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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dear Homeowner??


Ok, y'all.  Settle a dispute...(Which is code for, "take my side.")
My Mister and I are opposites in many ways.   Even though we share the same "biggie" values, we often find ourselves on completely different planets perspectives.
We have started to consider the possibility that we might, maybe, be open to possibly moving to a bigger house.
Here's the pickle.  If a hypothetical couple on a hypothetical neighborhood walk finally agreed on a hypothetical house would it be "weird" to send a hypothetical letter to the hypothetical homeowners?  Something like, "Dear Homeowners, we love your home, please consider us if you ever sell?"  It's not that I would write something like, "Dear Homeowners, please don't be creeped out but we want your house and would run naked through the park if you would sell it to us?"
What say you?  Letter good or letter bad?

10 comments:

  1. You absolutely should. We live in your neighborhood and we bought our house from people that we knew personally and told them to let us know if they ever wanted to sell their house and one day their realtor showed up on our doorstep. We've been here 21 years and our kids have moved out and we often talk about moving. We're not quite ready but if someone showed up wanting our house, it might motivate us to make a decision.

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  2. Thank you, Liz. Glad to have another tally mark on my side!

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  3. I've always been a proponent of this, esp. since we're so picky and very little on the market pleases us.
    But the Mr. just won't have it. Says it'll make it impossible to get a good deal on the house. :(

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  4. Do it! I know a few people who've done it, with great results.
    Good luck! I would love to be house hunting in a a city I knew we would be n for a long time - I would choose a completely different style of home than I am in now.

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  5. Go for it. What do you have to loose? Nothing. What do you have to gain? The house of your dreams. Start writing, get the pen and paper.....go.....stop reading.....go ;)

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  6. I would take a letter like that as the ultimate compliment!

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  7. Exactly, a compliment! I mean, if you are in no hurry to move, what's the harm? I'd just stay away from camping out in front of their door with binoculars and/or walking around with a tape measure and a gardening catalog...

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    1. Ha! Does walking by 87 times a day count?

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  8. I too think it would be an absolute compliment. I know that I've heard of someone doing this before too... hey, maybe if they're really old you should send it to their kids instead? (just kidding)

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    1. I actually met the very kind (and understanding) gentleman that lives in my coveted house. I'm just a waitin' on his call!

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