I know the last thing one is supposed to be with real estate, is to be emotional... I have officially smashed that rule into a million teeny, tiny pieces...
I have spent the the past week, since returning from CALI, crying or being indecisive. I feel like a champion match ping pong ball on Red Bull and CRACK! Can't sleep, can't eat, stomach in knots, running to the toilet...and I can't seem to complete a sentence.
In between this chaos, I had a tooth pulled, filed our taxes -- which had an error and had to be re-filed with additonal monies to pay our tax bill, all the while keeping the house "spit spot" for the parade of strangers inspecting our home. 3 Realtors have brought 3 sets of clients this week. One of the Realtors brought a couple back twice... and they made us a low ball offer. They offered $18,900 less than our offer, wanted $3,000 back in Escrow, want all of our appliances (which are listed as going with us in the MLS), and for us to pay the Capital Contribution fees (which are the fees we paid when we moved into this communtiy. It basically goes into the Community Kitty of our HOA). We are countering and standing firm, so no doubt they will move on...but we already feel we are GIVING OUR HOUSE away....my husband thought their offer was insulting.
We did find a new home in a 55+ Communtiy in Hemet, CA. Right now, the Hemet Police Department is being attacked by Gangs... This is what is posted on the Hemet Police website:
"$200,000 REWARD OFFERED!
A $200,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest
and convictions of the person or persons responsible for the attacks against
the Hemet Police Department and the Hemet/San Jacinto Regional Gang Task Force."
The house would not be built until the end of September
which is when my daughter's baby is due
and is my husband's birthday...
Did I mention another of the stipulations
in the "offer" of the folks who want
us to "give them" our home...
is to be out of our home by June 9th,
which is my birthday weekend...??
We were "considering" this new home
mainly because of all the crappy houses
we saw "on the market",
it was the lowest price
(Still $30,000 more than what we
WANTED to pay),
the builder is offering
$20,000 in upgrades
to use their lender
before the end of April.
located in a city
we are not particularly
excited about living.
We would have
to do a
to be able
to afford it.
We'll have to do
a Reverse Mortgage
in our home, here!
If my husband retires,
which he NEEDS to do...
that is what we are
I am afraid
if we don't move back to
we may be PRICED OUT
in another 3-5 years.
I could live here
another 2-5 years
but no longer.
I want to be
with my family...
I don't want