Friday, July 13, 2012
House Hunting Shenanigans
Happy Friday!! It is another hot day in Southern Ontario. Since moving here from Florida, I LOVE the hot weather! Only thing missing is the beach to go along with it!
When we were in Massachusetts for the past two weeks we did a little house hunting. Our experience thus far has shown us that some sellers are absolutely CRAZY!
We looked at 5 houses total, and we made an offer on one we thought was absolutely perfect for us. The only thing we needed to do was replace the carpet and put a fence outside. It had an above ground salt water pool, and a nice stone patio. The kitchen was redone with granite countertops and it had hardwood floors on the first floor, with a finished basement that had a nice bar. We fell in love. We put in our offer and the seller accepted and signed it. Great, we were all set to close the end of October. Sounds too good to be true right? A few days passed by and the seller was having second thoughts, he pulled his house off the market, and didn't want to move forward with the signing of the purchase and sales agreement. My hubs and I were heartbroken. I don't understand why this seller would have listed his house for 80 days and then turnaround and decide that far into it they didn't want to sell? CRAZY!
We had to move on, so we looked at a few more houses. We put in another offer, but the seller didn't want to close in October he wanted to push it closer to September. This doesn't work for us considering we probably won't be moving until early to mid November. Keep in mind this house has been on the market for over 100 days, and we had met the seller and he stated he didn't really know where he was going to move to. CRAZY!
So we are still searching my real estate agent's website, but we are no longer in Massachusetts so we can't look at anything. We will have to travel back there in September to really figure it out.
Do you have any interesting house hunting stories? Please share them with me!