Blog Stories Anticipa-A-tion!


By Living Room Realty, February 7, 2018

Remember the song Anticipation? Carly Simon sang it, then it became a jingle for Heinz ketchup – all about waiting when something is worth the wait. Well that is certainly what these folks have been doing – in contract for the past 4 months!

Jenny and Marcus absolutely loved this superbly remodeled Queen Anne Victorian, but it wasn’t quite big enough for their family’s needs. We were encouraged to make an offer contingent upon getting permission for an addition. As this is in a historic neighborhood, this proved to be challenging. After 3.5 months it proved to be impossible – no addition, no way, no how. So we started to terminate the purchase. Bummer!

But wait – they really did love the house, and didn’t want to walk away. The Seller really wanted to simply be done. So we figured out a path forward involving some additional negotiating on terms, and ultimately closing. Whew!

Living Room Realty

Living Room Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage with four offices in Portland, one at the coast in Manzanita, and one in Vancouver, WA. At Living Room Realty, we listen and ask the right questions. We’re committed to being your most effective advisor and advocate. Our goal is your success.
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