Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Friday, February 09, 2007

Getting antsy about selling the house


Our house has only been on the market for 4.5 months, and we have had looks of walk-thrus, but no offers. It is a slow market. We know that.


The house we want is still for sale, and has been on the market since last March. The owners passed away and the sons are selling it. Their price has dropped nearly 1/3, including a big drop recently, which may encourage more traffic for them. We went by to see it again today, just to make sure it really is the house we want and haven't romanticised it since seeing it last Fall. It was as we remembered and we really want it.

So tonight I re-listed our house on craigslist (a free site), just to feel like I am 'doing' something. Alice Baetz, our agent, continues to drum up business the best she can in this economy. If there were a way we could afford two mortgages for a while we might consider buying now even though we haven't sold...but we cannot. Perhaps a conditional offer is a possiblity, but it doesn't stop someone who tries to buy it, and can do so right away, to get it first before we can sell ours.

So, we ask your prayers, and St. Joseph's as well, as we hope to get a few more square feet under us, not only for the kids (we have another since moving here, and they all insist on growing), but to have more common space to host things like ALPHA and bible study in our house!

Here is the craigs list listing

Here is virtual tour of our current house - pass it on to anyone who is interested.