Friday, June 13, 2008

and the verdict is...


I don't know.


It all went well. They loved the house. We went through every inch of it (including the Silence of the Lambs basement) in the hour they were here. We talked new roof and we talked asking price and we talked time frame. They left to "crunch some numbers". Something tells me we'll be talking more - and soon. I'm not a bit worried about that.


It's the numbers that concern me. I have no illusions of making a killing on this house - not in this market. (It's one of the few things in this divorce that I can really work myself into a fury about. If we had been able to hold onto this house for a few more years and put some money into it, we could've made a bundle. Or lived in a showcase. And I have the comps to prove it). I just want to break even. I can't sell at a loss. I have to have enough money to put a down payment on a new home for the kids (two and four legged) and me. If I can sell this house and still not have enough to buy a new one I might as well stay put.


I have a few intangibles, however, that I think tilt the equation somewhat in my direction. But right now I also have lightning really close and if something were to happen to my beloved laptop I think I might curl up and die. Check back in tomorrow for the saga of the X factor.


Here's a hint. Think love.

11 comments:

PixelPi said...

I really hope this deal goes through smoothly. It always seemed to me that the easiest part of buying/selling a home is that first visit. Once the paperwork starts rolling, it's just a nightmare for me. I think any interest in your house, considering the market right now, is wonderful!

Your area has been on the weather radar a lately...stay safe. Fingers crossed for no water damage, etc.

Wisewebwoman said...

All good thoughts, RC, go your way.
You need a lucky break and hopefully the confluence of buyer and the bungalow up again is going to work for you!
XO
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Maggie May said...

Wow..... fingers & toes & everything crossed.........once again!
Hope it all works out the way you want it to.

-Ann said...

Sending you buckets of love - might take a while to get there though. What's not to love about a scary Silence of the Lambs basement. You should charge extra for it. (Actually, have you ever considered setting up a haunted house in the basement and charging people to come get scared?)

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Keeping everything crossed it works out OK RC.

girl with the mask said...

Love? We like the sound of that!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

With all the cleaning and preparation you have done you deserve to get the best price. Fingers crossed for you that it goes through without a hitch.

CJ xx

Kaytabug said...

I hope everything works out in your favor!!

Rose said...

Hope all goes well for you. We just locked in the interest rate for ours and it was stressful. Went up .5 percent before we locked. Scary!

the planet of janet said...

sending good thoughts your way.

and no lightning.

Happy in the Abyss said...

Everything is still crossed....and my head hurts. Let me know...

LOVE U