Monthly Archives: December 2006

Scottsdale home update

When the seller came back with a $370,000 counter and a short sale contingency.  I wrote an email to the realtor explaining why the counter did not make sense to me.  If we had to do a short sale anyway, why not … Continue reading

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Picture of a granite countertop without a backsplash

This is a post in response to CAT’s comment about tiling a backsplash with granite countertops.  Here is the granite countertop with a tumbled marble backsplash that was installed in my kitchen remodel on my first home back in 2002.  … Continue reading

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Kenric’s guide to tiling a kitchen backsplash – Part 1

It’s amazing how tiling a kitchen backsplash totally changes the look of a kitchen. The tile immediately boosts the look of a plain kitchen and turns it into a higher end looking one. Even if your appliances and countertops remain … Continue reading

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Can you be a millionaire, yet so far from it?

I had a discussion with a friend about networth compared to the reality of actually being able to use that money.  Our discussion centered around how much money do you think you have and how much can you really use? If I had $1,000,000 … Continue reading

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Counter offer and short sale on the Scottsdale home

I got a counter to my offer placed this past Friday.  The house was listed around $420,000.  I put my offer in at $350,000 and the seller came back with a $370,000 counter which is contingent on the bank accepting … Continue reading

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My lot in St. George, UT closed today

One of my St. George, UT lots closed today.  That’s one down and one to go.  Owning these lots has been a difficult learning experience for me.  When the numbers and dollars are all settled I’m estimating about a $15,000 … Continue reading

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2006 goals revisited

I really didn’t make a long list of goals for 2006 in my post last December. My goals are to sell my 2 lots and my 2 condos. I ultimately achieved this goal.  I was able to sell my condos … Continue reading

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