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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Reality Check (or lack thereof)

So, while things are going, er, great here, let us not forget that we are still homeowners in Illinois. There has been lots of activity, plenty of showings. We understand there are a few interested parties. Or three. Each said to "let them know when someone makes an offer", so they can counter. That "we love the house. Don't show it to anyone else - we want it". "We need to figure out what we're doing". Blah, blah, blah.

The first forwarded piece of mail we received a week ago? A foreclosure letter.

I have a hard time feeling completely renewed when there are still loose ends in Illinois. Just when things are going well here, my thoughts turn to what still needs to be tended to. Though, not much can be done, without $. If we don't short sale the house, we'll have to hand over the keys to the bank and walk away.

Sounds hard to do, doesn't it? What do you do when there's nothing else? The real shame, in my opinion anyway, is that when we call our mortgage company to talk with them about what to do, to work with them, etc., - you know, all the things that we have heard and read to do in our situation - they could CARE LESS. Our mortgage company, whom will remain nameless, Chase, has told us outright to take the option of deed in lieu of foreclosure. What is that? I mentioned it above. You put your keys in an envelope, and mail them to the lender. So, please pray that a short sale will work in order to sell our home soon.

On another "house" note, you want to know a little thing that I love about living here? Clotheslines. People use them. Daily. They put all their clothes on them. Yes, skivvies too, people. That's, like, not even allowed in any subdivision where we come from in Illinois! Why, that's too offensive! Who wants to look at that all day? Who cares! Then, I read an article in the Parents Connect insert of Nick Jr. magazine that one way to go "green" - stop using your dryer and start using a clothesline! Brilliant! Read more here.