What a freeking roller-coaster. (long) - Posted by Stacy (AZ)
Posted by Stacy (AZ) on June 11, 2000 at 18:54:31:
I have a house I just bought, and I was over there all day Saturday to do some minor prehab. Every house I buy that needs some fixup, I first try to sell at a “discount” price to a ‘sweat equity’ type of person before I do any major upgrades, to try to get out quicker.
Well, all this house really needed before trying a pre-rehab sale, was a dishwasher, some bathroom and kithen cleaning, some A/C repair, and a little yard work. I put an ad in the paper to run yesterday and today, descibing the house (on my answering system) and that I was having an open house today at 1 to 5 PM.
After I finished yesterday at 5PM, I was in a hurry to get home to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. In my haste, I left all my tools and my briefcase, of all things. I thought to myself, it should be safe for one night. What are the odds someone would pick tonight, my ANNIVERSARY after all, to burglarize this vacant house?
Well, I celebrated like it was 1999 last night. What a blast. Then this morning I went to the house to finish a few things before the open house. Yep. A pipe wrench to twist the two deadbolts was all it took for these guy’s to get into the garage, then into the house. Probably took 5 minutes.
Ever notice how helpless you are without credit cards, debit card, Driver’s License, etc? And those tools will probably cost me $1500 to $2000 to replace.
Then it got strange. As I was giving the police a report, a woman walked into the house, made her way around, and after eventually spending aboout an hour with her, she agreed to ALL OF MY TERMS. The first buyer.
I can’t take it anymore.