Thursday, April 15, 2010

I jinxed it...

I feel like it's a common theme on my blog to apologize for being a "bad blogging friend."  So, sorry!  Here's what's been happening this week that has had my mind somewhere else...

Monday- We had our home inspection on the house.  You all knew that...some things came back that needed fixed ASAP and needed a good amount of money to fix them.  We prayed, thought, sought other people's advice and felt good with the decision to fix the problems and continue on with the house process. 

*Side note-Eric and I did not want to go ahead with the house plans until we had everything signed on the dotted line from every party involved, and we had an official closing date.  So on Saturday we gave our 60 days notice to our apartment manager, and we confidently told her we would be out of here way before our 60 days is up.  And if they could rent our place out, then by all means do so!*

Tuesday-As Eric is waiting at the house for an electrical guy to come give us an estimate our Realtor calls and says the first lender has now backed out of the deal.  What the what?!  I am not exactly sure what their exact reasoning is and how it's legal, we are still looking into all of that.  We know what they told us, but something seems way off.  So now we are left with what?  We aren't sure. 

Wednesday- We give the first lender (remember there is 3 we are dealing with) until today (Thursday) at 5pm to make up their mind.  In the meantime we had to cancel our appraisal on the home, and it looks like we are out the three hundred or so dollars the home inspection cost. 

And our landlord calls to tell us that they have someone interested in our apartment and renting it around the time we were over confindently for sure going to be out by.  3 weeks friends, 3 weeks from now! 

Thursday- We called our Realtor with some houses we recently (last night) found online that we may be interested in looking at.  The new renters are coming tonight to check our place out.  Eric is still confident we will find a house, move out, and make our 3 week deadline.  Me-not sure, but I am trying to remain optimistic.  I know you all are thinking tell your Landlord what happened, they will understand, yea, I am all for that, it's my husband who sees the dollar bill signs and thinks the quicker we are out the sooner we stop paying rent. 

So it's been a little bit of a roller coaster this week to say the least.  I really thought we found the one, our perfect little house.  To now find out we probably will have to start looking again, well, seems very defeating.  I get emotionally attached to things very easily.  That's why house hunting is extremely hard for me.  I get attached to these houses we look at for 5 minutes and see our future there.  Odd, huh? 

I really feel like we are pretty low key, boring people, and try to refrain from any drama in our lives.  But when it comes to house buying we are pretty dramatic!

11 comments:

jacediaries said...

Oh, Kate, I completely feel your pain. We've been trying to rent our house out so that we can move into an apartment (backwards, I completely know) for MONTHS and the dates keep getting pushed back. Emotionally, we are so invested in the apartment and the community that we have been planning on moving to that it's draining to have to keep pushing things back.. and there is still so much that could go wrong!

But we pray a lot, so we know we'll be ok and we'll get there just in time. As will you guys - prayers to you!!

Barclay Kathryn said...

Oh house hunting can be such an emotional roller coaster! God has the perfect house and timing out there for your family!

Kristin said...

I just know everything is going to work out perfectly! Either God will work out the details with the banks, or you will find a house that is even more perfect for your family!! If this house deal falls through, perhaps the Lord sees something down the road that He is trying to help y'all avoid. I will keep praying! :)

Holly said...

Ugh. Sorry that the lender bailed. :( That's very frustrating! I hope that it all works out!!

HappyascanB said...

Whew, what a whirlwind! Continue to seek God and He will guide you. I know this must be terribly stressful!

April said...

Goodness kate - I will say one thing - no seraching/buying/selling process EVER goes as planned. Certain unexpected dorrs are suddenly shut in your face, while all of sudden - another amazing door opens! Keep with being optimistic! This is always a stressful time and you will keep saying "can't we just be DONE with all this?" You want to take as much as time alloted (even the full 3 weeks), because this is the biggest purchase of your life!

Good luck!! I hope those amazing new doors open soon :)

Kelly said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry, Kate. I'm praying for ya'll!

Mom Putnam said...

Sorry your lender backed out on you, that would be horrible. I know the feeling of wanting your own place over renting, thats how we felt when we started looking to. I am sure God already has a plan for you. Will pray for you and something happens quick.

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

Sounds like a pain - and dealing with lenders and all the 3rd party people - it usually is. I'm with your husband. I think it can all be done. I only say that because I've done it over and over again - growing up and in my adult life. Quick, last minute moves - they always brought new adventures and fresh change - even in the midst of the stress of it all!

Kim said...

Whammy Kates...I'm sorry, I'm keeping you all in my prayers...

Because of Love said...

House hunting/buying can be so much drama!!! I am so sorry that things didn't work out. Hopefully it means there is something better out there for y'all.

(I never wrote about it before but last summer Josh and I found our DREAM house. I was ready to start packing boxes and camp out in the yard to make sure it would be mine. We found it on a Sat. Josh called Monday morning, and didn't get an answer. He called later in the day and we discovered it sold 20 minutes before Josh called. I cried my eyes out. I still am sad about it, but I have to trust that God had a plan of why we didn't get that house, even though it seemed PERFECT to me.)