We were just forwarded this by a reader and thought some others may want the chance at it. Our favorite quote, which shouldn’t go un-noticed simply for the fact that the mainstream media is saying it, “…because you thought the real estate market had peaked.” We assume this means others are catching on to what we’ve been saying for months.
Did you turn down the chance to buy a $250,000 Sunset fixer some years ago, and now kick yourself because the same house is worth $1 million? Did you sell your home in 1998 and switch to renting because you thought the real-estate market had peaked?
We’re looking for Bay Area residents’ tales of real-estate regrets — the “shoulda, coulda, woulda” scenarios. With the benefit of hindsight, are there specific local properties you wish you had bought — or sold — a few years ago?
If you care to comment, please address the following question:
“What real-estate deal — one you made or one you didn’t make — do you kick yourself over? Please be specific as possible about the type of house you passed up.
Responses are due by 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29. Please include your name and the name of the town you live in with your answer.
Answers — which will run only if space permits — should be 50 words or less and are subject to editing. Those selected for publication will run with the correspondent’s photo, name and the name of the town where he or she lives. The column will also run on our Web site, www.sfgate.com.
It’s also possible that a reporter will quote some answers in a related story, so please be sure to include your name and a daytime contact number with your answer.
Send your emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org