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Old 10-06-2005, 06:45 PM   #1
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One family member with a 7 yr adj mortgage just sold (sale pending - maybe shouldn't count this chicken just yet), moving on to a houseboat.

Other family member closed last week (divorce), moved to rental apartment.

I am no realestate maven but think their moves were well timed.
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I agree on the timing. I just sold last week.
I think the combination of increasing interest rates; high energy prices to come and doesn't everyone who wants a house have a house?
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Old 10-06-2005, 07:34 PM   #3
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We just sold our house also. Close in November, but a hefty amount of earnest money. So I don't think they will back out.

I feel pretty good about the timing. Our windows are drafty and it's going to be a cold winter.

We are moving from a high cost market (Arlington, VA) to a low cost market (Charlotte, NC) so hope to stash money in the bank.
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:44 PM   #4
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Where we are (rural northern Illinois) the real estate market is still HOT. I follow this stuff closely just because I am interested.
In our sub (mostly waterfront) the sign barely goes up
(or sometimes never even gets up). One guy with a crappy looking place right next door just sold his cottage quick! He also
owned a big house about 10 miles away. I asked him if he
planned to live there. He said "Nope, sold it!" Listed on July
5 and sold on July 6. Right now there is nothing (improved)
for sale in our subdivision. One thing that is really helping us
is our proximity to Chicago (90 miles).

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Where we are (rural northern Illinois) the real estate market is still HOT.* I follow this stuff closely just because I am interested.
In our sub (mostly waterfront) the sign barely goes up
(or sometimes never even gets up).* One guy with a crappy looking place right next door just sold his cottage quick!* He also
owned a big house about 10 miles away.* I asked him if he
planned to live there.* He said "Nope, sold it!"* Listed on July
5 and sold on July 6.* Right now there is nothing (improved)
for sale in our subdivision.* One thing that is really helping us
is our proximity to Chicago (90 miles).

JG
Oops..............an update. A "For Sale" sign just popped up
right across the street. Just under 1000 SF, pretty much all updated inside. No garage. Big deck. Off water but with a water view
and the lot is maybe an acre. 2 BR, 1 bath. Asking $85,000.
Sounds about right.

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