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PurpleRose posted 4/30/2014 17:41 PM

After much crazy drama, the marital,home is finally sold as of today! Soooo happy to close this final financial loose end!

The buyers have been leasing the house for months, we finally told them when their lease was up we would be relisting (April 1). We did, and got a full price offer in a few days.

They had 3 days to go forward with their purchase option or to remove their contingency and let us sell to the other family. At the 11th hour they miraculously found a way to purchase the house.

Then today, as we are driving to the title company for my 9 am appointment to sign docs, they email my agent to tell her "Jesus has told Mr. Lunatic not to purchase your house because he doesn't want to be perceived as taking advantage of your family when you could have gotten more money from the back up offer." He wanted to personally come and explain to me, so I told the realtor to please bring him in because I just had to hear this!

He has been praying for my family situation. (He is a pastor). He serves a higher power, and even though NOT closing today means he is moving out of the house to-fucking-day with his wife and 6 children, he will pull out of the deal, lose his earnest money ($6000, plus $2500 deposit) and be homeless because Jesus sacrificed for him and will provide for his family.... He is more concerned with MY family and the perception that he tricked me into this deal.

What in the ever loving fuck?

I will admit, both my realtor (a close friend, Texas bad ass woman) went a tiny bit postal on this guy. I got so pissed off I actually had to walk out of the room to call my SO because I was worried I was going to say something terribly inappropriate.

I told him I had been looking forward to this date for months.. That I needed this closure with my ex... And that he was in no way "tricking" me into anything! What a loon!

I am capable of making my own business decisions- even if his wife wasn't- she was not there and isn't on their loan. But me? I can take care of me just fine thankyouverymuch!

The people in the title company said they have NEVER seen something this bizarre. Ever.

So he said if I really needed the closure and it would help me to be done with a bad time he would sign, but only if I really wanted him too.

I told him I was NOT going to make his decision for him. That was on his shoulders. He agreed to sign, and the loan was funded today!

I'm celebrating with friends tonight and with SO this weekend! Finally free of the last tie! Whoop!

nowiknow23 posted 4/30/2014 17:48 PM

Well, if things had gone off today without a little crazy, I would have worried. Congratulations, PR!


Williesmom posted 4/30/2014 18:30 PM

Woohoo! Awesome.

slicerboy posted 4/30/2014 18:41 PM

Congrats!

kg201 posted 4/30/2014 18:44 PM

Congrats! I am going to hope for some of your mojo to rub off on my home sale.

imwideawake posted 4/30/2014 18:56 PM

That is one of the most bizarre stories I have heard! congrats to closing the chapter!

persevere posted 4/30/2014 19:24 PM

Congrats!!! I thought I had a crazy closing situation when I sold my house in 2012, but you got me beat lady! Wow!!! So glad you pulled it out! I remember the stress!

PurpleRose posted 4/30/2014 19:53 PM

Nik, that pic is perfect! Looney toons for sure!

Thanks all... So happy this is over!

FaithFool posted 5/1/2014 00:31 AM

Yee haw!

SBB posted 5/1/2014 00:39 AM

That is the nuttiest thing I've ever heard.

Are you getting the full price from them? Where did he get the idea that he is taking advantage of you?

How very apt that the end of his saga has one last lap around nutjob central. Geez Louise.

Skan posted 5/1/2014 18:52 PM

The Surfing Madonna, must have told him to Chill Out, Dude!

Dobegirl posted 5/1/2014 19:02 PM

Whoop! Whoop! Congrats!!

And that's just a special kind of crazy

PurpleRose posted 5/1/2014 19:06 PM

Ok Skan, that picture of the Surfing Madonna freaked me out...

It lives in my home town.

And your quote is one I have used exclusively for a few years in another profile....

[This message edited by PurpleRose at 7:07 PM, May 1st (Thursday)]

PurpleRose posted 5/1/2014 19:09 PM

SBB... We went under contract last summer with this nut job. The market has since gone bananas here, and when I listed the house again earlier this month, it was for about $20,000 more than the price we had negotiated with nut job.

But we had a contract. Period. He is flipping crazy ..

SpecialK posted 5/4/2014 23:19 PM

Wow! I had my share of wacky closings, but nothing like this! Glad it worked out in the end...

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