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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Doing the splits between Nevada and California...

One day I hope our potential buyers will accept our counter offer and then the next day, (yesterday) I almost told the Realtor to take the house off the market and stop the counter negociations.  My husband is leaving it up to me.  He is fine to stay.  He is fine to go.  He just wants to be with me and know where we are going to be!  I am driving him absolutely NUTS!  (Bless his heart...)

Our Agent here in Nevada is the epitomy of patience and compassion.  We are so thankful to have her...

We have countered and are not coming down that much (or increasing our sales price....despite how much I wanted to follow Jerry's advice, to let them know how serious we are and how insulting their offer was!!!)

I suppose we are lucky.  Despite their offer being lower than what we asked for, it is not as low as some are getting. While we were in her office, another couple came storming into the reception area, angry at our Agent because their buyers were offering much lower offers. It's not her fault. They also have the same model as we do....but not all the extras we have.

I kind of hope they don't accept our offer.  I think we would do better to get the Reverse Mortage and have so much more time to look in California, after my husband retires.... But, we would lose the $20,000  incentives for this month if we use their lender on this new house.... If they don't offer the incentives next month or down the road, we would probably not get that house in Hemet.

My older daughter wants us to look at some other homes, in her area, without an HOA, but is not a senior community.  We both want the quiet and the planned activities of a senior communtiy....

I am concerned about the HOA in the new home.  Currently it is $185 a month.  The sales person told us, it will go up in 2011 to $195 and then to $210 in 2012.  They anticipate being built out at that time and will turn over the HOA decisions to the community.  Our HOA in Nevada is $60.  We have 1200 homes.  The new one will only have 593.  They have two more pools and one more spa than we do in Nevada.  They also have an indoor walking track and walking trails outside.  So, more amenities for fewer homes. Our HOA dues have not changed in almost 5 years.  In fact, we have a surplus.

I am also not particulary crazy about the floor plan.  It has some furniture placement problems and conflicts with TV noise as my husband and I are generally watching two different programs. Most of the time,  I am on the computer.  The Den, has a wall between the Greatroom, where my husband's BIG SCREEN will be.  There are no doors on the Den.  We would have to have something constructed...but still, it would bascially be absorbing all the noise from the Greatroom.

Our current floor plan, has the Greatroom a "dogleg left" (golfing term for a reverse " L " shape direction )from the Den, and it is quiet enough to concentrate.  We don't disturb one another...

I always pick apart the next house we move to.  I am still "in love" with the house we leave behind.  Houses only become homes after memories are made and it is filled with conversations and laughter...

4 comments:

Marylinn Kelly said...

Good Monday morning to you. Reading your blogs, I can see what a stressful time it is; too many unwelcome and difficult situations all at once. And home is such an essential part of our peace, without sanctuary of some kind, where do we go to gather our strength and quiet our chattering minds? I know there will be a good answer, it just hasn't quite shown up yet. Wishing you a peaceful and pain-free week. xoxo

Donna B said...

Hi Marylinn...I miss our conversations so much. Would you please email me at my gmail address and give me your phone number. Your words always make me feel so peaceful and calm. I am so Blessed to have the gift of your friendship.

penjandrum said...

This sounds so complicated! I hope it all works out - good luck. ☺
Penny

Donna B said...

penjandrum,(Penny): Welcome! You ain't a kiddin'! No matter what, things usually work out for the best or how they are meant to. It is just the process that can be so crazy. Put me in a crisis, and I dig in and handle it. I like to think I am "good" with change and "flow with it"...but I know that is wishful thinking. "Change" really rattles my cage!