My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, www.rosemary-ridge.blogspot.com ... thank you!

Now it's a house nightmare

Seller still doesn't want to leave the house. I pressed our agent to get them to agree to leave upon the house closing. But now... the seller's agent (Charles P.) tells our agent that he doesn't have their signature on the paperwork - our offer - so we don't actually have an executed contract. Unbelievable. The seller's agent says he always does short sales like that... and that neither he nor the sellers actually expected the house to sell. Attention: DORA and Better Business Bureau!!!

Hubby and I are furious. I just got off the phone with our agent, and besides fuming, I'm trying to not throw things around while baking for Hubby's b-day tomorrow. And trying to stop this major panic attack, which I'm prone to having while under severe stress. I told our agent in no uncertain terms that Charles, the seller's agent, WILL get off his lazy, er, butt and get the sellers to sign the contract and get it to our agent no later than 9 a.m. tomorrow, or heads will roll.

Charles and the sellers misrepresented themselves by placing the house on the market for sale, and again when they sent us a copy of the seller's bank's approval letter that agreed to our deal. If they didn't intend to sell us the house, then they should never have gone through with this.

All we wanted to do was get a little piece of property so we can moving on with this next phase of our lives, plant our perennials (nut and fruit trees and bushes, etc.), get our critters going, and start relaxing into a simple life. A plain life with plenty of fresh air and sunshine, homegrown produce and homemade delicious dishes. Reduced stress could equal my many health issues reducing or possibly eliminating.

Argh!
Can you get an inkling of how completely furious I am? We are?

3 comments:

Really Rose said...

Good grief! I'm practically as anxious about your getting that house as you are. Can't wait to read about how you set up your gardens, orchards and such. I want this house deal to work out for you guys.

Melonie said...

That is just INSANE! It sounds like they were just trying to make the bank think they were "trying" to sell, hoping they wouldn't have to. I'm furious and so sad for you guys to have to deal with this. GRRRRR!!!!

I hope they will all come to their senses ASAP and things will get worked out for you!

fullfreezer said...

Oosh! What a mess. I'll be sending good thoughts your way. I'm amazed that the agent would risk his reputation like that. Are real estate agents licensed where you are? I'd think a call to the regulating agency would be appropriate.
Judy