21 Months later (in Off-topic)
And my house move hangs in the balance.
It's been a frustrating to and fro ebb, with us caught in the middle with nothing to do to effect the outcome.
We should have exchanged contracts last week. Our buyer will drop out if we don't complete by the end of next week. We were all ready, problems with the seller of the house we're buying sorted in a rush and everything in place to exchange today.
But we didn't.
Everything hangs delicatly in a balance that could shatter at the slightest touch.
And I'm not coping to well with it.
April 1 2009 4:33 PM EDT
Somebody else today used the phrase 'flotsam and jetsam'; it's definitely a phrase to describe the times, especially for those of us who are going through or trying to go through changes. Being caught on the tide right now isn't a good feeling.
Hold it together matey. I'll buy you a pint.
April 1 2009 4:34 PM EDT
I'm purchasing my first house right now, as I'm learning a bit about stress. I'd hate to be stuck between two homes. Best of luck.
April 1 2009 4:36 PM EDT
good luck man.
had to take a bit of a loss when we sold ours in august.
April 1 2009 4:44 PM EDT
Hope everything goes well for you and yours.
g'luck man! i will be thinking positive thoughts for ya. ; )
Thanks all. ;)
A bit of a loss, I can relate. We original were on the market for ﾣ250,000.
We've sold at ﾣ160,000.
Johnny, there's a pub at the end of my street, that's crying out to be tested. ;) And we'll have an actual spare room (and an inflatable air bed!) you can use!
I just hope it all goes through ok tomorrow.
April 1 2009 6:45 PM EDT
You are in my thought, GL, the wifey and I are contemplating a move, currently, and I am in the "can't get a job when not there", but "can't move without a job" Catch-22. Heller himself would be proud.
Add to that a job opportunity rejection on Monday (that would have been a nice cushion in ALL directions), and I am at that point of "going crazy even though nothing is really WRONG!"
Flotsam and jetsam, indeed. *wink*
If you are the type of person who likes seeing people who in some ways have it tougher than you, but are still inspirational, I highly suggest the movie "Murderball". It'll move you, but I'm still going to say that I feel for YOU even though you can wiggle your fingers and toes. *smile* Good luck, things will work out.
250,000 pounds? Gracious! That's a lot of scratch! I'll click my heels if our house sells for 150K USD!
Two Bedroom Flats (mine's a Victorian two bedroom terraced house that backs onto a graveyard!) closer to Stratford Station than I am were going for around 275K. Problem there, was that over 250K the Stamp duty you have to pay goes up. ;)
GL to you as well Sute, and I'll have to go check out that movie now! ;)
And we've exchanged! :D
I'm so happy, and so relieved!
OK, just 6 days to pack my house now! :D
April 2 2009 12:44 PM EDT
Congrats! Glad to hear it worked out.
April 2 2009 1:11 PM EDT
That's good news GL. Best of luck to you.
I understand the stress you were going through. We just found out there is no way we can keep our house in this economy, and our house is going into foreclosure. I'm scrambling just to find a new place to live by the end of the year.
big woot for you & yours!
April 2 2009 4:29 PM EDT
Glad to here the good news GL.
April 2 2009 5:01 PM EDT
That's the first round on me and wifey in a couple of weeks to celebrate GL. :)
Glad you got it sorted.
April 2 2009 5:02 PM EDT
Great to hear!
I'm yet having to buy the first home for myself, will take about half a year still before I actually get anything seriously in mind though.
April 3 2009 12:26 AM EDT
I had enough stress trying to rent one house, can't even imagine the complete process for buying one. We were going to sign the contract that day, and the tenants change their minds to extend it, and stop our lease.
All packed (and the internet get cut off today!) and ready to go tomorrow!
I'm knackered, and am feeling a mixture of nervousness and sadness now.
I just want it done!
And I'm in! ;)
Had to wait till I went back to work, as I've got no internet access till Friday. :(
House is brilliant (although the Boilerpacked up yesterday, Grr...), Cats are back and Emma loves it.
Tried out the two locals, one is very nice. ;)
Congrats! Now to work out where to put all your stuff!
We've still got most our stuff in boxes. ;)
April 14 2009 7:14 AM EDT
Boxes are a pretty good storage device, why bother buying furniture to take up more room to store all your stuff that's packed neatly in a box?
Glad it worked out, GL.
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