Sob story for the day... We spent an hour-and-a-half walking through our favorite pretty house, loved it to pieces, then Cher called the agent representing the house to ask a question and discovered that, good grief! The guy had failed to mention in the listing that the house was yet one more "short sale." (If you don't know what that means, you can look it up online.) Gah! We've run across many short sale houses due to Today's economy and they usually require whole months to straighten-out their details--and even then--you're gambling on getting in within 6 months, or so.
And oh my, we have 6 days and certainly not 6 months!
So you should have heard Cher give that guy 'the what for' over the phone. Which he totally deserved, actually (I was proud of her). We're talking Real Estate 101 here.--you always make a note for everyone to see that it's a short sale. Always.
For Pete's Sake.
As for the other house I showed you--it was adorable. A real-life 'Blondie House' as I've wished for for, well, forever. But for reasons too lengthy to go into here, we're saving it for an In-A-Pinch-Down-To-The-Wire possiblity.
Why? Long story. Maybe I'll share it with you someday.
But basically? We realized later today we've deviated from our original plan which was to downsize to a simple little house with a sane yard so we could put our financial affairs in order and well, have some fun out and about since we'd not be chained to a huge yard or a house needing tons of work. And then move out-of-state when the right time arrived.
Oh, but my, my, my.... we keep wandering from that simple plan!
So it's back to the drawing board. The story continues. And Tom and Debra hope they'll someday get off the farm where they no longer belong.
They also hope that God will not do the ol' Swoop In At The Last Minute thing for which He is so very well-known.
Oh, Elizabeth's comment reminded me that I need to clarify something. We have six days in which to find a house before our contract with our buyers expires. Although, I have a feeling they'd extend it one week if we needed them to (they want our house so badly!). But whatever, we will have two full months afterward in which to still live here and get ready to move. The escrow process in New York always takes that long when you're dealing with a home loan (as our buyers are). Though Cher said when there's only cash involved, it can be half as long.