Winter Magic

Winter Magic
"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall." ~ Ray Bradbury

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Offer #1: Our first attempt at negotiation...

Offer #1:  Five thousand below our asking price and to me this is a no brainer:  Conventional loan, 20% down,  Let's do it!

My ex insists we counter, but adds a caveat. He tells me that he wants me to pay him $5,000 to accept the offer.

He had never mentioned this to me before - I was shocked.

His reasoning behind this is that when we bought our house his grandfather gifted us $10,000 to purchase the home, and he wanted me to pay him half of that back before he would sign anything.  My response is that when we sell the house and he gets his equity, then he will get his grandfather's money back.  I also told him that if he really wanted the money, he should have brought it up with the mediator when we were working on the judgment.  I also reminded him that his grandfather wrote the $10,000 check in MY name, so if he wants to get technical, he actually owes me money (which is why he didn't bring it up with the mediator).

We fight about this for three days.  We fight a lot.  I'm reminded of why I finally got the courage to leave.

Just as I'm about to give in, he agrees to counter and says that if they accept our counter he will drop it.

They accept our counter.

We go into escrow... and a week later fall out of escrow... buyers girlfriend lost her job and he doesn't want the financial commitment...

Time for round two...

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