Or maybe I should say “On the HomeLESS Front!” (don’t get upset — I know I’m not really homeless) . . we have a plan — not a formal, final plan but we’re headed in a new direction. We’re going to figure out where we want to retire. It may be in TX, it may be in LA, it may be back in MO . . we’re going to spend some serious time thinking and researching in the next few weeks. If we can find something by early December, we should be able to close and get out of this rental by mid-February when our lease is up. We’ll find something we want for our retirement home and buy that and move all our stuff there. Vince will rent something small here — a one bedroom apartment or maybe even an RV, and we’ll make the best of it til he retires. There’s no reason we should have so much trouble finding a house here unless, like many of you have said . . it’s just not meant to be. I feel like any more searching for a house here and trying to buy something here is just tempting fate. It’s all kinda soured my already not so good attitude about this area. Sorry to those who love it here . . we’re all different and I have found few things I like about Brownwood. The people here are very nice and I appreciate that and . . the UPS guy found my house finally and I really appreciate that!
For those who suggested giving the realtor an extra $1,000 who can find us a house. Really? The commission on a sale would be anywhere from $20,000 to $40,000 and you think an extra $1,000 is going to make them do something they wouldn’t have done already? I don’t believe in paying someone extra to do what they should have done already. A tip . . yes but on my list, especially with our recent adventures, realtors rate right up there with politicians. Most will tell you anything you want to hear to make a sale and then they’re done with you when things don’t go their way.
About knocking on doors and asking folks if they want to sell . . that might work in the city but out in the country, so many of the houses are behind locked gates with long driveways and you can’t even see the houses. We’re not looking to live in a subdivision and out in the country, it can be miles between houses.
We’ve tried everything we can try and looked at every house we can see. I’m not mentioning the house search on here any more. When (IF) we close . . I’ll let you know then. I can bet you’re as sick of all this as I am. Thanks for listening to all the whining and complaining!