(Closed) Ever wonder what happened to the homes you passed up?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh, I’ve definitely been curious but things are quite as public here so I don’t know how to find out how much they went for.  I can just tell if it’s still on the market or not.  🙂

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yea I have looked at a few houses that we were serious about and looked at what they sold for.  A lot of the houses we loved, we would have bought if we got a great deal on it but not if it was going to cost us full list price.  Most of them ended up selling around list price.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We’ve been curious, since we purchased in Florida during the peak of the boom. It’s interesting to see what we could have gotten had we waited 8-12 months with the same amount of cash. But we did have a down payment for one townhome, but we later changed to another townhome (our current home) in the same area that was bigger. it was possible since it was the same builder. We checked out our first home after the fact – all of the forest behind the house was knocked down and they built a giant 3 story apartment complex. SO HAPPY we didn’t choose that one – we’re private people and need our quiet backyard.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m mainly curious to see what the house around the corner from us sold for. We bought a bank owned property, and the one a few doors down was a regular sale. It was listed for about $70,000 more than what we paid for ours 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If anyone is curious what a home sold for, look at http://www.blockshopper.com My city hasa  blockshopper site and I have been able to see what homes that we looked at sold for. Or look up your county auditor’s website and look up the house that way. Sale information is public record.

We lost two houses to other people and I can see now that we ended up with the best house! The second house we bid on I really really wanted and it’s only up the street from our current home. A single woman lives there and I was able to see through block shopper that she got a pretty decent deal. She did help us out in the end because when she outbid us we had to quickly pick another house to bid on. We ended up with a much bigger house and a great price with closing costs covered by the sellers.

I also firmly believe that we were meant to buy the house we did because we looked at three other houses on our street. No other streets had so many houses for sale on them, so I feel like we were meant to buy that house and kept being led back there 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

a website I’ve used is http://www.trulia.com & you can look up an address & it tells you how much it sold for everytime its ever been sold. Plus it lists neighborhood trends. Most of the info is accurate, but not always & I’ve noticed a lot of short sale houses aren’t that accurate.

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