Thursday, February 25, 2010

Housing woes


We have outgrown this apartment. We outgrew it a long time ago, and started looking for houses. We made a purchase offer on one, and it was accepted by the sellers, but it was also a short sale, meaning that their bank had to approve it. In the midst of all of this, the bank sold the mortgage to another bank, and the whole thing fell apart. We found a house we liked better that was closer to where we wanted to be, put an offer in after looking at it once, and then wated.
And waited.
And waited.

The mortgage company lost paperwork, needed more paperwork, and in general tied the whole process up for several months. They finally get everything they need, and set a closing date. For today.

We were thrilled to have it all done and over with. We acquired a golden retriever puppy two weeks ago(having put the deposit down when we were told we would absolutely be in the house by the first week of February) who isn't doing too well in the apartment and needs a yard to run in. We need more room. I especially wanted to move before I got too much larger and uncomfortable.

And then the realtor called today to tell us that the owner, in her will, left the house to 17 people. I did not know this was even a possibility but apparently it is. All 17 people have to sign the papers, and 3 of them haven't, so we're waiting. Indefinately.

Makes me want to bang my head against the wall...they said maybe next week we could tenatively reschedule a closing date.


ruth stiles said...

Hey I don't know any other way to contact you...BUT Happy Anniversary (a few days late-sorry!)
Hope all is going good.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

That's crazy! 17 people! What were they thinking! I'd be a jibbering idiot by now.

Thank you for your comment on my blog. I really enjoyed your perspective. I don't know of anyone is the same situation as you. It is interesting to see how you make it work.

Blessings, my friend! Hope this half of your pregnancy is going better than the first half. You sounded so miserable!