We own a house that has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, situated in a quiet neighborhood where there are lots of school age kids and retired folks. A lot of the older people are snow birds and come down for only half the year. It's a pretty quiet neighborhood with a family feel to it. Sidewalks, street lamps, you know the bit. That house has a huge master bedroom suite (22x13) and the master bath has a big garden tub and pedestal sink. The other two bedrooms are good sizes for bedrooms or an office or study. There's a good sized family room, a dining room, and an eat-in kitchen with a dishwasher that my husband worked hard to install and then we only used it for 5 months before moving out. It's on a corner lot, has a fenced yard, and has the juiciest tangelos I've ever eaten. There's a fig tree on the side and avocados in the back. Yum.
Why am I telling you about our house? Because it's still for sale. And we desperately need to sell it. Not just because we're living somewhere else and don't want to keep it up. Not because we expect to actually make any money on the sale (we won't be). Mostly because we have a family of 6 which includes 3 kids in diapers, 2 on formula, and 2 eating baby food. Even making my own babyfood and using store-brand products where we can, those things alone cost about $100/week. It adds up quickly. Don't get me wrong, the kids are worth every penny. But when thinking of ways to save in order to make ends meet, this house stands out as a major agenda item. When we placed it on the market, "market value" was $172,000. We slowly dropped it in price, then QUICKLY dropped it more. This week we took another $20,000 cut and now have it listed for $109,000. We just need to sell it. That's less than we bought it for, and we bought it before the market increased. There are a few other houses on the market in that neighborhood right now, but those are all smaller, not as updated, and are all priced much higher.
If you know anyone interested in buying anytime soon, it's a great starter house or "finisher" house and we really need it to move. Please share the link http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/43385722_zpid which shows details of the house, photos, and has contact information.