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Friday, January 20, 2012

I'll wait

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 find things we like.  We just find things that other people like faster.

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...

30 comments:

Matty O said...

Don't want to rush into a decision like this... so patience is BEST :)

I think you have just enough time to get this to work out for you guys.

Best wishes to you guys for the right phone call!!!

Wes said...

good things come to those who wait! you are the boss in this matter!

Jen Small said...

frustrating for sure.
Just move to Maine, there are so many houses available you won't have to be patient :) then we can play!!!

Remember, there is a REASON some of these things are falling thru--
a little cliche, but
"maybe the reason why all the doors are closed-so you could open one that leads you to the perfect road"

Laura Mount said...

things happen for a reason girl.. you are good to wait... learn some patience. worst case you rent a place for a while in ATL.

Laura Mount said...

ps.. .like the new look!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Hey,
What area are you looking in??

Christi said...

First the blog changes look great!

Second, I am so sorry that you are having such a hard time. That really does suck. I am sending positive thoughts your way.

Carole Sharpless said...

Hang tough, sistah. Whether this is helpful or not, the fact of the matter is that you don't have a choice but to see this through. What's the alternative? You guys sit on the street? Nope. Buckle down and keep pushing through --- all of this WILL eventually work out, it just can suck along the way.

This will all get figured out. It really will.

xo.

Jon said...

Um, WHAT housing crisis? Seems Atlanta has quite the HOT realty market for someone to take $17K less!

Kim said...

poopsicle sandwich friend. hang in there - good things will come your way.

Molly said...

Ugh, how frustrating! maybe it's just a case of everything happening for a reason, but I hope that reason comes soon for you!

LOVE your new header, and THANK YOU for the soup recipe! It sounds soooo good : )

Donna said...

It's all gonna come together!! :)

And I love all the changes to the blog! They look great!!

TriMOEngr said...

I really thought the current buyer's market would work to your advantage. Never thought you'd fight this hard to BUY a house (sell yes, but not buy). Love the new blog look. Hope things settle out soon or that you can find a nice place to rent in the meantime. Hang in there. Oh - did I miss a soup recipe?

Steve said...

oh booo. Like Christi said I noticed the changes to the blog. :) yay. :)

I am sure things will work out fine for you. Keep the chin up. :)

Hope you have a great weekend. :)

Matthew Smith said...

It's hard to have patience! But, I always think that the Lord has something planned that is better for me, so I just have to wait and trust. I'm sure you guys will find the perfect place...it'll happen!!! At least you're not stressed out about selling your house. That's just sweet!

Good luck!

Heather said...

Patience is so hard sometimes, isn't it? I'm sure it will all work out - just try and keep positive thoughts!
Good luck!

Michael said...

That's tough....the really tough part should have been the sale so at least that went well. Hope things work out and soon!

Ironman By Thirty said...

How frustrating! Everything happens for a reason. Hard to hear now, but I'm sure it will all work out in the end.

Thanks for the update, I've been thinking about you two and wondering how the move was going.

Love the new blog header!

MissFancyPants said...

Good luck it will happen!!

Cotter Crunch said...

oh when its moving and new house stuff, patience is HARD!! that whole 60 day thing bites. Keep us posted, best of luck!

Karen said...

Crazy. Everyone keeps saying it is a buyer's market. Maybe it is a "patient" buyer's market. UGH!

Melissa C said...

I hope you get your house! That has got to be SOOO frustrating! I can't even imagine. Moving is so hard even when it goes well. I'll be praying for you!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

keeping positive vibes and fingers crossed for you girl! hang tough, things will work out and go your way. i like what you've done with the blog; looks super sharp!

DRog said...

Hi Colleen-
good luck on the bid and the process...its the worst but patience will payoff once you are in!

D

Beal88 said...

When its meant to be. It will work out. Congrats on selling your house.

N.D. said...

whoaa I need patience too. Good quote. I can't wait to get out of our temporary living situation and the end is not in site just yet. Good luck with everything, I hope it all works out!!

Jill said...

Prayers for something to happen sooner than later. It's frustrating though. My husband is a real estate agent...can all be very frustrating. Glad you were able to sell your places...thats the tough part. You will find something perfect.

Jason said...

When was the last time I was here? Love the new header.

As for the house.....nothing to be said. I'd be batsh*t crazy by now with 7 offers and I would throw in the towel and just rent but that is me and I have the patience of a 2 year old hungry for that warm milk.

Heidi Austin, PT, DPT said...

good luck! hope it all works out PERFECTLY :) hugs!

Jennie said...

My goodness! What is wrong with the real estate market in Atlanta?? Craziness! I guess this just means that the perfect house awaits??

Love what you've done with the blog! It looks great! :)

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