Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Still Distracted

No news is good news? I am not so sure about that. We are still in a holding pattern...waiting, waiting, waiting. I always pride myself on being patient, clearly, I am not as patient as I thought.

Here is the deal...MBM and I have always wanted a small farm with a "party barn" and over the years we have looked at a bunch.  They are either, too expensive, too much work needs to be done, etc... Well, we found one...that we love, the barn has been completely renovated (it is still a barn), the house needs some reno to make it work for a family of five (it currently has one bathroom), the acrege is doable, lots of wooded area, a pond, a stream,  an orchard, there is a two bedroom carriage house, it has been on the market for two years, the price not outrageous and we are pretty sure they would entertain a lower offer.
The hold up? Our current house...selling it for what it is worth...in this market...we just don't know. We had a realtor come yesterday, she said our house shows like a model home, that was nice, but, how much and how long will it take to sell...she is getting back to us tomorrow. Another realtor  is coming this afternoon, I am a bit sceptical of her, she gets the job done, but, if you are not on board with her marketing strategy (aka..shelling out nearly 1000 beans for inspections and appraisals, before putting on the market) then she is not interested in working with you. While I can, appreciate her strategy...we still need lots of questions answered. Like...how much? are there buyers out there? how long would she estimate it being on the market? (her average is something like 85 days)... we realize we are heading straight into a slow time, how will that affect us, etc.....
The not knowing if it is something we can do...IS KILLING ME!!!!!
So I am distracted...and do you know how hard it is to keep this house clean with a family of five....ANSWERS, I just want some answers. Even if it is not what I want to hear...so I can move on!

In the mean time: I delivered and installed these last week...love the print, she was willing to step just outside the box with me...

Valance over the kitchen sink

Faux Roman Shades in the eating area

Functioning flat panels on french doors


preppyinnewengland said...

The draperies and valances are just lovely. I am in the market of new window treatments for my living, and dining room picture windows as well as a dining room french door overlooking a porch. Not sure what to do wioth two samll "captains" windows on both sides of a fireplace!

The 5 Bickies said...

Geesh - that is a lot to figure out. Even more frustrating is the domino effect that HAS to take place for it all to work out. And the timing, not a hot sellers market and will the farm wait. Hmmm...good luck!

The curtains are fantastic and I am sure stunning in person. Well done!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Wow- that sounds like an amazing property! Crossing my fingers it all works out for y'all!

Just Ask Beth said...

It is not as bad as it sounds.. I am a mortgage lender in Columbia, SC and it has been steady.. Market it heavy with the 1st time home buyers tax credit, unless it is way too high for 1st time home buyers.. Offer incentives like closing costs or throw in appliances.. The farm sounds awesome!! Throw in a 2 week vacay at the shore JK!