Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Moving forward? A long overdue update.

I really have not felt like posting lately. Our house situation had deteriorated to the point where we were actually scheduling appointments with our agent to view other houses. We were getting NO answers about the title problem and it seemed like it might go on forever. All my original excited energy that built up when I first started this blog went out the window with the prospect of losing this house. I no longer felt like thinking about paint or decor or anything of the sort, it just stressed me out and made me sad. Nothing fun to post, so I didn't.

Then yesterday we got some news! The title problem is close to clear...the selling bank wants to know if we can we close in 20 days. We double-checked with our lender and he confirmed we are set to close anytime, he just needs to get the paperwork together for the new price. YES!!! One major step in the right direction and I have renewed hope.

The only thing we have left to deal with is the low appraisal. The selling agent is giving us a very hard time about this, but our awesome agent and our awesome lender have actually joined forces on this and are both confident we can get this cleared up, and get the price in line with the appraisal.

So we are not out of the woods yet, and we still don't have a definite closing date, but everyone seems confident that we will get everything cleared up. That means that very soon (hopefully!) I will be back to posting happy fun house stuff!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Magazine mixup.

I was feeling a bit under the weather yesterday, so I escaped work early, went home, got into my jammies, and got all comfy on the couch. I called my husband to see if he could stop by CVS on his way home and pick up some NyQuil and cranberry juice. He very kindly obliged and asked me if there was anything else I could think of that I wanted.

I thought for a moment and said "Yes! Can you get me a copy of Better Homes & Gardens?" He said he definitely would.

About 30 minutes later, he walked in the door and handed me my magazine... When I saw it, I gigggled a bit. He had handed me a copy of Good Housekeeping. When I asked him why he got me that magazine, he was dumbfounded: "This is what you asked for!" It turns out that both magazines had congealed in his head as the same thing. It didn't even occur to him that they were different even though they had distinctly different titles.

Men! lol...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Getting frustrated.

Now we have title problems. Former owner of the house we are purchasing went into a complicated bankruptcy situation, so we have to wait for the title to clear before we can proceed. It is currently tied up in Florida state red tape. Our agent will not bring up the low appraisal until the title situation is rectified, because she is worried that they will let the deal fall through. She says the closer we are to closing, the better a time to bring up the low appraisal because the bank will just want to lower the price and be done with it already. We are feeling frustrated because it means we have no earthly idea as to when we will be moving now. We would have been closing in less than 2 weeks, but now it looks like it won't be for awhile...

Sorry I have not posted much lately, but our frustration, coupled with the fact that my laptop is STILL broken (might be permanently so) has meant I have not had the motivation or the easy ability to share on this blog. Hopefully once things get moving along, I will be much more active here. I just haven't felt very excited about the house purchase lately, because it's more a source of stress than anything right now.

However, I do want to thank PK over at Room Remix for linking my post about stencil canvas art on one of her recent posts. And I also wanted to give a big hello and thanks to anyone who has wandered in via her blog. I'm new around here and happy to have new readers!