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kj
March 22, 2007 06:15AM

trade home in Arizona for equal valued home in STX

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agv
March 23, 2007 10:48AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 100

by trade - you mean for like a couple weeks right?

explain please kj.

btw - i love the name kj - i used to call my lil bro kj.

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KJ
March 23, 2007 08:24PM

trade = title for title straight across permanently

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Betty
March 23, 2007 08:44PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,047

A house is not a car. So basically you would be selling and buying a house with this trade idea of yours. You would be better off just selling it, then trying to find someone in the vi who is going to want your particular house out of all the other houses in your area. The odds are good if you live somewhere like phonenix there are alot of choices to chose from whereas here there are usually only a couple hundred houses on the market at best.

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KJ
March 23, 2007 09:50PM

Thanks for that input.... I am very well aware.....
Sometimes things in life are very strange. And stranger things have been known to have happened. Everything happens for a reason my friend. And so I will also add, that, I am very serious about this deal. I have someone ready with details of worth and how much still owed - - etc... there is that person who is as serious about this as I am........ So , what are you waiting for? e-mail me. xxsallygirlxx@yahoo.com
( If I were to sell my house here tomorrow, I would not let it go for less than 285,000 ) If that person would be interested in buying it instead...... I'm open to that as well I guess.

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Betty
March 23, 2007 10:10PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,047

The more I think about it the more it just sounds like some kind of scam where someone here loses their house. If you're serious about moving here just sell your house and come....why do you want to trade? Is it because your 285k wouldnt go far here?

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STXBob
March 23, 2007 10:22PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,116

I'll give this a shot.

KJ: The odds of finding someone in STX who owns a house that you want, and who wants to own your house, are about zero. There is no advantage in doing a trade. Your closing costs will not be lower. Markets exist for a reason. Use them. You'll have flexibility in picking the price, the date, and the buyer. On STX, you'll have similar flexibility. Why constrain yourself?

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watruw8ing4
March 23, 2007 10:29PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 849

I doubt this is common in the VI. But this is a reasonable request coming from someone in Phoenix. House trades are fairly common in and between larger cities where RE is/was booming. Mostly for speculation. (There's a tax break in there somewhere. But I never really cared to get into the mechanics of it. ) So I believe the request is on the up and up. Just don't know why anyone would want to leave STX for Phoenix.

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silly girl
March 24, 2007 12:59AM

Being on STX for awhile --- made me aware of how there are some people who would rather be anywhere but where they are. They just don't happen to share your point of view. All they want is a quick way to get back to the main land ---- and I say let them go.................

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mell
March 24, 2007 02:57AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 463

Okay, this is probably a REALLY dumb question, but here goes:

How can you trade a house that you don't own outright? Wouldn't the bank need to have some say in this matter? And would they allow it?

If money is owed on the house, I don't see any other choice but to sell it, but maybe I am missing something here.

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jane
March 25, 2007 12:22PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 532

Do you know what your 285K would buy you in the VI?

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rkuchar
March 26, 2007 09:49PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 23

just for kicks what would 285,000 buy you in VI

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IslandGroove4me
March 26, 2007 11:15PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 40

yeah, about what WOULD 285k buy in the VI? and while we're at it, what about, like 78k? who is that laughing?

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Trade
March 27, 2007 05:58AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 3,904

You can get a decent condo in a nice neighborhood in STT for under $285K. For 78K you could get a decent lot on which to pitch your tent. smiling

~Trade~

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jane
March 27, 2007 07:54PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 532

House wise - older style concrete house, probably 3 bed in local neighborhood - no view.

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tradeahouse
March 28, 2007 12:27AM

The house trade thing can catch your imagination. Like you, I checked the MLS in that price range and found it was a bit limited. yep, there are some condos (with hi condo fees). But it begs the question, of who would be interested in such an exchange? Obviously "equity"was not discussed. Maybe the better question would be who is dumber than me? I saw the Daily news article about the Frenchmen's Reef wedding room scam. This one stinks too.

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mell
March 28, 2007 07:48AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 463

Tradeahouse,

I hate to be too skeptical, but I have to say that I agree with you. The wording of the posts, the concept, the contact info, the lack of detail and follow-up, all seem to add up to one thing: MAJOR SCAMORAMA.

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