“this is NOT the business”
In 2009 I went through a divorce and had to file for bankruptcy, I lost everything and I had to do things different,. Life isn’t easy and when I experience this loss I was devastated and felt ashamed. Fast forward to 10 years later, I re-married August of 2016. We went through marriage, recovery and financial classes to help us avoid the hurtles in finances, especially, because we as a couple wanted to purchase a home and didn’t want to experience the things we had in our first marriage, due to lack of knowledge.
Today we received keys to our first home together, it took us a total of 5 years (two of those years I had saved $25,000) to come up with the 20% down payment we wanted too, to avoid the extra mortgage insurance premium, our payment for a purchase price of $316,000 with 20% down is $1550 something we can afford and much less than rent in the are were we reside.
The sale was a divorce sale, the sellers couldn’t agree on anything but they gave us an $8,000 discount on the price, they refused to do repairs which we were okay with, when the transfer recorded they left the house dirty and full of stuff they didn’t want to take, for us again, it didn’t matter, however, it reminded me as an agent to make sure no matter what situations we should take time to clean up our property. I know divorce it’s not the business, to this day I hate that it happened, however, I couldn’t avoid it.