Friday, April 10, 2009

Want to buy a house?

My house is for sale. If you would like to check out the listing, you can check mls #9601976.
http://www.realtor.ca/propertyDetails.aspx?propertyId=8123331

This is a tough market so I'm not sure how long it will take to sell. It doesn't help that my next door neighbour has listed her house for less money.

Oh well, if it doesn't sell, at least I'll have a nice place to live in on my vacations. And I'll be able to enjoy the yard and have lots of beer drinking/hammock time this summer.

Cheers
BB

9 comments:

chrisrawk said...

The neighbour's house might be a good thing. Buyers can see the cheaper, shittier option next door then justify their purchase of your nicer home at a higher price. I think most people want a "turn-key" place so they can move in without making too many repairs. Sure, the neighbour's place is cheaper - but the cost and time to renovate (paint, new floors) make your place more attractive.

Your neighbours have kids, right? That could be to your advantage if you make sure your home is clean and "adult" looking - no damages or clutter of toys.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!!

I've become addicted to HGTV since I moved to Vancouver. I can't get enough information about the types of homes and costs of homes and home renos.

There's one show I like that has a designer change things to make the house more "sellable". I think it's called "Sell This House".

Usually the designer takes out the owner's personality and possessions to make the home look like an advertisement for a yuppie condo *(beige, dark brown or black accents, modern furniture, minimize personal possessions in the home, etc...). The premise of the show is to make some cheap cosmetic changes which will pay off by selling the house faster and at a higher price. The kitchen and bathrooms are usually featured.

When is your open house?

chrisrawk said...

I saw on TV *(so it must be true! haha) that many realtors will pay to run newspaper ads for the house. See if they'll foot the bill for some big ads in the local and regional papers.

chrisrawk said...

My tattoo is finally on the guy's web site!!

http://www.spacemonkey-tattoo.com/framepage1.html

chrisrawk said...

The house listing has some great photos of your place. How did you find and choose the real estate agent?

patricia said...

What a nice looking house! And underground sprinklers - really useful! I would buy this well cared for home in an instant if only it were in western part of the country!

chrisrawk said...

Hi, I found an interesting (to me anyway!) article on the Canadian soldiers who fought in the Korean war. The soldiers who joined the special Canadian force being sent to Korea in the summer of 1950 give their reasons for signing up:

"I'll be damned if I know."
"I had a fight with my boss."
"The only reason I joined was for adventure, excitement; I wanted to see something."
"Unemployment, myself. I didn't even know where Korea was."

I had the same fuzzy motivations when I went there. Maybe you felt the same way when you made a career change in the past...?

Eric said...

Dear Balcony Babe,

Kingston must be an affordable city judging from the price on your place. For the price you are asking you would only get a condo in Edmonton. If I was free to invest I would definitely buy a place like yours.

Eric said...

Dear Balcony Babe,

I have recently heard of a blogger in Vancouver who is a follower of you blog can you get me the address of his blog too. His name is chrisrawk.

patricia said...

You had better ensure that you find a new home with a balcony/deck or you may have to change the name of your blog.