Sunday, August 18, 2013

And… We’re “Homeless”

Our house officially sold a few days ago.

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Today is our last day in the house – the new owners needed to be in ASAP and with a full price offer and a 30 day closing, we said “sure!” However, now I am feeling the pinch.

We have purged a lot. Yet, we still have a ton of stuff. I got 4 pods (the Door-to-Door ones, 7x8x5) and, sadly, it wasn’t enough. So we had to get a storage unit and now we’re shuttling stuff there (and too Goodwill) all weekend hoping that the storage unit is also big enough (sigh).

We’ve got camping chairs in the family room, and a small TV sitting on the coffee table that didn’t fit in the pods. Our bed is an air mattress. I am so ready for this to be over!!!

The dogs will be staying with my parents who finally got home last night from their 4 month annual stay in Italy. Welcome home! Here are two crazy Australian Shepherds! Thanks!

We had an offer on a house we liked, but it had quite a bit of deferred maintenance (like ~20K, including asbestos and needing a new roof). The sellers were unwilling to credit even half on just the roof and asbestos (never mind the other stuff). So we cut our losses of $1200 in inspection and appraisal fees and walked away. The day after we sent the cancellation over (I guess they thought we were bluffing), they offered almost half. But my mind was already made up, even if they had come back with 100% of what we asked – as a neighbor put it: “it’s bad juju.” Still waiting for our earnest money to be returned, but I won’t get into that rant here. It’s a big chunk of change (more than our buyers put down, total, on our house).

We were lucky enough to find something the same weekend we decided to walk away. It’s not even a week into escrow yet, but we are hoping to close early since we got nearly all the way through underwriting on the first house (now if only we could get the return of the earnest money from escrow done in a more timely fashion! Argh!). It’s “extended stay” hotel time until we close on the new one (and possibly a bit longer because it’s an older house and has hardwood floors under the carpet - I want to get those refinished before we move in).

And in case you are wondering – tiny human is doing fine and routinely kicking me left and right. I will be happy when she has her own body, free and clear, and I can have mine back!

4 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're posting updates because I really like your blog and I'm going through roughly the same paces right now. I'm 6 months pregnant, we'll get the keys to our new place 3 weeks before we have to move out at the end of september. The number 1 thing that's making me crazy is how the hell do I own so much stuff!! Need to get rid of everything!! I'm also dreaming of the only occupant of this body, and fantasizing about running... Good luck with everything!

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  2. Wow, cool news on the little human and the new home!!!

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  3. I just crawled out of a hole (known as my office) and am hoping all is well on the home front!

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