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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

so we lost it all

I came home from work today to see my husband very upset. He said that we lost the house. I was in a little bit of disbelief...they had already accepted our offer. We had a home inspection this week..
He said our realtor called today and said in the contract he accidentally switched two letters. That apparently made the contract no good. So the house is going on the market again tomorrow. The only hope we have is he is supposed to call the listing agent and tell what happened. He made a mistake, not us. Hopefully they will let us keep the house since they originally accepted our offer. I don't want it to go on the market again because there were 5 other offers on the house, we barely got the acceptance in the first place. There was just a couple hundred difference in our favor. (which ironically is because our agent put his commission lower so our net pay would be higher.)    Ironically he got us the house, and now he is the reason we lost it.

Its safe to say that we are devastated. The house needed work, and we were looking forward to that. We wanted to rip out the carpet and paint the walls and redo the kitchen. I was in heaven with remodeling that house. It was perfect. I envisioned us living there and starting our family there. I was picturing a nursery in one of the bedrooms. and now its gone.

I don't know what to think. We had it, and suddenly we don't because of a technical error. Two Letters misplaced.  You would think they would let us just redo the contract. Why do they have to take it away and put it back on the market?  We have to start over again from the beginning. And what if someone puts in a higher bid this time and they get it.

I guess it isn't the end of the world. I'm sure many people go through much worse then this. I guess I should feel lucky that this is the worst of my problems. Maybe we weren't supposed to live there. I don't see why, but maybe there is a better place. I don't want to keep looking. I liked our realtor. But if this falls through we'll have to find another realtor.