SELLERS SERIES: If someone bought stock two (2) years ago for $100.00 a share and that same stock is now trading at $75.00 a share no one would expect a buyer to pay $100.00 s a share just because that's what the stockholder paid. The same is true of real estate. The value of the house does not depend on what you paid for it. Nor does it depend on what your neighbor sold their home for or how much you have invested in home improvements that please you. Instead the value of the house depends on what the market tells buyers its worth.
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