Can I have a pity party too?

  1. 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.

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  3. by   Q.

    ***** I can't even begin to comment because your story is sooo...convoluted. An auction? For your house? What the....? God, I feel bad for you. And yes of course you can have a pity party. Hell, let's all complain how rotten everything is and let's go to the damn bar.
    F*ck it.
    Yeah, I rent my house from a real estate agency that rents houses, townhouses, and numerous large apartment complexes in my area.

    They've decided to get out of houses and townhouses.

    So this leaves me.... nowhere.

    Auction is November 17th.

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  6. by   LasVegasRN
    Oh, Heather. I feel for you. That really sucks. If I were there I'd come over with a shyt load of chocolate, booze, and a banjo so we could sing old Hee Haw songs.
  7. by   PennyLane
    Heather-- that sucks!! I have heard of real estate auctions. I don't know what to say....go cry and throw a fit. It might make you feel better.
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEK Heather. I am so sorry about this. I hope you find a workable resolution SOON! You DESERVE a pity party! Hang in there and let us know what happens, hon! I would give you some lovely Godiva chocolate were I in Ohio........have some anyhow.
  9. by   Mkue
    Oh Heather, that stinks !!! You should have 1st choice to buy that house, at least that's how it works around my area.

    I think the Auction place is just trying to get more out of the house $$$ for themselves and the owner/real estate agency.

    omg.. I hope everything works out in the end.
  10. by   Lausana
    This is for you.... This and This are for the auction lady.

    Will keep your sanity & home in my thoughts Keep on pity partying, here's the chips and salsa...
  11. by   Tweety
    Hugs to you and boo to them. Hope it all works out for the best soon!
  12. by   Vsummer1
    If it was I this had happened to, I would MAKE SURE that come auction day there were a LOT of little "problems" with my home. I am sure that we can come up with all sorts of sly little comments to make to potential buyers.

    That smell? What smell? Oh yeah, I remember when we first moved here it smelled, but after a while ya get used to it (don't mention the rotting fish you hid under the sink for this purpose).

    That will bring the price down at auction for you!
  13. by   LasVegasRN
    Okay, let's strike up the band and have a good pity party.

  14. by   Q.
    THAT'S what I'm talking about.

    Where's the guac? Where's the ritas?