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13 years 10 months ago #323982 by Hestia

beedee;309922 wrote:

I am sorry that the family continue to be a thorn in your side, I had hoped your silence was that things had improved slightly!


Been sitting in house alone for a year now,,want to get out of here.
Not even a x-mas cards from his sibblings, kids, grandkids, ex-colleagues and even his best friend!
A very strange way to leave me like this, I did nurse a member of their family 24-7 for more than a year with no support from any of them.
Sad part is that I think that many in his family are able to cough up the money and buy me out of the house to help me home,,,

My family in my native country thinks I want to stay here even though I tell them over and over again that I want to join them if I just could,,my grandkids are growing up,,,,on the otjher side of the world,,,,. My family does so not understand that a house can sit unsold for a year down here.
I am seriously doubting I will ever be able to go home to my family,,this is so painfull so I do not think any of you can,,

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13 years 10 months ago #323990 by max2
Hestia, what about contacting a property management agency and rent the house out for a couple of years until things improve in the market? we have done that with our aussie house because it didn't sell either, and we were not about to drop a huge amount off the price either... but sit out the market instead.

Its a nice feeling to be able to move on, although that in itself brings new issues of its own.

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13 years 10 months ago #323993 by Hestia

swaggie;309941 wrote: Hestia, what about contacting a property management agency and rent the house out for a couple of years until things improve in the market? we have done that with our aussie house because it didn't sell either, and we were not about to drop a huge amount off the price either... but sit out the market instead.

Its a nice feeling to be able to move on, although that in itself brings new issues of its own.


I do not even have money to take a cab to the airport.
I spent everything I had during his sickness.
If I manage to leave I do not have a work, can't pay the mortgage on the house, can't buy a new place to live,, I am stuck. catch 22.

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13 years 10 months ago #323994 by GrantK
Hestia, just thinking outside the square here...

- If there was some way for you to return home, would your family provide a place for you to live?

- And would you be able to get a job easily enough back home after maybe a few weeks?

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13 years 10 months ago #323995 by Hestia

GrantK;309945 wrote: Hestia, just thinking outside the square here...

- If there was some way for you to return home, would your family provide a place for you to live?

- And would you be able to get a job easily enough back home after maybe a few weeks?


my dad lives in elderly peoples home.
2 kids, both lives with wife and two kids each, one in a one bedroom cottage, one in a 2 bedroom flat.
,,and it is me and three dogs,, I would have to depend on social welfare to find me a flat and then it would take me maybe months to get a work.

With house sold I would pay everyone I owe money in NZ.
tickets home,a small cottage out in nowhere wops and food for 3 months..so no luxury even when house sold,,I am as down as I can come in price.

I have one family that wants to buy my house, they signed contract in december last year with the when their house sells,,they have extended the date 4 times now and their house is still not sold,,wish bridging finance was used in NZ since that would make the market start spinning around...

If I was to stay in NZ then I would have used bridging finance and rented old place out until sold.

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13 years 10 months ago #323999 by GrantK

Hestia;309946 wrote: my dad lives in elderly peoples home.
2 kids, both lives with wife and two kids each, one in a one bedroom cottage, one in a 2 bedroom flat.
,,and it is me and three dogs,, I would have to depend on social welfare to find me a flat and then it would take me maybe months to get a work.

OK, understood; it is a very difficult situation for you.

Hestia;309946 wrote: I have one family that wants to buy my house, they signed contract in december last year with the when their house sells,,they have extended the date 4 times now and their house is still not sold,,wish bridging finance was used in NZ since that would make the market start spinning around...

If I was to stay in NZ then I would have used bridging finance and rented old place out until sold.

Bridging finance is very expensive, and added to your existing mortgage payments, it can be unsustainable, unless for a very short period. The only time we ever used it, was with unconditional agreements on both properties. We knew it was for X weeks only, so we could budget for it, and the total amount was fixed. Otherwise, how do you know? It could go on for weeks/months/years...

I know it's extremely hard for you right now, living in the same house where your dear hubbie used to live. And also thinking of your grandkids growing up, and you not being there to see them.

But it won't last forever. Most likely, sometime this year, the property market will improve because people are feeling more certain about their jobs. I just saw in the Herald this morning that US unemployment rates have taken the largest fall for several years, and they are saying that the recession is over.

So, I think the best advice is to keep busy and not think about it too much. Somebody will buy your house, and I would expect it to happen this year. The fact that you already have a conditional offer means that your price is realistic. You cannot afford to drop it any more for a quick sale, so it is best to wait it out. At least you have a job here and can afford to meet the mortgage payments, even though there is nothing left afterwards. Many people are in a worse situation than you. Every week I see mortgagee sale adverts in the local paper.

My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time Hestia. At least you have your family in cyberspace to rely on :)

Is there any chance you can persuade your family back home to post some photos on Facebook? Nearly all of my family have joined now, and also Inger's family in Denmark. They all chatter away in Danish, but I can understand most of it by using Google Translator.

Everyone is so busy these days, but they make a little time to post photos and tell you about what they are doing. It is much quicker than writing individual e-mails, because you can post the information in one place, and all of your friends receive a notification. Then they can look at your Facebook pages if they are interested, make comments on each photo and reply with photos or video of their own. I have only been actively using Facebook since late last year, but it has been such a valuable way of keeping in touch with our son who was in Canada for a year, and has now moved to the US.

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13 years 10 months ago #324006 by Hestia

GrantK;309950 wrote:
Is there any chance you can persuade your family back home to post some photos on Facebook? Nearly all of my family have joined now, and also Inger's family in Denmark. They all chatter away in Danish, but I can understand most of it by using Google Translator.

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My youngest and his wife use FB.
My eldest and his wife use FB,,he thinks I am not interested in returning and he thinks I have no interest in him and his family since I have not bothered to sell and come home! Both him and his wife has taken me away from FB so I can't even look at their profiles!! He thinks I am lying about selling the house since their houses sells within a month.

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13 years 10 months ago #324008 by GrantK

Hestia;309958 wrote: My youngest and his wife use FB.

Well, at least you still have contact with your youngest Hestia, that is something to be treasured :)

Hestia;309958 wrote: My eldest and his wife use FB,,he thinks I am not interested in returning and he thinks I have no interest in him and his family since I have not bothered to sell and come home! Both him and his wife has taken me away from FB so I can't even look at their profiles!! He thinks I am lying about selling the house since their houses sells within a month.

We also have a daughter who doesn't keep in contact with us, but both our sons do. So, I know how you feel. It is sad, but one day we hope that the relationship can be restored.

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13 years 10 months ago #324012 by Hestia
Grantk

I hear what you say,,but you still have each other.
I am Crusoe an there is not even a friday on this island.
Invite people to my place, they say no instantly or even same day.
When your socialisation is limited to: do you have fly buys?

Every friday I hear: have a nice weekend
Every monday: how was your weekend,,followed by what he asker has done.

A colleague had rented a fishing boat and sold tickets to family and had three not sold ticktes, I asked if I could pls pls come,,was told no! only family and friends!
At the mo I am not funny,,but I still have my humour,,

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13 years 10 months ago #324025 by sod
Replied by sod on topic Heaps of dry fire wood, waikato
Hester where do you live??

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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13 years 10 months ago #324027 by Hestia
I am close to Te Aroha...

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13 years 10 months ago #324029 by DiDi
Hestia - I am wondering how you are selling your property? Trying to do it yourself on TM or using an agent?

The reason is that my brother stuck with the same agent for nearly a year (a nice bloke apparently) who bought a couple of people over that time. When trhe time came that he REALLY wanted to sell (enough of treading water as you are) he changed to Wrightsons. They had the place sold in 3 weeks. In that scenario was a big drop in price (because it was unrealistically priced in the first place? and no additional costs for advertising etc.

Grant has pointed out that yours appears to be properly priced - I just wonder if you need to relist it with a new agent - possibly Wrightson's? Rural - retired farmer? Lots of options.

The other reason for relisting (in my opinion) is that there is nothing worse than seeing a property that has been on the market for 12 months to 24 months! Nobody likes it - why would I bother to go see it. Hope those suggestions may help.

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13 years 10 months ago #324033 by Hestia

DiDi;309984 wrote: Hestia - I am wondering how you are selling your property? Trying to do it yourself on TM or using an agent?

The reason is that my brother stuck with the same agent for nearly a year (a nice bloke apparently) who bought a couple of people over that time. When trhe time came that he REALLY wanted to sell (enough of treading water as you are) he changed to Wrightsons. They had the place sold in 3 weeks. In that scenario was a big drop in price (because it was unrealistically priced in the first place? and no additional costs for advertising etc.

Grant has pointed out that yours appears to be properly priced - I just wonder if you need to relist it with a new agent - possibly Wrightson's? Rural - retired farmer? Lots of options.

The other reason for relisting (in my opinion) is that there is nothing worse than seeing a property that has been on the market for 12 months to 24 months! Nobody likes it - why would I bother to go see it. Hope those suggestions may help.


I have had it on TM for a year, 9.000 looks,,I mailed TM and asked them to make it zero. TM never reply. I phoned TM and asked them and was told they could not do it but that I could take it down and put it back up again and with no cost,,guy said his name. I did take it down and list it again and TM wanted money as a totally new auction. I did cal TM again and they said that is how it is,grr,,they wanted me to pay in full one more time!! I asked them then to take it away!
I have had the same real estate for a year now.
They connected me with this family that have signed contract and redo the date over and over again.
Can I relist with someone else while this contract is still ongoing?
I started to list the house as per CV,,dropped price15k below that. the ones that did sign the contract got it even 10k cheaper,,so 25 k under CV.
I gave them those 10k since I thought I was to be out of this by x-mas,,but they never get theirs sold.

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13 years 10 months ago #324038 by Hestia
My work makes me see sales prices vs cv on all sold properties in this area.
All LSB sell above CV.
(I ask for less since some weatherboards need replacing)
Only time your house do not sell for at least CV is when it has been badly-badly trashed by tenants and is in town.
My layout and views are marvelous and also had three builders reports that says built of solid rimu and quality wooden floors in entire house.

The ones that have been keen on house has told me fantasy high figures to replace weatherboards,,I have had quote and they just say this to make me drop price even more,,also those that have been interested in my house have had their own house 100k over market and cv,,according to both me and my real estate guy, and theerfor not sold their own houses.

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13 years 10 months ago #324040 by homebirther1
Hi Hestia, I'll PM you now.....just talked to hubby and he would be keen, he has a good chainsaw and has the time to do it. Sounds like your going through a lot of unnecessary crap with your family, hope things get better for you!

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