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A Discourse on Tenants. Oy.

Now that my tenants are gone from the house, we can talk.  If I could wave some magic wand that turned back time, would I still purchase the farm, knowing what I do now about tenants?  I have to say, yes.  But … Continue reading

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(Nearly Wordless Wednesday) Because There Really Are. No. Words.

What the tenants left me when they moved out.

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(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday

The drive past the carriage house (totally wrecked), and the 1840 post and beam barn, leading to the house.  To the right is the top pasture.  Out of sight are the other 3 pastures and the newer barn.

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Tales of a Foreclosure Virgin – Part IV: The Wrinkle Gets Ironed (we hope)

Best and final offer.  How do you decide what that is without having any clue about the other bidder?  Their bid could be lower than yours.  Or way higher.  All I know is that I had made an offer which … Continue reading

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Tales of a Foreclosure Virgin – Part III: The Wrinkle

New Bern, North Carolina is a stunningly beautiful town that pre-dates the American Revolution. Tryon Palace is the diamond tiara of the town. It was built between the years of 1767-1770 and housed the royal governor of the Carolinas and … Continue reading

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Tales of a Foreclosure Virgin – Part II

A realtor once told me that in order to get a property in a buyer’s market one needed to have a jump on the competition.  He suggested I visit the MLS site and set up a search that would send … Continue reading

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Tales of a Foreclosure Virgin – Part I

I am a foreclosure virgin.  All the wisdom I gained from past real estate closings got chucked out the rear window when I boarded the foreclosure train.  Things like common sense and order and timeliness – all gone. There are different … Continue reading

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