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Old 08-12-2018, 05:35 AM
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I’m finding older houses in my area intrigue me. I love this:
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6...16854675_zpid/
Imagine that lifestyle—then and now.


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Old 08-12-2018, 05:45 AM
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Can you imagine what it would be like to wake up here everyday!!??
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I LOVE looking at houses
Old 08-12-2018, 05:46 AM
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I never bothered before we decided we would sell our house. We were interested in the houses like ours for sale in our area.
We also went to open houses to get an idea for our kitchen and for me to see the size of the kitchen in real life instead of on a blueprint.

Since then I have been very curious. I look at Zillow and I also go online and look at Houzz.com.
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:48 AM
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I love that one!! I could definitely see myself living there. Unfortunately it's just a tad outside my budget. I wish there were more pics of the inside.

Yes, I love looking at houses for sale and dreaming about what it would be like to live in a new location.
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:01 AM
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It would probably be fun to live there for a week, but I wouldn't want to be quite that close to the ocean. It appears that it would be a little noisy hearing the waves crashing all the time and not that serene water in the distance that I prefer. Plus, salt ocean air (especially that close) wrecks havoc on construction over time.

Also, the style isn't my taste. I love modern!

Call me picky, ha!


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Old 08-12-2018, 06:02 AM
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helping DD1 look for apartments and condos in the Washington DC area. I have learned to only look within the very narrow parameters that she has given me. At first, I sent her links to lovely homes that were a mere $100,000 over her budget. Now I stick the budget, the zip code and try to find a little something with a patio.
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:17 AM
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I love looking at houses.

Older houses are especially intriguing to me. They always have such character to them.

There is an older house on the lake they have just remodeled. I would love to get a peek inside!
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:18 AM
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I love looking at houses, especially those over my budget. I think itís because Iím not house hunting. That house is stunning.
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I love looking!
Old 08-12-2018, 06:20 AM
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I look at houses all the time. I absolutely love the views of that one but it wouldn't be my style. Very cool to imagine though. I also look at taxes and wonder how anyone can pay 56K a year in taxes. I guess if they could afford 17 Mil, they may be able to afford the taxes too! And then, think of cleaning it - I know I couldn't do it. Then again, if you could afford 17 Mil...


It never hurts to look and dream!
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:30 AM
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Um KC, I don’t know how to break this to you....those are the property taxes the present owners are paying. After sale the property taxes on this one will be over $180,000.


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Old 08-12-2018, 07:05 AM
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I love going on the tours offered here in older neighborhoods and seeing model homes. One of the benefits of walking neighborhoods is to check out landscaping ideas. I usually get in one of the garden tours each spring.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:50 AM
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Absolutely gorgeous! So much to see. Of course, I want interior pictures, and there is only one. That would worry me. I see some of the brick pavers have issues in the front.

It is an amazing house. It looks like from 2015 - 2016 the owners had it for sale, and again from 2016 - 2017. The price is lower now. I wonder what it will sell for.

Man, this one on I would *love* to see in an open house.

I can't imagine being able to afford this house, and then whatever work it needs or changes you might want to make.

Thanks for posting. I love to look at houses!
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:56 AM
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Yes, I love looking at houses. Both my kids were looking to buy at the same time and I was enjoying scouting for them, both online and at Open Houses. So much easier to spend other peopleís money.

That house is gorgeous and love the ocean view but I wish there were more pics of the inside. Wonder why there are not.
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:53 AM
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Beautiful house. I love spending (wasting) time looking at houses on Zillow.

$180,000 in taxes is so unbelievable to me. That is more than what my 5 bedroom, 3 baths, 5.5 acres is appraised!
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:06 AM
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My DH and I are constantly on Zillow, Realtor, etc. We are looking for comparables for our house, good deals, and decor and landscaping ideas.

It's fun to look!
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:39 AM
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I love looking at houses! We are nosy and will usually look at the listing whenever we see a house for sale in our neighbourhood. My brother is thinking about buying a house and I have been looking for properties for him. I can't wrap my head around the cost for a place like that though! Even the prices in the provincial capital where my brother is looking are significantly higher than where I live.
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:08 AM
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Checking out property listing is my hobby
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:17 AM
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Yes, I could live there easily! Assuming that if I could afford that I would have a crew of people to do the upkeep and maintenance

I love looking at housesó I think that is why I enjoy watching House Hunters.
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Old 08-12-2018, 11:37 AM
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I absolutely love to look at houses! I used to create floor plans all the time as a child. So much fun to think of what houses could look like! There aren't a lot of houses I really don't like. I love interesting, odd things as well as big beautiful things At one point, I was looking into what job I could have that just meant I could look at different houses all day long But the stuff that I came up with (appraiser, realtor, interior decorator) didn't appeal so much.
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:11 PM
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I love this house! I am intrigued though that all the pictures except a partial part of one are of the outside. Does the inside not live up to the outside? Does it need work? I could be happy just sitting outside and looking at that view!

I used to go to open houses in our area just to look at houses, but now the agents are too pushy and expect you to actually be interested in buying.
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:12 PM
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That is quite a house! The view alone is already worth a few million dollars in that particular area. I'd love to see who will eventually buy it. Will they live in it full time or will they do what a lot of people that area do, use it as a winter home?
Too bad they won't have an Open House for us who are just lookies-loos. I would love to see more photos of the inside. Curious why there aren't more of them.
For a house like this they would need a couple of full-time housekeepers.

I don't think I would want to live in this mansion.
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:03 PM
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check out For the Love of Old Houses. I dream every day.
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Inside????????
Old 08-12-2018, 03:35 PM
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So what's the problem with the inside of this house? Why no pictures of bedrooms, living room? dining room? bathrooms? kitchen? I'm guessing that they are hopelessly out of date or maybe even in disrepair.

And I think the listing said 2 parking spaces. Totally insufficient.

And I'm wondering about that sea wall. Is the property in danger of crumbling into the water.

However, I am absolutely in LOVE with the gorgeous ocean view. Imagine having that right outside your window.
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:30 PM
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I am really obsessed with houses. I used to be a Realtor just so that I could look at houses. My mom and I would spend all weekends looking at houses in the 80's and 90's when I was younger. I have alerts on my phone sent to me in my zip code and nearby just so I can look. My husband is embarrassed that I do this. It's not like I'm knocking on their doors. When I was looking at colleges I would knock on random dorm rooms and ask if I could look to see what they looked like. I am always looking at houses when I drive too. I'm the nosy neighbor.
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Old 08-13-2018, 05:47 AM
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Thanks for bursting my bubble amiga! Here I was counting my pennies to see if I could cover the 56K taxes and you shot that one right down!

I agree with the missing interior pics. My guess is it is either a mess or rented so that they could not get inside to take pics yet.


My son is a realtor and I am always looking at houses!
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:20 AM
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I'm confused, why do the property taxes go up after the house is sold? and why so much?
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:48 AM
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Quote:
why do the property taxes go up after the house is sold? and why so much?
Because property taxes are initially assessed on the sale price. Here in CA itís a little over 1%. Then they rise annually, but not at the rate the value of real estate increases, so people in homes longer pay a smaller percentage than the new owners who pay at the new value.

Here are some (rounded) examples:
Our new to us house in 1990: $6000 per year
That slowly increased. In 2017 it was about $10,000 a year.
But for the new owners, also 2017, it would be over $16,000 a year

Does that help?



And kc:
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:33 AM
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Wow, thank you Amiga! That's very different than the way our property taxes are assessed. Ours are assessed on the house's value and the town rate per $1,000.
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