Monday, October 1, 2012

Selling My House

Some of you may know that I'm planning on selling my house. Harry and I purchased it three year ago and made it our dream house. Harry put down a large down payment and I'm unable to payout his portion of it so I have to sell it.

Harry and I broke up over a year and a half ago but I had to wait three years before I could sell the house because of contract restrictions. Anyways the three years are up and it's time to sell so I can give Harry back his money.

I love this house and it has so many great memories but it is far from friends and family and though I do like being isolated I get lonely alot. The internet is crap out here and I can't wait until I can get high speed again (and netflix).. it's been far too long.

There is a lot of work that needs to be done before I can put the house up for sale. I mean I can sale it as is but I want to maximize every dollar and get the best price possible and if that means I have to put a few dollars in to make it look nicer then so be it. I plan to paint the outside of the house, there is lots of chipped paint. I plan to sand down the back porch and re-stain it. My buddy Chris already took down the decrepit railing. The 2 1/2 arches of land is the toughest part. There are overgrown weeds everywhere and it's a constant battle to keep everything in check.

Besides those three huge things I have a few paint touch ups inside and need to give the inside a really good cleaning. I hope to take the month of October off (now that I'm out of work) and focus on doing all these fixes so I can list the property starting sometime in November.

I know that this property is unique and will take some special people to want it. I'm not kidding myself I know it could be a matter of days or years before I sell the place. Once it is sold I plan to move back to the valley area.. depending on how much we get for the house I may buy myself a townhouse.

So starting today I begin project "Sell My House". I did about two hours of yard work and to be honest it doesn't look like I did much,  but I noticed the difference. It was so hot outside (over 100) that two hours almost killed me. So I moved inside and did a bit of cleaning around house.

Once I got bored with cleaning I worked on several podcasts and played Minecraft for about 3 hours. I haven't played in a few months but man that game just sucks you in and the time flies when your in that world.

I'll keep everyone updated on my progress and if you are local and would like to help me out, I would really appreciate it. If you do want to help contact me and I'll let you know when a good time would be. Not only will you get my appreciation but I'll feed you lunch and/or dinner... can't pass that up.


  1. I think you made a great decision of sprucing up the house before placing it on the market. Aside from making it appealing to the buyers, this is also a good way to bid your house farewell. But of course, you have to be careful not to inject too much of your personality and taste because we both know that the main purpose is to attract customers and not renovate. Wishing you the best, Kenny!

  2. I agree with, Ofelia. Indeed, one should always stage their house for potential customers. Your buyer will eventually want to apply personal touches in their new home, so staging it will reveal how flexible the house is for renovations. Anyway, have you already sold the house?

  3. If you make an effort in making your house look more beautiful, you wouldn’t find it hard to find a buyer. You have to make sure that everything is fine because this will decrease the selling time of the house. If a person observes that your house is wonderful and there are no major repairs that need to be addressed, he will definitely consider buying it.