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Old 12-23-2019, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, Hilly South, Land of Doors
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Taking care of the important things first, like family. Maine ain't going anywhere. Have a great holiday
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Old 12-31-2019, 10:36 AM
 
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Whew! Inspection went well. The "inspector" turned in a 31 page report on this 132 year old house but couldn't find anything serious to report. We agreed to six paltry items that, frankly, are inconsequential to us and cost us only a few bucks to resolve to their satisfaction.

So, now comes the word on our appraisal and after that, that's pretty much it from our end. I've told our broker that we're going to want to push hard to have this closing happen sooner than later and we know they are aggressive. We'll see what happens.

In the meantime, we feel that we're leaving the 2019 year in pretty good shape: House is sold just waiting for the details, my wife is fully retired although she's got a lot on her shoulders dealing with her Mom who is in the very early stages of hospice. Fortunately she only lives 2 miles from here. We will have that house to deal with after we sell this one but it works for us as a place to stay as we settle upon property up North. So, things are complicated but manageable. We would sure like to have just one quiet weekend with no obligations so we could catch our breath. We'll spend this evening (New Year's Eve) up in Keene with our best friends like we have for the past 35 years. Tomorrow we'll put our feet up and not answer the phone for a few hours.
Everyone have a great New Year!
Cabinetman in Connecticut
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Old 12-31-2019, 01:24 PM
 
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Whew! Inspection went well. The "inspector" turned in a 31 page report on this 132 year old house but couldn't find anything serious to report. We agreed to six paltry items that, frankly, are inconsequential to us and cost us only a few bucks to resolve to their satisfaction.

So, now comes the word on our appraisal and after that, that's pretty much it from our end. I've told our broker that we're going to want to push hard to have this closing happen sooner than later and we know they are aggressive. We'll see what happens.

In the meantime, we feel that we're leaving the 2019 year in pretty good shape: House is sold just waiting for the details, my wife is fully retired although she's got a lot on her shoulders dealing with her Mom who is in the very early stages of hospice. Fortunately she only lives 2 miles from here. We will have that house to deal with after we sell this one but it works for us as a place to stay as we settle upon property up North. So, things are complicated but manageable. We would sure like to have just one quiet weekend with no obligations so we could catch our breath. We'll spend this evening (New Year's Eve) up in Keene with our best friends like we have for the past 35 years. Tomorrow we'll put our feet up and not answer the phone for a few hours.
Everyone have a great New Year!
Cabinetman in Connecticut
Very happy new year to you, I'm glad this worked out for you
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:07 AM
 
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But wait! We had another showing on Thursday evening. The people spend 40 mins here while we left for a light dinner with the two dogs. Weren't we SHOCKED to find out that they loved the place and are planning on making an offer. They are met with their bank on Friday to get their pre-approval. If all goes well, we'll have a second offer which will trump the first offer which had that contingency which allowed them a month to sell their home. Fingers crossed! It might be pie-in-the-sky but at least we feel that we're more in the driver's seat. I'll post back as soon as we hear either way.
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:40 PM
 
Location: North Carolina/Maine
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Good for you!
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Old 01-10-2020, 04:49 PM
 
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So did they make an offer? So if the contingent offer was that they had a month to sell their home, isnt it well past a month since your house went contingent? Since they have to sell their home, and that could be problematical, shouldnt your house still be listed as "for sale" to bring in any offers without any contingency?
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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The term is "Pending; continue to show". The broker knows that a large national bank is not going to loan money on that property. The deal will die because the buyer won't listen. One large bank is leaving Maine. The last branch may have closed. Even large institutions have superstitions.
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Old 01-12-2020, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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The term is "Pending; continue to show". The broker knows that a large national bank is not going to loan money on that property. The deal will die because the buyer won't listen. One large bank is leaving Maine. The last branch may have closed. Even large institutions have superstitions.
Totally confused by everything in this post except the first sentence, which is simply a reply to the previous poster.

But the rest of it: why wouldn't a bank loan money on the Connecticut property that the OP is trying to sell? And what does a bank leaving Maine have to do with anything? And what do superstitions have to do with anything?
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Old 01-31-2020, 05:24 PM
 
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Looks like its back For Sale again. This op just cant catch a break.
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Old 02-20-2020, 02:22 PM
 
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We bought a second home in Bath and we love it there. Convenient to everything without the big city traffic and people. We were supposed to just stay six months during the summer and fall, but fell in love with the snow this past January when we visited for some heating issues. Now I plan to stay in Florida a few more months so I can be in Maine in Jan and Feb. I cant stand the Florida heat after 40 years, not to mention the rude unfriendly people. If I could, I would live in Maine all year. We found a great remodeled home (rare) right on Kennebec River in the heart of the city (3/4 acre.) A dream come true! We are both 72 years young, so its never too late to do something adventurous. Thank you Mainers for being such friendly helpful people.
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