Thursday, May 22, 2014

No Sale

We found out that the house was built back in 1959 - Everything about the main part of the house was 21 years older than we thought. I will say we were shocked that the information wasn't given to us sooner.

We are not happy. It's kind of like hiring someone to be a stripper at your party and it turns out to be a 55 year old geezer. He can probably dance, but how's his liver? Everything is that much older. Resale would be less after we poured all the necessary money into it. Insurance would be higher. Makes a person leery as to what else had not been disclosed - that the inspector couldn't see.

Our realtor said that Alabama was a "Buyer Beware" state. Humph!

No Sale
We feel we have already put out too much cash. Never believe in 'Move in ready', no matter how much you like the place. For now - I give up.

I am sick today - not just because of what's going on, I have an intestinal bug of some sort.

13 comments:

  1. alabama? you're moving to alabama? or were trying to?

    i'm confused...

    and i'm sorry.

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  2. Um, my house goes back to the 1860's. Older houses can be built much better than the newer ones, which are often put together with cardboard and spit. Did you have a home inspection done? If you like this house, I wouldn't give up on it too quickly, just because it's older than you thought.

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  3. I agree with Louise. Sometimes the older houses are built better. But you have to go with what you feel is right. I am so sorry! Feel better!!

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  4. Oh no Sharon. So, so sorry to read this. It seemed just right for you guys too. Our house is over 120 years old and I reckon it will easily out live us! Keep searching, the right one is out there I'm sure. Xxx

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  5. Sharon, please take care of yourself and I am sorry that you had to go through all this before the truth came out. Your health is important.....far more than any house will ever be.
    Get back some some strength and see what happens and is ahead for you.
    take care.

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  6. Sharon, please take care of yourself and I am sorry that you had to go through all this before the truth came out. Your health is important.....far more than any house will ever be.
    Get back some some strength and see what happens and is ahead for you.
    take care.

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  7. I've had more trouble with my new house that was built in 1999 then in my old house in San Antonio that was built in heaven knows when. It isn't right that they didn't tell you though. So sorry things didn't go as you had hoped.

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  8. Sorry to hear about this. Hope you feel better soon.

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  9. Hi Sharon. Just catching up with you again. Finally - have a spare couple of hours to go visit. Keep looking.... there is something perfect out there for you. it will just take some time. Look after yourself in the meantime. Hugs Sue

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  10. Sharon I spent this morning going back to last July on your blog but cannot figure out the decision for your wish to move.
    Congrats on your writing and publishing. I have yet to figure out where I can read your work.
    Dentures eventually become part of you. I forget once in a while to take mine out at night.
    I would love to hear from you. Email me:)

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  11. P.S. Why does a 1959 year old house pose an issue?
    New houses can be much worse. I recently left a house that was 8 years old and riddled with mould due to very poor construction:(

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  12. I agree that it was terrible that they didn't disclose the age of the house. That said, I do agree with those above who said that older houses are often better built than younger ones.

    Take care and feel better soon.

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