House sale just fallen through – help cheer me up!
Back in the day I applied for my first teaching job in (Great) Driffield, in the middle of
nowherepan-flat East Yorkshire. I was gutted when I didn’t get the job.
A few weeks later I got a job which meant I now live in the middle of the Pennines! I’m so glad I didn’t get that first job.
I’m a big believer in that things usually work out for the best.Posted 4 years ago
Yeah, i’m generally a firm believer that things happen for a reason. Unfortunately though i’m actually starting my dream job on Monday so the timing on this is rubbish!! Can’t be done with all with on top of a total change in career 😐
I’m currently renting which is fixed until 31 Aug – so the question is, do I leave my house vacant and hope it sells quickly, or move back in? I guess it’s not going to sell and complete in 6 weeks is it, so i’ll be moving back in anyway at some point….Posted 4 years ago
Damn damn damn….
Was expecting a phone call this afternoon to tell me when I was about to exchange on the sale of my house (currently vacant as i’m renting) – and instead I got told that sale has fellen through. My buyer has lost her buyer 😐
Currently waiting to hear whether the house i’m buying will wait (no chain), or whether i’ve lost that.
My house back on market as of today…
Any ‘I sold my house in a day’ or general cheery stories welcome….Posted 4 years agodashedMember
A fair few years ago we fell in love with a house, had an offer accepted, instructed solicitors and then the vendors backed out of the sale when they found out we weren’t married (we’d never claimed we were!) as they were staunchly Christian. House went back on the market.
Worked out for the best though as relationship didn’t last 😳Posted 4 years ago
Crikey dashed 😯
I’m feeling a bit better now – I have a plan. I’m going to move back into the house i’m selling in a few weeks time as at least it’ll look better for selling then. Plus it’s closer to my new job so i’ll save a fortune on commuting. A bit of a faff but there you go.
Fingers crossed the lady i’m (hopefully) buying off waits – just had the bloody survey done on Friday too 😐Posted 4 years agostealthcatMember
Oh, and the one I try to forget – we were going to buy a place, had ended the tenancy on the flat we were renting, and were all set to move in until our solicitor started to get upset about the leasehold setup.
We arranged to rent the new place for 6 months, and at the end of 6 months, couldn’t get out fast enough. Bad neighbours, cellar flooded, and the area was a lot worse than we’d realised. Again, the place we did buy was in a different league (as well as a different area!)Posted 4 years agoThrustyjustMember
I and the current wife found a new house and we hadn’t even put ours on the market. Panic on. Put it on the market, cash buyer said he wanted us out in 6 weeks, as he wanted his daughter to start in the local catchment school then. Major panic on then. We moved 8 weeks after that date and had 2 houses worth of stuff to sort and ‘allegedly’ a sh*t load of bike stuff 😉Posted 4 years agoKitMember
a) You’re off to ride some sweet trails in sunny hot Utah with a ‘friend’ ( 😉 ) in a couple of months! Something brilliant to look forward to anyway.
b) You’re starting your dream job!
c) Forgive me, but your ex sounds a dick, so you’re clearly better off without him – winner!
😀Posted 4 years agomuddydwarfSubscriber
That’s nice of him, but think of it this way..
The other week i was having a beer with an old mate when he told me that his (previously) pregnant partner had run into my ex fiancée at an ante-natal class. He wasn’t sure how I’d react to being told that my ex was pregnant so had held off telling me.
My reaction? To shrug and say “thank god its not mine”
😆Posted 4 years agospooky_b329Member
It can happen.
We viewed a few houses to see what we could get for our money. Found a nice one, no chance of getting it as ours wasn’t on the market but at least we knew there was stuff out there that met our expectations.
Spent a couple of weeks sorting ours out, put it on the market, before it even got onto Rightmove the agent sent a couple to view it using the old ‘its not on the market yet so get in there quick’ trick, and we sold it to them a few days later for near enough the asking price.
Quick second viewing on the house we’d already seen, second offer accepted and a fair bit less than we expected to be pushed up to.
Obviously it went a bit downhill from there with demands from the other vendors, but the actually selling and buying was over before we really started!
Good Luck 🙂Posted 4 years agobencooperMember
Well, I’ve been exchanging emails – lots and lots of them – with a customer in the States. After over 40 emails, some very long and detailed, she ordered a Rohloff Brompton, a £3000 bike. That was on Saturday.
This evening I got an email saying that she had now tried riding a bicycle and it made her neck hurt, so she wanted to cancel the order.
So I know how you feel 😉Posted 4 years agodashedMember
I have made the “I need to tell you about me new gf” call in the past, not to rub someone’s nose in it, but out of respect so they heard it from me and not via mutual friends.
I was on the receiving end a couple of days ago though – shitty to hear but answers any last niggling “what ifs?” I might have had. Helps in some ways… 😕
Chin up Miss N, you’ll sell your house for more money and meet someone way better 😀Posted 4 years agohoraMember
About 10yrs ago friends of ours lost (1-2k, I think it was closer to 2) when the seller decided at a very late stage that they’d sell to a gazumper. Back then it was ALOT of money to our friends (and us) to lose. Made me angry too the way that they were handled/treated. At the time I think the estate agent was abit of a ****.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks guys! Back to my annoyingly cheerful self this morning! It’s all a bit pesky, but at the end of the day it’ll sort itself out one way or another, and moving back into my ‘old’ house will at least mean i’m closer to my fab new job.
Which saves petrol and means more money for bikes, right???! 😀Posted 4 years agoDezBSubscriber
Going through house buying/selling at the moment… christ, why do all the idiots we pay to do this job for us make it so damn stressful??
Solicitors are a pain in the arse, estate agents are incompetent idiots!
Mine should be easy, but I went to see the solicitors yesterday who told me the person I’m buying off wants to complete 3 days after the date I told them I had to be out of my rented accommodation! Ah ok cheers, I’ll live in the effin street for a few days then eh?
Lovely day out though innit!?Posted 4 years agoEdukatorMember
Viewed from the other side of the channel this chain lark seems very strange. Here people just buy another house and get a bridging loan the time it takes to sell their own, or sell their own and leave enough time in the contract to find somewhere else to buy or rent.Posted 4 years agoHarry_the_SpiderSubscriber
Our buyer pulled out at the last minute. They had seen the place a couple of times then came back again with somebody from their church (WTF?). Next day we get the call that is all off.
The estate agent went mental because it would have blown a 6 house chain and 4 of them were on their books. Then they got on the phone back to another couple that had viewed it but had been outbid by the first lot. 1 day later it was all back on again, but we had to drop the price by a couple of £k.Posted 4 years agospacemonkeyMember
As others have said, chin up miss. Hopefully something better will make itself available to you. Is there much movement in the market near you? There’s none down here so buyers are sometimes fighting over properties. Had one fall through recently and now offering on another. Solicitor recommended by a friend was sh1t and rude. Agents: some are actually quite sound, others absolutely not.
You going out on the bike tonight? I ****ing am 🙂
Viewed from the other side of the channel this chain lark seems very strange
Friends in Sweden seem to buy houses in a matter of days/weeks without any complications whatsoever. They simply find a house they like and hand over the money. Simples.Posted 4 years ago
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