Category Archives: Realtors

Juggling Houses (89)

I’ve been house hunting for a few months now, not including the BF (before fire) hunt. It’s become more serious as marketing day for my house approaches. I’ve gone back for a couple of second views of the top houses … Continue reading

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Full Disclosure (88)

How much information is too much information? And when does too little information become deceptive? I tend to overshare (no surprise there), but this isn’t about me, it’s about my house. In putting my house on the market this time … Continue reading

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Looking ahead (44)

I may be living in a rental house and rebuilding my own house, but I’m already looking ahead to the day I find a house to start fresh. Once or twice a week I receive “Property Matches” to view from my … Continue reading

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When does the fun begin? (34)

When a catastrophe of some kind occurs, you receive a lot of sympathy and attention the first week or so and it definitely helps you get through the initial shock. The real challenge, though, comes from surviving the day-to-day tasks … Continue reading

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Rebuilding for strangers (28)

I’m meeting my realtor for lunch. Our topic: rebuilding for strangers. My house, that is. I still plan to sell it. When I flew back home from my business trip the night of the fire, I thought I had only … Continue reading

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Gas (26)

I think a lot about gas these days, and I don’t mean farts or indigestion. The fire at my house occurred because of a gas leak, possibly aided by faulty wiring. To this day I don’t know how the gas … Continue reading

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First Reactions (7)

When you’re going through a crisis of any kind, it becomes a world unto itself.  Time and space take on a different dimension. People outside the crisis exist in some blurry, dream-like pre-crisis world. Or at least that was my … Continue reading

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