Monday, March 30, 2015

Trials and Tribulations: Making a Homestead Part 2

            Wow! What a week it has been on the house hunting adventure! Things got even more ridiculous this week, if you can imagine that. Let's start at the beginning...
            Monday, we did something we never do: We went to see a house that had no pictures of it online. But, it sounded like it would be right up our alley from the description, so we gave it a chance. Lo and behold, we liked it so much we decided to put an offer on it...and it quickly became clear that the listing agent seemed to have ulterior motives.

            Our realtor (who has been FANTASTIC) showed us his and her email correspondences after we had put the bid in and had it declined and let's just say, it pretty much confirmed our suspicions. I'm willing to bet she was trying to keep all of the commission to herself, especially since the property was super cheap. Our realtor requested an official decline of offer (or whatever it's called) and she did finally send it to him, but I would not be surprised at all if she forged it after the other shenanigans she pulled. Call me paranoid, but I don't trust people...Especially female realtors now. She is the fourth one we've been burnt on, so can you really blame me? (I'm sure they're not all bad...just the ones we've had the misfortune of working with. :/)
            Saturday, we decided to take a look at an REO home, which I don't think we've ever looked at any bank owned homes before either. It's been a week of firsts! However, that turned out to be a giant waste of time too. Literallly, because it takes us about 2 hours one way to get to the area where we've been looking at houses at. :/ This one would have been perfect too as far as the land and the house...but there was 6 inches of standing water in the finished basement from what John was assuming the sump pump not running because they have the power shut off. Not only that, but there was mold down there, of course, and there was also moisture issues upstairs on the main level: the walls were sweating, the wood floors were wet, and there was mold around the window sills as well. *sigh*
            So, onwards to another property today (writing this on Sunday). It's a little more than we would like to spend on a house, so I'm almost afraid we will like it and the owners won't want to come down on the price much, as silly as that sounds. lol I usually love looking at houses, but again, at this point I'm just ready to be done with house hunting and move on with life!

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