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Let The Stress Begin

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Anthony Parsons, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    I'm already dreading the process... time to sell the house to move for the apartment we purchased in the city off the plan 3 years ago. The time has come... and already the stress is rising and we're only at the interview stage.

    Hopefully a quick sale and as few issues as possible... well, as few as is normal with selling property.
  2. NixFifty

    NixFifty Well-Known Member

    Best of luck, hope it all goes well.
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  3. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Very stressful purchasing and/or selling a home. Hope all goes well @Anthony Parsons and you get a quick sale.
  4. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    Silly question. You bought an apartment? You must be in a big city like New York City. Here in Nebraska you can't just buy an apartment - you have to rent them.
  5. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    No, he is in Australia. I live in NYC. Yes, you can buy anywhere as long as you can pay.
    The average apt in NYC is close to 1M and rising.
  6. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member


    Good luck with the sale
  7. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Why do you move into apt from house?
    I live in big city so I actually prefer apt (co-op/condo) instead of taking care of a big house.
  8. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    There is just me and the wife, both of us are busy enough and neither of us want to be maintaining a yard, gardens and such any more. We bought a 3 bed, 2 bath apartment, 2 car spaces... so we have plenty of room, and it has a mini-cinema room in the complex, pool and 2 level gymnasium, we also have the tram at our front door for ultimate convenience. (Lookup Melbourne, Australia, for tram)

    No kids, no hassle... so we figure downsize and get out and about in the city more without having to drive everywhere. We want to go out together, go dancing, et cetera, without having to worry about city parking, drunk driving and the long list of issues that go with going out for a night and parking your car in a city. Yes, we don't want to worry about maintaining a house any longer. Apartment living... we pay our annual body corporate fee and they look after the building, our only maintenance is the interior of our apartment. Its brand new... so I don't figure it will be needing a renovation any time soon.

    This gives us the best of everything pretty much for where we are now, and where we want to be in the coming years.

    First interview today... Yuk! A day of more cleaning and touching things up to get ready. Double Yuk!
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  9. Fred Sherman

    Fred Sherman Well-Known Member

    I just recently bought a house in San Antonio and sold one in Dallas. Good luck, my friend. Selling one is by far the most stressful. It was ten times worse than buying one. And that includes losing my job two weeks before closing on buying.
  10. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    WOW... sorry that happened Fred. That would have trumped it all for you. Says a lot about a persons resilience. Are you employed again now?
  11. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Where in san antonio ?sucks about loosing the job at the right time.

    I am in the same boat got tired with apartment so been house hunting from last month . Going to take a look at one house later this evening hope everything goes well .
  12. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Good luck with your apartment, Anthony!
    I ran away from my second floor apartment.
    Neighbour in the bottom, neighbour on the top, neighbour on the right, neighbour on the left...
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  13. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    It sucks when you have one of those neighbours who likes to party all night with loud speakers and let's not talk about the fight that happens every other night . I can't wait to get away lol .
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2013
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  14. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    I want to forget it!:eek:
  15. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    3 bedroom.. Looks like Anthony wants everyone from the forum to come visit :D
  16. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    3 bedroom? That's nothing... I have 6!
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  17. OSS 117

    OSS 117 Well-Known Member

    I'd never live in the city. It's god awful. I was thinking of buying a second house further down the coast until I read this thread. I forgot about the stress involved. Melbourne, in the right areas, is actually really nice. You know, aside from every animal capable of killing you.

    Texas or Arizona?
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  18. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    No crocs around it, only the sharks could kill you provided you are swimming in the not recommended area.
  19. Robert F Schmitz

    Robert F Schmitz Well-Known Member

    Good luck Anthony!
  20. OSS 117

    OSS 117 Well-Known Member

    Why are you lying? When I was in Oz I saw plenty of people wearing those hideous shoes.

    Ba dum tish.

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