Monday, January 30, 2012

Down, but not out

Today we heard back from the bank.  They had countered our counter, of the original counter, of the best and final.  I think.  Anyway, the outcome was that we've walked away from the house.  It was becoming obvious that they weren't going to come down, and we're not coming up.

Bob has already sprung into action, and we have a new round of viewings set for Wednesday morning.  3rd time lucky we hope!

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Here we are at week 4 of the house hunt, and everything has pretty much ground to a screeching halt.  In a strange twist, on Tuesday the bank countered our best & final offer.  One full week after our final offer.  Ooft, this process is not for the impatient! 

So, we countered their counter, and are now playing the waiting game.  Again.

Don't they realise I have pages and pages of design ideas to get started!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The hunt continues

Week 3 of house hunting, and we're starting to learn the ropes. 

So far we've made two offers.  The first on a short sale which, lets just say, didn't end well!!  The second on a foreclosure that was a multi-offer situation.  We put forward our best offer, and were basically told "don't call us, we'll call you if you get it".  So far, no word, so it's safe to assume our offer was filed under R for rubbish.

Back to the drawing board. 

Luckily, we have a secret weapon.  Bob, our ever positive realtor.  He was a recommendation and has been amazing throughout this whole process.  He is yet to buckle under my constant email requests for viewings.  We should have a another couple of houses lined up for this afternoon. Fingers crossed one of them could be "the one".

Wednesday, January 18, 2012