Sunday, January 13, 2008


YES! We finally sold the apartment!

It took us 6 long months of emotional up and down, endless tidying up and "staging" the apartment.
(This is not counting the 2 weeks the pervious summer before Lebanon war II, after that the real estate market fell hard and absolutely no callers came.)

Staging is a new concept I learned about 2 months into selling the apartment, which means making your (and that off 2 messy kids and their toys) look like a "Better Homes" magazine spread (and not those in the messy house of the year list). Practically it means getting rid of 75% of the stuff you have and hiding 75% of what is left of the stuff you use every day. You should keep your house so you will be able to get it to magazine spread shape in 30 minutes or less.

Believe me this is no way to live.

Anyway, just as I was about to call it quits for this year. Along came someone from the neighborhood who bought the apartment for his children who are about to move out. We got close to the price we wanted and a long transition time before we have to leave which is great.

I'm just soooo happy.

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