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Received an email from a past buyer  that illustrates perfectly the trials and frustrations of home buying today.  Purchasing a home was an exciting endevour in times past - a rite of passage significant of improving our way of life.

The times they are a-changin.......  here is the latest email on home purchase  pain......

"We found a house we loved and we hoped the seller would take a contingent offer.......we only had a short window to SELL our house or we would LOSE the new house.

We listed our house and lived through people's concerns over the highway, the wallpaper, the apartments behind us, the small basement.........

We found a buyer who LOVED our house but hadn't sold THEIR home...........

Two days later OUR buyer sold THEIR house and we waited to see if THEIR buyers had the financing and were preapproved by a bank to buy THEIR house........

Then we waited to see if OUR home buyer had good financing and was preapproved for a mortgage ( NOT an easy task with this economy)

We did an inspection of the new home we are buying and we hoped they wouldn't find anything MAJORLY wrong with it..........

OUR new buyers had an inspection at the home they're SELLING in order to buy ours and we hoped THEIR deal didn't FALL through because of an inspection at THEIR house.....

Our new buyers did an inspection at OUR house and we hoped they wouldn't find anything astronomically expensive to repair..........

Then the wait for the appraisals to come back on the home YOUR buyers are SELLING, then the appraisal for YOUR home that your buyers are BUYING, then the appraisal for the home YOU are buying...........and my realtor says it can be ALL over the board because of LAST years horrible housing market!!!!!!!!! So everything can come crashing down like a deck of cards, if something doesn't APPRAISE right...........

AND to TOP it off, the owners of the house WE are BUYING asked if our deal was SEALED IN STONE because it turns out the seller is now being relocated BACK to KC and they wanted to see if they could have their house BACK.........

The answer is a big fat NOOOOOOOOO because we are NEVER moving again.

If you NEED us, we will be at xxxx   xxxxx   for the rest of our lives, that is if nothing goes...........WRONG!!!!"

Call JOAN For Buying or Selling in Shell Knob, MO  417-846-7128

Tri-Lakes Realtors   417-858-3344





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Will Handley
Progressive Inspection Service - San Juan Capistrano, CA
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That's great Joan.  We do need to work on them about that "Never Moving" part of the letter.  Ah, the old days of corporate transfers and divorce.  How I long for the days of old:)

May 22, 2010 05:01 AM #1
Joan Snodgrass
Midamerica Referral Network - Kimberling City, MO

Corporate transfers?  Ah yes - I have a faint memory of them.  Divorce?  Nah - got two listings from that now and it is super pain from the git-go.

May 22, 2010 09:26 AM #2
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