As most of you know, I was busy the last half year with the administration of the estate of my late Aunt Greet. Lots of work, because this house was build in 1930 (full of stained glass), decorated in 1930 and has never changed since. Furniture didn't move for 75 years!My Aunt didn't threw anything away, so you can imagine how fully packed this house was with beautiful things from way back.
Anyway, last week the house was going on the market for a starting price of 729.000,00 euro ($ 942.880,00). Within 3 days there were about 21 serious buyers. In this particular area the rule is that the first bidder can equal the highest bid, meaning that in that case the first bidder gets the house. Next day everyone could come and look inside and after that lay down his/her bid.
The highest bid was....800.050,00 Geez, I almost fell of my chair, that is in US$ 1.034.822,00!!!!
Add to that 10% buyer's costs and the imidiately needed repairs and making the house up to date to modern needs and requirements, about 150.000 euro.
Meaning that this man will be paying in the end an amount of 800.050 + 80.005 + 150.000 = 1.030.055,00 euro (=$1.034.822 + 103.482 + 193.884 = $1.331.490,00)
CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT???!!!
Shame though that the Taxoffice will take 60% and that I have to share the rest with 10 other inheritants
Still, some of the inheritants thought I should've tried to get a higer bid. Some people are never satisfied. Luckily they can't order me around and everyone who is not signing for this amount, is welcome to go to court. Should one be thinking of doing that, that person gets a claim from me for the loss of part of my inheritance. But they won't do that, because the costs will be on them.
If you're interested what it looks like, follow the link http://www.funda.nl/koop/detail_fotos.asp?1=1&paginaVolgNummer=1&obj_GUID=%7B021DD002%2D3D94%2D4D30%2D88A1%2D2E732FB18779%7D&Form=Home&sfStraal=0&onthouden=1&sfPrijsMin=700000&sfPr