Tuesday, July 1, 2008

There is a silver lining.

Well, the house deal we had in place didn't pan out. The seller was not willing to budge on repairs that were major safety concerns. We even agreed to split some of the cost with him, but he was not flexible. We decided to back out, knowing that the market is still very good for buyers right now. It's hard to let go of something you have your heart set on, but we were already spending so much before moving in, we thought that it wasn't worth it in the end. The good news is that we were able to get our deposit back in full, as what we were asking the seller to do was pretty serious. Also, our agent is very familiar with our needs now, so I think the process should be a bit quicker moving ahead.

Since we backed out, we've found a number of awesome listings and we are excited about looking at new places. Some of these homes are in mint condition, which is great because we can take our savings and use it toward decorating or even leave it in the bank!

To read about our fun flat tire adventure this weekend, go here!

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Blogger Kara said...

Oh man! That's a huge bummer to have come so far with that house. But you are so right. The market is perfect for buyers and you'll find something new in no time.

July 2, 2008 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

We've got a bunch of places lined up to see this Sunday, so fingers crossed!

July 2, 2008 at 4:15 PM  

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