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If a house has any of the things on this list and the price is higher than a similar house (same location, size, etc.) that doesn't and the price is higher, most people will buy the house without the "extras."
So many Millenials and Gen Xers are being taken out of the house buying game, these days.
I'm reading this and laughing, because while these points are salient...the buyers may be unattainable even after all that work if the Democrats and Republicans continue to enable the Banks to take away Millenial & Gen X houses if our income happens to fall , and even though the credit scores are Very Good or Excellent, the payments never late and even ahead on principal...
Right now, if the banks want to foreclose on a customer...they will. No problem...
These Gen Xers have just found out a house is no longer necessary now that the income has dipped below $50,000 K per year. Took a long time of skipping groceries and trying to wrangle with the bank, the backer and the Politicians before the final small amount of fifteen years of mandatory as a condition to employment overtime was removed from the pay check.
Yep. Everyone, you heard me correctly. A house is not necessary. They are a lot of hard work, especially the houses targeted to first time buyers. Two things tripped us up with this less than <$900 sq foot, seventy-seven year old house...
1. Energy bills due to a lack of outside wall insulation.
2. We were talked out of a 20% downpayment. I would like to go back and kick myself for that decision. But, we assumed the walls were insulated and had no idea the energy costs associated with such a lack.
This year, the Polar Vortex is ripping the house apart. So, it seems even bad luck can be good luck, sometimes. Good-bye lead paint and mold! (Although, I'm happy to report, tea tree oil is very good for cleaning and preventing outbreaks of mold. But mold is sneaky, it ate the paint which is now peeling. Sigh.)
Deed in Lieu, and those who would not help when it was time to do so, can sell the house for us.