You may recall that we have a contract on a house that we’re calling Kerrville Folkways, because that’s the name of the street it’s on. Besides that, some of us have actually attended the Kerrville Folk Festival here in central Texas, and we like it.
We got a signed contract on this property back in November, but we still haven’t closed on it. In February, we shared that we were waiting on the IRS (the tax people, if you are not from the US) to pronounce what it was going to do about a lien on the property. We have been diligently checking in with the listing agent every week or so since. You know, the government takes its own sweet time, and the needs of people to have housing, or to sell their houses, well, those aren’t really important to whoever is working on these liens.
Finally there is some news! It’s not the greatest, but at least there is movement. The selling agent finally sent an email to Carol that explained what the IRS came up with. Hooray for them! It turns out that there is close to $4,000 more owed to the IRS than our current offer. And the owners for some governmental reason, are not allowed to contribute this money. It looked like we would have to do it, or the house would toddle off to foreclosure, where it would languish even longer.