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We Hope We've Sold the Ventura Building

This afternoon we are supposed to go to Atascadero to close the escrow on our commercial (two buildings, one lot) in Ventura, California. We have written before here about one of our trips we took to manage it and although is a beautiful place, we rarely have the chance to see anything there not in the vicinity of the building. The past article shows the photos of the shops that were there on that trip so you can get an idea of what the building looks like. In back of the commerical building, with a courtyard in between them, is a two-story duplex. The photo at the top here shows a cropped version of the building front. The other photo shows the commercial building with its neighbors.

Although the property was a good investment when we bought it and has certainly had a better return on money invested than that money would have made in the bank or maybe in the stock market, managing it now that we've moved three hours away from it has been a pain. The necessary trips are getting harder and harder on my husband, and on me when I go with him, as we grow older. Neither of us knows how much longer we will live and I know I don't want to have to ever manage it my myself. So we put it on the market last year and for months we've been haggling with the buyer, chasing paper, making trips to see that things are inspected and any problems are fixed, etc.

We've made the repairs we knew we'd have to make even if we kept the building, the most recent being an expensive sewer line replacement. The buyer finally got a loan last week, and today we are supposed to sign the papers to close escrow. I still don't believe everything will go smoothly, since we never did find that piece of paper from the title insurance company from when we bought the building. I'm trying to think positive thoughts, but I won't believe the deal has closed until the money is in the bank. This escrow was supposed to close on August 31.

I hope this won't be another wasted trip, since I really don't want to ride in the car again today. At least my doctor's orders have prevented our having to go to Santa Barbara to sign as we usually have to do. The escrow people are coming to one of their offices in our area. I'm very thankful for that. The short trip home on Saturday was quite hard on me and I'm still feeling the effects of it.

When I get home, I'll let you know what happened.

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kat123456 wrote on January 12, 2015, 2:48 PM

Fingers crossed for you. I hope to read a happy post from you later!

Oceanblue wrote on January 12, 2015, 2:49 PM

Change is a part of life and I hope you get the outcome you want. Have a great day.

VinceSummers wrote on January 12, 2015, 3:05 PM

I hope you have success. There is no such thing as "positive thoughts" that do anything. Honestly, the expression irks me when someone says, "sending positive thoughts your way". But even though that phrase disturbs me, I truly do hope you will be able to achieve your goal.

Feisty56 wrote on January 12, 2015, 4:13 PM

Holding good thoughts for you. : )

BarbRad wrote on January 12, 2015, 4:16 PM

I hope I'll be able to write one later. We're about ready to leave.

BarbRad wrote on January 12, 2015, 4:17 PM

Thank you. This is one change that's much desired right now.

seren3 wrote on January 12, 2015, 4:18 PM

I hope the rest of this resolves smoothly for you!

BarbRad wrote on January 12, 2015, 4:20 PM

I tend to agree with you. I try to think realistically, and based on past experience with this buyer, I'm not really too optimistic.

BarbRad wrote on January 12, 2015, 4:21 PM

Thanks, Deb.

BarbRad wrote on January 12, 2015, 4:21 PM

Thanks, me too.

Gina145 wrote on January 12, 2015, 4:54 PM

I hope that everything goes off smoothly.

bestwriter wrote on January 12, 2015, 8:15 PM

Hope all will go well with you. As one grows older it is better to have less bother and responsibility.

PeggyWds wrote on January 13, 2015, 2:01 PM

Hopefully it will go through this time Barbara. I wish I knew how you put highlighted links into this. Perhaps you could write a post describing how you accomplish that?

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on January 13, 2015, 11:38 PM

To make a clickable tag, put a # in front of the word with no space in between. If there are multiple words either RunThemTogether or Use-hyphens. (I usually include single word tags in the body of my posts and put multiple word tags at the end, but that's my personal preference). Don't include punctuation and leave a space between punctuation after.

If want to make a word or phrase a clickable link to another page, there is a link tool on the submission page. Highly the text you want to link to the URL, click the link tool, and paste in the link. It's a very good idea to choose the option to open the link in a separate tab. Otherwise clicking on it will take the reader from your page to the linked page--not a good thing if they haven't finished reading your post yet!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on January 13, 2015, 11:39 PM

"Highlight" not "highly". Oops. You'd think after all those years of typing classes I'd be able to type.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on January 13, 2015, 11:41 PM

I hope you can finally be done with it. It's served its purpose for you. Now it's time to be over.