March 29, 2013

How to NOT sell your house in one big expensive lesson

As you are probably aware, I had my home on the market last year, with the hopes of moving to Hervey Bay. In June 2012, an offer was made on my home which I accepted. 

Then I had to dash down to Hervey Bay to find somewhere to live. While there I found a lovely home which was exactly what I wanted. 

We negotiated the price and the owners finally accepted my offer.

So I went back home with around five weeks to pack and make all the arrangements. I was SO excited. Then a week before the big move, the buyer of my home had his bank application turned down, even though he was supposed to have had it all pre-approved.

Unfortunately, the legal costs amounted to around $1,000 which is a lot of money when you are on a pension.

Since that time the house-market has continued to decline in Gladstone and prices are down at least $30,000. While that was happening, the buyers market practically dried up and I did not receive any more offers on my home.

So, it's now March in 2013... my house is no longer on the market, though I may reconsider putting it back up for sale in August/September. It will depend on the market and a number of other important factors.

While I would still like to move to Hervey Bay, I have delayed the move for the next couple of years, because I now have three teenage girls in my care (foster carer).

I have tried to find part-time work without success. 

I continue trusting in God's plan, though I wish sometimes He would put the blue-prints for my life on a table in front of me so at least I can know what to expect.

More news to come over the next few weeks ....

Thanks for dropping by.

1 comment:

  1. Sucks to hear that. I hope it all works out for you .