Friday, June 19, 2015

Case #5 is open again

We have a buyer for our house!

One day while I was out watering the flowers, a man drove by and asked me what I thought of my house. We spoke for a few minutes and then I gave him a flyer and invited him to the open house at the end of the week.  I got his name.

At the open house we had 8 people stop by. This man was one of them. He made an offer. It was too low so we countered. Then he came up a little bit and said it was his final. We were unable to take it. His agent said that he would be going with his second choice.

About two weeks later he came back with a higher offer and we accepted. He put down a deposit and signed the initial paperwork. The inspection is next week.

The closing will be about two weeks after we close on our new house. I set it up this way so we could have two weeks to pack and move into the new house with less stress. This made it a little tougher financially bc we are selling second and have to use all of our savings up front. When we sell, we will get everything to balance out.

A few days after we settled on this deal, the SW called. She said case#5 was back open. This is the third time that this case has come to our attention. It seems this time that the bm is fighting with her mother and moved out of her house. Her mother was going to file custody and is not going to anymore.

The sw wanted to know if we were still interested. The due date is July 15. We had to think about this. Three times could be a good sign or it could be a sign that this is just too unpredictable. We also are in a pickle bc all of our money is tied up in the house. We had planned on borrowing against the new house once we closed in Aug. If the baby is born in July we won't have the money, bc the sw wants 20K right after the baby is born.  I thought about what to do and was thinking that if we didn't have the money then it was not meant to me.

I spoke to my friend, who said she would help me out by lending us the money. WOW, I would have never asked her.

I called the sw back and told her that we are still interested. I told her we are moving. She was fine with that. She said we need to redo our homestudy in Aug. That stinks bc it is up this month. I thought they would only charge us a small amount to come back in Aug for the home inspection. They are going to charge us $450 in June to do the annual review and then another $450 in Aug to just come do the house inspection.

I am excited that this may be the one. I am trying not to get too excited bc this woman is very unpredictable and keeps changing her mind. I am so glad that I have the house to keep my busy.


  1. She does sound unpredictable...but you never know! Good thing you have the house to keep you busy.

  2. CONGRATULATIONS on your new house and SELLING your old house!!! I love that the timing is working out for that - and you are so smart giving yourself 2 weeks to move. Less stress indeed! :)
    I will pray for you and the baby/family Case #5 that this is God's will and the third time is indeed the charm. It is too bad they are charging so much for renewing the home study when I'm sure not much in the paperwork part has changed.

  3. Congratulations on selling your house and buying a new one! That's awesome! And prayers for youan case #5 :).

  4. Continued prayers!! Wow, that is a lot going on at once! Especially prayers for peace, and for everyone involved: birth mom & family, you and your husband, and most of all the baby.


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