Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I'm Scared

I am afraid that our house will never sell..or that it will take so long to sell and we will have to keep lowering the price that we will be in worse shape financially than we are now...if that is even possible. Our family has been all kinds of split up for the past 15 months.

I love our house. It is in a fantastic neighborhood in what everyone says is the "best" elementary school zone in the city. It is spacious and has a great floor plan. We have a neighborhood pool, playground and a pond that is stocked with fish. What family wouldn't want to live here?

The economy is shit and a very large company headquartered in close proximity announced that it will be laying off about 2100 people by 2013. Houses are being listed like crazy in this area. For Sale signs went up on Monday in front of 2 more houses in my neighborhood.

We CANNOT stay here. It is not even an option and if it was I wouldn't want to stay. Big Yankee and I have had three layoffs in three years between us. He spent nearly two years trying to find a job he liked that paid a living wage because I DIDN'T want to move. Now I just want to get the hell out of here. He now has a job he loves and we NEED to move across country to join him.

11 comments:

Shell said...

I hope you can find a buyer soon!

The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

Is your realtor making any suggestions to help the sale? Are they suggesting you lower the price or maybe rent? I know that may not be an option financially but it sounds like your town is being hit hard. Maybe it is just because we are in the middle of the school year and a lot of people like to wait until spring to start looking. I feel awful just being able to say things I am sure plenty have already said to you. I guess I can just say this...from my heart...IT SUCKS THAT YOUR HOUSE HASN'T SOLD YET!!! YOU ALL SHOULD BE UNDER ONE ROOF AND HAPPY!!!xo

Robbie K said...

I love our realtor and I think she is doing all that she can given the circumstances. We have dropped the price and will drop it again if needed. I am taking it personally that no one loves this house as much as I did when I saw it. :) Renting will probably be next step but we will let kids finish out school year here.

Robbie K said...

Thanks! We have the BEST playroom ever and it would be perfect for a family with multiple kiddos.

Jen said...

Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you & sending all kinds of JUST FUCKING SELL ALREADY vibes to your house. This must be a really, really hard time for you. XOXOX

Kelly said...

Life in limbo...been there. I hope it all works out for you soon.

Rambling Redhead said...

I hope your house sells soon hun.

Robbie K said...

Thank you for your thoughts and sell already vibes! Very much appreciated!

Rusti said...

our house has been on the market for 3.5 of the 6 years we've lived in it, and we're to the point now that we're thinking of renting it out... which is frustrating enough, but to do all that while NOT being with your husband on a regular basis?? WOW. I'm sending good thoughts your way - and crossing my fingers that the perfect family comes along and loves your house as much as you do and snags it right up.

Robbie K said...

Thanks...I am just so ready to get on with things ya know?

Robbie K said...

Thanks for your thoughts! Wow..3.5 years on the market??? How did you survive? I would go crazy with the house showing etc.