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Saturday, April 17, 2010

I can't hide forever...

I have been hesitating in writing anything.  I feel very exposed.  Way, way, way, too emotional....Psychotic and Catatonic...

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."
 
Nice, huh?
 
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),
and
the builder is offering
$20,000 in upgrades
to use their lender
before the end of April.
 
It is
located in a city
we are not particularly
excited about living.
We would have
to do a
 Reverse Mortgage
to be able
 to afford it.
 
Hell...
We'll have to do
a Reverse Mortgage
to afford
to stay
in our home, here!
If my husband retires,
which he NEEDS to  do...
that is what we are
faced with...
 
Its
a
sign
of
the
times.
 
I am afraid
if we don't move back to
Calif NOW,
we may be PRICED OUT
of
the
market
in another 3-5 years.
 
I could live here
another 2-5 years
but no longer.
I want to be
with my family...
 
I
know
I
can't
hide
forever...
and
I don't want
to disappoint
Jerry
with my
"fraidy-cat"
attitude...
I
am
hanging on
tight;
but,
have
no
idea
what
will
happen
or
where
we
will
end
up.
 
Stay tuned.
 

4 comments:

Jerry said...

How could I possibly be disappointed in you? Just the thought of having a tooth pulled is enough to send me into panic.

Once when a couple low-balled a bid on our house, we countered by raising the price on our house. They were stunned -- but they quickly learned that we weren't playing their game. The message was that they either 'got real' or they were to go away.

It is not true that the blossom of wonder will grow in an isolated plot of garden -- no, there will always be weeds to be cleared out. That is what you are doing..pulling weeds. But hold on to the core that you are moving forward in an exciting life adventure -- whacking away at the silly weeds as you go along. Remember, there are always alternatives. Those pathways through the garden always have branches...little decision points. Evaluate. Decide. And move boldly on with a smile of confidence on your face.

Donna B said...

Jerry? Will your wife be mad if I send you a big GIANT, HUGE, LONG hug??? You are so kind, so funny, and very wise. May you flourish with five hundred followers... :)

Timoteo said...

Is there a difference between having a tooth pulled and paying your taxes? (They both hurt!)

Hey, thanks for the follow!

Donna B said...

Timoteo: LOL! So true!!! You are welcome!