Monday, June 18, 2007

Would Someone Just Buy This House, Please?








The big news around here is that our buyers backed out on the day of our closing. That was Friday.

Today, their agent called ours and asked her to please return their deposit.

I may be damn morose after this turn of events, but I had to laugh at that one. They can get their money back when they rip it from the grip of my rigor-mortified hand.

So, back to the daily grind that is selling one home to buy another. Five months and three failed offers down. . .how many to go?

13 comments:

Michele said...

That sucks. Just sucks. And how do they get their deposit back, if they backed out?
Really sorry to hear it.

Mrs. Chicken said...

Oh, God, Binky. ARGH! I am enraged on your behalf.

Keep that money as long as you can. Whatever happened to good faith? They day of? That is just total jackassery.

jen said...

oh NO. dammit. i am sorry, friend. i thought it was a done deal.

creeps.

Boz said...

It takes cojones to ask for the deposit back after backing out on the day of the closing. Maybe The Boss can educate them, no?

Lawyer Mama said...

You have got to be f'in kidding me! On the DAY of the closing???? Yeah, um, whatever happened to enforceable contracts? Asking for that deposit back took some serious stones.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Oh no! That sucks. I'm so sorry.

Major Bedhead said...

That sucks! I'm sorry. I can't believe they had the balls to ask for their deposit back. You don't have to give it to them, do you?

Chris said...

To clarify for everyone who is asking whether we HAVE to give the deposit back I have this to say:
I wish that we were actually in possession of the money and it was just a matter of them asking for it. Because then I could consider them tresspassers and shoot on sight. Unfortunately, the money is still in escrow and it's up to the lawyers to fight over who gets it. I'm hoping that their lawyer is smart enough to realize that his clients are morons and should just give up. I am prepared to spend all of the deposit money in court and lawyer fees just out of principle. If we don't keep it, they sure as hell won't.

Whirlwind said...

as I like seeing you and The Boss, it stinks that it fell through at the last moment.

Hopefully you'll find another buyer soon and can find a new house you like.

slouching mom said...

Oh, no. That is awful. I'm so sorry.

And they've got some nerve.

Asshats.

Mary-LUE said...

I'm so sorry. I'm not sure about the market in your state, but in her So Cal, what you describe has been happening on a somewhat regular basis to people. I hope you get to keep that deposit AND get that house sold ASAP!

Boz said...

For some reason, Chris, the following popped into my head when reading your comment:

...and with a megalomaniacal laugh Chris shouted, "If I cannot have it, then nobody can!" He tossed aside the can, lit the match, and ran into the house. It took three towns of firefighters over eight hours to extinguish the blaze.

Redneck Mommy said...

I am pissed on your behalf.

What a bunch of asses. May you have better luck this time around...