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September 6th, 2005
02:19 pm

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House update
Turns out the person who made the offer hadn't actually been pre-approved for a mortgage, so that fell through. If they get their act together, they'll make another offer. In the mean time, I had another showing yesterday. The one thing he was concerned about (as a number of people have been) is the lack of driveway/deeded parking. He is supposedly going to come back at night and see what the parking situation is like. If it looks OK, he'll come back for a second showing with his wife. We'll see.
As I was going to sleep last night, I though for the first time about moving to Wellesley. Since I am now seriously considering not buying, I could possibly actually afford to live in Wellesley (there was no way I could afford to own in Wellesley). Having my total work commute be a thirty-minute walk could very likely offset the disadvantages of not living in town (being farther away from my friends, mostly).

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From:magid
Date:September 6th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
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Do the trains run at convenient times for you to do social things in Boston/Cambridge/Somerville?
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From:queue
Date:September 6th, 2005 08:16 pm (UTC)
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Actually, yeah. So it's definitely doable.
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From:hrafn
Date:September 6th, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC)
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Well, I hope one of these two recent showings pans out . . . and "Grr!" to the person making an offer w/o even a pre-approval :P (I imagine you have, or someone has, pointed out to the various people concerned about parking that we had _two_ vehicles, and never had to park more than half a block away, at worst, and that rarely. Or do you even get to have that kind of input?)
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From:queue
Date:September 6th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC)
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I'm not there for most showings. Even when I am there, my realtor has told me not to say anything, since pretty much anything I can say is something that the other realtor can possibly turn to his advantage.

Also, it's difficult to convince someone that parking won't be an issue when they've always had a driveway.
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From:hrafn
Date:September 6th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
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It's hard to see how "We never had to park more than half a block away," could make the lack of driveway any worse. I mean, they can _see_, already, that there's no driveway. But, I can understand your realtor being paranoid.
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From:queue
Date:September 7th, 2005 12:32 am (UTC)
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My realtor told me that she once had a buyer who was ready to put a full-price offer down. The seller opened her mouth and said something about being desperate to move. The buyer made a much lower offer and the seller accepted.

Ever since then, she's always preferred that her buyers don't say anything at showings.
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From:magid
Date:September 6th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC)

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