Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Money! (like the Pink Floyd song)

I got a call from my mortgage broker this morning. Someone wants to buy my condo. That was fast! I am not even sure it's mine yet. What's more, apparently they are willing to pay $420k for the same unit I bought at $399 in September and may even go up to $435. That's crazy. So I told my mortgage broker I needed to think about it. For one, I will have to look at the papers to see if I am allowed to flip the baby. For another, if the offer price is any indication that prices in Seattle are still continuing to rise I may be stuck renting for a while or end up paying more in the end if I sell now. Plus, I got a seriously sweet deal on the mortgage at just over 5% interest rate. If I wait, I may not get another rate that good. On the other hand the idea of adding $20-30k to my net worth overnight is tempting. A lot of things to mull over.


At 11/09/2005 4:36 PM, Blogger Caitlin said...

after fees and taxes it may not be as sexy. just be careful :)

At 11/09/2005 4:58 PM, Blogger mmb said...

I have to pay tax on that? Yikes! Thanks.

At 11/10/2005 5:26 PM, Blogger Caitlin said...

If you live in a house for two years out of the previous five, up to $250k profit for you (500k for a married couple) would be exempt from capital gains taxes. So since you've lived there far less than 2 years...you'd owe :(

some info on Bankrate.com

and capital gains tax rates are different than federal income tax rates.


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