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I will try to keep this simple.These people are having to go through a short sale because they need to move in order to keep his job. They aren't losing their house due to their inability to pay. Their house is worth less than what they owe at a time that they have to sell.This is due to circumstances beyond their control.He has been driving back and forth between CT and NJ, CT and PA and CT and NY, literally surviving on 2-4 hours of sleep because he has been working his a** off at the same time trying to find a place to live.The day they came to see the house this couple made a 6 hour round trip to see it.So for you to be judging people, especially a middle age couple who never expected to be in this situation, and acting as if its no big deal if they have to go searching for another place to live in a year is beyond insensitive.When, as in these people's case, the choice to move is not theirs but their landlord's after the lease is up, it is extremely stressful.If moving is no big deal to you, great.For you to think it shouldn't be a big deal to anybody if they are forced to move due to circumstances beyond their control once again, shows a total lack of empathy.All I was trying to do was show a perspective regarding renting I hadn't thought of before. Why you have difficulty accepting that there may be a perspective different than yours, and somehow thinking you have a right to judge somebody for having this perspective, I have no idea.
On a positive note - this gentleman has a job................thanks to you, Joan, they will have a roof over their heads........and hopefully, the landlord will renew their lease next year!Overall, what they are going through is unfortunate, and a huge inconvenience, but they are much better off than many others out there.I think your empathy and concern for them is commendable, and it was their good fortune to find you!Caring, as you do, about your clients is a wonderful trait!
First off, I would like to make it clear that my intention was not to attack Joan or to diminish the care she is displaying for her clients. I have read some of her other posts and respect much of what she writes. What I find to be simply too absurd is that her clients, for whom home ownership turned out to be a financial disaster, now see it as being the answer to their problems. What happens if there is another job transfer? Wouldn't renting be their saving grace in that instance?And they are hardly the only ones. Thread after thread can be found on here created by people who have gone through the painful procedure of a short sale or foreclosure, yet are looking forward to buying again, and the sooner the better. It's this brainwashing and dumbing down of which I speak. It's inconceivable to these folks that renting might actually be the best way to go. When will people realize that renting does not make them second class citizens, and that renting has just about as many advantages as owning?I'm not that smart a guy. I've admitted it before and I'll admit it now. But if someone like me can take the time to learn about the true costs of home ownership and not just buy into the malarkey being spewn by most agents, why can't others, many of whom are much smarter than me?
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