originally posted by: nonspecific
I call second story....
a reply to: Char-Lee
Many years latter I remarried and I had a small amount of savings $70.000 with which I wished to buy a home in the area we had to move in order to
help my husbands injured father.
We looked and looked, one place was only $125,000 (in bad shape no yard) and I had 70,000 of it cash and yet the bank refused us because my new
husband had bad credit and I had gone through bankruptcy 8 years earlier after a divorce. One place was land we could put a mobile on for under
100,000 but again the bank refused us.
So two years we looked and then we rented to own a house in the neighboring state because it was cheaper to live across the border. The owner scammed
us holding our down payment two years with no interest and never did sell the house to us!he kept saying he had to wait until the well owned by a
Family was fixed and approved. Now we learned the guy had done the same before TWICE to families he "sold" to and they rented but did a ton of work
on the pace as we did also thinking it was ours...never liked it there either horrid neighborhood.
We looked at what we could afford, almost all of my money was gone and I had $5,000 left. Credit was fixed though so we was preapproved for a loan.
Every house was horrid at our affordable price, no yards, close neighbors with dogs trying to eat us, peeling paint. One house I leaned against the
back wall and fell through!
We stopped looking and decided we would have to rent. One day I picked up a newspaper in town, something I never ever did, I turned to the houses for
sell and there was a listing for sell by owner. I actually had to beg my husband to go look because he was so discouraged.
It was everything we had ever wanted! It had an acre of forested land, the house was a mobile but nearly new, they had just built a huge garage! They
were asking 20-30 thousand LESS than anything we had spent months looking at! I called the owner right away, it was for sell by owner. She said they
had moved away but would be in town just one day to show the house so I made an appointment.
My husband could not be there but when I arrived I simply told her we will take it! She said, "don't you want to see the inside first," I said no
we want it. I was the first appointment, the place was in perfect shape and for 20-30 even one 40,000 more we had seen were DUMPS they had drastically
underpriced! They had even built a new deck just to sell!
If I had not been the first appointment it would have been bought before I could buy it! The whole thing was completely strange! We have been here 12
years now very happily still love it!
My backyard, the front is just as big!