Saturday, December 01, 2012

The vacant house next door

I have a theory.  Do not tell this to people as a fact, because it is all in my mind.  

The monstrosity next door has been a busy place.  Since the day before Thanksgiving, vehicles have come and gone on a daily basis.  Sometimes there were as many as six vehicles there at once.  The local electrician was there, and other service-type vans were seen.  We assumed someone had bought it, and indeed, the local grapevine let me know it was a possibility, although not a "done deal".

Every day at least two cars would show up, and people would enter the house.  Thursday was no exception:  Two pickups pulled up, and a man got out of each pickup.  They stood in front of one of the pickups and talked for at least an hour.  Then they left.  
Today being Saturday, I expected to see a lot of vehicles and people at the place, but nobody showed up.  Nobody.  On a weekend.  
Cliff says I have been watching C.S.I. too much, but here is my theory:  I think the people who have spent so much time there may have asked the bank that owns the property for some time to properly inspect the place.  I think that the two guys that met there Thursday were the prospective buyer and the banker.  I think they were talking about the price, and I think they could not come to an agreement.  
As I said at the beginning, this is all guesswork on my part.  It isn't fact.  I will let you know how it turns out.


5 comments:

Margaret said...

You're smart and have probably figured it out. Still, I love a good mystery!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It will be interesting to see how it all turns out. It would be nice if someone got the place at a good price so they could fix it up and you'd have neighbors there. Hopefully good ones.

Back Porch Writer said...

lol I love it. I have looked at your ShinyStat info and am trying it out on my blog. I had not seen that particular stats counter. I like having two. I like to see where everyone is reading from. Ya'll have a great Sunday!

Paula said...

Don't ya just love to speculate? I don't call it nosey, I call it interested.

Nancy said...

I think you're probably right. Banks are notoriously slow about agreeing to a "short sale" of a property.