I'm physically ill about this. I'm literally in tears.
You all know about my home situation. Informed by landlord that house will be going up for auction. Contacted by auctioneer/real estate person that we could buy the home, and have it taken off auction block. She referred us to mortgage people. We were pre-approved... blah, blah, blah.
So, hubby was handling most of this. Contacts auction lady to tell her we got the pre-approval, what do we do next? Secretary says she's on vacation, will be back in the middle of the next week. (which was last week)
By Friday we hadn't heard anything, so hubby called and left a message with her office. Came home yesterday and says she called and said IT'S TOO LATE. We can bid on it at the auction if we want.
So I called her happy ass today.
So, she says we can make an offer if we want, but that her opinion is that we wait to bid at the auction, as interest in the homes has been very low, and she's confident we could get a better price. Which means that on auction day, I still have to open my home to anyone that feels like they wanna come through and scrutinize it. (perhaps I'm way too sensitive, but I will feel highly violated when this happens, and had hoped to avoid it)
I'm just totally freaked out. I have no idea what to do. Buying your first home is bad enough I'm sure, but this just feels like it has been especially traumatic. It's been nothing but a run around, and I already don't know what I'm doing. I especially don't know jack shyt about auctions.
The lady said that our rental company still will make concessions to rewrite our rental lease as a rent-to-own, with down payment for purchase being taken care of. I just don't like the thought of it coming down to the wire and possibly having to compete with someone for what's already mine (not really, I know, but still....)
I'm sorry. I'm gonna go cry now.