Selling my house

For those of you who weren’t following my house saga, I’ve decided I’m done. I don’t want to be a property owner any longer. There are lots of reasons for this, and  most of them I really don’t want to explore here.

It’s a beautiful house – large, with a ton of closet space, several walk-in closets, a corner lot, etc. If I picked up this house with its land, its wraparound porch, its patio, and its fenced backyard and moved it to where I currently live, I could probably get a million and a half – yes, that’s $1.5 million – for this home. But since it’s located west of DC in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley, it’s going to sell for significantly less.

In other words, it’s a deal.

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There are many more photos here, so feel free to take a look.

And if you know anyone who is looking to move to a quiet community that’s a commutable distance from all the cool stuff in Northern Virginia and DC, as well as several military communities, pass this along!

 

15 responses

  1. Nice looking house, but I’ll never buy a frame house again as long as I live. Secondarily, my knees won’t allow me to negotiate stairs so a 2-story is ALSO out. Saturday will be my 73rd birthday and the LAST place I’d want to live is within “commuting distance” of D.C. I wish you luck unloading it, however.

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    1. First of all, happy early birthday!

      Second, it’s actually three stories. The basement is a finished one, so you’d probably hate it. The steps are beautiful, but actually very steep. I know this, because when I had a stress fracture in my foot, and was wearing an oh-so-attractive plastic boot, I fell down those stairs, and it sucked.

      If you know anyone looking to move, it’s actually a beautiful area!

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  2. That’s a beautiful house, and I don’t blame you for wanting to get away from the tenant BS. Best of luck!

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    1. Thanks! Keeping my fingers crossed. I’m stressing like a bitch over this. Ugh.

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  3. On top of everything else, I had my left knee replaced last October and didn’t react well to the surgery or the anesthesia. Developed a pulmonary embolism and nearly croaked (I’m on Eliquis blood thinner until next April). I’m about to finish my PT but still have periodic pangs from that knee. (Damaged from HS football and jumping out of airplanes in my younger years.)

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    1. OOF. That’s rough. I have three screws in my knee from my ACL replacement (thanks, Army!), but I’ve been lucky. It’s healed fairly well. Good luck!

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  4. Thanks, Nicki. Basically, I didn’t have any cartilage left in EITHER knee. I agreed to let my orthopedist replace my left one because it gave me constant pain from “bone on bone” action. Was seriously interfering with my golf swing. The right knee is nearly as bad, but I’m going to wait a LONG time before having it done…like when it finally just locks up, based on my experience with the left one. The Army didn’t do either of them any good for me, either. Two tours in Vietnam and jumping out of airplanes didn’t help much either. I bunged the right one up in 1967 slipping off the skid of a Huey!

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    1. My aunt just had both knees done, and it actually has made a huge difference for her. She’s like 80-something, so it’s not like she’s young. But she can walk again, where she couldn’t before. I think she got lucky. But also, she didn’t spend any time in the Army either. LOL

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  5. When Dad knew I was intent on enlisting, he encouraged me to go Navy. “There’s a lot less marching in the Navy” was one reason he gave! Maybe he was right.
    At any rate, the best of luck selling your house. Why don’t you live there yourselves?

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    1. Thanks fornthe good wishes. We lived here for a long time, but my kids wanted to go to Washington-Lee high school, which is one of the beat schools in the country. So i moves to Arlington for them.

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  6. You’re just down the road from me in Front Royal. Very nice looking house. Not too many of the folks I know and work with want to live out as far as I do [work in Reston]….but I’ll keep my ear to the ground, and share your listing to anyone looking to buy.

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    1. Thank you so much! Had no idea you were in FR. I commuted to Tysons and then to DC for 11 years. It’s not horrible.

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  7. Not in the market, looked at the photos of home and looks real nice. Hope it moves soon.

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    1. Thanks! Keeping fingers crossed.🙂

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  8. Good luck selling your home, it is really nice. We have a two-story and my husband is a disabled veteran who can no longer navigate such as large house. We already relocated to a one-level home and he is really happy. But I can’t wait to sell our old home and recently staged it and fixed a few minor things to make it more appealing.

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