Monday, August 20, 2007
The Law of Attraction
Dear universe, somehow I am going to own THIS house. I don't care that it's old and most likely falling apart. I'm just going to find a way. I am going to stay up late at night restoring her. I'm going to put in blood, sweat and tears, elbow grease you never knew I had. The small window in the chimney, the tiny greenhouse, I used to see this little home every single day on the way to school. I grew up four streets down, in a magic, tree lined neighborhood with endless hordes of kids to play with and great trick-or-treating. Universe, send me some boxes or renters, I'm moving.
*Edit: Jon wanted me to add this in. He asked if this neighborhood was closer to downtown than our current neighborhood. I thought for a minutes and said: "Well, all I can tell you is that once, when I was a kid, I needed a Ouija Board real bad, and I ran from my front door to the toy store downtown in 12 minutes flat. They were closing and I was desperate, so I sprinted. When I got through their door at about 4:55, I was like "Huuuu huuuu .....do you guys carry Ouija Boards?", and they did."
*Edit #2: Hey, this is very strange.... Zillow says that the house was sold in May 07' for $382,500...I called on the house before May, when it was for sale, so I guess it's up again!? Also the Zillow estimate.....the "Zestimant" is @ $600,000. Something must be very off.
UPDATE! - I just called on the house! Here is the scoop. The house has been vacant for about a year. It was listed with some strange company up in the Upper Peninsula. The agents at the old company were not very helpful at all and the house didn't sell. I actually called about 9 months ago and spoke one who was borderline rude and not helpful at all. The bank bought the house this year. Bottom line, three things: 1.) The agent said he was surprised that the house really wasn't in too bad of shape. Just needed some updating. 2.)I got the story, and don't think I should publish it here but it was bought in 2006 for $685,000, the person lost the house, the bank, now wanting to get rid of it bought it for about $400,00...they want to sell! 3.) We're going to see the house later today!
I know it is a long shot, but this is interesting. We'll see...pictures to come!