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Friday Open Thread: Share your Seattle bidding war story

If you’re trying to buy a house around Seattle, you must have a story (or nine) to tell...

Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know.

We started sharing some Tales From The Seattle Housing Market a few weeks ago and they have been some of the most popular posts across the site each time. And we’re not surprised. With the state of the housing market here, we can only imagine how bloddied and bruised buyers must feel. All the open houses, offers, waived contingencies, gushing letters to sellers. And most buyers end up with nothing to show for it (or at the very least, something less than what they expected).

But we don’t want to imagine...we’d love to know. We’ve shared some housing horror story tales but we want to hear yours. Tell us about the time you put down an offer you just knew would win...and then it didn’t. Or maybe you made a Hail Mary offer that actually came through. Did you get the house you wanted but way over asking price? Share your crazy bidding war tales in the comments below because we’re all dying to know what it’s like on the housing front lines.

Just to get the ball rolling, remember that Edmonds midcentury modern inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe that we wrote about last week? Well eight offers later it not only sold but ended up getting $150K or so more than it’s $589K asking price.

Your turn...