Monday, April 25, 2005

Adventures in moving

Last time we sold a house, we were buying another 15 miles away... and that was hair-raising trying to close escrow on both. Our buyer almost fell out of escrow, but our own realtor gave up his fees to help our buyer purchase our house so that we wouldn't then, in succession, fall out of escrow on the house we were buying....

Now we're doing it with houses 2300 miles apart! We can afford to buy a house in Ohio without having sold this one... but we'd rather not! That feels like counting chickens before they're hatched. Our buyer has 17 days from today to show proof of funding... and 17 days from today is also the day we are flying out to Ohio to look at houses! We had already scheduled our travel dates before we sold our house! How close is that? Our realtor has worked with the other realtor one time before... and he did not show proof of funding within 17 days... so she canceled the sale. He was a bit shocked... he didn't think she would do it... but she did! Eeek!!

So anyway... we're off to Ohio on May 11th and I won't return until May 16th... and I won't be blogging then. But y'all are used to me not blogging. ;o) Now that our house is "sold" though, I can relax a bit and spend more time in blog land... when the house and termite inspectors aren't here.... and when I'm not getting estimates from movers....


4 comments:

Julie M. said...

Wow! Perfect timing. Best of luck with everything.

Amy said...

Praying it all works out! Congrats on the sale!!

thicket dweller said...

Woohoo! Did you hear that, all? She's COMING TO OHIO!! Yeehaw!

I'm so amazed that your house sold so very quickly! That's quite cool. Congratulations. Here's praying it all goes just as it should.

impromptu-mom said...

I'm so excited! One more very cool person in Ohio! I hope everything goes smoothly for you guys. We went through the same sort of trouble and it's no picnic. Very hard on the nerves.