Friday, January 28, 2011

Somethings just don't go as planned

All week I've been meaning to finish several posts I've started and get them posted, but that hasn't happened. Today I'm finally feeling almost normal though. I can't believe a stupid cold knocked me out for two weeks. That's way longer than necessary, IMO.

I've been a bit stalled on projects since getting back after Christmas. I want to do some more building, but it makes a lot more sense to wait till after we move to do so. I have made some progress on one of the chairs I'm reupholstering (yay!), but that's about it. I realized today that I could sort through pics from the last year and a half so I can send them to the printers and get caught up on my scrapbooking. So that's on my list for next week.

In the meantime, I'm a bit perturbed about the housing situation. The house we want to buy is an approved short sale, which means someone had tried to buy the house before and the bank approved the price, but then the person's financing fell through. We were getting all the paperwork signed so it could be sent to the bank, and that person needed to sign the papers, releasing her claim on it. She wasn't willing to do that though, and today we found out that she's been still trying to get her financing to go through. We're next on the list if it falls through again, but at this point we're not holding our breath.

(yes, the shutters need to be put back on- it's been empty for a while now)

Grrrr. We really liked this house, the price was great (quite a bit less than our budget max), and even though it was a short sale, the bank was going to cover $7k in closing costs. It's a great deal. Which is of course why the other chick is so reluctant to let it go.

I spent the last couple hours combing through the local listings, trying to find something that's suitable yet within our budget. Not a lot of luck on that, unfortunately. Several houses have what we're looking for, but are at the very top of our budget. We really don't want to go that high, though. And the houses that are priced lower don't have the space we want.

I know it'll all work out in the end, but for now it's frustrating.

1 comment:

  1. Have fun being patient. It looks like a nice house.