Sunday, February 28, 2016

‘YAHOOIE LOUIE’ WE SOLD OUR HOUSE TONIGHT:)))))

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OUR NEIGHBOR’S YARD IS SHAPING UP NICE AGAIN THIS SPRING

We had no idea when we got up this morning that our house would be sold by the end of the day.  We had several offers on the table we were thinking about & one of those offers was for our full asking price but the fella had to sell his own house first.  We spent part of our morning sitting on the front porch talking things over trying to decide what to do.  We also had a possible third offer pending.   And then the phone rang.

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Two hours Northwest of us in an RV Park in the town of Kingman Arizona a lady in frustration sat down at her computer this morning & went to her ZILLOW Real Estate for sale site.  Fulltime RV’ers Barb & Dave had been looking for a house & property since last September.  Just like Kelly & I back in 2012 & not wanting to give up their RV they were looking for a home base in the South-west.  Frustrated with almost buying a place in Kingman they decided to scrap the deal & expand their search.  Within minutes of finding a cute little ranch style house on an acre of land in Congress Arizona Dave was on the phone talking to someone by the name of Kelly:))

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Only took Barb & Dave a couple of hours to drive to Congress from Kingman & we met them around 3 this afternoon.  Of course like everyone else they liked our place right away.  Within an hour they had a good feeling about us & we had a good feeling about them.  And of course they liked Pheebe.  On a side note while standing in our yard talking to these folks we saw Ivan drive by but more about that later.  After looking our house over Barb & Dave said they wanted to have a wee look around the area so we pointed them in the direction of the Yarnell Hill & away they went.  Said they would be back & back they did come about an hour & a half later after grabbing a bite to eat at Nichols West & doing the scenic Yarnell Hill.  Sat ourselves down in our living room & 15 minutes later the deal was done & they had the house & property they saw on Zillow this morning & we had our full asking price.  (thanks to the reader who recommended Zillow a couple weeks ago)  Kelly had already filled out all the paper work from the Pioneer Title Company in case we found a buyer so we gathered around our kitchen table & the signature signings began.  A deposit was made, happy handshakes & hugs followed & off the folks went into the night headed back to their RV in Kingman.  And it was only 8 days since Kelly had put the ad in Zillow, Facebook, & Craigslist.  Barb said it was the photos she saw that really sold her on our place before they had even got here.  Kelly will head to the Pioneer Title Company first thing in the morning to get things rolling which will take about two & a half weeks to complete.  With the house being sold we now enter another new phase in the life & times of The Bayfield Bunch:))

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What makes this an even better deal for Kelly & I is that we know this is the right couple for our house & property.  Barb loved the outside & is the gardener in the family while Dave is the house renovator.  They already have plans for the house starting with new flooring.  When Kelly & I first walked onto this property in late February of 2012 the place was a mess as I’m sure readers will remember from all the photos I posted.  We cleaned up the property & feel we arrived here just in time to save the house with some roof repairs & stuccoing etc.  In 4 years we took the house & property as far as we could & now the new couple will take the house & property even further & we are very happy about that knowing we are leaving our little slice of South-west Shangri-la to people who care.  Of course I’ll have more to say about all this in my next few posts so until then……….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz:))))))))))

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GROANER’S CORNER:(( It was late in the day when a farm boy accidentally overturned his wagon load of corn. The farmer who lived nearby heard the noise. "Hey Willis!!" the farmer yelled. "Forget your troubles & come in for supper with us then I'll help you get the wagon up."  "That's mighty nice of you, " Willis answered, "but I don't think Pa would like me to."
"Awe, come on," the farmer insisted.  "Well okay," the boy finally agreed, and added, "But Pa won't like it."  After a hearty dinner, Willis thanked his host. "I feel a lot better now, but I know Pa is going to be real upset."  "Don't be foolish!" the neighbour said with a smile. "By the way, where is your Pa?"………….."Under the wagon."

39 comments:

  1. Nice, good for you guys. Glad it all sounds like it worked out the way you wanted it to.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  2. Happy for all concerned I love your little place and all that You and Kelly have done. Yes now it is someone else's turn to love the little ranch house.

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  3. Congratulations!! Zillow works! We found our house through Zillow and paid asking price. It was on the market for only two or three days. I can't wait to read your future blog entries to see where your next journey takes you. If you were writing chapters for a book, it would surpass the thickness of War and Peace. LOL!

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  4. Great news on the sale of the house.. Such a sense of relief for the two of you... Glad it sold quickly !!!

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  5. that was quick congratulations

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  6. Congratulations! Glad everything worked out great. Sounds like a win-win for both parties.

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  7. Congratulations! So nice to have someone buying it that will love it like you did:)

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  8. Congrats to you guys. I'm really impressed with how quickly that happened. You're not going to have any time to get bored in the next few weeks!

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  9. Congratulations. Who knows what comes next but it is bound to be great.

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  10. We are happy for you and are looking forward to reading the next chapter of your lives.

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  11. Congratulations on the sale of your house. All the best in your new adventures.

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  12. Congratulations so glad that we were able to stop by for a wonderful visit last fall.
    I am sure you did quite well, and will be very happy, with more freedom again.

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  13. Congratulations Al and Kelly. That went as quick as it did when you bought the place 4 years ago.

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  14. Congratulations! Doesn't it feel good to have everything fall in to place? And now.... the next chapter..... ;-)

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  15. Congratulations! We sold our last two places ourselves on Zillow, and both also sold within days to cash buyers who paid full price. It's great when a plan comes together! All the best for the next exciting chapter of your lives as you embrace more adventures. And don't forget to pace yourself as you complete your sale. It can be exhausting as well as exhilarating, and probably a more than a little bit emotional. I cried over saying good-bye to places we put so much heart and soul into, and perhaps you will shed a tear or too as well. Such is the roller coaster of our emotions.

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  16. I read this post with sadness and happiness--it has been nice knowing we could drop in on the Bayfield Bunch whenever we wanted but are elated that everything worked out for you guys!! Congratulations!!!

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  17. Wow, that was fast! That looks like a pretty big smile at the end of your post! Onward and upward to the nexr adventures! Beautiful pictures of the cactus in bloom too.

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  18. So, So, Happy for you guys, such a bonus that the people will love it the way you two do. I am excited for you.

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  19. Congratulations. Time for a new chapter in your life.

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  20. Yahoo indeed. Always nice to leave a place knowing the right folks are moving in behind us. Your neighbors' flowers are beautiful again this year - nice of them to bust out like that for the buyers to see :-))))))

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  21. Congratulations! What a coincidence as we happen to be in Kingman for couple of days dealing with mechanical issues on our truck.

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  22. Congrats on being smart and setting it at a good price and also putting it on Zillow. Off to new adventures!

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  23. Congratulations!
    Looking forward to following you as you enter this new phase of travel.

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  24. Congratulations!
    You enjoyed fixing it up and found others who will do the same.
    Leaving Shangri-La will be harder than leaving a Casa. Must be hard to do.
    Will be reading your next chapter.

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  25. Congrats on the timely sale...

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  26. Yeehaw! Always a good thing. We have a condo for sale, so I hope we're next!

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  27. I have a question for Al and others who may have thoughts on this. We bought our first class c motor home last March and took a trip to the states in the summer. During our travels, my husband wasn't feeling well and I had to take over. Now I've been driving all my life so at 63, this wouldn't intimidate me too too badly but taking the wheel of a 32 foot rig was a bit daunting an idea right on the fly I have to say. Next year, we may look at upgrading to a class A bus and again I think to myself, yikes, and if hubby takes ill, I'm gonna swing into that seat and just drive?? Al, has Kelly ever driven the Triple E? Would she find that daunting? How many of you couples have not had your partner at least try driving the rig you drive? Just curious...

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  28. What a giant relief you must be feeling now. Congratulations on finding the right buyers for your house and property, and the best of luck to them and a happy future in Congress, AZ!

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  29. A HUGE congrats to you...and to another RV couple too. Couldn't be better!!
    Nina

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  30. Congratulations! Good job Kelly.

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  31. Congratulatiosn to you two/three.
    Looking forward to your next undertaking.

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  32. I've been "offline" for a few days and I find this post. I'm happy for you and Kelly, but I feel a little sad that you are selling something I've enjoyed seeing unfold in your posts. As well as a long distance neighbor, near my winter home in Mesa Arizona. A little greedy of me ;(

    I am looking forward to your next chapter as the Bayfield Bunch moves on. Congratulations on the quick sale and at the price you were asking, well worth it.

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  33. This is extremely helpful info!! Very good work. Everything is very interesting to learn and easy to understood. Thank you for giving information.
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