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    Zillow - Redfin - Buying Property

    Have you ever tried buying property relying on the pictures provided by Zillow - Redfin ?

    I did.

    I've been looking to buy a house in Washington State for @ year. I'd look several times daily to see if a new property came on the market.

    I finally found a house - called my agent in WA she said looks good & I'll go & make a video for you. I said let's put in a offer right now & then you can go make a video of the house. My agent made the video & it's nice-clean corky cute.
    Then came a bidding war.
    Then the seller decided to work with us..WooHoo
    We closed Dec. 26th.

    We're planning a road trip to WA soon - can't wait to see the house..

    exciting
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    Congratulations Patsy! Is this a second home or a permanent move? I wish you well!

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    Anne
    It's a second home - near the Ocean & several rivers.
    It's an investment - We bought the house for my Brother to live in - so this will be a permanent address for him. We'll visit WA.

    I'm anxious to see the house - Have to admit I was nervous going through the process Long Distance.

    Patsy

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    Congrats on the house Patsy.
    I really like the pacific Northwest.
    I have no experience with Zillow, but a friend was very happy with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patsy Warnick View Post
    Have you ever tried buying property relying on the pictures provided by Zillow - Redfin ?

    I did.
    Once, Patsy. Not with Zillow, just an advertising handout from a local estate agent for a local holiday cottage, but I didn't visit the property until it was paid for and exchanged. No problem at all, it was exactly as described.

    Congratulations on finding something you like - I hope it's ideal when you get there.
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    Real Estate is selling quickly in WA. I don't know about anywhere else but I found this house listed on redfin oh, @ 10:00 A.M.. It stated new on the market 3 hours - I put in a offer by noon - by the 5:00 P.M. there were 4 offers submitted which started the bidding war.
    I'm very happy with the property & location - the inspection went well & the appraisal was $17, thousand over purchase price. I wish I had been there during all that - but our agent attended everything - she did a great job for us.

    I'm packing & then we load a truck - a lot of work ahead of us before the road trip.

    Patsy

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    The house we purchased had a renter - month to month renter. OK - we signed a form allowing the renter to stay through the Holidays - then out by the 1st.
    January rolls around - we were trying to hook up utilities & we were told there's a current account open...
    We contact this rental Mgt. Co. - rent was paid in Jan. & this rental Co. sent the check to the previous owner.
    Our Agent ran out to the house to post a vacate notice - out by Feb. 5th 2019.

    Now dealing with this rental Co. has been a disaster - they told us to contact previous owner for the rent - OMG..
    The owner of this rental Co. calls (Dee) - called to reassure me there weren't any shananigans going on (her words). Dee stated she will issue us a check - contact the renter - do the last walk through & send us the keys to the house - that was on 1/24/19.
    Check is still in the mail.?
    Waiting waiting - we started calling Dee - no reply - left messages - e-mailed - no reply.

    My hubby looks on Facebook and Dee is in Hawaii - I sent her a message on Facebook - no reply.
    This morning we called - assistant answers - she has the keys to the house - she's not sure if a final walk through has been done? Rent Check - she told me to contact the previous owner...OMG around & around. I told her that was ridiculous.
    I had the house keys sent to my nephew in WA - as I don't trust them to arrive before we leave. The assistant stated Dee was out of the office - I said ya she's in Hawaii - the assistant giggled.
    I'm nervous enough just with our move to WA - WA is under a snow storm. We're too busy packing & our truck get delivered tomorrow to pack. Then we have to pack our vehicle to drive to WA.
    We have a friend in WA who is a attorney - he's hired to deal with this rental office (Dee) - I'm done..
    We hit the road Sunday 2/17 - hope to arrive @ 21st- 22nd. This truck delivers right to the house & we'll have 3 days to empty it - if the weather makes us late my Nephew will have the keys & start unloading.
    It'll all work out
    I'm done dealing with this Dee & her lies & B.S.

    Patsy

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    I hope your local friend's headed stationery is enough to shake Dee loose, it sounds like she's squeezing all she can from leaving.

    Remember to pack a sleeping bag, spare food and water in the truck before you set out! Gloves, thermals, compass. Rifle. Goodness knows what WA is like. Grenades.
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    Word has it she'll definitely need an umbrella. The rest? Perhaps!
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    Our truck just arrived.

    I told Dee - your holding our house hostage - deal with our attorney.

    Our news stated Seattle WA is having the worst snow storm in 75 years.

    We'll buy snow chains before we leave - it'll be a slow road trip.
    I have to go buy warmer clothes - layers are good.

    Wish us luck
    Patsy

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