Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Driving Me Mad

My mom's house is driving me crazy!! It all started with the first contract falling through because of financing. I could still just spit about that and the banks involved in their loan. Grrr. Then, everyone and their mother on the street said they wanted it but also couldn't get financing. Grrrr. So, here we sit, six weeks later trying to decide what to do. I know that doesn't seem like a long time, but when you're dealing with trying to sell a house out of state, it is. And when I say we, I mean I. Now it looks as though I have to work with a real estate agent, which I was trying to avoid because I don't care for most of their wheeling and dealing games. Sigh. And, again, the hub is not here to hold my hand during these maddening times. Grrrrr. I hate dealing with real estate. Agents tend to work off your emotions and I feel that's a cheap shot. We have a contract, contingent on the sale of my mom's house, down in Alabama. The contract dies August 30. Of course, I knew the house would be sold by now. Of course it hasn't. And now everyone is saying (and if I hear one more person say it, I'm going to knock them upside their head!) "if you had put it on the market a year ago, you would have made a lot more money and would have had no problem selling it." Well I didn't, so zip it. Coulda, shoulda, woulda, blah blah blah. And, of course, we were pressured into putting a contract on the house in Alabama by an agent there--which I never would have done if I hadn't had a contract on my mom's house. I don't like this contingent stuff. It just puts unneeded pressure in your life. I just want it all to go away. Hormies are running rampant today. Hate it!!! Think I'm just going back to bed.


PEA said...

If only you'd put it on the market......yikes, runnnnnnssssssss!!!!! hehe Oh, dear Rosa, no wonder you're ready to go crazy...what a time you've had trying to sell your mum's house! I hate dealing with real estate agents too...you know they're only out to get their commission!! Sigh, I do hope that things will work out soon, you don't need that hanging over your head at all!!! Big Hugs xoxo

cityfarmer said...

OK I won't say anything but this too shall pass.
Been away for a while and have missed your posts.

Go back to bed.

Tammy said...

taking your Hormies and going back to bed sounds like just the ticket!

Connie and Rob said...

Selling your own house is stressful enough. Selling your mom's house out of state would be just craziness waiting to happen...Hang in there and don't sell to anyone you know personally.

Take care,

Beth said...

Whew,,sounds like your having a hell of time with the selling of the houses,,bless your heart! Where is the house in Alabama? I grew up in Decatur,,which is in Northern Alabama. I have a brother that lives in Hartselle.
I sure hope things start falling into place for you soon with those houses.

FarmgirlCyn said...

I feel your pain. My dad passed away in March, and we are trying to sell his home in Port Charlotte, FL., at the end of a beautiful canal, no less. And it sits, and sits, and sits. We have heard those same words...if only. I have to live in the here and now, and NOW is when we want it to sell!

Shell said...

How frustrating for you. I'd be upset too. Hang in there, friend.


Daisy Lupin said...

Nothing more stressful than selling a house is there? When my grandparent's house was sold I had to take over the selling of it from my mother as it all got too stressful for her. The last house we sold to move to the cottage was a nightmare time, the first two sales fell through and all the time we were worrying in case we lost the cottage. All comes right in the end though.

You seem to be having a lot of creative fun though with your decorating of things.

paris parfait said...

Oh, sweetie! Quel dilemma! I can understand your frustration. Good luck with it all.

Mrs. Staggs said...

I hope things will work out for you soon and that you are feeling better today.

kansasrose said...

I'm sending you positive and good thoughts Rosa that this all resolves itself soon. ((((hugs))))



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