Patience is something that I'm learning I lack, but generally need in this whole moving process. A lot of people had asked what's going on with our transition to Atlanta and well, I wish I had more to give you. Last Friday, we closed on the house here in Delaware. As of midnight, we were officially renters of our home. Super exciting news in this economy is that we sold our house in less than 60 days and were able to get 98% of our asking price for the house. That was a huge relief.
The not so exciting news is that we have been through the ringer with Atlanta houses. We've put seven (SEVEN PEOPLE) offers in on houses and all have fallen through for reasons that were out of our control. Literally one seller took $15,000 less than we were offering so that she could close 17 days sooner. It's to the point where our realtors actually call and say "we are so sorry that this is happening to you again and again". Awesomesauce!
I know that I need to be patient, but this saying couldn't be more true!
We have an offer in on a house right now and have been countering with a bank for over a week. They aren't so quick to respond - they own it and obviously aren't that concerned with getting rid of it. I don't know how long I have it in me before I walk away and start the process of searching again. I don't know how much energy I have left in me to continue this process though. We have until the end of February to rent our house in Ohio. Then we have to move.
We really want this house. And I'll continue to wait...