Happygrl is my user name, but I'm so depressed I could cry. We moved into our home 3 yrs ago. The limited interaction we had will our sellers was never good. They sold the house to us for aprox $60K less than their original asking price. The house was overpriced...old kitchen, old baths, old everthing. The only thing it had going for it was that it was in a great neighborhood, which was our top priority since we have 2 small children.
There were many concerns on our part...they had extension cords snaked through walls...and a lot of electrical issues. We had an electrician go in to take a look and he came back and said he found about $800 worth of things that should be repaired. I'm sure he was jacking up the price and I wasn't even asking that they pay this amount or reduce the house price...I justed wanted it to be safe.
Let's fast forward to the closing...they gave us dirty looks, yelled profanities, and basically made everyone in the room uncomfortable. I wanted to walk away from the deal right then and there and lose our binder, but I also didn't want to get sued by them. So, we sat there and signed as quickly as possible to get out of there. The lawyers and REA apologized to us in the parking lot for their behavior, but we were just glad it was over.
Our sellers lived on this block for 20 yrs...so they knew a lot of people. It seems we've been 'iced' out from the block. Nobody says hello, not a wave...not a smile. New people have moved in after us and are quickly embraced into the neighborhood and invited to BBQs...and we still remain on the 'pay no mind' list.
Honestly...if it were just my husband and me...I wouldn't be that bothered by it. But I cry for my kids. We live on a block where NO ONE will talk to us or engage my kids. My heart is breaking over this and I feel silly because I shouldn't want to be 'friends' with people who would behave like this. I just feel they killed our dream of establishing roots and enjoying our first home.
Sorry to take up so much space. My husband thinks I'm nuts and says. 'who needs them?'. But again, I want my kids to grow up in a friendly, warm, and inviting place. It seems this block has that in spades...just not for us.
If I move...we'll lose about 50K if we move now. I don't want to put my family in financial distress over this, but how do I get past this???