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Try, try again.

Well, here we are again. In the middle of last month we put in an offer on a house that we decided we liked a whole lot. We really wanted this house and we felt that it was everything that we were looking for and definitely a keeper. The owner took his time mulling it over and finally decided to counter-offer with a not-so-unreasonable offer, but had put a time frame on the counter-offer that was definitely unreasonable. He only gave us 14 days to close. When you subtracted out the two weekends and the Christmas holiday, that only left us with about 8 working days to get the house appraised, inspected, and closed. In all likelihood, our bank probably just would've told us that it couldn't be done. After all, they have red tape galore to cut before they just throw around thousands of dollars. So, we regretably declined the offer.

It was obvious that the owner had tax reasons for wanting to get the house closed before the end of the year. So, we decided to just wait him out. We'd wait until the beginning of the year to put in another offer when maybe he would not be so hurried to get the impossible accomplished. Well, the new year is here and we told our realtor our intentions and she informed us of the bad news. The house was no longer listed to be sold. Crushed, we were back to zero.

However, last night, our realtor got a hold of the seller's agent and found out that the house would be re-listed. He also said that he would love to get a new offer. So, our realtor is drudging up the paperwork this morning to turn in another offer even before the house is listed. This offer will pretty much be what the seller countered with in the first place, of course without the crazy deadline. So, maybe this go around everything will work as planned. Wish us luck.

P.S. On a completely unrelated point, here are some logos I drew up. Just for fun and well, a poorly executed Christams gift. Hee hee!

3 comments:

Well good luck I hope you get your house. Where is it? How many bedrooms?

Don't be a lemming. Funny til you research the little fellas. What a bad rap the lemming gets.

In answer to Dustin's question:
It's 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 story, 1800 sq. ft. It was built in 1909 and sits about five blocks north of Chestnut Expressway halfway between Kansas Expressway and Grant. If we get it, Jodi and I will convert the extra hallway downstairs that makes no sense to a full bath that makes plenty of sense. We'll also add a large loft bedroom into the attic. With these imporovements, we'd have a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, roughly 2100 square feet home. Cool, huh? It seems too good to be true and that's why I have had reservations about getting too excited about it. But, if we are meant to have it then it will be so. If not, then I look forward to whatever else we might get placed into.

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