House-problems continue... After our first buyers survey down-valuing our house, our second buyers survey having found incorrect 'saturated damp' issues, our third buyers survey once again down-valued our house (although still much higher than the first down-valuation!)
I'm finding it hard to believe our house is worth less than what we're selling it for, when we've had not one, not two, but three buyers prepared to pay top dollar for it. Also comparative to other houses in the area, it's really a reasonable figure. If anything it's already below what other 2-bed terraces are being bought for. But obviously lack of heating and double glazing, this is to be expected. But seeing as it's already considerably low, I find it hard to believe it should be even lower!AND we're in a rising market! And to aid my reasons, one surveyor valued it for its top valuation. How does that work?
So the nightmare began again. The sellers for the house we are buying decided to pull out with us and put their house back on the market - and let's be honest - who can blame them? We've been messed around 3 times, and we've messed them around 3 times. They've been waiting for us a long time, they really have. I cannot blame them in any way, but I was still gutted and disappointed.
As for the buyers of our house, an investor with money who apparently had cash to make up the difference, but didn't want to.... We reduced our price in desperation, hoping for a quick-fix and perhaps, just perhaps we could push everything through ASAP and still purchase the house we intended before they accepted another offer. Well, that went well for a few days and then on the same day the contracts were to be signed.... Our buyers pulled out. Why? Who knows.
We've been through 3 buyers in 7 months and we are completely back at square one and gone no-where. Time is money, it really is. Gutted.
Life lesson: Life NEVER goes to plan.