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Mar. 8th, 2007 02:13 pm
boodie: shark with human teeth (snoochsad)
The house next door is up for sale, it's this house, just placed differently on the block, they've redone the kitchen and done a bit of landscaping to the backyard, it looks nice, the asking price...offers OVER $207k.. WHAT??

The last time that house was sold was 4-5 years ago, the asking price was $100k, they got $95k for it, now I know we've had a housing boom, but even in the best of all possible lights, house prices have not gone up over 100% in the intervening years, so either I am terribly mistaken about house values, or the agent is having delusions of grandeur.

So going by the rationale of buying the worst house in the best street, that would be THIS house, as this street is a bloody good street to live in, the asking price for the worst house is usually around $50-70k less than the cost of best house, so that would make the market price for this between $135-155k.. NO BLOODY WAY.

The last time this house was on the market, around the same time as the house next door, they were asking $70k for it, they were offered $65k and turned it down as it wasn't enough, in the intervening 5 years all that has been done is a half finished bathroom renovation, costing maybe $2k, if that.

Anybody that pays more than $100k for this place has far more money than sense, as it's going to take at least $30k of work to bring it up to halfway decent sort of house.


And speaking of houses,

20 houses.

15 in the OMG thats far too bloody expensive curl up and die, i cant afford that sort of rent and the bond is over $1.1k category

3 in the well I could almost afford that but no pets category

1 in the well i could afford that, if i got someone else to live with me, it's a 4 bedroom house, but it's not available until end of march category.

1 in the well if we stopped eating, paying bills, living etc, i could afford that, we'd have a roof over our heads but we'd be hungry and cold category.


BAH.


blink...

Mar. 8th, 2007 02:13 pm
boodie: shark with human teeth (snoochsad)
The house next door is up for sale, it's this house, just placed differently on the block, they've redone the kitchen and done a bit of landscaping to the backyard, it looks nice, the asking price...offers OVER $207k.. WHAT??

The last time that house was sold was 4-5 years ago, the asking price was $100k, they got $95k for it, now I know we've had a housing boom, but even in the best of all possible lights, house prices have not gone up over 100% in the intervening years, so either I am terribly mistaken about house values, or the agent is having delusions of grandeur.

So going by the rationale of buying the worst house in the best street, that would be THIS house, as this street is a bloody good street to live in, the asking price for the worst house is usually around $50-70k less than the cost of best house, so that would make the market price for this between $135-155k.. NO BLOODY WAY.

The last time this house was on the market, around the same time as the house next door, they were asking $70k for it, they were offered $65k and turned it down as it wasn't enough, in the intervening 5 years all that has been done is a half finished bathroom renovation, costing maybe $2k, if that.

Anybody that pays more than $100k for this place has far more money than sense, as it's going to take at least $30k of work to bring it up to halfway decent sort of house.


And speaking of houses,

20 houses.

15 in the OMG thats far too bloody expensive curl up and die, i cant afford that sort of rent and the bond is over $1.1k category

3 in the well I could almost afford that but no pets category

1 in the well i could afford that, if i got someone else to live with me, it's a 4 bedroom house, but it's not available until end of march category.

1 in the well if we stopped eating, paying bills, living etc, i could afford that, we'd have a roof over our heads but we'd be hungry and cold category.


BAH.


.....aargh

Mar. 5th, 2007 02:07 pm
boodie: shark with human teeth (Default)
I love my youngest daughter, I really do...

As you might know i'm waiting on call backs from estate agents, we have cordless phones, they're very good cordless phones, last for days and days before needing a recharge, unless you talk on them a LOT. She talks a lot, she also has the habit of when one phone she is on dies, she just half inches the other, and then talks on that, without putting the previous phone back onto recharge, so it often happens that BOTH phones end up with flat batteries.

As it did today..

and they take about 8 hours to recharge fully.

The phone has rung twice, neither caller has bothered to leave a msg on the answering machine, so I can only hope that is was telemarketers.. as one would think that an estate agent would leave a message.


.....aargh

Mar. 5th, 2007 02:07 pm
boodie: shark with human teeth (Default)
I love my youngest daughter, I really do...

As you might know i'm waiting on call backs from estate agents, we have cordless phones, they're very good cordless phones, last for days and days before needing a recharge, unless you talk on them a LOT. She talks a lot, she also has the habit of when one phone she is on dies, she just half inches the other, and then talks on that, without putting the previous phone back onto recharge, so it often happens that BOTH phones end up with flat batteries.

As it did today..

and they take about 8 hours to recharge fully.

The phone has rung twice, neither caller has bothered to leave a msg on the answering machine, so I can only hope that is was telemarketers.. as one would think that an estate agent would leave a message.


boodie: shark with human teeth (kiss my hairy arse)
It is very hard to look for somewhere else to live when you don't have a car, and getting taxis everywhere is out of the question, and buses aren't built around your timetable, I can't expect my Father to put his life on hold every day on the off chance an agent MIGHT ring back and say 'can you come an look at this house today'.. the minute you say you don't have a car you can hear the mental shift, like you're being downgraded on the list of potential tenants.


boodie: shark with human teeth (kiss my hairy arse)
It is very hard to look for somewhere else to live when you don't have a car, and getting taxis everywhere is out of the question, and buses aren't built around your timetable, I can't expect my Father to put his life on hold every day on the off chance an agent MIGHT ring back and say 'can you come an look at this house today'.. the minute you say you don't have a car you can hear the mental shift, like you're being downgraded on the list of potential tenants.


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