Sunday, June 5, 2016

House Buying Drama During PCS Season








We finally have our house!

But we had some drama. Everything had been going pretty smoothly. We were prepared to close on Friday, June 3rd.

Until.

UNTIL.

The sellers told their realtor to tell ours that no, they wanted to close Monday, June 6th.

On Wednesday. TWO days before we were set to close.



!!!!!!!!!!

Now, technically the sellers did nothing wrong. The contract did state that closing was Monday, June 6th only to legally give them enough days. But all along they kept saying it was perfectly fine to close Friday, June 3rd.

But.

It seems our sellers dragged their feet on packing. They needed more time. They discovered they really needed more time when we tried to set up the final walk through Wednesday night. Apparently they panicked because they just weren't ready.




I mean.

First of all, don't keep saying we can close one day if you aren't 100%. It's not cool. Second, when we're told that everything was great for Friday, Tom set up our HHGs (household goods) to be delivered on Monday morning. But we can't technically do that, because the sellers aren't signing until Monday at noon.

So our realtor informs their realtor that we have the movers coming, and their realtor kept saying it was in their right to wait until Monday since it's in the contract...blah, blah, blah. Again, I understand. But again, don't keep telling us closing is good to go on Friday until the last minute. Our realtor and theirs went back and forth and their realtor said fine, WE can close on Friday. We can sign all the paperwork, but we can't go to the house over the weekend because her clients still need time to pack.

We agreed. Whatever.

But then we were told, oops, we can't have the house until THEY sign. Which means the moving company can't come. I had to call the moving company to see if they could come Tuesday. The guy sort of chuckled and went, "We can't come out again until the 17th. Sorry."



I mean, it IS PCS season. I don't blame him.

So we told our realtor this and he said he was not having us sit in an empty house for that long. He went to call their realtor again.

It went back and forth for a while.

But then we were told we COULD have the movers show up at 8.



It was stressful. I did have some meltdowns that made my husband go:



But it was scary not knowing what was going to happen. Plus the moving company said if we had to cancel on Friday, we'd be charged a fee for a last minute cancellation. I didn't want to pay a fee because other people decided to change the date two days before.

It's okay though. It worked out so I can relax.

Have you ever dealt with last minute house buying drama?

14 comments:

  1. Wow! What a nightmare those sellers were, I hate when people promise something only to try and go back on it. So glad everything worked out!

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  2. Oh no! Sorry you had to go through this... Annoying AF! But glad it's all worked out!!

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  3. Omg! I'm so sorry Amber! I know you've been stressed. I'm sending you guys positive vibes it's smooth sailing from here. Moving sucks! But soon, you're going to be decorating your own house. It's going to be awesome. Xxooo

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  4. Every settlement I have been to has been like this, I think the realators want to do as little as possible.

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  5. Yes. So much. I'm so afraid to ever move again, but of course, I won't rule it out. Life goes on even if moving sucks!

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  6. Our house was a foreclosure owned by Bank of America. The week before we closed, BOA started being investigated for improper foreclosure processes. Our mortgage company told us that they weren't sure they were going to lend money to homes owned by BOA anymore. Let me ad that a)it was December 15, b)we had given up our rented townhouse and hired movers after packing everything we owned and C)I was 4 months pregnant. They decided the day before we were set to close that they would write our mortgage but it would be the last one until BOA was investigated. I'm pretty sure my "thanks" sounded sarcastic. Because it was.

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  7. Our house was a foreclosure owned by Bank of America. The week before we closed, BOA started being investigated for improper foreclosure processes. Our mortgage company told us that they weren't sure they were going to lend money to homes owned by BOA anymore. Let me ad that a)it was December 15, b)we had given up our rented townhouse and hired movers after packing everything we owned and C)I was 4 months pregnant. They decided the day before we were set to close that they would write our mortgage but it would be the last one until BOA was investigated. I'm pretty sure my "thanks" sounded sarcastic. Because it was.

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  8. Ugh! We are moving this summer and I'm hoping none of this happens to us! I can't wait to see pictures of your new place!

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  9. I don't think I've ever heard of a house closing going as expected. Always, always, always go by the date on the contract, and not any other date you're given. I'm sure the sellers had the best of intentions and wanted to be out by June 3rd, but obviously something came up. If they have until the 6th at noon then you can't get mad they aren't leaving earlier than that.

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    1. I can if they changed their mind at the last minute. That was the frustrating part. Had they told us a week prior it wouldn't have been so stressful. But two days before? That was rough.

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  10. Geez louise. Glad it all worked out. Sounds like a major pain in the ass. If you know you have to be out by X date then you make it happen.... it's not the buyers fault you can't pack fast enough. Also you CAN pack a house in one day... you just have to commit. Haha.

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  11. Wow that's a lot of stress! Glad it all worked out.

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  12. Oh gosh what a mess! I'm glad you are on the other side of the stress!!

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  13. Ugh, I would NOT be happy either :(

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