We walked away from the house today.
Was it the right thing to do? Who knows?
All I know for certain that today was D-Day at the office. Announcements were made that kicked off a flurry of activity that HAD to be done by 5:00 pm. AND that our due diligence period was also over at 5:00 pm today.
Sometime around lunch, we received the Seller's response to our requests. They basically said, "No. We won't do any of this. But we'll give you $1,500 in closing costs." Which, in my mind, was basically as slap in the face and I was done.
After I had calmed down some, we went back with a VERY reasonable request. To which, they came back with, "I'll give you that...but you won't get this." And we said, no. That we were done.
Then they came back at 4:45 pm to give us what we had asked for after their first refusal - and being that the office activity and the due diligence activity was all set to explode at 5:00 pm; I said no. Then the realtor called and tried to talk me into this deal stating, "But they are giving you what you asked for..."
Yes, but I still thought they were being unreasonable AND the fact that they screwed around until the last second - hoping that would force us into this deal - ticked me off to no end. Along with the panic I was feeling over completing the work thing.
And so we walked.
Now we are back to searching. And, in the coming days, life as I know it at the office will be irrevocably altered.
Wine tonight? Yes, definitely.