Our house is under contract, and closing has been slated for the end of this month.
We made an offer on the house I mentioned in a previous post. During the 10-day option period, we received an inspection report that contained some troublesome observations, so my SIL had appointments all week with workmen who weighed in on the seriousness of the problems.
Electrical, plumbing and roofing issues turned out to be minor. Not so with the HVAC and the foundation, which were going to be very costly to repair. To make things worse, we were told by representatives of both companies that the seller clearly attempted to hide the problems.
With only 24 hours till our option period was to end, it became apparent that the seller wasn't going to step up and make things right, so we withdrew our offer and started to look for another house. We were all disappointed, but we knew it was the right thing to do.
As it stands now, we will need to make some immediate decisions in order to have a place to stay in a week or so. Worst-case scenario is that we'll have to move into a hotel for a few days till we find a rental to live in while we continue the search for our perfect house. Not the way we wanted things to play out, but not the end of the world either. We have a very promising list of houses to look at next week and the option of a lease-back till March 10.
My daughter reminded all of us that we need to take the advice of Dory from Finding Nemo: Just keep swimming. And she's right. Things have a way of sorting themselves out if you just keep doing the next right thing.