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All is going well with the build, pics will be put up on completion, and that could be within next ten days. However, am not in best form today. Had a phone call from lady in Estate Agents to tell us that our house sale, which had gotten as far as booking deposit, has fallen through. Would be buyer is devastated, she loved it on sight and thought there was a lovely ambience in the house [this is our old house that we lived in before moving back here] and her sale has fallen through, hence we are at loss as well.

The first couple, [her buyers] took fright at all the media clap trap going on about Ireland getting a bail out from IMF etc. The country's in rag order, but the media are hell bent on milking as much pain from the public as possible. If they can't find it they'll create it. I wish the media could remember that, as a journalist friend of ours said twenty years ago

"The business of journalists is to report the facts, not to create them, and as the Irish people are an intelligent and well educated people, let them make up their own minds on the true facts presented in their daily newspaper, and on the news on t.v."

Posted at 18th Nov 2010 - 12:47PM   Posted by Irish Eyes   Could do with a vibe, purple, amethyst or otherwise Comments: 14

Irish Eyes's Avatar Apols for the rant! just in very bad humour and it doesn't sit well with me.

Posted by: Irish Eyes on 18th Nov 2010 at 12:50PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Sorry to hear about that, IE. You will need to rant, don't apologise. Selling a house is such a trial especially if you are in a chain.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 18th Nov 2010 at 12:58PM

Fennie's Avatar Absolutely! We've been in that awful position of a buyer stringing us along and then pulling out (though I appreciate you weren't being strung along). Yes, the media can create a storm by talking about it. Like witches whistling up a wind. And personally if I had any money I'd be buying property in Ireland left, right and centre. Someone is going to make a killing when the market returns to normal (as it will).

Posted by: Fennie on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:19PM

Tiggywinkle's Avatar I know how disappointed you must feel IE. I have Palomina's house on the market, as their 5 year tenant has gone abroad, and they could put the money to better use in Australia. She needs to sell by December, as the mortgage has to be paid. With all that is going on, I am not very optimistic. Nothing will happen before the budget The country is in such a mess, I find it very depressing since I came home. Refuse to read the paper or listen to the radio, as I get so angry. I am very disenchanted with my lovely Ireland at the moment - The useless Government, The irresponsible Bankers, Greedy Property Developers,the false sense of entitlement of people, a Nouveau Riche Society, and The Church. Where are the old values of living within your means, paying your way, making sacrifices to pay for children's education, private health care ect. The country was flying, and is down on its knees through sheer greed and dishonesty, no one held accountable, and the public having to pay. I feel we were the generation who built this country and it is so depressing losing our investments when you have been prudent, and time is not on our side to recover. I don't even dare to think about it. Some many people were living way above their means, grabbing every penny the banks were irresponsibly handing out, and now whinging, expecting to be bailed out. I must stop as I feel my blood pressure rising. Fingers crossed that the right buyer will up for you, and I am dying to see the extension. We'll meet up before Christmas, when hopefully Tigger and my brother might be a bit better, and need less nursing care.

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 18th Nov 2010 at 01:31PM

Frances's Avatar Irish Eyes and Tiggy, I do wish you all luck with getting those properties sold. We see a fair amount of news about Irish financial woes in the media over here, and I can see that those woes have roots similar to those that have affected us here in the States.

You know the song lyric, "what's so funny about peace, love and understanding?" I might add to that "what's so wrong about simply living honestly, fairly and within your means?"


Posted by: Frances on 18th Nov 2010 at 02:16PM

Angel's Avatar Oh what a shame Irish Eyes (and Tiggy.)

I'm sorry to hear this. It's so stressful, buying/selling houses. And more than ever in this climate

Posted by: Angel on 18th Nov 2010 at 03:18PM

Ivy's Avatar I still don't get how you sell houses in the UK and Ireland but I DO understand that you are deeply frustrated about the outcome of this deal. And I do agree with your journalist friend 100%. The media are the real power today not the governments I often feel.
Tiggy best of luck with your sale and IE I hope you find an other buyer soon. xxxx

Posted by: Ivy on 18th Nov 2010 at 04:34PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Commiserations IE and Tiggy. My father's in a similar situation. His buyer has just pulled out at the last minute and he is about to move to Mull. It's so frustrating and stressful for all concerned. Vibes to everyone selling/buying/building houses at the moment (including ChrisH!)

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 18th Nov 2010 at 04:50PM

Dancing Dog's Avatar I echo the above sentiments. Buying and selling houses is horribly stressful. There's always such a lot of money involved, not to mention the emotional upheaval. Hugs to you.

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 18th Nov 2010 at 05:13PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Huge Hug and lots of purple vibes . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 18th Nov 2010 at 05:50PM

Pimsonthelawn's Avatar Very sorry to hear this IE, I also have a house for sale but have bought my dream house would have lost it if I waited.
I have stopped watching the news now they hype everything up so much, I am sure we would just carry on as normal but the journalists make us all worry more. I was glad yesterday when they announced the wedding, they can report non stop about Kate, what she had for breakfast etc.
Chin up IE and look forward to your extension being finished.

Posted by: Pimsonthelawn on 18th Nov 2010 at 06:35PM

Irish Eyes's Avatar What a wonderful lot you are, you have boosted me up again. Interior doors went in today and the new kitchen arrived yesterday. Am chirpier tonight. Tiggy, am totally in sympathy with you; we will have to have a good old natter over a large cuppa + in my new kitchen in the coming weeks. Hope Tigger and your Brother will be on an upward spiral healthwise, prayers said for all.

Thanks everyone!!!!!!Very Happy

Posted by: Irish Eyes on 18th Nov 2010 at 07:24PM

Silverhead's Avatar We had the same experience last week when the buyers ,who had offered us a figure, left the message when we replied to their solicitor that they had "moved on".
We then heard the house we were hoping to buy has been sold

I had a real horrible couple of days then pulled myself together telling myself that we are both well, while not rich, have enough money to keep us, we're not hungry,our family is healthy and still in work, our home is water and wind proof (and quite lovely) so I just put it to the back of my mind and thanked God for my good fortune. Hope you can manage this too Irish Eyes.

Posted by: Silverhead on 19th Nov 2010 at 12:09AM

Camilla's Avatar Oh IE, only just seen this, sorry to hear that, it is such a stressful time buying and selling of houses, big hugs and lots of purple vibes coming your way.


Posted by: Camilla on 19th Nov 2010 at 01:25AM

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