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11 years 6 months ago #25601 by DiDi
I learnt today that my property has gone unconditional. 30 years of mostly LSB living and now I have to figure out what next. There is no plan!

It is a weird feeling knowing that the people who have bought my "LSB home" of the past 22 years are the perfect buyers. All these years, I have said I only ever wanted to sell to a family who can appreciate the beauty of where I live. They do.

Looking around me at all the properties that have been on the market for so long, I feel so lucky that the first people to look at it are the ones who have bought it. No - I did not undersell to get a sale and they did not expect me too. Seriously, I feel like the luckiest person in the world to have reached this decision (to sell) in October, haven't had to market it as they approached me and bingo - it has worked for both of us.

Now what? Groan. At least I have nearly three months to settlement so time to get over the moment (a vaccum right now) and get positive about a new adventure - whatever that is. I should add that I am not looking to stay rural for the time being but knowing, if I hate suburbia, I can always buy another LSB.

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11 years 6 months ago #357790 by Ziggy
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How exciting ... A whole new chapter to begin ....... Awesome news for you and I am sure whatever you decide to do next will be a positive experience.

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11 years 6 months ago #357798 by kate
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Congratulations DiDi...are you buying again straight away or planning to travel a bit first?

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11 years 6 months ago #357808 by DiDi
Replied by DiDi on topic It's over - I have sold.
Not travelling at this point. I need to stay in Auckland while my Mum is still with us so that is under consideration. Prefer to rent while I sort myself out but that may not be easy with a dog and cat so I will look to buy but not too concerned at this point. Something will happen - just as the sale did.

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11 years 6 months ago #357819 by Stu_R
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:) congrats Di ... really happy its work out so well for you :)
As you say, you have a bit of time up your sleve :) and sometime will just come along and be perfect :)

5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them :) , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land :)

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11 years 6 months ago #357825 by Mich
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Congratulations DiDi - really thrilled that it has all gone so well for you, and that the new owners love your place as you do. Can understand the weird feeling though. :D

Hope that you will continue to pop your head in here after you leave your block. I enjoy your posts and it will be good to hear about your new adventures.

Cheers, Mich.

Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.

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11 years 6 months ago #357849 by Ghilly
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Mich;348287 wrote: Hope that you will continue to pop your head in here after you leave your block. I enjoy your posts and it will be good to hear about your new adventures.

Cheers, Mich.

Here here!!!!

Yakut

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11 years 6 months ago #357851 by sod
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DiDi great feeling but at the moment hard to work around All the best

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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11 years 6 months ago #357864 by Stu_R
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5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them :) , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land :)

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11 years 6 months ago #357876 by DiDi
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[:I] :D :D :D

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11 years 6 months ago #357903 by max2
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Congratulations Didi, awesome news!

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11 years 6 months ago #357927 by terralee
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How exciting Didi ...was meant to be [^] ....You have to keep us posted on your next adventure[;)]
CONGRATULATIONS :D
Cheers

Leonie & Zoo!!! :silly: :woohoo:

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11 years 6 months ago #357935 by LongRidge
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By not buying now, you will be missing the market as it is now. You may be lucky and the housing market may continue to drop, in which case not buying will have been the right decision. But you will kick yourself if the market goes up again. We tried to sell in 1996, 14 years ago, but the market was dead. But 3 or 4 years later it skyrocketed. I would only do what you are planning if the market was idiotically high, so I could sell high and buy low at a later time. If I sold in a low market I would re-buy immediately to avoid having to pay 20% more in 4 or 5 years.

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11 years 6 months ago #357940 by max2
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Not a bad point at all LR, I was just thinking earlier that perhaps the markets are picking up somewhat, Didi has sold, it appears Hestia has sold and we have an offer for our village house....

Mind you i don't think its going to skyrocket any time soon, just people who have the means to move before Christmas are making their moves now to secure property.

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11 years 6 months ago #357946 by DiDi
Replied by DiDi on topic It's over - I have sold.
LR - I appreciate what you are saying and would agree with you IF I knew where I wanted to live.

I am totally serious - there is no plan - and yes there are moments of sheer panic and "what have I done" but there is no point in buying a property until I know where I want to live. Given that my Mum is in failing health (though will probably be here until she is 100!), I doubt I will want to stay in Auckland once she passes.

The idea of a village community that is active socially and near a beach is the ultimate plan, with money left over to invest. Now where the dickens is that? Laugh

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