Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (45) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: Follydolly Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 19483  
Subject: Re: Spoiled Generation Date: 5/12/2014 1:39 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 4
I live in an affluent city. I hear buyers want to buy a house in "move in" condition. They don't want to make changes. Last house I sold was in a recession.....nothing was selling. We painted, removed wall paper, put up new wallpaper (popular at the time) and put up wainscoting, etc.

We sold the house for less than asking. The new owners removed our new wallpaper and put up paper that was the same as we removed!!! The whole neighborhood was laughing. I currently live in a '70s house and love it. I keep it in great repair, put wood flooring in the FM...granite counters, new roof, gutters, soffits, whole house generator. All this for me who lives here. I learned to make your improvements for yourself, not for buyers who will be changing it anyway.

I am staying put in my little piece of heaven. When I die, my kids can worry about selling.

Birgit
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (45) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Foolanthropy 2014!
By working with young, first-time moms, Nurse-Family Partnership is able to truly change lives – for generations to come.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Post of the Day:
Macro Economics

Economic Implications of Cuba
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement