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Day 17: Goodbye, my beautiful Brooklyn home

December 7, 2011

The story gets worse… That’s the subject line of the email I opened from my realtor last night.

My heart sunk.

I recalled the rocky three-week relationship I had with this house. It came without a washer, dryer and range. After a series of counter offers, I realized I’d overlooked the lack of a dishwasher. I found out the furnace was older than I thought. But I moved on. They refused to pay for the roof repair. Then they offered to pay half. Their dream house fell through last week. But that wasn’t quite the end. Suddenly, they decided they didn’t want to close until March. When we managed to come up with the other half of the roof repair money yesterday, I thought this story would have a happy ending as 2012 began.

What else could possibly go wrong? I wondered if this had something to do with their mysterious request for a March 16 closing. I scrolled down, curious to learn how the next chapter of the story would unfold.

Turns out their furnace went out last week and, according to them, is clearly on its last leg. They are financially unable to repair the roof and furnace and still have a down payment for a home. Basically, they don’t want to sell the house. I guess that’s the end of the Brooklyn story. Sad. : (  I loved that little place, small closets and all.

The perfect backyard

A glimpse of what could have been my perfect backyard

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Vicki permalink
    December 7, 2011 11:06 pm

    Better to have happened before you closed and moved in. There is something better out there for you. Will be praying that God will lead you to just the right home in the perfect neighborhood.
    Sorry that everything fell through.

  2. December 7, 2011 11:28 pm

    You’re right! Definitely thankful for that, though I feel bad for their misfortune. Thanks!

  3. Steph permalink
    December 8, 2011 9:07 am

    Bummer! The original house I wanted didn’t work out and I am glad it didn’t. I ended up getting a house that I love! I have a feeling that’s what will happen for you too. 🙂

  4. Berny permalink
    December 8, 2011 5:15 pm

    Once you get over the disappointment you will be fine and move on. I know you wanted to move in b4 Xmas but sometimes things happen in mysterious ways. Hang in there Kara, your dream home has not found you yet.

  5. Kelly permalink
    December 9, 2011 7:14 am

    I’m sad that we won’t be neighbors, but I think this happens to everyone the first time they ‘fall in love’! Chin up, I guarantee you will find something you love even more than the brooklyn house, and as with life, it’s always easier the second time around when you know what to expect.


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