June 8, 2015

And just like *that* the deal is dead...

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.


  1. I have no clue what's going on at work, but it sure did make you feisty! Onward with the house hunting!

  2. Oh gosh, I'm sorry! Your life seems to be in complete turmoil right now. The good part is that it will all work itself out and hopefully all this will be for the best. Sending you cyber hugs, Gigi. :-(

  3. Good for you for sticking to it. I agree, they deserve to lose the sale by being unreasonable. Might teach them a lesson for the next potential buyers.
    Sorry sorry that work is tough. Its a job and you have a life.
    I will be househunting in the spring and I HATE house hunting. My husband loved it and did all the hard work but I lost him recently so not only will I be doing the dreaded search, I will have to buy and figure it out all by myself.

  4. I'd join you for tequila if I had any idea where you were... :)

  5. Oh dear but this just means it's not your house my love xxx

  6. Aaarrgh. I hate shopping for a house, and especially hate the subsequent negotiation. Emotions always get in the way. And the sad part is, you never really know what you are buying. Good luck on your house hunting venture.

  7. Ug, sending strength and luck! Hope the wine helps with the search!