Monday, May 19, 2014
Going New Places
Once I didn't like the idea of wholesale -- it's so much less than what I'd make if I sold a piece directly, but on the other hand, I don't have to stand around and wait to sell it, and if it doesn't sell, it's no longer my problem. Also, consignment fees are 60/40 and that comes out to only a little bit more than wholesale.
Except that wholesale payment is immediate.
Immediate is good, since I just got the escrow statement noting my rather large shortfall this year (due to Philadelphia doubling my real estate taxes). I did get a reduction from the city because I've lived in my house for over 10 years, so I spent some fun time on the phone with the mortgage company, convincing them that while I still owed them a boatload of money, it was a yacht-load and not the actual freaking Titanic.
Crisis somewhat averted. Still not in the clear, because I would love to get new front steps this summer, before someone falls through the old ones. And concrete costs a ridiculous amount of money, and despite the fact that I have patched the steps repeatedly and kept them from completely disintegrating, my skills are not such that I can actually build new steps. Sometimes you just have to pay a pro.
I just wish he'd accept stuffed animals as a form of payment.