Wednesday, May 7, 2008's Wednesday

"When it's too good to be true it usually is"

I'm trying to find the silver lining in this house thing and I just can't. I love it, I want it....but it's a mess. Inspection reports came back and the previous owners basically abandoned their home and any issues it had, just left it to rot (figuratively and literally). No bandaid will fix these issues, it needs to go to the hospital just to survive. But do we want to take that on? The overall attributes of this home are what we love...location, school districts, open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, sq. footage. *sigh*

We spent yesterday making phone calls like crazy, I left work early to go see two new houses that were just listed. Insurance company won't even insure the new house in it's present condition. The bank wants a detailed estimate from a contractor for mandatory repairs BY THURSDAY! We just got the report on Tuesday! I had class Tues night and now I'm back at work trying to juggle work and personal (REALLY hard when it's busy).

Just needed to vent. I haven't seen my stamp room since Friday and I think it's taking it's toll. *lol*


Katie said...

I'm so sorry that the inspection failed. When my husband and I were looking for our current home, we put offers in on two other homes first that I thought I loved, but ended up not loving. It took us three tries before finding 'the one.' Best of luck figuring out what you want to do.

Julie Masse said...

Oh honey how awful!!! You need to step back and (although I hate to say it) most likely just move on . . . there's something better out there! Take care of yourself!! :)

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry but believe me when I say there is another one at there. A year from now we will be looking back on it and you will say "What house was that?" :)


Dorothy said...

I feel for you. But I would suggest you move on - you don't want to open that can of worms!! Just think of the aggrevation you will have to deal with now and later during repairs. Ther's another great house out there for you!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

OH NO! That's terrible! I'm so sorry to hear that. The whole house hunting thing is so frustrating. . .I remember it well. As much as you can't imagine wanting or loving another house more, YOU WILL! Don't settle. . .you don't need all of the headache and financial strain of fixing up a house. . .that will only make you hate it! That PERFECT house is still out there. Keep hope! BIG HUGS!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry you are having such a difficult time and thing are not working out the way you would like. Ask yourself this, do you really want to buy into such a big mess. This could be a bad investment financially.
There is a perfect house for you somewhere, don't give up!!!