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#1 blu_fuz

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:58 AM

Some of you guys already know, but I thought I would share in the open forum.

 

The short story is this, 7 months ago we put an offer in on a short-sale house to buy that the home owner accepted. At the 5th month waiting (and anticipating we would get the house), we listed our house for sale. After being on the market for 2 weeks we sold ours. 2 weeks later we were told from the seller's bank for the house we wanted that they denied our offer. No counter offer, nothing.

 

Now we are in a situation. Our house is sold. We have no house to move into. All the other house options we like are $30k overpriced. So, we moved out and are living in our camper. All of our 'stuff' from the house is now stored in a 53' enclosed semi trailer.

 

 

Don't worry, the blasters are NOT in the semi trailer. I packed them into the camper and moved them to my inlaws basement for safe keeping.  

 

My family of 4 is homeless but all together. We are saving thousands of dollars every month we stay in the camper which increases our buying power and when we do find the right place, we are ready to POUNCE on it with no strings attached on our end. Fingers crossed that this doesn't last more than 6 months and have father winter breathing down our necks when we are still in the camper.

 

Wish us luck. We need it.

 

Here is our house listed on Zillow: https://www.zillow.c...zm/?view=public

 


 

 

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#2 Reli

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:00 AM

Dang, that sucks that you're having to go through that! What's the status of the house you wanted, have you heard?  Maybe the bank thinks it can get more money, but it's stupid that they won't even ask for a counter-offer.  Or maybe the seller hasn't fully proven to the bank that they're incapable of paying the mortgage. 

 

Sucks all the way around.  But on the bright side, at least it's not winter! 



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:49 AM

Sorry to hear this, Joe. I'm not all that far away from you, so if I can ever be of any assistance, please don't hesitate to give me a shout.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:24 AM

Damn that sucks but, as ever you found a silver lining. You are saving thousands of quid and I bet the experience has bought you all as a family even closer together.

 

The right one will come along mate and you'll be ready to go AND happy you waited for the right thing.



#5 blu_fuz

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:31 AM

After our offer of $150k was denied by the sellers bank, the seller really is burned out trying to save her credit before the house goes into foreclosure.

 

We begged the seller to let us hit this deal with another offer knowing this could take another 6 months to process. She said she would wait out trying the short sale again for us.

Somehow, through the grapevine of bank-lawyer-realtor-us, a conversation came up where the sellers bank came up with this:

"we will close for no less than $168,000"

This verbally came from the sellers bank. There was no counter offer from them, nothing on paper, so I have no idea why they would even mention this $168k number if there is no paper trail. I didn't really care at this point, but at least it looked like we could still have a shot at it.

 

 

I resubmitted another offer for $168k with no contingencies and sent it to the seller. She accepted this new offer that is $18,000 higher than our last one. It was signed and sent off to her bank 12 days ago.
 

Every short sale offer has to be submitted from scratch and go through the entire waiting process again. Could be weeks, few months, a year, who farking knows how long until we hear back.

I didn't want to cave in to a higher sale price because the $18k is out of pocket, BUT the next best house is over $200k. If I don't spend the $18k now and lock this deal in, we will have to spend $18k + another $30k to move into something even worth a damn.

Now we wait again.....

 

Thanks for the support guys.



#6 baddboybill

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:56 AM

This Stinks for you guys for sure. Hope all works out. You should move to Florida ;-)

#7 Reli

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 11:32 AM

Yeah sucks, maybe the bank figures their insurance will cover the loss, so they'll just let it foreclose.



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 11:52 AM

Wow that's tough! Good luck dude

And double wow that yours is the equivalent of £107,000 in uk money...that's a helluva lot of house for that compared to here. Uk house prices stink lol

#9 blu_fuz

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 12:10 PM

The houses in Fox Lake, WI are cheaper because it is a small town. Only about 1,500 people live here. It was a great first house to remodel and make our own, but it is time to move on.

 

 

Here is a little taste as to what it looked like when we bought it:

 

 

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 12:45 PM

Joe you still have the Contour SVT?



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 12:48 PM

It is a 1995 SE Ford Contour with some SVT body parts on it, but yes, I still have it. Been with me for 17 years now.

 

She got collector plates (blue) a couple years ago because it hit 20 years old.

 

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#12 JustCruisin

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 03:19 PM

Joe, last I knew you had 2 houses..?

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 04:02 PM

It is a 1995 SE Ford Contour with some SVT body parts on it, but yes, I still have it. Been with me for 17 years now.

 

She got collector plates (blue) a couple years ago because it hit 20 years old.

 

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Nice, glad to hear you still have it. One of the last 4-doors that's small enough to toss around.



#14 blu_fuz

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:15 PM

Joe, last I knew you had 2 houses..?


You are right, we do have another house that is a rental property and it is right next door. But that House puts money in the bank so it wouldn't make sense for me to kick out my renters. We will try to tough it out this Summer in our camper and hope we find a house before winter gets here.

 

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#15 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:55 PM

Tuff break Joe! :-(

I tell you what, you do get a lot of house in your town for under $200,000!! You can't buy anything around here for less than $600,000 - bloody rediculous!

I hope you get everything sorted out soon.

James... :-)

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 05:06 PM

First... but off topic.. you can get collector's plates at 20 years??? We have to wait 30 in WA.

Second. On topic. Short sales SUCK!!!

I'm sorry you have to go through this Joe. If that house doesn't sell to you, look it up in a year, it will have sold for less than you originally offered.

Happened to me twice. There were two houses I remember offering asking price, one took a month and denied the offer, the other told me the next day no. Both at asking price!!! I asked for closing costs was all. No counter, just plain no. We eventually got a house, but I looked it up a year later, they both eventually sold, but one for 20k less, and the other for 30k less than I offered. Morons.

Anyways. I hope this clears up and you get this or another house real soon. That's a sucky situation. But I guess you're saving money in the meantime!

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 06:23 PM

Dang. I just looked at your listing, that's insane how nice your house is for that price. Depending on the cities here, that would probably sell for 200 in Tacoma, to 600+ in Seattle easy.

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 12:46 AM

Man what a mess, I hope you're all able to make the best of it. If things don't work out by winter are there decent places to rent in the area?



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 02:02 AM

Sorry to hear that Joe.

I hope at the end you get a better home for you and your family. I'm a firm believer that things happen for a reason. Hang in there Joe.



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 07:30 AM

First... but off topic.. you can get collector's plates at 20 years??? We have to wait 30 in WA.

 

Yeah, if your car survives 20 years of Wisconsin weather, they reward you with letting you get collector/hobby plates in only 20 years. With those plates I don't have to pay the annual registration on the car. Pay the collector plate fee of $200 once, and you are done.

 

Man what a mess, I hope you're all able to make the best of it. If things don't work out by winter are there decent places to rent in the area?

 

Honestly, I won't even look at a place to rent. I never have rented myself but grew up with my mom renting everywhere until we were 10/12 years old. It was hard on us looking back at it now and I have the mindset that I won't rent because of it.

 

I bought this house right after my 21st birthday in 2004, no money down, 30yr fixed rate @ 6.25%, no credit history and making only $13/hr at the job I was at for only 3 months. I was turned down for a home loan 7 times before I found a place to take my mortgage.  Persistent to say the least! hahaha

 

My dad lives about 35 minutes from work and he is recently divorced and has a 2500+ sq ft, 5 bedroom house on 10 acres and a couple of my brothers still live at home part time. If winter is approaching, I will pack up our necessities and move into there to continue saving every penny we can to throw at a new home whenever that day comes.



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 10:10 AM

Its just madness. But if you can hold it together, this time with the family can be a special memory. If your wife doesn't strangle you!  :lol:

 

SERIOUSLY, good luck bro.

 

So where are you parking your rig? Power, Water, Internet?



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 01:22 PM

It's parked at my in-laws house in their driveway.

 

I installed a 30a RV power outlet on the house. We have water hook up for washing but won't use the toilet simply because I would hate to be using that for long term knowing I would have to empty it somehow every handful of days.

 

We go inside the house for the bathroom, my kids clothes, my wifes clothes. 100% of my daily items are in the camper but I did have to put my radios in the basement on the bar for safe keeping.

 

 

I will tough this out as long as I possibly can simply because every penny we can save now is just that much better for us no matter what house we buy. I added everything up for house related bills, the last monthly car payment we made, and the last monthly medical bill payment from my knee surgery, the total comes to $1900 pr month we should be putting in our savings. I will try even harder during these times to not buy dumb shiat we simply don't have a place for and hit that $2k saved each month. Part of me hopes living in the camper drags out for 6 months because that should net us $10-12k in the bank that we saved.

 

 

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 08:09 AM

It's parked at my in-laws house in their driveway.

 

I installed a 30a RV power outlet on the house. We have water hook up for washing but won't use the toilet simply because I would hate to be using that for long term knowing I would have to empty it somehow every handful of days.

 

We go inside the house for the bathroom, my kids clothes, my wifes clothes. 100% of my daily items are in the camper but I did have to put my radios in the basement on the bar for safe keeping.

 

 

I will tough this out as long as I possibly can simply because every penny we can save now is just that much better for us no matter what house we buy. I added everything up for house related bills, the last monthly car payment we made, and the last monthly medical bill payment from my knee surgery, the total comes to $1900 pr month we should be putting in our savings. I will try even harder during these times to not buy dumb shiat we simply don't have a place for and hit that $2k saved each month. Part of me hopes living in the camper drags out for 6 months because that should net us $10-12k in the bank that we saved.

 

 

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Cool man, I wasn't sure if you were going to have to bounce from camp site to camp site or something like that. At least you have a real bathroom and moral support from your family and visiting rights with your radios  :-D .

 

I think you got this bro. I think a year from now you'll be singing a sweet song! :thumbsup:



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:10 AM

There is a local campground that has the seasonal "host" site where someone gets to stay the entire summer for free, electric, water hook up, on a sewer site. I called to get setup there with our camper and they have a waiting list of hosts for this campground so we couldn't get that spot.



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:55 AM

There is a local campground that has the seasonal "host" site where someone gets to stay the entire summer for free, electric, water hook up, on a sewer site. I called to get setup there with our camper and they have a waiting list of hosts for this campground so we couldn't get that spot.

 

Yeah, that would have been the sweet set up.



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:38 AM

Signing the house over to the new owners today. It's a done deal.

 

Trailer life is interesting.



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 02:38 PM

Seriously one of the more crazy moving stories I've heard.

But honestly we almost thought we'd end up in my dad's trailer for a while there.

Still might if we decide to buy a bare piece of land and build.

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:42 AM

It is a mentally tough thing to go through. I don't know if it is depression or just lack of appetite from being stressed out but I have some weight dropping off of me. Down about 10# the last 3-4 weeks, but it's ok because I'm easily 30# over weight anyway.

We are starting to get a rhythm down and settling in the best we can. Still no word on the house we have the offer in on.

I did creep past our old house this weekend to see it lit up like a xmas tree and the new owners moving in. Sad to watch after all the time we had there.
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:33 AM

Dude that really bites ass, I sure hope you can hang in there and get some movement at the bank soon.  Got any space to work on boxes?



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 10:00 AM

^ no space for radio teardown :-/. Don't even have my boombox repair toolbox.