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mister8tch

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 1:20:15 PM

It has taken me almost three months to get my house ready to sell. What a nightmare. Listing went up today. I'm ready to move.
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zippy3231
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 2:27:18 AM

Nope
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DoctorOH
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 12:19:01 AM

Not yet
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Treasurehuntxxx
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 11:05:30 PM

no
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mister8tch
Champion Author Richmond

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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 10:21:27 PM

Yes, Baylee! That is why I have rented my condo. My fiancee and I are working on some significant renovations at her house, and I'll be moving in with her at the end of August. Our wedding, btw, won't happen until next March.
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gator2002
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 10:17:48 PM

No
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 10:17:46 PM

I had missed your last posting about getting engaged. Congratulations! Will that put you back into living in another house again?
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mister8tch
Champion Author Richmond

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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 10:02:21 PM

Well, I managed to rent my condo! Got a pretty good price, considering it is a 'luxury" type. Lease starts on Sept 1.
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mister8tch
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2014 10:05:05 AM

Well, since I purchased my new condo back in September of '13, I thought I would be staying put for a while. It turns out that I got engaged, and now I have to choose between renting out my condo, or selling it, as I will be moving in with my fiancee. I'm strongly leaning toward renting, as I would not get enough on the sale price to cover my move in costs. I'm wondering how hard it will be to rent my condo. It's almost brand new, in a great location, but the rent is going to have to be pretty high. Anyone have any experience with renting?
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Mr1lung
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 5:52:16 PM

no
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 9:02:09 AM

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 8:20:04 AM

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 7:55:55 AM

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mister8tch
Champion Author Richmond

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 10:10:59 PM

Steffy, good luck on your move. Yes, Baylee, I might consider that, tho the space is really limited. I am going to try and get out of most of my boxes this weekend. One never really remembers just how much work a move is...until one has to do it!!
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steffy628
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 5:11:53 PM

Yes...actually it is under contract right now... we have a contract on our new home and the closing date for both homes is set for 11/18. After 10 years, it was time for a positive change.
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Lady Lina
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 1:51:07 PM

nope - I love where I am at

congrats on the new place mister8tch
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 12:39:25 PM

Any balcony is a plus. But I'd be tempted to skip the grill and have a big lounge chair instead.
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buddyro1
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 4:30:12 PM

No..
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mister8tch
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 11:52:52 AM

Baylee, the place is around 1650 sq ft, and it has a SMALL balcony, enough to fit a couple of chairs and an electric grill (gas and charcoal not allowed). So far, most things are working, but am already making changes. I just can't seem to find everything that I know I packed away....
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frankbank
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 11:49:41 AM

no
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 10:09:39 PM

That sounds great! How big is the new place, and do you have a balcony?
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mister8tch
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 8:49:58 AM

Today I close on my condo. I will be moving out of my apartment on Monday. I secured a great rate on my mortgage, and managed to have the condo group remove the carpets and put in hardwood floors at no cost! I also received 5000 toward closing. I spent a little more than I wanted, but am happy that I have a place I can really call my own!
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fiberguy
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 11:16:42 PM

no
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frankbank
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 10:06:23 PM

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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 7:44:51 AM

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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 7:21:24 AM

No
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mister8tch
Champion Author Richmond

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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 7:19:39 AM

Thanks, Baylee...yes, I'm not worried about the garage thing. It's just that I would have liked to have gotten one. Could use for some storage, which I don't have a lot of! But that will just give me more motivation to continue to rid myself of unneeded "stuff."
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nourdives
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2013 9:40:00 PM

Would like to.
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2013 9:22:26 PM

Sounds like good news! The lack of a parking garage shouldn't be that big a deal; it's not like you can use one to avoid having to shovel or scrape your windshield in the winter ;-P
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mister8tch
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2013 7:54:52 AM

Well, my search has ended. I finally came upon a condo that I liked and put a contract on it last week. I will be moving at the end of September, even though I will have to break my lease to do it.

The condo is about 1650 sq. ft., has 2 bedrooms, 2 and 1/2 baths, with an open concept living area and a beautiful kitchen that includes granite countertops. It is centrally located, just outside the Richmond city limits (which means my taxes will be lower) and is a second floor unit in a building that has 5 floors. The only drawback is that I was not able to secure a parking garage. But one may come up later (at a cost, however).

It has taken me almost a year, but I am happy with my decision and am looking forward to finally getting settled!!
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mister8tch
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 2:33:48 PM

Since I'm still looking, I had to extend my apartment lease another 6 months. Real estate has been moving so rapidly, at least in the areas I am looking, that I often don't even get to see a house before a contract has already gone down it. But I shouldn't complain...try living in NYC...

NYC Dwindling Listings
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FriedRice33
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 11:55:36 AM

no
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rageofmars
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 11:46:35 AM

no, but we're actively looking for a new house, so selling is in the near future.
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 10:54:43 AM

I see I didn't answer a point about taxes. The Canadian law is that you can buy and sell your principal residence and pay no taxes, as many times as you want. If you are obviously flipping places every few months, you would probably have to defend that, but otherwise there's no problem. And mortgage interest is treated differently here too.
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frankbank
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 2:31:09 AM

no
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 8:38:29 PM

Just refinancing here. One word of warning, don't call Quicken loans. They will not stop calling and bothering you until you are rude to them.
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CupcakeCruiser
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Message Posted: May 25, 2013 4:17:51 PM

No
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mister8tch
Champion Author Richmond

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Message Posted: May 25, 2013 3:05:26 PM

I still have not found a place. The market has heated up, so many of the houses that I might consider are actually sold before I can even put an offer down! I'm still hoping to find something by the end of the summer.
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tckayaker
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Message Posted: May 16, 2013 11:20:25 PM

no but would love to..we have some work to do..geez I can't stand moving..but it sure is nice when you're done..
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jonjon57
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Message Posted: May 16, 2013 11:14:42 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: May 16, 2013 9:41:19 PM

No.
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GAJDHI
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Message Posted: May 16, 2013 8:33:48 PM

Just I but it.
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mister8tch
Champion Author Richmond

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Message Posted: May 16, 2013 7:01:24 PM

I am, btw, still looking. I am in my comfy apartment and will stay until I find something that I like. Most of the houses that I am seeing are too expensive or need too much work. There just does not seem to be enough good condos in Richmond. I'm thinking condo...still.
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63pioneer
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 10:39:59 AM

NO!
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mister8tch
Champion Author Richmond

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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 10:50:10 PM

Several open houses to see tomorrow. The number of listings has grown quite a bit. My tax guy (you got those guys up in Canada, Baylee??) told me today it's OK to buy, but only if it is something I really like and want. I will continue to be picky!
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pezbep
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 12:40:13 PM

no just moved here
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mister8tch
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 12:29:18 PM

Actually, I have been "looking" for almost a year, but I didn't get real serious about it until I put my house on the market in August. I never realized that I was going to be in a market that has become so competitive. Right now, I'll be lucky to find a place and get the move done by the end of the summer.
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 12:00:44 AM

m8, I can tell from the date this topic started that it was more than 6 months ago you began the process, but you didn't start looking for a place to move into immediately, did you?

Tull, have you got a place to move into yet?
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TULL
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 8:28:15 PM

Just sold our 2nd home. 1st day on market. I love cash buyers
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FatherFred
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 3:49:43 PM

no
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mister8tch
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 3:26:21 PM

I looked at a house today that claimed it had Two baths, but turns out only had one, with a toilet and shower in the basement!! A condo that I looked at and was interested in last summer is back on the market. Going to get my agent to get me in to see it again this week. It's in a desirable location, so I am, for the first time in a while, hopeful that I might find this could be a place that works.
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