PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Non-lethal baton shells still litter the driveway at 74 Bolling Road in Portsmouth, the scene of a tragic and bizarre murder-suicide Friday night.
Man kills Realtor, Self after regretting buying House
|by Anonymous||reply 156||October 24, 2021 7:31 PM|
“He bought the house site unseen from Alabama, moved in here Thursday and called a real estate agent Friday to return the house," a neighbor told News 3.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||October 13, 2021 2:56 AM|
The neighbor says 84-year-old Albert Baglione had just moved into the home before the tragedy unfolded. Soren Arn-Oelschlegel, a real estate agent, drove to the home to help the man displeased with his home purchase.
Police then responded to the home around 6 p.m.
That's when Baglione said he killed his realtor.
Arn-Oelschlegel, who worked for Long & Foster in Suffolk, was shot dead in the home.
"He called his son after he shot the real estate agent," said the neighbor.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||October 13, 2021 2:57 AM|
told ya I was hardcore
|by Anonymous||reply 3||October 13, 2021 2:58 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||October 13, 2021 2:59 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||October 13, 2021 3:01 AM|
Hey. These things happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||October 13, 2021 3:01 AM|
Damn. This final Instagram post is unfortunate.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||October 13, 2021 3:02 AM|
I'm guessing Gramps didn't have all his faculties when he bought the place. The property queen may have been a pillar of the gay community (and everybody probably had had him), but I wonder if he was much of a realtor.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||October 13, 2021 3:04 AM|
The Tasteful Friends demand to see the full listing!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||October 13, 2021 3:06 AM|
I don't know. Seems like he was pretty successful.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||October 13, 2021 3:07 AM|
RIP Soren Arn-Oelschlegel
|by Anonymous||reply 11||October 13, 2021 3:08 AM|
So this stupid old cunt killed one of the few tops in that area? Bottoms weep.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||October 13, 2021 3:09 AM|
I'll reserve judgment until I've seen bathroom and kitchen pics.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||October 13, 2021 3:09 AM|
Here's the listing. Pretty grim. Doren seemed to have some butt ugly listings.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||October 13, 2021 3:11 AM|
Holy crap, R7!
R7's is being subtle in his description of it. Click his link.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||October 13, 2021 3:14 AM|
No subway tiles? I'd call it justifiable homicide.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||October 13, 2021 3:16 AM|
Who among us hasn't wanted to shoot a realtor.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||October 13, 2021 3:18 AM|
r14 bug guess what, the old man liked it!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||October 13, 2021 3:18 AM|
Why is an 84-year-old man buying a new home in another state, unseen? And why couldn't he just suck it up if it wasn't what he expected? He wasn't going to be around much longer, even if he didn't kill himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||October 13, 2021 3:19 AM|
One just knows the old man was the type who says "realt-tor".
|by Anonymous||reply 20||October 13, 2021 3:21 AM|
Formica countertops 🤢
|by Anonymous||reply 21||October 13, 2021 3:21 AM|
He probably wasn't playing with a full deck. A few strokes, some delerium, some dementia.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||October 13, 2021 3:21 AM|
Poor Soren. He never should have left St. Olaf.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||October 13, 2021 3:22 AM|
Prob the realtor scammed the old man.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||October 13, 2021 3:23 AM|
How hard would it have been to request the realtor do a walk through on FaceTime with the buyer? I probably would have insisted if I were the realtor, just to avoid issues. Old people are often too trusting and fall for a lot of online and phone scams. It’s sad because there are things you can’t just cancel or return.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||October 13, 2021 3:23 AM|
Yikes! No excuse to kill someone just because they are a realtor. Successful realtors in general are immoral, slimy types which could lead to negative interactions with clients they've screwed over, but this is sad. No need to take others' lives.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||October 13, 2021 3:25 AM|
You're assuming the old guy was "rational" and "in his right mind". I'm guessing that even if Soren cut a corner (he is a realtor), Gramps probably was not cognitively all that intact.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||October 13, 2021 3:26 AM|
I wonder who’s gonna get their stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||October 13, 2021 3:26 AM|
Well I suppose the old man did have room for entertaining in that house. This story has entertained me.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||October 13, 2021 3:26 AM|
At least the old guy called his son after shooting the realtor. I'm sure that didn't go well, either.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||October 13, 2021 3:29 AM|
The nosy neighbor is lucky they weren't shot.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||October 13, 2021 3:31 AM|
[quote]"The LGBTQ community of Hampton Roads has lost a vibrant person [who's] hard to replace," said Rudy Almanzor.
I wonder why the article leans so hard into the victim's ties to the "LGBTQ community." Is this a hate crime?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||October 13, 2021 3:31 AM|
[quote]One just knows the old man was the type who says "realt-tor".
Eww are you the type who says "real-a-ter"?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||October 13, 2021 3:34 AM|
May be he was gays a basket of kittens and the buyer didn't appreciate his fabulousness. the nosy neighbor probably knows.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||October 13, 2021 3:34 AM|
That house is a hate crime.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||October 13, 2021 3:35 AM|
[quote] At least the old guy called his son after shooting the realtor. I'm sure that didn't go well, either.
I know of a widower who couldn't take living without his recently deceased, so he called his daughter, who was a 30-minute drive away, to tell her he was going to kill himself. She, of course, rushed to get to her father's house. By the time she arrived he'd shot himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||October 13, 2021 3:35 AM|
Should be "Gay as a basket of kittens"
|by Anonymous||reply 37||October 13, 2021 3:35 AM|
'Son. a pansy assed stool pusher sold be a fuckin dump of a house so I shot the fag!'
|by Anonymous||reply 38||October 13, 2021 3:40 AM|
This is sad. Nobody deserves to go out likes this.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||October 13, 2021 3:46 AM|
I’ll stereotype that since this man was 84 years old, white (given the Italian surname) and from Alabaster he was probably a gun crazy Trump supporter. Let’s not bring the political into it you’ll say. Fair enough. However the fact remains that elderly Republicans are crazy and dangerous around guns. Tragic this young man’s life is over for nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||October 13, 2021 4:06 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||October 13, 2021 4:22 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 42||October 13, 2021 9:49 AM|
Are the granite countertops ok? Well, are they?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||October 13, 2021 11:02 AM|
Sounds like death by cop only in this case death by realtor. No one can be that stupid to buy a house unseen. This dude wanted to kill himself but needed all kinds of drama. Drama Queens! LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||October 13, 2021 11:07 AM|
Now, I am probably going off topic here, but I think people's social media obsession really fucks with their flight instinct.
If I see an angry old man waving a gun around, I'll be having the space of two towns between us within ten seconds.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||October 13, 2021 11:08 AM|
That house was hideous.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||October 13, 2021 11:11 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 47||October 13, 2021 11:12 AM|
He was old, that house probably fit his old man needs purposes, but he was too proud to admit that he's old and in need of such a house.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||October 13, 2021 11:14 AM|
Did he try to return the house without a receipt?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||October 13, 2021 11:19 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 50||October 13, 2021 11:41 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 51||October 13, 2021 12:22 PM|
That queen was ugly and trying too much anyways.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||October 13, 2021 12:39 PM|
Baglione: former witness protection beneficiary in Alabama turned senile?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||October 13, 2021 12:50 PM|
Realtors are all scum anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||October 13, 2021 12:51 PM|
He discovered there wasn't room in the freezer for his wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||October 13, 2021 12:54 PM|
Alabama gramps bought what he could afford.
I guess he expected a palace for $184,000.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||October 13, 2021 12:54 PM|
We don't actually know he killed the realtor because he hated the house, we only have some unnamed neighbor's word for it, but the neighbor also said the guy called his son after he murdered the realtor, and how would he even know that? It all happened inside. He wouldn't have seen any of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||October 13, 2021 12:58 PM|
Clearly a love crime.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||October 13, 2021 12:59 PM|
Grindr hook-up gone wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||October 13, 2021 1:04 PM|
The realator should have eaten that fucker.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||October 13, 2021 1:07 PM|
Mentally unstable old people with guns are like mentally unstable old people with driver’s licenses. At what point does family or the law step in and take it away from them?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||October 13, 2021 1:10 PM|
This story is fucking enraging.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||October 13, 2021 1:13 PM|
If only this would start happening with real estate developers and landlords
|by Anonymous||reply 63||October 13, 2021 1:14 PM|
I'd like to know more about that "Mrs. Kravitz"-like neighbor. How did they know all these details. Were they the ones who called poilice?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||October 13, 2021 1:15 PM|
R36 damn. Lucky bitch got an instant escape route out of a thankless stint of horrible care duties.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||October 13, 2021 1:16 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 66||October 13, 2021 1:28 PM|
Good luck selling that house now, a murder-suicide house is really hard to sell, unless you can unload it on someone from out of town.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||October 13, 2021 1:33 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 68||October 13, 2021 1:41 PM|
Murder House 2.0
|by Anonymous||reply 69||October 13, 2021 1:43 PM|
[quote] Good luck selling that house now
Especially given that the only man who could do so was killed.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||October 13, 2021 2:51 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 71||October 13, 2021 4:26 PM|
(Male) Karen's got a gun!
|by Anonymous||reply 72||October 13, 2021 4:32 PM|
I'm sure that the NRA will love this but, shouldn't there be an age limit or age-related cognitive test, for gun ownership? We don't let some people drive if they get too unsteady. Why do we allow guns?
|by Anonymous||reply 73||October 13, 2021 4:34 PM|
[quote] We don't let some people drive if they get too unsteady. Why do we allow guns?
The NRA even supports guns for the blind. Seriously.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||October 13, 2021 5:55 PM|
R74 is correct. A friend of mine is legally blind - he can't drive due to his poor eyesight. He's in his early 50s and has always been legally blind.
But you'd better believe he has an AR 15 in his bedroom.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||October 13, 2021 6:09 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 76||October 13, 2021 6:12 PM|
[quote] moved in here Thursday and called a real estate agent Friday to return the house,
So the old guy thought he could just ‘return the house’ like you’d return an article of clothing that was the wrong size? Lol
Wonder what his gripe was? The pics look clean and neat, fresh paint and new carpeting etc. I don’t see the problem.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||October 13, 2021 6:23 PM|
[quote] the neighbor also said the guy called his son after he murdered the realtor, and how would he even know that?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||October 13, 2021 6:42 PM|
Isn't there a "return period" built into most house purchase contracts? It may vary by state, but I know that was discussed at the signing for at least one house purchase.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||October 13, 2021 7:08 PM|
Not for houses, R79.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||October 13, 2021 7:49 PM|
Real estate agents are borderline sociopaths.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||October 13, 2021 7:55 PM|
Houses are specifically listed in contracts as being sold "as is." It's rare for any realtor or agency to agree to a buyback/return unless some serious issues emerge soon after purchase, or unless they face legal action for something they did not resolve from a punch list. (HGTV's Alison Cuntoria agreed to this for one of the buyers she had, because their $2M house was constantly leaking and falling apart.)
But otherwise, the period between the acceptance of an offer and the closing is intended to allow for this kind of review - inspections and the like. The terms of that can vary by state - I've gone through legal review, which was in IL and was just the two parties agreeing to terms (based on inspection and also the bank's appraisal) and through escrow, a similar process for CA transactions that in some ways was much shorter and in some ways more difficult. But both allow for the "oh, shit, this isn't right, we've changed our mind" moment. BEFORE closing.
Not sure how this man thought he could return a house, or why buying one unseen was a wise decision.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||October 13, 2021 7:59 PM|
[quote] That house is a hate crime. —Tasteful Friends
Yes it most certainly is
|by Anonymous||reply 83||October 13, 2021 8:02 PM|
[quote] Did he try to return the house without a receipt?
Yes, he was only being offered store credit, not a full refund and he had to fill out a long form and show his driver’s license too
|by Anonymous||reply 84||October 13, 2021 8:06 PM|
Let's make lemonade out of this lemon of a tragedy.
The first thing I would do is convert the garage into a new master suite!
I would repaint the kitchen cabinets white and add some new hardware.
The front stoop needs a new brick make-over.
Oh and someone needs to do something about all the red stains on the recently refinished hardwood floors. Just sayin'.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||October 13, 2021 8:16 PM|
I bet gramps had a problem with spending and thought he could just return the house like a pair of slacks from Sears.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||October 13, 2021 8:19 PM|
The house itself does not look that bad. I would not have bought it based on what I see of the neighbor's property.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||October 13, 2021 8:28 PM|
Come on, old man. The house isn't that bad. Certainly better than Hell where you're going.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||October 13, 2021 8:41 PM|
Baglione wrote two songs in 1967
|by Anonymous||reply 89||October 13, 2021 8:42 PM|
...and he liked motorcycles
|by Anonymous||reply 90||October 13, 2021 8:45 PM|
[quote]One of Baglione’s neighbors, who declined to be named, said something seemed off about him.
[quote]“He didn’t look right at all,” the neighbor told WTKR. “He kept driving up and down the street all day.”
|by Anonymous||reply 91||October 13, 2021 8:46 PM|
How come real estate agents gets such a bad rap? Mine was great...the only thing he did that bugged me was encourage me to use a mortgage lender he worked with in the past. The guy was fine, but I'm a veteran and had been referred to a veteran-owned company familiar with VA loans. My realtor disuaded me from using them, has me use his guy, and then that company sold my loan a whole 2 months later!
|by Anonymous||reply 92||October 13, 2021 8:47 PM|
Now it's haunted.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||October 13, 2021 8:50 PM|
R92: I have bought/sold 4 properties of my own and two for estates. I have had multiple agents and best luck when I had a referral or was acquainted with someone. Where I didn't have that background, I went to open houses both to look at houses and to "interview" agents. I encountered many obvious slime balls. I also knew of people who had been talked into more house than they could afford or were given the "cheaper than rent" speech which neglects all manner of things a buyer needs to be prepared to cover. I had one agent who really didn't seem to do much, but it was the end of a hot real estate market and the house found a buyer in reasonable time.
There was a couple who repped a lot of homes in my area of Atlanta who developed a coke problem, ran into litigation from buyers, ultimately alienated their associates and become toxic in the area---they managed to find houses to sell elsewhere and eventually went into resort property. People like this survive even if a market cools. Even with a referral, I'm leery of a broker until I've had a chance to really interact with them. I have a neighbor who is notorious for getting people to cut their price if a place does not sell immediately--she no longer has listings in the building, but she manages to find them in relatively random places. There's lots of reasons to be wary of a relator.
Real estate is a huge purchase and buyers as well as sellers often feel social pressure not to break a bad relationship.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||October 13, 2021 9:03 PM|
R92 Any agent pressuring you to use a person of theirs can be a bit of a red flag.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||October 13, 2021 9:09 PM|
A lot of realtors do that
|by Anonymous||reply 96||October 13, 2021 9:10 PM|
R82 You assume this was a well man? Fucking right.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||October 13, 2021 9:10 PM|
I use this guy as my realtor.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||October 13, 2021 9:13 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 99||October 13, 2021 9:17 PM|
[quote] Not sure how this man thought he could return a house, or why buying one unseen was a wise decision.
Buying houses sight unseen after an online “tour” has become more common in today’s insane market. Not only that but people are waiving appraisals and inspections too. It’s crazy out there.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||October 13, 2021 10:13 PM|
The realtor actually had put the house under contract, so he was lying about the sale. He hadn't sold it. Usually you can pull out depending on the inspection unless it wasn't a contingency---still, realtors and sellers will pressure people into settling for repairs.
The buyer has a hair replacement business--bad toupees or obvious plugs? There's something about the Southeast---you'll never see more bad toupees anywhere than you will at Atlanta airport.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||October 13, 2021 10:27 PM|
Old age means a diminishment of our faculties, including judgement and inhibition. It's why the elderly are so easily fleeced, and why they start talking and behaving inappropriately when in the past they knew their manners. It doesn't even have to be full-blown dementia to be a problem.
In my neighborhood, two men were shot and killed by their elderly fathers who they had living with them. One became paranoid and impulsively fired as his son came in through the door. The other one had asked his son for cable tv. The son was broke, and told dad he couldn't afford it. Dad took it hard. Really hard. He grabbed his gun and shot his son. He died himself in jail just a few days later.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||October 13, 2021 10:54 PM|
This is very very sad and hits too close to home as we had about 10 mutual friends. Some are inconsolable as they were quite close.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||October 13, 2021 10:57 PM|
[quote] In my neighborhood, two men were shot and killed by their elderly fathers
Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his elderly demented father too, in 1984.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||October 13, 2021 11:02 PM|
Grindr hookup gone wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||October 13, 2021 11:13 PM|
Don't mess with 'bama. You just think Florida men are crazy.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||October 13, 2021 11:25 PM|
What? No one has commented on “site unseen”?
|by Anonymous||reply 107||October 13, 2021 11:51 PM|
Well it’s unfortunate, but why would an experienced realtor even think of selling a property sight unseen to someone that old, living in Hicksville AL?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||October 13, 2021 11:56 PM|
That’s with the faux brick in the dining room? And the drone shots…it looks like it’s in a flood plain.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||October 13, 2021 11:56 PM|
Poor guy I’m sure he felt as trapped and isolate as Søren Kierkegaard in his final days.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||October 14, 2021 12:38 AM|
To be fair, how many people who looked at pictures of the house in question would've killed their realtor if they had bought it sight unseen? What a shithole.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||October 14, 2021 12:40 AM|
Aw, and he was like Virginia hot, too!
|by Anonymous||reply 112||October 14, 2021 12:40 AM|
Don't answer the phone. Let that call goes to VM.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||October 14, 2021 12:42 AM|
Let that call go to VM.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||October 14, 2021 12:43 AM|
The call is coming from inside the hovel!
|by Anonymous||reply 115||October 14, 2021 12:46 AM|
Those sure are some shitty houses he listed .But as my dad used to say when he'd find a penny "100 make a dollar" . Realtor (may he RIP) had to know something was off about Gramps. Im sure there was something noticeable,but he chose to ignore it to get that commission .
|by Anonymous||reply 116||October 14, 2021 12:52 AM|
[quote] looks like it’s in a flood plain
It is, but just a “minimal” one according to the listing:
[quote] backs up to Elizabeth River.
[quote]Backyard is gated for privacy. (minimal flood insurance if lender required)
maybe the astronomical flood insurance quote is what made the old guy snap? It’s required if you’re in a flood plain and it’s not “minimal.”
|by Anonymous||reply 117||October 14, 2021 12:56 AM|
[quote]What? No one has commented on “site unseen”?—It’s “sight unseen”
Actually, given that we’re talking about real estate, “site unseen” would be perfectly acceptable, and, in fact, quite clever.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||October 14, 2021 12:58 AM|
[quote] Grindr hookup gone wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||October 14, 2021 1:19 AM|
I am getting tired of realtors sending me letters stating they want to sell my house for me. Often times, these letters are written on colored notepad paper and the realtor uses misspelled words and bad grammar. If I want to sell my house, I'll look for a realtor when I'm ready, and I will certainly not use any of these people.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||October 14, 2021 1:51 AM|
R67 Murders must be disclosed.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||October 14, 2021 1:54 AM|
The last house I bought had a stack of disclosures about an inch thick that I had to sign prior to closing; its unlikely the old hillbilly wasn't told about all the potential problems prior to buying the pile.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||October 14, 2021 2:16 AM|
This is very very sad and hits too close to home as we had about 10 mutual friends. Some are inconsolable as they were quite close.
you mean they've all fucked
|by Anonymous||reply 123||October 14, 2021 2:57 AM|
I did something similar—needed a hotel room for a visiting guest from our of town and went on one of those websites like Priceline. Hotel looked fine and wasn’t looking for fancy—just something like Motel 6. We went there and the place was a total dump. It was one where people lived there as a residence. The photos were totally deceptive. We tried to cancel but they gave us the runaround. Ultimately my friend stayed and the room was decent. But i would never have rented a room there if I had seen it in person. I learned to read reviews after that. Once they have your money, you’re fucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||October 14, 2021 3:09 AM|
I wonder what he hated so much about the house that he couldn't see from the pictures. The neighborhood? The smell? Was it the worst house in the neighborhood? Did it look poor compared to the photos? It looks like a decent, small, repainted, older house on a large lot. How different could it have been from the listing photos, which he saw? Maybe he overpaid for the area or maybe it had problems he didn't realize?
|by Anonymous||reply 125||October 14, 2021 7:27 AM|
R125 I wonder too.
The biggest thing I can think of is the house is tiny, only 750 Sq.Ft. but the pictures make the house look bigger. $160,000 seems like a lot for such a small house. But I don't know the area and it does have a huge plot of land.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||October 14, 2021 8:23 AM|
R126 That seems like a strong possibility. I didn't realize it was so small. The photos really make it look bigger! Scary thought if that was what triggered the guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||October 14, 2021 9:09 AM|
Gramps met the realtor and he felt something funny down there. He thought oh my gosh I haven't had a hardie for ages and it's for a queer real estate agent, he turned me gay. Blam blam.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||October 14, 2021 9:09 AM|
He was racist and found out all the neighbors were Black.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||October 14, 2021 9:26 AM|
R129 that's very possible.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||October 14, 2021 9:32 AM|
Don’t make up wild theories
|by Anonymous||reply 131||October 14, 2021 12:11 PM|
I was expecting something much more dire. The house is small and very basic, and the front porch and garage need a new coat of paint, but inside everything looks reasonably up-to-date and comfortable. 750 sq feet is fine for one old person (esp. from Alabama); it's like having the equivalent of a 1-bedroom apartment, but with decent-sized lawns and a longer view (if you trimmed the bushes) of the river and its wetlands.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||October 14, 2021 12:30 PM|
It doesn't have much of a crawl space (and nothing under the garage--so forget converting that space) and sits in a flood plain. On one side, it's rather close to a much bigger house. Lots of negatives here. I'm guessing that it's a rental that recently was updated.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||October 14, 2021 12:36 PM|
I’m guessing overall size too was the first rage-maker. Especially all those interior rooms. If you don’t understand the ways realty listings use special camera lenses to make a closet look like the Taj Mahal, you’re going to be shocked when you see it all in person. He was expecting some space and arrived to find it has the interior dimensions of an RV.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||October 14, 2021 1:33 PM|
Realtor thought he was selling to Andrew Neighbors, and it turned out it was Jed Clampett.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||October 14, 2021 1:54 PM|
That must be the tool shed.. That truly sux for the realtor.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||October 14, 2021 2:47 PM|
A Lot of the photos are wide angle shots that exaggerate the size of things. It’s hard to assess actual size given the shots, especially of the interior. The outside is better in that it provides aerial views, but still, some of the external shots make the lot seem enormous.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||October 14, 2021 2:49 PM|
r124 do you live in Ann Arbor? I had a similar experience there ...
|by Anonymous||reply 138||October 14, 2021 3:09 PM|
I actively despise this generation of 80 year olds. Will they fucking die already?
|by Anonymous||reply 139||October 14, 2021 4:19 PM|
The saddest thing in all this is the single pot of flowers on the front porch.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||October 14, 2021 4:40 PM|
The unpainted front porch railing (and just one) is weird.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||October 14, 2021 4:43 PM|
Did he pay cash? I highly doubt a lender would give that old geezer a mortgage.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||October 14, 2021 6:55 PM|
[quote] realty listings use special camera lenses to make a closet look like the Taj Mahal,
Which is why no one should ever buy a house they haven’t seen in person. That’s just crazy (and not even that uncommon these days.)
|by Anonymous||reply 143||October 14, 2021 7:26 PM|
The kid used too much teeth. Told that bitch to gum up.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||October 14, 2021 11:21 PM|
He found wire hangers.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||October 15, 2021 12:01 AM|
I want to know: Why was he moving at 84 and why was he buying a house site unseen? Why move to that location? Was this a good price for the area? Also, how soon after murdering the realtor did he kill himself? Did he have a history of violence? Who was he and what did he used to do for a living? Why did he think he could return a house after the sale, or was it still only pending/under contract?
|by Anonymous||reply 146||October 15, 2021 8:10 AM|
[quote]I am getting tired of realtors sending me letters stating they want to sell my house for me. Often times, these letters are written on colored notepad paper and the realtor uses misspelled words and bad grammar. If I want to sell my house, I'll look for a realtor when I'm ready, and I will certainly not use any of these people.
This is by design. Those are form letters made to look like they were jotted and scrawled personally.... just for you. The misspellings are on purpose.
"My husband and I were walking in your neighborhood and just happened to see your house"
|by Anonymous||reply 147||October 15, 2021 9:08 AM|
I would love to know where he was moving from, r146. Did his son know what was going on? He seems to have moved all by himself, which is odd for an 84-year-old.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||October 15, 2021 9:11 AM|
Exactly R146. No on GAF about the realtor's community activities (zzzzzz). The focus of the story should be WTF an old guy was doing buying that house to begin with.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||October 15, 2021 9:12 AM|
The realtor has roots in the community, so we have to hear how he was a pillar of the community even if he was selling termite ridden hovels. The old guy lived near Mobile, so I guess he liked water, in a bigger but equally ugly house on a slab (not a good idea in a flood plain), he had an expired cosmetology license and apparently owned a hair restoration business. I'm guessing that he had an assortment of really ugly toupees.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||October 15, 2021 11:44 AM|
I"m sure this was premeditated all along. That's why gays should never leave this planet without taking a few republicans out first.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||October 24, 2021 2:33 AM|
Reading the description of the property the realtor swindled the old man.
$160,000 for this.
Built in 1942
1 Full Bathrooms
750 Square Feet
$40,000 would have been a more realistic price, and then only because it's almost a two acre lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||October 24, 2021 3:58 AM|
The old man wasn’t homicidal but the realtor came in, spoke, and purses fell out of his mouth.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||October 24, 2021 4:21 AM|
The old man planned this in Alabama.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||October 24, 2021 4:24 AM|
he seemed like a bootlicker based on those cringey flags all over his IG
no love lost
|by Anonymous||reply 155||October 24, 2021 4:33 AM|
R92 Mine was great too. He stopped by after the closing with a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries as a thank you gift. I reciprocated and thanked him by giving him the honor of being the first person I fucked in the new hot tub. Champagne, a hot tub, and a hot tight ass, it was a good first day in the new house.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||October 24, 2021 7:31 PM|