Tuesday, January 02, 2007

House of Pain

I haven't been posting much lately, and the main reason is that I've been pretty busy. I don't know if I ever mentioned this, but we were selling our house and moving. Shortly (and I mean very shortly) before Christmas, we finally closed and I am relieved to no longer be burdened by the duties of home ownership. Everything is great now, but jesus, what an incredibly stressful process. Next time I buy a house, I want to make sure it's one we want to live in forever because selling a house really sucks. All in all, we ended up doing pretty well, putting it on the market and getting it sold in a total of about three months. But boy was it a pain in the ass in between. We had a very long closing, which was a bad idea, since it meant more time for things to go wrong, including the buyers' loan falling through the day before closing. And on top of all that stress, we had to find a place to live and move. Luckily a friend of mine was renting a house that we always loved anyway, so that worked out well. We had a great realtor (Rebecca Kitkowski from Re/max), without whom, the whole thing probably would have blown up a couple of times. Anyway, we're happily settled in our new home (where if anything breaks, I can call someone else to deal with it), so maybe I'll start posting more often now.

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Chris Howard said...

The old house does look great in that picture. Considering what you told me about the new owners' complaints, I guess it really is a house of pain. But not your pain anymore thankfully.

I don't mind the hassles of home ownership, but it does get to be a headache sometimes.

Westley said...

Glad to know you've taken care of it all now!