Housing Update

Much has happened since my last post on the house.

The short story is we sold our house and have an accepted offer on a new house.

With our house, here are the stats:

  • Days until offer:  63
  • Days on the market: 128 (based on the Sept 18th closing)
  • Number of Showings: 12
  • Number of Open Houses: 2
  • Advertsing: One ad in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (no response from it)
  • Final Price: $284,900 (we listed at $297,600, lowered price to 289,600 on May 26th in response to what we were seeing in the market)

There is a contingency in the offer that the buyers need to sell their home.  The buyer’s buyers are the ones creating the September closing.

Interesting side note – our buyers also sold their our house themselves.  Their for sale by owner method was putting a sign in the front yard.  They said they has it sold within days and are continuing to receive calls.


We had pretty much stopped looking, so we had to get back to it.  We have looked at a number of houses and have an accepted offer on a house in Waukesha.  It is the great 1927 colonial revivial that has had alot of updating in the last couple of years. 


We love it.  I am going to show some controlled exhuberence at this point.  Friends and famliy know we have been working on this deal for a couple of weeks.  We have two houses and six weeks until we close this whole thing.

You can check out additional house photos on the real estate listing.

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