On a cheerier note. I got another email from Scott at Hometown Seeds yesterday. It goes as follows:
Friday, January 22, 2010
Weirdness and a discount
Things just keep getting odder and odder. We heard back from our realtor. Evidently the investment group that made an offer on our house in town accepted our counteroffer price. But they want to move the closing date to May 1. WTF!! We really don't want to sit on this house for an extra two months if we don't have to. Honestly, even though we are early days for this negotiation I'm about ready to tell them to come back when they can be reasonable. The new add for the house with the new, lower price went into the paper today so I'd hate to accept an offer from these guys (which was really the bare minimum of what we are willing to accept- but we offered 'as is' meaning we won't pay for any repairs that need to be made to bring it up to code for a rental) if there is the potential for something better out there. The housing 'season' is really just beginning here for the year. We've got a few days to think it over so maybe we won't accept it at all. Or we were thinking that maybe, if they really want to wait until May, they need to pay us more money, since we will still be paying taxes, utilities (even though minimal) and interest on the home equity loan we took out on it to finance the repairs on our new house. We'll see.