Friday, 24 April 2009

Back to square one!

Hopes of selling our house fairly soon have been dashed.

I think I mentioned that the first couple who made a good offer are not yet in a position to proceed with the purchase as they have to sell their own property. The second couple, with whom negotiations were under way, came back for a second viewing and then withdrew their offer because they have decided they would like a larger, Victorian style house!

Oh well. Sigh!


Maggie May said...

Oh no! Selling & buying a house is full of stress. Probably even worse in the economic crisis that we find ourselves in today.
Hope you do manage to sell to the next suitable person who views. Fingers crossed.

Cezar and Léia said...

Think positive Dear Jam Anne.These stuffs are very complicated !Everything will be right and I bet some family very special will be buy it and they will be very happy in this house like you enjoyed it.
Have a nice weekend

Cynthia said...

Chin up, SJA!
So sorry for your disappointment. I hope that it all turns out perfectly, just around the corner!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Maggie - strangely enough, not too disappointed although we had started looking for something else and found a couple of possibilities. As you say, fingers crossed. A x

Cezar and Leia - You are right - it will all turn out OK and the "special" family will come along one day. A x

Cynthia - hopefully not too much longer now! A x

Lindsay said...

Sorry to hear about collapse of sale. You will probably find another opportunity and things will turn out better than expected both on the sale and purchase. Good luck and thinking of you.

Jay said...

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that.

We want to move, but had decided that we'd wait until the housing market got going again. I was quite encouraged by your success!

I'm sure now that the market is beginning to stir someone else will put an offer in soon. Fingers crossed!

Winifred said...

Well at least the first ones are still interested. The market may be picking up with the good weather coming so keeping everything crossed for you!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Lindsay - thank you for your kind thoughts. It obviously wasn't meant and it will happen when the time is right. A x

Jay - again, thank you. We are encouraged though by the fact that there has been more interest in the past few weeks than all of last year! A x

Winifred - yes, all is not lost! As you say better weather may bring more interest. Thanks for thoughts.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

I completely sympathise with you SJA. We may have to put this small house on the market but I've no idea whether it will sell quickly or not. Isn't this just stomach churning at the moment? Hope all goes well for you and my fingers are well and truly crossed for you!

ps: word verification is "augurr" that's a good sign....

Sandi McBride said...

Keep those fingers crossed! I have every faith that a sell is coming soon...prayers for your safe sale!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Come on over to my place
I've cooked you a chicken

rosiero said...

House moving is so stressful. I don't know anybody who has managed it without problems. Commiserations.

Pam said...

I'm sorry it didn't go through as I know from experience how exciting but stressful the whole ordeal is.
Keep your chin up missus. XXX

Robert V. Sobczak said...

It's a terrible market. The new upgrade is staying put! But if you have to move, it can be a tricky and depressing time to do so.

Tillybud said...

Must be such a roller coaster for you. Fingers crossed!


So sorry to hear about your house news Anne. Moving house is very stressful. Hope someone comes through soon. :-D x

Denise said...

Oh dear, just read your post and what a shame. I hope you've heard some good news by now and that a new buyer will be right around the corner.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Hadriana - thanks for supportive comments - bank holiday weekend ahead so fingers crossed there may be some more interest then! A x

Sandi - thank you too for your kind thoughts and it is good to see you about again. A x

RAC - have aleady been over and thanks once again. A x

Rosiero - I know it will happen eventually, just hope it's fairly soon now! A x

Pam - funnily enough it didn't upset me that much but it was a stressful few days. A x

Robert - we were very hopeful last week as the house has been for sale for over a year now! A

Tillybud - thanks for support. A

Mrs A - appreciate your kind thoughts and comment. Fingers crossed! A x

Denise - nothing new yet, we'll just enjoy living here for a bit longer! Thank you for support though. A x