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post #141 of 184
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Originally Posted by mumkimum View Post
We had, like, 3 showings this past weekend and the first 2 (on the same day) cancelled, like an hour before coming. It was really annoying after busting our butts to get ready (mostly me - dh was working nights) and the having to go out for meals twice in one day (cause we'd headed out already). . . especially when I was actually planning ahead to cook.
That drives me crazy. Even worse are people who have no intention of buying, they are just window shopping.

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Originally Posted by BarefootScientist View Post
Oh, I'm sorry everyone's having a bad day/week. limette, you especially...ugh, sounds horrible. If I were you, I'd think about switching real estate agents.
We just called him again. If he doesn't call back in within an hour we are going to switch. Our agent in NS said that you should get a call back after leaving a message within 30 minutes. She also thinks we should find a different agent here.
post #142 of 184
mumkimum: Hopefully they will reschedule. It must be crazy trying to schedule showings of the house you're living in. We haven't gotten that far yet. Our prospective buyer right now is the neighbor and if they don't buy then we'll start trying to sell the place. Not sure right now though with the land.

limette: I hate to hear you haven't gotten an offer yet. Is there any way you can change realtors? I hope you can hurry up and get an offer on your house and definitely before you have that baby. Is there anything you can do about your DH's boss acting crazy? My DH is having trouble at work too so I know how you feel. It definitely sucks in the middle of all this trying to buy/sell property.
post #143 of 184
Oops some of the posts were being posted when I was making mine. I hope you can find a better realtor limette.

BFS: Glad to see things are moving along. Next week! How exciting. I have no idea what kind of time frame we're looking at moving in yet. Hope everything goes smoothly. I can't wait to get to move!
post #144 of 184
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Originally Posted by brittneyscott View Post
mumkimum: Hopefully they will reschedule. It must be crazy trying to schedule showings of the house you're living in. We haven't gotten that far yet. Our prospective buyer right now is the neighbor and if they don't buy then we'll start trying to sell the place. Not sure right now though with the land.

limette: I hate to hear you haven't gotten an offer yet. Is there any way you can change realtors? I hope you can hurry up and get an offer on your house and definitely before you have that baby. Is there anything you can do about your DH's boss acting crazy? My DH is having trouble at work too so I know how you feel. It definitely sucks in the middle of all this trying to buy/sell property.
We're going to call the brokerage and request a new agent.

Can't do much about the boss. He's annoyed because his business, which has a 10 year old bad rep isn't making as much money as he dreams it should (dh has tripled sales in 6 months). He wants expenses cut, but the only way to do is to fire all the staff and have dh work the hours. Which is frankly a waste. Dh was hired to manage and promote not work a till full time. The guy is a lawyer and doesn't seem to care about the legality of things he requests of his staff.
post #145 of 184
Okay, I'll join in! We're buying our first house! I'm so excited- we should be just about doubling our square footage, from a tiny two bedroom apartment (technically one-bed because the second room doesn't have a closet and is just about the size of a large walk-in) to a three-bedroom house with two extra rooms in the basement! I have two kids and a new baby, so we need the space! I think what I'm most excited about is building up good soil for a veggie garden. We've moved almost every summer since getting married (7 years later this month), so I'm really looking forward to being able to garden in the same spot every year.
post #146 of 184
I don't know how much longer I can do this.

Every couple of days we get some who "loves" the house and will be putting in an offer the next day and then nothing.

It's looking like none of the people looking at the house actually have any intention of buying a house in the near future. Why are they wasting my time looking in the first place?

The clock is ticking and if we don't sell soon, we're screwed.
post #147 of 184
SaoirseC: Getting your first home is exciting! It'll be nice to have the extra space and be able to garden.

Limette: I hope someone puts in an offer soon. It would drive me crazy having all those people in and out of the house and still not sell. Did you find a new realtor?

We are waiting on the attorney to come back with the reports from the title search and all on the place we're trying to buy. Looks like a couple of things need to be cleared up first but she said there isn't a problem. We should have a final report by tomorrow so we'll see. I don't know how we'll proceed if we aren't buying that place right now. Still waiting to hear from prospective buyers on our current place also.
post #148 of 184
We are still trying to sell, too. Everyone who has come to see the house thinks it's so nice and really likes it...but usually they say they don't like the idea of a shared driveway. Nothing I can do about that. It really isn't a problem anyway and most people in our neighborhood have street parking.

It is definitely a pain to have to get the place in shape, gather up three kids and a dog and get out whenever someone wants to see the place. We've had last minute cancellations, too.

The house that we want to buy is still for sale and still too expensive. We put in an offer and they wouldn't even consider it, even though our realtor said that's all the house is worth. The sellers don't seem to want to take anything less than they are asking, which seems ridiculous to me.

I'm not sure if we should reduce the price of our house or not. It really is so much nicer than houses in the same price range in our area, so I hate to get less for it. We're going on a 2 week+ roadtrip vacation starting on the 27th. There is an open house that day and then I told the realtor she can say yes to anyone who wants to see the house while we're gone. My parents can run over and turn the a/c on and off when needed.
post #149 of 184
We move TOMORROW!
post #150 of 184
We have an offer on our house, but there's a concern that it will fall through.

Dh's boss is being an ass and laying him off for spite. I am so pissed right now. So if house sale fails, we'll be royally screwed.

I'm crossing my fingers that we are out of here by mid-July.
post #151 of 184
for barefootscientist and limette - I hope the offer goes through smoothly!

(as a total aside, r/t your TAO thread limette - I do oracle cards for myself about the house stuff here and there. By now they tell me to shut up and stop asking, everything will go fine and I'm being too pesky asking about the details , but I pulled a card for you yesterday evening and it was about the gate opening for new beginnings, in a positive way. So, good stuff for you however it ends up turning out with everything is there and waiting. Hope this is it coming by sooner.)
post #152 of 184
I really hope so because this is getting ridiculous.

We spent 5k getting the roof done, flying down to buy a new house, house inspection etc so we are worse off than we were a month ago and now he's getting laid off for not exactly legal reasons.

I'm so excited about the move but I'm afraid to believe it will happen. We'll be in a much a better place, financially, emotionally etc if our house sells as planned.

We'll know Tues/Wed if the buyer has met conditions. I'm never moving again after this!
post #153 of 184
Ohh limette I hope the offer works out for you! I can't believe your DH's boss is being such a @$%&@ but I'm sure everything will work out for you.

Good luck with the move BFS and I hope every thing is going smoothly for everyone else too.

We signed a real estate contract on the land we're trying to buy today. Closing set for 30 days from now. We still have to wait for title work and curative work to clear through before the sale is final but our attorney assures us everything should go smoothly.

It will be a while before we move though now. The closing on that land is set for 30 days but it's undeveloped property so we have to have 911 addressing done, electric, septic, and well installed as well as clearing and a driveway before we can do anything. Read: Lots o' money

We're still waiting to hear from the prospective buyers of our rental lot (the current renters) and will try to sell our house once we're ready to do something about housing on the new land. It will be a while yet before we move though obviously. I still have a lot to do between now and then though so it's time to get busy.
post #154 of 184
Things just keep getting worse and worse.

The buyer never showed up for his inspection and didn't sign for it so it wasn't done, then he went ahead and signed, waiving all the conditions the day after they were supposed to be met. Which means (even though we didn't sign and he was late) we are now under contract to sell him the house. He keeps stalling on providing financial information so we don't even know if he (unemployed and awaiting insurance money) can even buy it.

So if he doesn't get us the info by Thursday of next week, proving he can purchase, then we have to say goodbye to our house in Nova Scotia. When the closing date comes on our house either he'll have the money and we'll have to move to an apartment until we find a house to buy or we'll have to sue when he doesn't pony up the cash.

So we're facing layoff next week, apartment/lawsuit on the 20th, and a baby on August 19th. I'm about ready to shoot myself.
post #155 of 184
Oh, limette, that is just awful. Big hugs. How on earth did you end up under contract without signing anything, that sounds fishy. The whole thing sounds fishy and just weird and well...really terrible. I hope things turn around and everything works out. Maybe this guy has hidden stashes of cash?

We are all moved in to our new apartment which so far is great, other than everything being dirty from the last tenant. But we are nowhere near set up yet. Working on it! Our house closed yesterday, I am so, so, SO happy about that! We still have a couple pieces of furniture we want to find here, and some more unpacking/setting up to do, and then, you know, all the little touches that make it really home.

Does anyone know how to hang up really heavy pictures without making HUGE holes in the wall? We can make little holes.
post #156 of 184
can I join? Our house goes on the market Monday. The market is still pretty decent here in central texas but who knows if it will sell at a decent pace or not. Our plans are to sell everything and move to belize so I think we're going to go ahead and start listing stuff for sale tomorrow.. we might end up with beds, some clothes, books, a few toys, and some camp chairs before we leave if it takes a long time to sell the house LOL
post #157 of 184
Dh called the buyer directly and had a chat with him. Sounds like it's a combination of a first-time buyer who came into money and has no idea what his responsibilities are in regards to house buying and a completely incompetent real estate agent. The buyer claims he had no idea about the urgency involved in him proving financing and called his lawyer as soon as he got off the phone with dh.

His lawyer is back in the office on Monday (currently in trial) and things are supposed to be settled then. Once we confirm his financing, we can confirm ours and we can move up the closing date to the 12th. Which will give us about 2 weeks to get ready to move. The fact that we have confirmed that he does have a personal injury lawyer confirms his story so I'm think he's legit. It just makes no sense that he would sign contracts to buy two houses with no money. He was really apologetic and eager to get in to the houses as soon as possible.

If things aren't settled happily on Monday then I give up!
post #158 of 184
Can I jump in here?

Having spent several years scraping by where we are so the kids can be close to their grandparents, we've made the decision and started the ball rolling to head to British Columbia. Hopefully, we'll be settled by fall, but it's so DAUNTING trying to decide what to take and what not to take...
post #159 of 184
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Originally Posted by confustication View Post
Can I jump in here?

Having spent several years scraping by where we are so the kids can be close to their grandparents, we've made the decision and started the ball rolling to head to British Columbia. Hopefully, we'll be settled by fall, but it's so DAUNTING trying to decide what to take and what not to take...
Oooh BC. We would have headed there if it was financially feasible. We had a big garage sale a month ago dumping all the stuff we never use and then we've been whittling it down from there. We're taking most of the furniture, some is staying because it won't fit the style of the new house and we're taking the appliances because it's just too expensive to replace them. It's stressful but definitely a good time to declutter and minimize your stuff.
post #160 of 184
limette, that sounds promising! Fingers crossed!
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