The market in AR where we’re looking is crazy. Houses often sell the first day they’re listed. They seem to sell within a few days or sit for years. Trying to find a house in this type of market, from almost 700 miles away . . not easy.
Here’s the pricing on a house I had been looking at. There are things I love . . seriously love, but there are also things I seriously don’t love. One thing is it has a tiny closet for the washer/dryer. They’re the small stack version and that’s all there’s room for. Fine for a weekend place but not so fine for us. The garage is not attached so that’s a deal breaker for me but, otherwise, it’s gorgeous.
Look at the pricing on this house.
It started out for sale several years ago for $790K, got reduced through the years, was #499K when I last looked. Tonight, after we decided not to get the house we thought we were going to make an offer on (not this one), I was looking again to see if anything jumped out at me and saw the price on this house had gone up to $524K. What? I don’t think they really want to sell it or, they think with the area being such a hot real estate market, they’ll raise the price again.
I thought it was funny but maybe all this is just bringing back memories of when we had to find a house here and the struggles we had and maybe I’m laughing to keep from crying. One thing . . we don’t HAVE to move now but I don’t see the market changing much in the area we’re wanting to move so every house may be 10% more by this time next year. Not much we can do til the house we want comes along. I’m very thankful for a great realtor . . who may not be so thankful for having us as clients. 🙂