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Ah, the joys of homebuying. [Jan. 8th, 2010|11:33 am]
So. I got some information from my buyer's agent that included some information that bothered me, and made it seem that the deal might not go through. It threw me into a bit of a tailspin for a while.

But then, it firmed up my resolve. I made some decisions about what I wanted and needed and what my absolute limits were. So, overall, it was a positive thing. Sure, there are ways that this could end up Just Not Working. But I now know exactly what the possibilities are.

I've sent instructions to my agent about how our response is going to look. We need a quote on some work to be done; once that's in place, we'll make the response.

This house is over one hundred years old, so there are a lot of minor issues, but nothing that you wouldn't expect from knowing its age, and the inspection revealed all the major issues, and we'll either be able to make it work, or we won't.

[User Picture]From: pagawne
2010-01-08 08:27 pm (UTC)
John, I wish you well. I hope it works out for you.
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From: kightp
2010-01-09 12:58 am (UTC)
I admire how you've been working through what can be a helluva roller-coaster ride, pulling up out of those tailspins by sorting out what really matters to you and thinking through each step of the way. Doug has, I'm sure, been a great help (yay for buyers' agents!), but you're doing the heavy lifting yourself, and I'm not a bit surprised at how good you are at it.

I know you like the house a lot - heck, so do I - but you're doing the sensible stuff, and if it's not meant to be, there are other great houses out there you'll like just as much.
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[User Picture]From: laura_alive
2010-01-09 02:59 am (UTC)
good luck! I will be sending you lots of positive energy. But things will work out exactly as they are meant to....
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[User Picture]From: wyang
2010-01-14 10:18 pm (UTC)
just remember... the only thing that really works in an old house is the owner. That's flippant, but true: be prepared to do a lot of handyman work with an old house! However, you'll learn a lot if you have patience with the work.

Good luck!
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