September 04, 2004

More House Hunting

More tromping around in the heat looking at houses. Stupid me wore jeans. As usual, we saw some very interesting houses. We stopped at an open house by following the signs and the house was truly frightening. It had 4 bedrooms downstairs and "one bedroom upstairs" which was clearly turned into a small apartment probably for their illegal alien servants or something. And the house was PACKED with stuff. Yikes. People really need to clear out their crap before holding any open houses or showing the place. It really does make a big difference.

We did see one possibility. I'm not getting too excited about it because of the Birch Street fiasco, but it's in a very desirable neighborhood in Santa Ana. It's pretty unassuming from the outside but the main living area is breathtaking and the kitchen is absolutely to die for. Unfortunately it's at the top of our price range and it's only been on the market for 2 days so I don't know how open the owners would be to our lowball offer. Like the Birch Street house, our agent's initial investigation into comps in the neighborhood seems that it couldn't appraise for the asking price, but as we well learned, owners can be stubborn about what they think it's worth. Tom is going to feel them out tomorrow morning about our potential offer. They're also having an open house tomorrow which may bring flocks of people (and flocks of offers) their way. So we'll just have to wait and see.

Posted by Shelby at September 4, 2004 11:55 PM

HI Shelby, Do you think about to build your own house? In Germany it costs nearly the same to build one or to buy the old one. And so you have an opportunity to build really the best one and exactly that what you like.

Nice Greetings,

Posted by: ira at September 5, 2004 01:44 AM
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