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Sunday, January 23, 2011

That Silver Lining

After a good night’s sleep, I am feeling quite refreshed, and happy at last evening’s development. Yes, it’s going to be depressing to have to take probably 11 to 13 thousand out of the savings we have accumulated for our truck. But with the money we will be saving in condo expenses monthly, we should make that back up in about 10 months. And then we will be in the black! Open-mouthed smile

I was thinking last night though of how lucky we were to have this “fall into our lap”, so to speak. There were so many factors that had to come together. Although it was an unpleasant experience, if our renter hadn’t moved out, we wouldn’t have been in a position to sell in the first place. Then, out of all the Realty USA realtors that work out of Schenectady, I happened to pick the one who was in touch with a potential buyer. We were anxious to get the show on the road, so we called her to get together as soon as the condo was empty. If we hadn’t met with her at that time, we wouldn’t have known she was showing the condos to this person on the 17th of January, and we wouldn’t have spent a week and a half doing that major makeover. Who knows if we would have had the same result if she had seen the place in its pre-makeover condition. Wow, that’s a lot of coincidences.

This isn’t the first time in my life I have been the recipient of what seems to be like a lot of lucky breaks that all matched up for a great outcome. Wherever it may come from, or whatever it might be caused by, I’m once again grateful for it this morning. Smile


  1. So there is hope in this dismal weather! Our condo has been on the market one whole week and I am so ready to see some activity! Congrats....in this economy, being able to sell so quickly is awesome!

  2. Congratulations on the sale!! Here's to all going smoothly for you guys.

  3. I agree that we have to weigh the loss of $$$, to the gain of happiness. Less stress is definitely a plus. And now you can focus on getting ready for fulltiming instead of worrying about the condo.

  4. And its out of your life, Forever! We seem to forget about the money after a while, but the pain of dealing with something seems to go on and on.

    So the pain is gone! Congratulations.

  5. It is probably well worth the $$ to get out from under the stress of having it on the market.

    Some things have to go well for somebody once in awhile!

    If you weren't realistic about the price you would be taking about the bad market for months.


  6. Get yourself a lottery ticket!

    I'm happy things worked out. Anyone else interested in buying a house, come see mine!!!


  7. Glad to see you're looking at this as a success story - that's great!

  8. Congratulations on your contract. We settled for a little less than we had hoped for when we sold our place last year, but it all worked out. Keep up the positive attitude. BTW, I noticed you mentioned Schenectady. I spent much of my childhood there! My family moved away when I was in high school, but I still consider it my childhood home.

  9. nice to hear that all your hard work paid off!!!