Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 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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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Sold (theirs, not ours)

I drove by the house we wanted on Middlesex on Monday, on the way to pick up the boys from Karate (since it is near the park I go the two block out of the way once or twice a week) and to my sadness a SOLD sign was on the sign out front. It had been on the market for 13 months.

Although there was always hope on Monday that it was just 'pending' and not final, it has now disappeared from the MLS listings on-line, so it looks like it is a done deal.

So, we have to find another house if we sell ours. It is frustrating, but in this market, if we can sell there will be houses around to buy! But we really did have our hearts set on that one.

Meanwhile....if you know anyone who is in need of a nearly 1600 sqft Bungalow in Grosse Pointe Park, send them our way! See it here

UPDATE - it is sold. And that house sold for $155,000 LESS than originally listed in March 2006, $30,000 less than listed at the sale time, and $15,000 less than we were thinking of offering if we had sold our house and could make an offer.