Well, it’s official. Our house is on the market. There’s a “For Sale” sign in front.
We’ve been very happy here. It’s hard to think that our home for the last seven years might soon belong to someone else. But here’s hoping. If you’re interested call our Realtor, Shannon Sharpe Briand, at (504) 616-7000.
It’s listing for $179,000, which is not bad for a house over 2,000 square feet. In fact, it’s a bargain, for the right buyer. We’ve made an offer on another house; this sale has to happen to swing the deal. So it is priced to sell.
Did I mention it’s got new plumbing, and new wiring, and a huge shower with three heads, and the lower floor is essentially all new?
For a little extra help, our friend James got us some St. Joseph medallions. They were sold out of statues. Tough market for sellers, I guess.
We buried them in our front yard.
Yes, it’s a tough market for sellers, but I am hopeful this house will move. For one thing, homer prices in the surrounding area took a hit recently, but in our zip code they actually are on the rise. And for another thing, there’s some sort of federal stimulus for first-time buyers ($8,000 I think) which expires in November. So our timing is auspicious.
This blog, or at least the homepage, will probably go offline while the house is on the market, so don’t be surprised if you find a real estate ad here soon.