Today’s post comes from Barbara in Robbinsdale
Well, I Changed My Mind
Husband and I got a call on Monday from the Winona realtor who has been working with the seller of “our” house (See East Side, West Side).
Let’s call this House A. He said, and I quote, “I don’t want to complicate your lives, BUT…” Turns out another east end house we had looked it has jumped back on the market – the newly divorced woman who had bought it has figured out (just before moving in) that she’s not ready to be a homeowner. Let’s call this House B.
When we viewed House B a couple of months ago, we were instantly ready to make an offer, until we found an offer had already been made, and it was no longer available. It was exactly what I was looking for in a house – smaller, so we’d have to downsize; lots of light; hardwood floors; gas stove) – and has several features not found in the House A, the house we thought we were buying. (House B is still on the east end of Winona, close to our friend Walken and a community of people we know, just not quite as close as before. It is only a few blocks from The River.)
MEANWHILE, the Seller of House A has, in the last 10 days, discovered she would like to back out of the sale, for a number of reasons we don’t need to go into here. I have to wonder how many times this situations occurs – a seller reneges on offer to sell, and the buyer gets to have a house they wanted, after all, which just happens to be available again. (Remind me not to go into real estate.)
So in short:
- We will travel to Winona early next week for an inspection of House B, after which we will probably make an offer, when we are legally released from our offer on House A.
- We will have to re-do several change of address notifications we have already sent.
- We need to tour our current house again (House C?) and see what else we can discard, as House B is considerably smaller than House A.
- We are still planning a move to Winona on June 8, with several of our late son Joel’s friends helping us load the U-Haul the evening before… We just don’t yet know WHICH HOUSE we’re moving into.
What has been your most dramatic Change of Mind?