As the ever-fabulous Prudence commented recently: the right house will not turn up at the right time, it will not be what you expect and you will need to jump through some tiresome, metaphorical hoops to make it all happen
And so it was that, this afternoon, the agent finally got back to us with a response from the vendors (though she had touched base on Saturday) and, well, it involves a little explanation …
Desired haus has been on market for over 4 months, passes in at auction and price keeps dropping.
We come in at the “offers over x” point.
We offer x + y – which is pretty realistic.
We discover the vendors are divorcing (which agent had alluded to at our second inspection), there is a good deal of conflict. We find out that there have been a couple of offers under x, but that ours is the first realistic one.
We find out today that the ex-husband would accept x + y, but the ex-wife is holding out for x + 10y (which is utterly unrealistic for both the property and the location)
Don stated that we will go x + 2y, but that is our max for this property.
Clearly The Universe wants us to stay in where we are and save more $$$.
But we are both a little sad.
1Honestly, I have seen shops with less clothes, shoes and jewellery.