June 18, 2008

The house- it keeps going and going and...

Beyond frustrated. But still with a glimmer of hope. That is how I feel today. This whole house thing is old. I'm tired of negotiating and finding out more annoying things and trying to get the owner/realtor to understand he's not sitting on a goldmine with this house. It would be better for him to get it off his hands. He has all these "interested people" yet once they have an inspection and find out what we have they will probably run away.
So we had the chimney inspected. More bad news. Apparently the part above the roof is built all wrong. The chimney guy says the chimney will continue to leak because of the way it was built. He estimates $5000 to fix it. So we changed our offer and what not. He's thinking about it. He says he just had the cap replaced and the chimney should be fixed. But WHO knows?? The chimney guy also used to live down the street from the house when he was growing up so he told us more info about a fire at the house a long time ago. We were already aware because of the inspection and my grandparents knew that from living up the street a long time ago. So anyway. Who knows. We've already put in over $650 for the appraisal, chimney inspection, termite inspection, house inspection, plus more for getting the electricity and water turned on for the inspections. It makes me sick if we've just thrown this money out the door. Bye bye incentive tax money or whatever you call it. I'm so frustrated. I bought Golden oreos at the grocery today. I never buy sweets at the grocery. I ate 3 cookies. I always only let myself eat 2 cookies at a time ( and no, not multiple times in a day either!!). So I guess those 3 cookies were my pity party. I just want to know if we're getting that house or not. I know you might be asking yourself, "why would they still want it?" Well, there are some good things- it's big (2900 sq. feet), it was in our price range (before problem after problem, that's why we're re-negotiating), and is a true handy man and can fix it up, we love the layout of the house, perfect location, love the basement, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, AND WE WERE EXCHANGING OUR HOUSE. No getting our house ready to sell or putting it on the market. That was going to be an amazing deal. Plus we were walking away with a big downpayment. So, there are pros amidst all the cons but they are getting less and less.

4 comments:

Curtis and Tricia said...

I am so sorry to hear about all the trouble! Not to be more of a Debbie Downer or anything, but my dad used to always say that you should never buy a house that has been through a fire (he was a fire inspector for many years, afterall). Don't know why exactly, and of course, I can't ask him! You will want to think really long and hard about it!

sarah said...

Sigh...it just sucks all around. I know that feeling of you are so far in now, and you KNOW Andy can do the work...and it is SUCH an amazing deal! That is kind of what we got into with this house and it was worth it to own a home, but Nick has seriously worked on it basically every weekend for the last three years...it's really a tough call, but I am sure you will make the right decision. Good Luck!!

Stephanie said...

Just leave it in God's hands. He knows the house you need, be it this one or another waiting for you. I know it is hard to be patient when you just want it to be all said and done, but the right house is out there. :)

Cara said...

I agree with Stephanie. Pray about it LOTS! Pray about what your final offer should be and then stick with it. If it is to be, then it will work out, if not God has something WAY better planned for you! $650 is a lot of money, but in the whole scheme of life, it's not really.