Mission Viejo Spring Home Sales Bring Drama

Home / OC Register Column / Mission Viejo Spring Home Sales Bring Drama

Mission Viejo Spring Home Sales Bring Drama

Can you say DRAMA? Because nothing says “DRAMA” better than fast paced Mission Viejo Spring home sales. Unless you want to bring up reality TV, which is somewhat less that real and therefore supports my proposition that Mission Viejo Spring homes salesBaby crying market is chock full of real live drama. If you could tap into the experiences your friends are having as they try to buy or sell a Mission Viejo house today, or God forbid, they do both at the same time and qualify for Double Drama, you might wish these vignettes were videotaped. Or posted on YouTube. Where they’d immediately go viral.

What about the drama of the conflict between you and your husband? You want a four bedroom home for your family of five, which would be an upgrade from your cramped condo. Your slow-to-come-to-a-decision husband thinks you can hang on until the kids are grown and gone to college. Which, for your youngest, is a mere 12 years away? Why pop for the big pad when the empty nest is so near? Wow. Think that’s not a conversation fringed with drama, tension, and even classic examples of raised voices and colorful language? You nailed it.

What about the drama between you and your mother? Modern families come in all formats. Step parents, foster children, father in laws, outlaw sisters, single parent with parent, and the list goes on. So when you find yourself finding a house with financial ties to other family members, it can create some drama. Compounded by scheduling logistics, shared and individual bank balances, and the current raising sales prices, when one family member is more willing to go as high as it takes to get the house, others may be freaked out. And just when your offer gets accepted amid a sea of five other offers, that reluctant family member may put the skids on the whole shebang. Bye-bye house. Hello to staying part of the family. Might make for some conversations full of dramatic pauses and loud crescendos.

What about the drama between you and your lender? Yes, Virginia, you have to tell your lender everything about your financial situation. You must provide actual physical copies of your tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements, credit reports, and proof of employment. That means someone may actually call your company to verify that you work there. And the real drama here is that answering these kinds of calls is about number 100 on the HR person’s daily 99 item to-do list. So when you need proof of employment one day prior to the contracted close of escrow and the HR rep is on vacation for two weeks. You might have a dramatic reaction to blowing your loan lock and missing your close date. Which might put you on the tight rope of requesting (and then praying for) extensions of time to meet your commitments. Yikes.

What about the drama between you and your contractor. So you got a great deal on a house that’s not so much about today’s fashion. House, fashion that is. Key descriptors being slab counters (granite, quartz, concrete,) hard wood or bamboo floors, stainless steel appliances, solar panels, drip water system, and low flow toilets. You may have to decide to pay more for the green foot print. That might cause some drama between you, your check book, your green team, and your compost heap as you make your way through the Mission Viejo Spring home sales landscape.

Carry on.

I’m Leslie Eskildsen.  Keeping it Real in Mission Viejo real estate.

Call me.  Text me.  Email me.  949-678-3373

Leslie@LeslieEskildsen.com

Leave a Comment

Contact Me

Have a question or comment? Send me an email and I'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt

Start typing and press Enter to search