 169k. She said it reminded her of a
    trailer so they quit looking. Told her after the boom has passed, they'd
    maybe get 500 bucks for it if they were lucky.

    Can't say I particularly like what the oil boom has done to our once
    bucolic state.

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    gloria p Guest

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    On 9/8/2012 6:22 PM, George Shirley wrote:

    >
    > Since we paid this one off a few years ago we're looking at paying cash
    > for a new home,


    That must be such a nice feeling.

    > We may have
    > grandiose plans but that's what buying a new home is all about isn't it.




    I love that gardening plays such a big part in your decision making.
    How are prop taxes and utilities in the new area? Similar to what you
    have now, better or worse? Those "little" things can add up fast.

    gloria p


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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: This old house

    In article <504a73ba$0$7513$[email protected]> ,
    George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I think only one person on this newsgroup has ever seen our home of
    > twenty years. Here's the URL for the realty firm's webpage where our
    > home is listed. http://tinyurl.com/8dskr3m
    >
    > Don't know why they didn't show the pictures that were taken of the
    > pantry and of the gardens, seems that would be a strong selling point
    > for either or both, a gardener and/or a home food preserver. Will call
    > our agent tomorrow and ask her. Her son takes the pictures and he took
    > about fifty.


    Where's my bedroom?!
    --
    Barb,
    http://www.barbschaller.com, as of August 20, 2012

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