Closings delayed because of WHAT?!?

By
Real Estate Agent with The FOCUS Team at Coldwell Banker United

We had two of our closings delayed today in the Fort Hood area due to SNOW!!  The first is a new construction home in Skyline Ridge Subdivison in Copperas Cove.  This home was waiting for the permanent electric meter when the rolling blackouts and bad weather hit the Fort Hood area this past week.  The electric company was too busy with emergencies to install the meter, thus delaying the closing.  In the mean time, the water line froze at the water meter.  The builder has to wait until the electric meter to be installed so that they can fix the pipe without it freezing over again.  The second closing was also a new construction home, this one in the House Creek North subdivision.  Our buyer is moving from an area about 2 1/2 hours north of Fort Hood and he had over 4 inches of snow/ice at his house. 

The 1 inch of snow we got today caused all of the schools to be closed, most all businesses to be closed, and delay our closings :(  I do not see how all the folks up north function in the winter!!!

Did you have any closings delayed due to the snow here in Texas?

 

Look forward to hearing from everyone!!

Lori

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I am a licensed Broker (TREC#0446137) in the State of Texas who specializes in The Fort Hood Area.  I am an Associate Broker with The FOCUS Team at Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS.  I assist Real Estate Buyers and Sellers in Bell County, Coryell County and Lampasas County including the cities of Harker Heights, Killeen, Copperas Cove, Nolanville, Kempner, Belton, Temple, Lampasas, Gatesville. I am experienced in Military PCS Moves/Relocation, New Construction, and First Time Home Buyers.  If you need help buying or selling in the Fort Hood area, or know someone who does, feel free to contact me.

Comments (4)

Samantha Davault
Alexander Chandler Realty - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX

Lori, we have basically been housebound this since Monday evening.  I am so ready for Spring!!!  Our area is just not equipped to handle this type of weather.  Up North they deal with it on a regular basis so they are prepared and know what htey are doing, but even so they sometimes get shut down due to severe winter weather.  Hang in there.  You are not alone.

Feb 04, 2011 04:10 PM
Christopher Taylor
Corpus Christi, TX

Had school and businesses closing in Corpus Christi also, and the rolling blackouts.

Feb 04, 2011 04:17 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

that is just amazing. I do not remember a year like this...a year that has seemed to cripple the entire Country

Feb 04, 2011 04:18 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

For those of us "up North" it is hard to fathom how an inch of snow could keep anyone from going wherever they wanted to go. But... I suppose none of your cars are equipped with the proper tires.

Feb 04, 2011 04:25 PM