Sold! for $200,000...but not to us. We went to our first real estate auction today, and I think it will be our last. A crowd of investors and young homebuyers were ready to bid on this 1950's ranch in a neighborhood of similar houses. This one featured the original septic tank, knotty pine as far as the eye could see, and the original bathrooms. I know I'm cheap, but I'd like to think that if I'm spending that much, the toilets won't be green! It was a lot of fun to watch the bidding and get a better feel for the investor side of the market, though. Anytime Grandma watches the four-year-old is officially a date! At one point I left to nurse the baby. I was shocked to find our car hemmed in by others. What was I going to do? Simple. Just whip out your digital camera to record the damage and watch the truck's owner race to move his car. He knew perfectly well he parked too close!
Note: I know I have many questions to answer in the comments below, but I haven't (and won't) have much time on the computer this weekend. I'll do my best to answer them as soon as I can!