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You wouldn't be just anther spammer would you Ryan?
I fully understand all ya'll s points, we too are getting older health deteriorating want warmer climate have beautiful home dont have to sell but need to downsize and would like to go back south and know the market is not going up wherre it was and will only go so far Another funny thing is everyone want to go to mtns or east tn ( we are in nw corner of w tn no of memphis) with the hills, snow, hunting, med ctrs, colleges, about everything u could need, just want a smaller home and would even consider just s in same state ( lol) but people think their home is worth in the three and four hundred thousands, want enough to pay off the loans they made and the house was not worth what they paid to begin with. honestly i think we will have to just leave this place and/or give it away if we want to move s as it is not a movable product - i can t take care of the fruit trees, cut grass on 2 ac, all that plus other activities - just hope someone is lucky on this network and can sell and pass thge info on to us who want to downsize and move too. i guess we can just keep talking about this and use this as a soundboard good luck all jamie owens
One thing I can say is "not" everybody is in the same boat, I do notice all the activity is on the east coast.This "downsize" stuff is is a joke about 75% of the time--but not allways. I drive my riding mower around when it needs it/when I can anyways.
Post obama prices are tough,but some people refuse to realize what thier nieghbors house sold for...I have took a major hit as to what my property is worth, but it's still worth what it's worth.
Now dont think i'm whining---I still owe 75 (or65) and I can pay it off in a good trade--but that is a bargaining chip in a good swap.
I just wish people would try to say what thier stuff is worth in "this" market.BTW, I keep seeing some acreage in Arizona for 5K an acre when it's worth 500 bucks an acre....Oh well!
You are so right We know the tru value of our home and have never asked any more, we have infact asked much less that the appraisals and thank goodness we dont owe the hundreds of thousands like so many, esp in florida, as I watch the real estate values keep obamatized, lol, we too can ride that riding lawn mower, hire someone to do some of the yard work ( hard to find laborors here), and survive, but we were stupid in our situation to get such a large place when there were only 2 of us ; however, didnt know the hubby was going to convert basement to a super mancave, well at our age we ust have our likes and toys to survive and enjoy and I dont blame him because he likes every minute of it at least he doesnt do like the guy in the movie and walk around naked in his naked room good luck again to all jamie owens actually we re in a heat wave it s 15 degrees warmer now than last night must be gonna get some snow lol