My Home in the Berkshires.....Part Two

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Referral Group Incorporated

So after looking and not finding a home for a long time I now had an agent in the area. I did my best to rely upon her but I still monitored the MLS in the area and checked Realtor.com daily. Long story short, I found my own home, not once but twice. The first we went into contract and after the inspections, the sellers, who lived mostly in NYC, were not willing to address structural issues. I walked. The second house, which is now my home, came on the market and I called before my agent saw it. I was going abroad two days later, but I knew if I didn't drive to Massachusetts the next day it would be gone before I left. So I made the trip offered a little above asking and bought the home.

The sellers wouldn't wait on me to return from my trip to do the inspections, and so my agent went for me. There were a couple of things that needed attention but I wasn't eager to get into things while on holiday. I was really torn up and then at dinner in Albania, clarity. While  trying to digest the toughest meat I have ever eaten, it occurred to me how lucky I was. The annual salary for a professional in this country is 6K. The meat was tough and I had the chance to buy a home in a great location with the land I wanted with a couple of things to address. I emailed my agent and waived opportunity to ask for redress.

I enjoyed the rest of my trip and came home two and a half weeks before I closed on my very old, new home. To be continued................

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Scott Godzyk
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I like when answers come to me in unsuspecting places. 

Feb 11, 2020 05:14 AM #31
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Sheila Anderson
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Thank you Scott. Me too.      Sheila

Feb 11, 2020 05:15 AM #32
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Sharon Tara
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Gorgeous photo Sheila. As much as I can understand people moving south to avoid winter, I can not imagine missing fall in New England.

Feb 11, 2020 08:17 AM #33
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Sharon. I don't do heat and humidity well, but can not imagine a summer fall either.    TY    Sheila

Feb 11, 2020 08:49 AM #34
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Those moments of clarity come in the most interesting ways, don't they Sheila? 

Feb 11, 2020 03:47 PM #35
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Sheila Anderson
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They certainly do Carol. TY        Sheila

Feb 11, 2020 04:41 PM #36
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Roy Kelley
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I am reading through your interesting home search series of posts.

Feb 12, 2020 05:57 AM #37
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Sheila Anderson
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Thank you Roy. I appreciate that.       Sheila

Feb 12, 2020 05:59 AM #38
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I'm excited to read the next installment Sheila. :) 

Feb 12, 2020 06:41 AM #39
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Thank you Debb.     Sheila

Feb 12, 2020 06:45 AM #40
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Good Morning Sheila Anderson 

When I saw "Part 4" 1st I thought "How did I miss parts 1, 2, & 3? So I went to your profile and saw the string is from today SO I'm reading them in reverse order...lol

Feb 12, 2020 07:08 AM #41
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Hello again Doug. It's all good. TY    Sheila

Feb 12, 2020 07:20 AM #42
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Oh my Sheila, that photograph! It's stunning and taking me on a trip down memory lane.. when I lived in Merrimack, NH. Thank you for that! And thank you for the lessons in your Berkshire home story. 

Feb 12, 2020 07:46 AM #43
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Thanks very much Andrea. Why did you move?       Sheila

Feb 12, 2020 08:09 AM #44
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It is interesting where we are often when clarity strikes us. Love the photo you share and those colors are magnificent. Enjoying your path to how you came to live where you do.

Feb 15, 2020 07:09 AM #45
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Sheila Anderson
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Thank you Nick.      Sheila

Feb 15, 2020 08:48 AM #46
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Hi Sheila:

That was quite the purchase process. How wonderful that insight and a decision came to you while traveling, and under such difrerent circumstances.

Jeff

Feb 15, 2020 02:42 PM #47
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Sheila Anderson
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Thank you Jeff. I like to believe I learned a thing or two that I sed. Stay tuned.   Sheila

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Oh wow, I can't imagine not being there for the inspections. Off to read more.

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Hi Tammy. I had no choice, so........Thankfully it worked.     Sheila

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