We were set to close on Grandma’s house last Friday, but it didn’t happen.
At some point, the buyer decided she didn’t want my grandmother’s house anymore. There are a million possible reasons (she’s certainly not telling us the truth), but whatever her reason, last Monday she stopped talking to her realtor and a few days later sent us a certified letter saying her attorney looked over the contract and that we were in violation of it (we weren’t, and if an attorney did look at the contract, then he/she is inept because it’s obvious we weren’t).
After telling her that, she responded a few days later with another bogus attempt to make us look like the bad guys when we did everything she asked us to do and kept all our promises.
When closing day rolled around, the only thing she gave us was paperwork asking her for escrow back.
We are fighting for the escrow (since she is in breach of contract and we spent a good chunk of money responding to her requests even though we didn’t have to). So I’ll be learning more about realty than I ever imagined. It’s been frustrating, but I’m not worried. We’ve already had a few people look at the house and I imagine offers will start coming in relatively soon.
Sadly, the whole thing is stressing my grandmother out.
For now, we’re back at square one. The house is listed and we’re hoping for the best.