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Nov. 1st, 2009 | 03:45 pm

Gah.

House hunting is not a activity for pessimistic impatient people.

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Shaperla

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from: shaperla
date: Nov. 2nd, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
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We searched for about 3 weeks, then had to wait about 3 weeks for all the paperwork to sort out when getting our house. I don't know what the situation is like in L.A. now, but when we were house hunting here in Lexington we also had an advantage, approximately 20% of the houses in Lexington were empty at the time we were house shopping. Gave us a big batch of options.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Nov. 2nd, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
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Office/retail space might be approaching 20% vacancy, but for residential properties most still seem to be occupied. Only a few of the places we've looked at that have been on the market have been empty.

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Shaperla

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from: shaperla
date: Nov. 2nd, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
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Lexington is odd, they over built for the population base in the hopes of more industry moving in I guess. We got really lucky. We went through about 15 or so houses, while looking at houses of all sorts of ages. I think we only saw maybe three houses that were occupied. It was pretty insane to me.

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Bolowolf

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from: bolowolf
date: Nov. 2nd, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
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I wouldn't think so.

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markcronan

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from: markcronan
date: Nov. 2nd, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
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We searched for almost exactly one year before we found the right house.

And when we found it, we had to react within 24 hours or else it would have been gone. In the end there were 11 other offers on the house we wanted (and got), and it had only been on the market a total of 3 days.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Nov. 2nd, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
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A year! I'm pretty sure if i have that much patience.

Out of curiosity, how often did you both go look at a property? Did one go look as a first pass, and then if it was good enough, the other came along?

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markcronan

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from: markcronan
date: Nov. 3rd, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
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90% of the time we both went. I'd usually scope out prospects, print them out, go over the best ones with Melody, and then we would go look at as many as we could. Usually without a real estate agent, just on our own.

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