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We'll be here for you on the Holidays

We'll be hanging out in the Chat Room on Thanksgiving ... and Christmas ... and New Years Eve ... for those who want to pop in. The holidays can be hard, whether it's your first one without your love or years out. So if you're needing an understanding ear to share part of your day with, please join us in the Widowed Village Chat Room. 

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booktime (Susan) replied to BergenJC's discussion Share your relocation story!
"Good ideas, Bergen. My purchase of the new home is contingent upon my buyer selling his house (which closes on Dec. 11) and getting those funds and then buying my house (which I guess was news for him that he couldn't just withdraw these…"
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BergenJC replied to BergenJC's discussion Share your relocation story!
"If this is an estate and not a case of cascading contingencies, then the sellers might be willing to wait.  Can you offer something to them like perhaps paying the utilities on the place for X number of months?  At the very least you can…"
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booktime (Susan) replied to BergenJC's discussion Share your relocation story!
"I love your story! Yes, all sorts of contingency clauses. This is the first real blip in this process. I won't get discouraged!  Thanks!"
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booktime (Susan) replied to BergenJC's discussion Share your relocation story!
"Thanks, Cynthia. We all have contingency clauses. If I can't buy the house because of my buyer unable to buy my house, I will get the deposit back. I feel I am meant to have the townhouse!"
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