For all those who have offered advice and support re: the selling of a house I co-own ... *drumroll* I am here to report that, this afternoon, the necessary paperwork was signed for the sale of the house. $1,500 under what we actually wanted ... but buyer is buying totally AS IS (even though it needs some piers and, oh dear, the water heater (a huge one) is going on how old now? and oh no! whar happened to all the phone lines? and ... ). The house sold in a little over 3 weeks of being put on the market, despite it being a buyers' market, despite the fact that, out of 700 houses put on the market in that price range, less than 60 have sold in the past year, despite the fact that houses everywhere are going on sale at bargain basement prices in that city, despite a staggering economy there and lots of laid off people, despite ad infinitum. It sold. Not quite 3 weeks after being put on the market. :dance: :dance: :dance: Whew. Huge thanks to all of you for awesome advice and support! ::thumbsup!:: Now to go find someone to help me fix the fencves around here --- a task which has been horribly neglected, thanks to the diversion of my attention from here to the pesky house which just sold!