Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Disquiet and Unrest: Anticipating Four New Walls


We are still patiently awaiting the closing of our potential first home, and I must say, I am full of every shade of anticipation.

On September 11, 2009 we signed documents for one of nearly 40 offers on homes in San Diego county. On January 22, 2010 (more than 4 months later) our offer was approved. Time for celebration? Not so fast.

Short sales are not short. Did you know that? A short sale simply means, as I understand it, that the value of a home for sale is less than what is owed on the mortgage. Short sales are, on the contrary, often long and drawn out processes in which no one is making the owner (bank) move any faster than they want to.

We have been living with the in-laws (in their new, giant digs...a mansion of sorts, but 1 hour from our work and lives in Oceanside) for 13 months and are more than ready to have a place of our own.

This week:
1. Attempt #2 at home inspection, hopefully said owner will have turned on the gas and electric so aforementioned inspection can actually be completed before we drive an hour and are canceled upon.
2. Relearn that patience is a virtue and no amount of yelling at my own realtor will get anything accomplished any faster.
3. Continue to swoon every time my husband kisses me.

7 comments:

Elise said...

oh lindsey, that's rough!! but it will be so worth it in the end! praying that things will wrap up smoothly and quickly. can't wait to see photos!

(and also, my one year blogging anniversary was january 13th - i missed it! 300 posts, hooray!)

Pamela said...

i'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

KristenB said...

Prayers are with you!

Love the Anthropologie linens. =)

Dionne said...

Awww... I am sure it will all turn out for the best, hun. Exciting but frustrating all in one!

Carlita said...

our house was a short sell as well.. and it seemed forever (really like 8 month process.)

keep the faith! it'll be yours soon :)

cee + kell said...

i'm so excited for you guys! hang in there.

kell and i must come down and help you decorate! (OK, our men can play video games and leave the fun stuff to us!)

wahoooo!

Jen Jacobs said...

Linds, that is a lot to anticipate. I feel your pain. I'll be asking for the best for you guys.