Yes, I feel like crying. I am still having housing troubles here in KY. Apparently, the housing crisis did not occur here. Houses are flying off the lots here in KY. Seems, everyone is migrating to the great forgotten North South, South North commonwealth.
(Ransburg Canisters made in Indianapolis; Dick and Jane readers; and two little Xmas elves)
First, let me tell you about my apartment. Now I am not a neat freak by any means, but I am a law abiding citizen (generally) and everyday when I return home to my apt I cringe at the sight of grass up to my knees. There must be grass police in Louisville. It is warm here. It is summer like here. The grass is growing. Where the h--l is my landlord??? Last fall she blamed me for a city notice (I swear it wasn't me that complained-I was traveling!), so I am guessing this is a common occurrence. I think I mentioned that my ceiling in the kitchen is sagging due to a leak in the roof, right? How does one spell s-l-u-m...
So, today I took a different route to Frankfort (where hubby will be working) and I found myself in the quaint, charming town of Waddy, KY and I found The House! Cheap; 5 acres; old house with porch, wood floors and a fireplace, everything that resides on my list of wants. Oh, and a barn and paddock were present as well! The town is close enough to walk to, but still a rural property. Perfect!
And, I had it on my original list I sent to my "buyer's agent" (quotes on purpose). She never looked into the house and I was sidetracked by the awesome mountain property. Well, house is under contract by someone and a closing is eminent. Boo hoo
Meanwhile, Buyer's Agent decides to call the realtor on the first house we lost because it is still listed. It seems the buyer cannot get financing. They will take an offer from us...
Good news, you say?
No! They want no contingencies and a closing in 30 days. Um, we would struggle if we still had our IN home on the market and had to pay both mortgages. No thanks.
So, back to the drawing board. Renting is still seeming like the most logical option. I hope we can find a house/farm that will let us have our 3 (very good) dogs.