Ironhold Posted May 30, 2022 Report Share Posted May 30, 2022 I first moved to my present city in 1990 when the Army reassigned my dad to the local military base. As we moved over Winter Break, we didn't have a lot of time and so a relative agreed to put us up for the rest of the school year. My parents used the time to find a house, and we found a nice rental property about a mile or so away from where we already were. Not only was it a nice neighborhood, it meant that my brothers and I could stay in the same schools. The house itself had an odd layout (for example, since it was on an intersection, the front door faced one street but the garage another), and we had to install drainage to keep it from flooding, but there were two massive pear trees in the back yard that kept us in fresh fruit. About two years later, however, we were informed that the landlord was coming back and so we had to vacate. Thus, we moved to our present house on the other end of town. I drive past the old house when I'm running my delivery route, and noticed that after what seemed like years of being empty it was now being cleaned up and repaired. Sure enough, a for sale sign finally went up in the front yard. A sense of nostalgia caused me to look up the online real estate listings and I did a double-take. Yes, they removed a wall that was in an awkward location, a wall I honestly thought was structural. ...But the bathrooms and the kitchen were the exact same as they'd been when we lived there 30 years ago, barring the additional 30 years' wear and tear. Yet despite this the listing was for $135,500 and there was a tag reading "sale pending". Either the housing market in my part of Texas is getting super hot right now, or something screwy is going on. Anyone else have any such encounters regarding houses they once lived in? Backroads 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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