1) how long did you stay?
2) did it appreciate/depreciate?
3) would would you have done differently knowing what you know now?
4) did you like it?
1) how long did you stay? over 16 years
2) did it appreciate/depreciate? appreciated from $99,000 to $162,000
3) what would you have done differently knowing what you know now?
--Buying --> passed on the house for one that had the features we wanted rather than buy it to appease my wife who loved the bedrooms despite it not having a second bath or the other things on our 'must have' list
--Selling --> telling my real estate agent to cool her jets and not jump at the first offer (3 visits and 2 offers in the first 4 days on the market). We lost money on the deal when we were signing papers 7 days after putting it on the market when someone made an offer that day that started higher than what we just accepted. The house was completely paid off so we had time to wait for a better deal.
4) did you like it? okay starter home that we put quite a bit of improvements into. single bathroom drove my wife nuts and we had ****bag neighbors on each side of us by the time we moved (one was there when we moved in) and was a prime incentive to move
1) how long did you stay? coming up on 6 years next month
2) did it appreciate/depreciate? Estimates are it's appreciated $100,000 without the appraisers even knowing the improvements we've made. With that info taken into account, wouldn't surprise me to find it increase another $25,000.
3) what would you have done differently knowing what you know now? Get a better contractor to make the improvements we wanted. A better contractor probably would have cost us less and definitely done a better job.
4) did you like it? love the house and location. only downside is that of the over 2 acres I have, about 1.5 is wetlands so while no one can build near me (if they could subdivide) I can't really do much with the land except enjoy nature.