The house next to us is on the market. Its not winner, but at 500K without any work being done on it and for sale by owner, it makes you wonder. Is this going to be a tear down or a flip/resell. It has been a rental for the last twelve years and the owners have not been our favorite people on the planet for various and sundry reasons.
Let's hope for flip/resell for our sakes.
There are neighbors around us who still refer to the house as Grandma Koontz's house, her rose bush is still out front. I have been pruning it when the house occupants can't be bothered.
Does it make me sad that this house is a commodity?
Does it make me sad that our neighborhood is changing?
Does it make me angry that a house that has fine lines may be torn down to put in a house that will change our street?
Does it bother me that I don't even flinch when I hear that a rental in my neighborhood is going for 700K and some moron will buy it?
A little bit, I no longer have sticker shock, that is for sure.
Where do all these people who sell their houses for 700K move to? Certainly not anywhere else in the city.
Does it make me sad to see our street make up change?
Not really, we have some pretty cool people, I just hope they can afford to stay here. I like having families around, I like to talk to my neighbors. I actually like my neighbors. I hope that who ever buys the green house with the old apple tree in the back yard with several cat graves and the final resting place of Henny Penny will appreciate it for what it was, Mrs. Koontz's house.
Just trying to be optimistic folks.