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Old 05-25-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
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Is a house a shiny thing?

Please cross your fingers for me. I'm waiting to hear if the seller accepts the offer we made this morning on a cabin in Blue Ridge, Georgia! It's a 3 bed/2 bath on 1 wooded acre with a nice long driveway...

As a Florida resident for 24 years, I'm positively salivating at the chance to keep a couple bikes in one of the most beautiful riding areas in the country!

We're giving it about a 50/50 chance of the seller accepting our offer as-is. If he counters, we're willing to go up a couple thousand. This place is just what I've dreamed about for years (minus a giant garage! I'll have to build one.)





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Old 05-25-2014, 10:56 PM   #2
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after 15 years in las vegas that looks like a slice of heaven

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Old 05-26-2014, 04:01 AM   #3
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Looks peaceful, good for the soul. I hope it works out for you.
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:02 AM   #4
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Be nice to be out in the country - let us know how you end up
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:05 AM   #5
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Thanks! It's close to town, Lake Blue Ridge, the Aska Adventure Area, the Appalachian Trail, and some of the most awesome paved and dirt roads I've ever ridden. There will be endless exploring to do!

We should get an answer by the end of today. If it works out, great. If not, there are a thousand others, and I'm sure we'd find another we'd get excited about!
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:24 AM   #6
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Prices up here are the lowest they have been in years.... You are right about your offer, so it that one doesn't work out another one will be available soon. Plenty of repos by local banks, Freddie, Fannie and HUD.

Like you, we also came from Flatistan. We purchased our house 9 years ago near Helen and moved in permanently 5 years back. I have to commute to ATL a couple times a week and I don't regret a minute of it as once I am back home there is no comparison....

Make sure to build a large enough garage. You will need the room for the bikes, kayaks, bicycles and other toys that you can really use once up here.

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Old 05-26-2014, 11:31 PM   #7
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:29 AM   #8
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Thanks! It's close to town, Lake Blue Ridge, the Aska Adventure Area, the Appalachian Trail, and some of the most awesome paved and dirt roads I've ever ridden. There will be endless exploring to do!

We should get an answer by the end of today. If it works out, great. If not, there are a thousand others, and I'm sure we'd find another we'd get excited about!

I hope you find your own little slice of heaven. I bought my first home 3 years ago at the age of 41....amazing feeling.

Good luck!!
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:28 PM   #10
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Gaah! We were outbid! We didn't get it!

Kind of strange the sellers got another offer within the very same 48 hours we gave them to respond... hmmmm...

Oh well! So the search continues. I'm sure this only means we're gonna find a better deal on a nicer place! The next one might have a killer garage!

Thanks for all the kind words!
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:32 PM   #11
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That sucks...



Better luck on the next one...
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:45 PM   #12
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How far North are you willing to look?
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:03 PM   #13
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Gaah! We were outbid! We didn't get it!

Kind of strange the sellers got another offer within the very same 48 hours we gave them to respond... hmmmm...

Oh well! So the search continues. I'm sure this only means we're gonna find a better deal on a nicer place! The next one might have a killer garage!

Thanks for all the kind words!
The right frame of mind. That mindset will help you not overpay for a place as well. To hell with bidding wars, too many properties available to get into that game.
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:54 PM   #14
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I have an offer out on a place right now. I've learnt not to put my emotions into it so early in the process. Its my 5th offer this year. I tend to give only 1 day to respond, unless your dealing w/ a bank, in which case usually there's a chain of command and an approval process to deal with. Chances are they got your offer, and sent out a request for "best and final". Annoying.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:51 AM   #15
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Some websites to help in the home search. Have a it, save yourself thousands. I like searching using zipcodes

Local Bank ( United Community):
http://property.ucbi.com/

HUD Homes:
http://www.hudhomestore.com/Home/Index.aspx

FDIC:
http://www2.fdic.gov/drrore/

USDA:
http://www.resales.usda.gov/resales/index.jsp

Fannie Mae:
http://www.homepath.com/

Freddie Mac:
http://www.homesteps.com/

Realtor.Com:
http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/default.asp?mode=Map

Zillow:
www.zillow.com
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