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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

VML list

We found out that we're on the vulnerable to move list and will be set to move on the fall move cycle: between october and january. We were informed that there is a chance we'll be moving to Florida. We should find out in a month to 2 months. For those military families out there - when did you list your house for sale? Before or after you get your orders? I'm worried that if we don't list our house soon that we may be shipping out in october or november and still have a house on the market. On the other hand, what if our house sells quickly and we don't need to move until January?

5 comments:

Saquel25 said...

That's a tough one. I would do it as soon as possible since there's been no appreciation over the last few years and the market is depressed. But then what do you do if it happens quickly? Maybe you could research some extended living places/apartments just in case.

kdliberty said...

I say list your house now. This is a buyer's market.It my take 6 months for your house to even sell.Better to be in a short term lease then to be stuck with a house that you haven't sold! Remember God is on your side. It will happen in his time...

Lana Dahle said...

FLORIDA!?! What?!! How fun! At least for us Florida folks (of course :)) I'd love to finally meet you and your sweet family. I feel like we'll get along great. If you'll be moving to the Tampa Bay area we could suggest a nice area... right next to us!
As for the move and sale, I'm probably a terrible person to ask. But I agree with the comment above. Better to sell now and rent if need be than to be stuck with a morgage and rent and possibly be hundreds of miles away trying to still sell with the way the market is.

Rob and Steph Puterbaugh said...

we've never been in that situation, but if you sell the house before that you can ask the people who are buying if they need to be in the house right away or not. If it's a not then you can possibly live there until closing. Or you could get into a short term lease or you could move into someone else's home for the duration of the time and help pay for things: bills or mortage.

Just a thought.

Diana said...

I'm not military, either. But, as one who's thick in the middle of trying to sell a house and finding it incredibly frustrating, I would put it on the market NOW. If it sells quick, count yourself blessed, put your stuff in storage and rent a place for a few months. More than likely, however, it will take a few months to sell. Also, don't just throw a for sale sign in the yard. Do all those little projects you've been putting off, paint all the walls with a very neutral color, make sure your carpet is good shape (professionally clean it at the very least) and pack up all the kids toys and any and all personal and non-essential furniture and decor (especially family photos and religious photos like of the temple, etc) Yup - it bites - big time, but if you want to appeal to the greatest number of potential buyers, you have to do it. And then, plan on getting about $25,000less than you list it for...and realize that if you list it high to pad that loss, no one will come to see it and you won't sell it. So, price it according to market value and then plan on taking a big hit after that. It is, unfortunatly, where the market in most of the country is right now. Not a great time to sell a house, but we have to do what we have to do, right?