Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Starting over...

I've learned, often the hard way, that it is not wise to count your chicks before they hatch.

I woke up Sunday morning to see that I had missed early mass. Too much late late night reading, perhaps. Went on to get into some projects, and again looked at the clock to realize I had missed the later mass as well.  Certainly not the end of the world.  Prayer can take place anywhere. Oh, and that sense of impending trouble, well that should just put you on notice to pay attention.  

Checked my phone to find a message from the buyer of Dad's house. The buyer was not going to go forward with the purchase. Seems the buyer's house would not come close to selling for what it had been bought for during a big bubble. Would I take less for Dad's house? Told the buyer, who is now not a buyer, I would have to think on that, but considering the amount of time & effort the estate attorney, the realtor, and I had gone through to get my brother to agree to the price we quoted, nope.


Starting over...

26 comments:

  1. You can stay where you are, Willie will not be displaced and you can still hang with your friends. I don't see a problem with that at all. In fact, your brother ought to tell you that you can stay.

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    1. LL,

      Except, that I can't realistically afford to stay here, nor can I afford to buy out my brother's share.
      I'm not too worried about Wee Willie, he's happy as long as he's with me.

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  2. Well - relist that puppy. It'll sell. Do you get to keep the earnest money?

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    1. Adrienne,
      Already listed, just took off the pending. The realtor has had some interest shown in it recently. Nope, we don't get to keep the earnest money.

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  3. Oh No! I hate that. Years ago we were selling our house and the buyer backed out at the very last minute. I had everything packed up to move. I was so bummed. It was relisted and sold within a few months so all was good. I hope you get another buyer really soon. In the meantime I guess you can relax some(-:

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    1. CiNdEe,
      It is frustrating, but I have faith that the right buyer will come along. Would prefer that to be sooner than later.
      No time to relax as there is still much to do with settling the estate.

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  4. One step backward, two steps forward. :) Best of luck, Brig.

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    1. Glen Filthie,
      LOL, more like two back and one forward at the moment.
      Thanks, looks like I'm going to need some luck.

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  5. It's not insurmountable. It just takes some time to get the right buyer. Hang in there Brig!

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    1. Old NFO,
      No sir it's not, just a bump in the road less traveled.

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  6. Frustrating but hope a new buyer will prove good

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    1. Rain,
      Keeping the faith here, and hopefully my sense of humor.

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  7. Well, I can't add much to what's been said, so how about I share one of my favorite songs? I think you'll like it. The group's from the Kansas Flint Hills, and they sing about cowboys and big bluestem and such. This is one that always helps to put things in perspective.

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    1. Oh -- they're called The Tallgrass Express

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    2. shoreacres,
      Thank you for that, I did like it.

      Have you ever heard this one:
      https://youtu.be/kFCTtSfoTVo

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    3. I hadn't heard it, and I liked it very much. It's a good one to feed my travel-to-Montana fantasies. As long as we're trading tunes, here's one more that I know you'll enjoy: Ian Tyson at his best.

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  8. This happened to my daughter and SIL while they were selling their house too. Really frustrating.

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    1. Changes in the wind,
      It is frustrating, that's for sure.

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  9. I have been there too. Moving from Redondo Beach to Truckee in 1980 was just like that. We had a firm offer that went into escrow without a contingency for three months. He never said he was selling something else. He then backed out and wanted his deposit back. He even took us to court and the judge scolded him but good. She's tired you up good too. Hang on to her deposit unless there was a contingency clause.

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    1. Woodsterman,
      Wow, that was awful.
      She has tied this place up for a month, and there was a contingency clause, so she gets her deposit back. I'm learning that just because you know the person it doesn't mean squat when it comes to real estate deals.

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  10. So sorry to read this news, Brig. Long escrows are difficult but sometimes that is the only way you can go. I hope the right buyer comes along, one who will love the house and the efforts you have gone to. I hope you can get a 14-day escrow.

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    1. Cheri Block,
      Thanks, it has been a learning process that's for sure. Not necessarily an experience I wanted, but I hope to learn from it.

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