Friday, April 19, 2013

Verge of Tears

Short sale homes are a LOOOOOONG process. And ours doesn't seem to be getting any faster. I'm on the verge of tears. I just talked to our real estate agent and unfortunately, he doesn't know very much because he is just the messenger. All of the communication with the bank goes through a negotiator who then talks to the seller's agent. The seller's agent then tells our agent who then tells us. Basically there are a lot of "middle men" in this process.

Apparently this whole time the bank has had the wrong offer. We turned our offer in first and have been told we were primary. But the system the bank uses somehow got confused and they have been looking at someone else's offer this entire time even though ours was submitted first. Don't ask me how this happened because we already had to resign our offer because the seller's left the date off on the original one. I guess the program hiccuped somehow when we resubmitted our offer. But according to the seller's agent, the bank now has the right offer because he faxed our offer over again.

I have to keep hoping. And keep praying and trusting Heavenly Father and clinging to the answers I receive.  But it is easy to give up. We have been told we will know in 10 days. And then after that deadline passed we would know by Friday. And then Friday came and went and we would know by Wednesday. Well. All of those days have passed!! And now we are being told that we will know sometime next week. I don't even believe it. Next week meaning we might know in another month or two.

And besides the problem with our primary offer, one of the houses that we were a back up offer on went to auction and was already sold. We had no idea so we could not even bid on it. Which is honestly kind of annoying considering the reason we put an offer on it in the first place was because we wanted to buy it. But the bank sent it to auction 3 1/2 weeks ago.

I keep hearing the song "Home" by Phillip Phillips on the radio. Somehow it renews a degree of hope (even if it is a glimmer) in me with our home buying process.
"Just know you're not alone
Cause I'm going to make this place your home."
I picture Casey singing that to me. I'm not alone. I have my best friend by my side and some how we will make some house out their our home.


1 comment:

Jonessa said...

It's unfortunate your agent keeps telling you that you'll hear back within a week. Our agent told us that short sale homes take on average 3 to 6 months, depending on the bank. We found this to be true. Hope this helps. Good luck. The housing market is tough for buyers right now. It truly is a sellers market, not a buyers.