08 June 2008

Maybe I Should Just Start Twittering

I don't know whether it's pathetic to feel like live blogging our negotiations, but here it is: the house lists at 329,900. We offered 315,000 earlier today, and the seller has responded with 325,900 and the news that she's replacing a shower head (whee!). We're countering at 320,000, and will get the disclosure info on the property tomorrow. I wish the seller had come down a little more (can't we get a break in this overall crappy housing market, which is clearly crappier here than in Germany?), but still, a promising enough beginning.

And on the "it can't possibly hurt, can it?" front, when people in my knitting group told me that I should bury a St. Joseph statue in the back yard because it would speed my house sale, I laughed, and then said, "well, why not?" One of my knitting friends brought me by a statue. Curious Girl looked at it and said, "please help our house sell, thank you" and put him upside down facing out in the rear vegetable garden. My mother is praying to St. Jude on our behalf.

11 comments:

Phantom Scribbler said...

Fingers crossed for you!

jo(e) said...

Uh, St. Jude is the patron saint of lost causes. Surely, it's not that bad yet!

It makes me anxious just to read about house negotiations. I hope things get settled soon!

JM said...

here's to hoping everything works out better for you than it did(n't) for me. i know it will, though. and then you can always look back and say "hey, no matter how crappy it was, it was better than julie's situation!" and chuckle.

susan said...

The more abodes we own, Julie, the more places we are likely to have a blogger meet up in. Not that Cs next year is going to be in any of the places we may both own or rent property next year. Here's to good luck for both of us. (Have you buried St.Joseph lately?)

Jo(e), I did point out to my mother that I didn't quite consider my house a lost cause, but she is not to be dissuaded.

JM said...

By the time I thought about St. Joseph, I took the place off the market. Good thing, too -- that market totally tanked. I'd rather keep taking the loss each month than to sell it for the current going rate.

Blah blah, all about me, blah blah. Point being, I totally understand your house stress. Maybe not exactly, but enough. Go St. Joseph!

S. said...

Since my housing stress is all about carrying the mortgage, I'm totally with you on catching a break.

(On the other hand, I did the mortgage to myself with a cash-out refinance to fund the store, so....)

susan said...

Julie, I leave blah blah all about me comments on other people's blogs all the time! (which I sometimes do wonder about, but as I like hearing other people's stories about the situations I blog about, I optimistically assume that other people do too).

Songbird said...

That must be one great shower head...

kathy a. said...

wishing you luck!

Magpie said...

what songbird said. it's gold-plated, right?

seriously, good luck.

Leighton said...

Luck, luck, and even more luck...