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Old 02-01-2008, 09:38 PM
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WE FINALLY SOLD OUR HOUSE here in NC after seven months on the market!! And we'll be down in TV early March. We will be renting for a month or so until we find our permanent home. Looking forward to meeting some of you TOTV'ers at Crisper's in the near future. Any advice to newcomers will be welcomed.
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:46 PM
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Yipee!!!!!!!!! I'm so jealous.........but happy for you! Can't wait until we can say the same - hopefully this time next year. Can't wait to hear all the wonderful advice you get, from this post. TOTV is the best place for information! :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup:
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Way to go Ouida!!
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Congrats! Now hurry up and get down here!
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Congratulations!! 040 I am so happy for you. A little jealous but very happy. And I'm hoping that the NC good luck you had moves on down a little further south and helps us sell our house in SC. So we can join you all at Crispers soon! op: 040 wav
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:11 PM
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Congratulations from Barbara and I. Maybe you started the ball rolling for the rest of us. Best of luck and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!!! Johnny
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Ouida Of all the decisions I've ever made, buying a house in TV is the best one. You will LOVE it here. lovehorse Any questions you have, just ask on TOTV. We have lots of experts on every topic from golf carts to geckos, from recreation to restaurants, from beauticians to barbeques. Well, you get the idea.
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:23 AM
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Congrats. We can only wish. Dropped the price again today. Realtor said she'll have it sold when we get back from vacation. Hope so.
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That is great news..The Villages Florida

Hope to meet you in TV...The Villages Florida
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That is great news..The Villages Florida

Hope to meet you in TV...The Villages Florida
If I can't get Donna's icons, I'm just going to highjack her posts..... how's that!!

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Ouida, Great news, congratulations!

Can I ask a general question -- did you get pretty close to your asking price or did you take a hit just to sell? I ask because my home has been up for sale for a few months and I think in this market, it's overpriced. We are going to suggest to our broker that we come down in price. But I just want to do it once, not incrementally.

I understand that some of the homes selling here (IL) have lowered their asking price by 10% and that's a big hit for us!

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Nanci2539,

We did not have to reduce our price from our original asking price; however, we did accept 5% less than asking, so that wasn't too bad. We were discouraged, too, after a few weeks, then a few months when it didn't sell and thought we would never sell it in this market. But we never gave up hope and kept the faith and, sure enough, it sold when we least expected: in January on a cold and snowy day. Oh, and bye the bye, on my birthday, January 19th, my lucky day.

And to everyone else who responded, thank you for the good wishes and we're looking forward to meeting you. See you in a few weeks.
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Ouida, :beer2: Congratulations !!! :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup:

Joan and I will be right behind, hopefully within 6 months after you. What part of NC are you? We have a condo in Brevard we just put on the market. The market in North Carolina, generally, is better than in Florida. I wonder how the mountains compare with the other parts?

http://realtytimes.com/rtmcrtop/home.htm has an interesting Real Estate Market survey tool.
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:09 PM
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gfmucci, thanks for the best wishes. We live in Hope Mills, NC, a suburb of Fayetteville. The market has been pretty bad here in our area due to soldier deployments in two wars, as Fort Bragg is the driving force in our economy, and the 15-month deployments haven't helped. BTW, my husband, Ron, is originally from Taunton, MA, not far from Brockton, as you well know. You need to come on down to TV ASAP. We cannot wait! Are you a golfer, Ron wants to know?
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