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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 07:39 AM
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I found it!!!!!
I finally got an offer on my house last week, which meant I could go house hunting. I have been wanting to live downtown in one of the small towns around here for years. The homes are amazing. Sooo....

I found this:


and I will have to eat top ramen every day, but I will be able to cook it in this kitchen:



and go up these stairs:


and relax in this backyard:


And so DUers, I am pleading for your help with some good vibes so that we can get this house!

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QMPMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 07:41 AM
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1. Good vibes headed your way! That house is very nice.
I love the front porch. It desperately needs someone to sit on it in a rocker or a porch swing.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 07:43 AM
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3. Thanks
I am giddy with excitement. There are several organic cafes and markets all just a couple of minutes WALK down the street.

I am hoping to be on that porch by June 1!
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 07:42 AM
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2. I cede all of the good house vibes we were going to use to you.
Good luck! :hi:
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 07:43 AM
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4. WOW
Thanks Mrs. G! Isn't it lovely?
:hi:
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Callalily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 07:44 AM
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5. Sending the strongest
vibes I can your way!

This house looks great. And that backyard is something to swoon over. I too would like to move and am trying to muster up the courage to put my place on the market. Very stressful.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 07:47 AM
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6. Thanks.
Listing our house was extremely stressful. We originally put an offer in on a house across the street from us in the development. It was turned down, even though it was full price, because it was contigent upon the sale of our property. In retrospect - I am soooo happy that it was turned down. This house is 5K more than the original offer, but I get 1000 more square feet, a real backyard and a quaint downtown!

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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 07:54 AM
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7. Good Vibes!
Please invite us all to a housewarming party. :)
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 08:02 AM
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8. Thanks ThomCat
It's a hike from NYC, but I do venture down there pretty often, so you guys can haul it up to me too!

I would love to have you over :hi:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 08:03 AM
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9. Wow that is a cool cute house
Good luck
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 08:10 AM
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10. Isn' t it though?
Thanks for the luck - I am going to need it!
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:03 AM
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11. Sweet!
Best of luck! :toast:
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 10:58 AM
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13. Thanks
:toast:

I can't wait to make a real toast in a real dining room!
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:07 AM
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12. But of course
It's a wonderful House.
All my luck to you :7
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 10:58 AM
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14. Thanks so much!
:party:
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:04 AM
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15. how charming!! best wishes!!
its adorable :hi:
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:07 AM
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16. Thanks wildhorses!
:hi:
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:13 AM
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17. You can do some amazing things with Top Ramen in a kitchen like that!
Best of luck to you!
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:17 AM
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18. Top Ramen and so much more
Although, it will be Top Ramen for about a year :)

I am so in love with this house!
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:22 AM
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19. Gorgeous!
Mucho white light to you so you nab it easily! And perhaps for less money than you fear!

Dang, that's a beauty (she says, still stinging from house-hunting hell 1 1/2 years ago...)
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:28 AM
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20. Gracias MorningGlow!
They have already lowered the price by 50k recently. I am hoping that I don't have to pay the asking price now, but I will if I have to....and eliminate cable tv, chinese food for lunch, anything and everything that I can to have THAT HOUSE!

BTW - sorry the house-hunting was hell. :hug:
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 12:16 PM
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27. May I ask where it is?
'S okay if you don't want to specify in public. I'm just nosy! :evilgrin: Plus, I have this terrible habit of house-hunting/sniffing even when we're not trying to move. Kind of a hobby of mine. And I LUUURRRVE old houses.

We're now in our third house, and it's always been tough, because we don't have any money, so our purchases are always contingent on the sale of our previous house. This last adventure, though--wheeeeesh! It was a doozy. We got a bit of cash back--and our pride--by winning one small-claims suit and splitting the other (yes, we filed TWO cases, with TWO different potential buyers who backed out for different reasons), but the aggravation gave us many more gray hairs than either I or DH wanted at this stage of our lives.

Our present house is nice and old, just the way I like it, but it still needs a LOT of work. The one you've chosen, however, is just lovely as it is! And I LOVE that back yard! Wow! It's worth giving up Chinese food, I think!
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 12:27 PM
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30. It is in Cambridge, NY.
Now if any DUers go and snap it up I will blame you :P

The town is so cute too. http://www.cambridgenychamber.com/filmcambridge/aboutca...


Here are some more pics from the listing agent (be warned, not an easy site to navigate)
http://www.lreynoldsrealestate.com/imageSlideShow.cfm?P...

I just feel that I could not get a house that great for that kind of money where I currently live (about 30 miles away) and I will tolerate a commute, changing my daughter's school (although the schools are great, better than the private school where she is now) and anything I have to just to live in this cozy little town.



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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 01:09 PM
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39. Aaaahhhh, Saratoga-ish!
Love the area! I've been to Pumpkin Hook somewhere along the way, but I can't recall when or for what...

Anyway, any potential theft blame duly noted! :P

Ooh and it's empty too--bonus! Love the other pics--a great mix of old and new in the house. Enjoy! :hi:
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 01:18 PM
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40. I see you are out in the western part of the state...
DH is out that way this week for business.

I don't know where/what Pumpkin Hook is...I will have to investigate further.

I am hoping that since it is empty, I can move my stuff in a little before the actual closing on my old house, so I don't have to do the close on one, move, close on the other in 1 day.
:hi:
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 02:02 PM
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41. Well, welcome to your DH!
Hope WNY is good to him. If he needs recommendations on where to nosh, let me know!

Pumpkin Hook is to the east of your new place--not sure how far, though. Gosh but I love that area. So picturesque--like your new house--classic Americana! :)

Yeah, if the sellers are all right with it (maybe sign a paper or something for protection from liability), you should be able to move some of your stuff in before you close. We wanted to do that with this house (it was a rental) but by the time the renters finally cleared out and the landlord finished filling a giant dumpster with junk (what a wreck this place was), it wasn't worth it--we just got a couple of storage spaces. But that was a pain--move stuff there, then move it out and into the new house.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 02:18 PM
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42. I will have to go check it out. Thanks
for the info.
:hi:
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:29 AM
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21. You have the best vibes I can muster. What a GORGEOUS house!
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:46 AM
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23. Thanks Left is Write!
It truly is spectacular. And since it is downtown, I can walk to the old opera house which is now an arts and community center:
http://www.hubbardhall.org /

I have been searching for fencing lessons for little MB and they actually offer them!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:35 AM
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22. My dear malta blue!
Wow, what a cute house!

My best vibes are zooming onto you, and I hope you get it, sweetie!

A good house is so damn good for your spirits, and your life!

:toast:
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:48 AM
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24. You are so right Peggy!
I need this right now. We are so cramped in my house. I bought it when it was just little MB and me, and now we are three with the addition of Mr MB who is the size of a linebacker. He works out of the house and we desperately need the space.

I am feeling pretty good about it... :hug:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:50 AM
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25. that staircase is gorgeous
I like the little turn at the top. :hi:
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:53 AM
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26. I love everything about it.
We have seen so many houses where I would have to spend $$ redoing the floors, repainting, everything. This is perfect. And those stairs are amazing too!
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 12:26 PM
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28. Wow, beautiful
sending lots of good luck vibes
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 12:30 PM
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31. Thanks - BTW
Where are you in WI? You don't have to say, I am just curious. I went to Ripon College so I have to ask.
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 12:48 PM
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37. I live in Waukesha
but don't tell Agent Mike :silly:
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 12:48 PM
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38. Sure thing....I knew some people from there when I was in
school.

Your secret is safe with me :tinfoilhat:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 12:27 PM
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29. Sending out good vibes for you.
:hi:

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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 12:32 PM
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32. Thanks merh!
:hi:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 12:33 PM
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34. It's a gorgeous place
it will make a warm home - best of luck & all good vibes & wishes & prayers.

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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 12:36 PM
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36. We really need a house like this
for our sanity. :hug:
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 12:33 PM
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33. Oooooh, what a pretty place!
Many good vibes coming your way - I love the stream in the back. Charming place. Good luck! :hi:
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 12:35 PM
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35. Thanks skygazer!
:hi:
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