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Bad Vibes

Posted Monday, November 26, 2007, at 6:40 PM

Wow...my week always goes better when the Denver Bronco's win. Did I mention that they lost yesterday?

It's amazing how you find stuff out now and then. We've been in contact with a heating contractor in Cambridge about a problem with the farms heat pump that the seller disclosed. Since the owner already stated there was a problem, it was our responsibility for repairs assuming we end up taking possession of the property, so we were in the process of arranging to have the heating guys show up when the power is on at the farm to give us a firm estimate of the repair/replacement costs.

Today when we called to make final arrangements to meet him, we were greeted with news of some requested work on the farm that nobody locally seemed to know about. From the sounds of it, there may some legal issues blocking our purchase of the farm. I thank the fine folks at River Valley Services for cluing us in because nobody else had the information locally.

Now trying to find out official information has been totally impossible so far. We've contacted the sellers real estate agent, and she is contacting the seller, but it is pretty obvious to those of us involved that something is amiss, at least for the moment.

Right now, we could bail out on the contract and be done with it, or we can continue to hope that all goes well. There is a glimmer of hope, and we are fortunate that we are not selling a house to buy this one. We want the place but don't want any more headaches either.

What would you do?

As for us, we'll hang on and let it play out. We have canceled all further inspections until the legal issues over the property are resolved if they can be. We're hopeful that we will be continuing our blog, but I'm afraid there is an even money chance that we'll be searching for rural property somewhere else again in the near future.

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