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I was contacted by the referred realtor today, and we are going to schedule something for next week for him (or one of his associates, as he's out of town most of next week) to come over and talk about the condo and my options. He said he's done over 900 short sales, so he obviously has a clue here, which I am pleased by. They also have a real estate attorney affiliated with the office, who can answer questions for me if I have any. This will no doubt come in handy regarding tax issues, as I don't want to be stuck showing a "profit" I have to pay taxes on that is actually just me in a huge financial hole.

Craigslist came through for getting rid of the chairs, but I was listing them for free to just come and haul them off. It seemed about par for the course here. I still haven't sold the bed. On the up side, it looks like the guy who picked them up will be sending the chairs and a bunch of tables to a school in Africa, so they will be put to good use. Go go gadget activism.

As far as books, I packed another box of poetry books, then spent much of the rest of the day sorting a lot of my other books into categories on separate shelves or in separate sections so that they will be at least vaguely organized when I get around to packing them. Huge shelf of shamanism, several shelves on Eastern religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Shinto), astrology, etc. I'm afraid I was wobbling around a fair bit with the dizziness from all the activity. While the vertigo doesn't go away, it does sometimes get worse with a lot of activity, and I was really active today. Despite that it feels like I'm just shuffling things around, I'm actually consolidating things so that they'll be easier to deal with as I pack them. Needless to say, this cranks my anxiety level like crazy.

The condo association is going to wash the windows on Thursday. I pulled the screens from a couple of the windows but wasn't able to get the one out of the window in my bedroom. They're just going to have to suck it up, because it was leave it there or break the thing. It wasn't quite the same as the others. I don't know if it's in backwards or what, but I couldn't get it out from the inside and I'm not going to go around the back of the building to try to deal with this.

Tomorrow is shrinkage. Thursday is neurology, possibly my spirituality group (if I get out of neurology in time), and then a Bach concert over in Magnolia. Friday the condo association's contractor comes in the afternoon to look at the damage to the bathroom ceiling in the guest bathroom. Saturday, Jay is coming by and there will be bad movies. That's about as far ahead as I want to think right now.

I need some tylenol.

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Date: 2013-07-10 06:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alfrecht.livejournal.com
My plan for this Friday is still to go with mom to my sister's for the day, and on our return in the afternoon, we'll come by and I'll get the books from you. It will be a short visit, unfortunately, but there we are...It will be the most money you've ever made in less than five minutes, most likely! ;)

So, that will probably be between 3:30 and 4, depending on traffic, but not any earlier than 3:30, since we won't be leaving my sister's in Snoqualmie until 3. Will that work for you?

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Date: 2013-07-10 06:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erynn999.livejournal.com
Should be just fine! See you Friday!

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Date: 2013-07-10 08:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martianmooncrab.livejournal.com
claws crossed for the neuro appt..

.. and I dropped an envelope in the mail to you today..

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Date: 2013-07-10 11:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erynn999.livejournal.com
Sweet. I'll keep an eye out for it.

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Date: 2013-07-10 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] varushka.livejournal.com
If you get the lender's permission to short sell, you'll have to find out what your options are besides getting forgiveness and tax liability on the difference, or keeping up and paying down that portion of the loan (and whether you might be able to refinance it so that your monthly payments are more like paying monthly on a storage unit than a house). If you're able to short sell and get forgiveness, I'm sure the attorney can give you a ballpark figure on what your tax liability is likely to be. And then you can run the numbers and evaluate whether you can save up that much by April of next year, or even research whether the IRS would allow you to pay in installments or what. I don't know if you have other options for dealing with your end falling short on the sale. I'm sure the agent can advise you.

If you give a heads up to whoever in the HOA is coordinating the window washing, they may be able to have the workers remove the screen for you (if it's indeed installed backwards and they can do it from the outside). Or maybe a kindly neighbor would help you with it, if you asked.

I've got to deal with this myself very shortly, as our complex is having our windows washed Thursday and Friday this week. At least it's not hot this week.

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Date: 2013-07-10 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erynn999.livejournal.com
I can't refinance through the VA (the only way I could do it with no down payment) because they require the place to be my primary residence at least a year before I move. The object is to get out of here and to a place where I don't have to depend on people to drive me everywhere.

I will, however, talk to the agent about tax liabilities and whatnot.

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Date: 2013-07-11 12:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] varushka.livejournal.com
Ah, I see. I'm completely unfamiliar with the VA's rules about their own loans, as you might expect. A residency requirement is obviously not going to work out.

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Date: 2013-07-11 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] man-of-snows.livejournal.com
Hurrah for further stuff done.

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