Friday, February 14, 2014

Sold......well sort of...........

We accepted an offer on the house on Thursday night.  BUT and there is always a but, they have their own house to sell.  So the offer is conditional on the sale of their home.  They have until March 21st to sell their house and then firm up.  Their house should (in theory) be an easy sell but as with anything who knows?

Meanwhile we will still go ahead with an open house on Sunday as planned, as it is technically still for sale.  If someone comes in with a better offer the couple have 48 hours to either firm up on their offer or back away.

Are we pleased with all of this, yes and no.  The reality of the situation is that it does put people off when there is a conditional offer on a house.  However it's an offer and it's looking positive that they will sell their house, but as yet they don't have it on the market?  Both their agent and ours feel that this isn't a problem but that remains to be seen.  We are optimistic things will all work out.

The closing date on this transaction will/should be June 16th, 2014 which suits us just fine.  Why, because we are in the middle of negotiating on our new home.  I will fill you in more of that down the line.  Suffice the say I have a headache that fills my head from top to bottom {SIGH}

Finally Miss Nora wants to wish you all a Happy Valentines Day:

20 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh Miss Nora Happy Valentines to you too. Yeah Gail it is going to work out. Hug B

boopnut said...

Adorable pic of Miss Nora! I wouldn't think an offer would put people off. Instead, it should make your house even more desirable! At least, you know it will all work out!
Hugs,
Deb

Aranka said...

Happy Velentines Miss Nora and family! Good to hear that there are people interested in buying your house. You and your husband put in so much work in this house and it shows. It will all work out!

Debby said...

CONGRATS!!!! All that hard work getting your beautiful home ready has paid off! Miss Nora is a beauty, happy Valentines Day to you all

T'Pol said...

Miss Nora thank you! Happy Valentine's!
Good Luck with the sale...

anexactinglife.com said...

A happy day all around!

Mysti said...

Congrats on the offer (in the US it is called a Hubbard Clause). I hope it all works out.

And miss Nora....I could eat her up. You need to post some "cousin" pics....I bet Princess loves her, big girl that she is!

Evelyn said...

Gill praying all goes well on the sale!

EG CameraGirl said...

Congratulations, Gill, and I hope it all goes smoothly.

Miss Nora is so adorable! Happy Valentine's Day!

Jane and Chris said...

I've got everything crossed!
Jane x

Rose said...

I think selling a house is one of the most stressful events in life. I sure hope this works out for you...and Happy Valentine's day to you, too. That Nora sure is a darling.

Jane said...

Miss Nora looks lovely in her heart-covered onesie! Keeping my fingers crossed for you Gil!

angela said...

Happy valentines to you all, and sending very positive vibes so that everythingnre the houses goes well xx

~Carla~ said...

Sounds promising, Gill!! :)

William Kendall said...

Within a few months, it'll all be sorted and settled any which way.

Miss Nora's a cutie!

DeniseinVA said...

That is good news and oh my, Miss Nora is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I recently discovered your blog,and enjoy it.Coincidentally, we lived in a stone house on a hundred acre farm with stone and board and antiques, collectibles,board and batten barns. We have downsized, moved to town, and are adjusting to all our subsequent life changes.Though all this took place six years ago, I remember clearly the constant prepping of home and garden for potential buyers and it's inconvenience.It took over our lives and we were so relieved when it was all over and done with.We also had to move our son and daughter as well as caregiving for my late mother.We did learn that it was very important to pay attention to details in offers and completion of sale documents and the GST (agricultural property info and revenues)well water testing, tax and utility expenses,new utility and address changes and startups, moving fees and home fuel arrangements.We had wonderful help and lots of hands but it still proved to be taxing on us. I found having packed a suitcase with all our fresh changes of clothes and towels and linen to make up beds on moving night a good thing. A|lso ready to eat meals and drinks were kept handy along with pen, paper, utility knife, flashlight,screwdriver and garbage bags, dish soap, tissues paper cups and plates and plastic cutlery and paper towels.We had our dog crate abedding and food and water ready to be set up immediately upon arrival outside in our new yard so that our dog would be safe and calm on a lovely summer afternoon.He was with me ,leashed,on the ride to our new home.Since I'm an avid gardener I dug and potted two hundred plants-perrenials to bring and a wonderful neighbour delivered all these to me safe and sound.(I had yet to create new beds in the yard)I think it's important to be as flexible and positive about the whole thing and expect the unexpected and inconvenient.You have worked so hard to beautify, maintain and update your home.It is so lovely,I wish we were buying it! Thank you for sharing, chin up, you'll do great!Warmest regards, Destemona Poole (destemonapoole@live.ca)

Anonymous said...

In my lengthy message to you I forgot to say just what a sweetie, your little munchkin is. You are blessed.D.Poole

Emily Walsh said...

Congrats on the new house! I had a quick question and was hoping that you could email me back when you get the chance. Thanks!

Emily : )

Holly Nelson @ English Girl Canadian Man said...

Congratulations! That is so amazing! I hope things work out for you, I have my fingers crossed! And Nora is just too pretty. I love that name too!