House Hunting – Episode 335

Categories: BlogBy Published On: February 12, 202229.8 min read655 words10 Comments on House Hunting – Episode 335

LOL! It feels that way.

This is my cottage lane quilt. Just a picture with houses for interest. I kind of wish I could live on cottage lane.


Anyway, I wanted to give you all an update on this process and record it for myself. I need to remember this pain later if I ever decide to do this again.

We heard that the investment agency wouldn’t accept our terms. I mean I would have been shocked if they did…they clearly know they are scammers. I even went so far as to google this agency and saw many scam stories. The injustice of it all makes me want to go public in some way because they are really stealing from people and conning people in a vulnerable situation. On both sides and it’s really frustrating. I feel relief that I am out of that deal and that I only lost the fees for the inspection. I am sure their plan is to wait for a cash buyer that is waving the inspection and I wish I could go and paste my inspection all over that place to save someone the hassle. But I have to let that go. I am also 100% sure were weren’t bidding against anyone else. They just wanted our highest bid. So that agent also should be reported. It’s pretty convenient that she doesn’t list her name on anything.

So moving on.

Rob went and looked a few houses today. One was sold before he got there. The other one was having an open house and there were dozens of cars and a full house. We can’t compete against any bidders because we don’t have a cash offer.

I wasn’t in love with the house. But I love the small town area, the shop would have been perfect for my business, the yard was really nice and fenced in for the dogs. I would have updated the house and made it work.

Here we are. This is not great.

I am needing to focus on what is ahead next week as I will be at MSQC and I can’t be worried about what is happening at home. Of the fact that in a few weeks I won’t have a home. LOL!

Renting really isn’t an option for me. I know that has been suggested. That might work for an everyday situation. But I have 3 long arms. I could take it down to 2 for a time. But I have to set up a studio. I also have 3 dogs. One of my dogs is 165 pounds. Landlords typically don’t want you running a business out of their house. They don’t like dogs in general …much less huge ones.  Finding a house to buy that will accommodate my business is difficult enough …renting one would be a unicorn. Not to mention the price of rent? I would be paying double a house payment which in that area is going to be around 3-4000$ a month for a house the size I need for the longarms. They most likely will want a year lease. That is 30-40K in rent fees that would come from the sale of my home because I can’t afford that kind of house payment in the first place. So then I am only making it harder on myself to buy a house by dipping into my house fund. IN this case we either have to find something or cancel the sale of our house and Rob needs to find a new job. It’s that simple. He finally has a job he likes and I feel bad for him. But the market is terrible and I am not going to be homeless. I also can’t continue this roller coaster of insanity. My pain tolerance is low in this situation. This process is beyond my control.

I hope the next episode of this saga is a better one.





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  1. Nicole Wiwatowski February 12, 2022 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    You said it, This process is beyond my control”, but it’s NOT beyond God’s control! I’m praying for your family. He has brought you this far and he will not abandon you.

  2. FAITH T. HOLLOWAY February 12, 2022 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    We would never let you be homeless! That is quite enough of that kind of thinking.. You have been through so much that this is just a bump in the road.
    You’ve got this!

  3. Brenda Holcman Johnsen February 13, 2022 at 3:07 am - Reply

    Oh my

    We had a few chinks selling and buying this month, but nothing like you have have experienced. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

  4. Patricia Arbuckel February 13, 2022 at 4:46 am - Reply

    I can’t imagine your worry. As you know everything in God’s time.
    You are in my prayers , to calm your worries and to have a lovely
    home soon.. Have a great trip enjoy MSQ town and your class.
    Love and hugs

  5. Pamela Anslem February 13, 2022 at 5:50 am - Reply

    So, your inner voice was right, and you all listened. That’s good. I understand the stress you’re feeling, and the only way out is through it. Deep breaths, and know you’ll get through the storm. Once on the other side of this you’ll look back and see all that you have learned. Some of our best life lessons come from the storms we endure.
    Enjoy your quilting peeps at MSQC and just have fun!

  6. Diane Sneed February 13, 2022 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Aw, we have all been there! Just give it to God. He has a plan and He will find you a wonderful house! I know it happened to us! Love your quilts!

  7. Linda February 13, 2022 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Charisma … God is faithful & I believe He does have the right home for you that will delight your Heart. Hold onto your Faith & His Promise that as we delight in Him, He will meet our every need. With God, nothing is impossible. So right now I Decree that god will provide the needed house, at the right price, & in the perfect location for you.

  8. Cheryl Thompson February 13, 2022 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    I agree with Nicole, and I will also be praying for you that your way is paved before you. After all,
    He, who knows your needs and your concerns, loves you the most! Hugs!

  9. Randee L. February 15, 2022 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Try Texas, we are welcoming and the prices aren’t so outrageous as “the Coasts”.

  10. Marianne February 17, 2022 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Could you rent a smaller house and then rent out a warehouse space/office to put the longarms in?

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