Trace delayed again!

I just spent the afternoon and evening flying to Salt Lake City and back. Please don’t ask.

But while in Salt Lake City I did get a call from my Redfin Transaction Coordinator that Trace has been delayed to (at least) September 17th because supposedly the inspector got in a car accident.

Really?

There is only one inspector?

And they got in a car accident today, the day of the inspection?*

And not just a fender bender but a car accident that is going to delay things a week?

And there is no one else to do the inspection?

Really?

Really?

I’d be curious to know if this was going to be their first inspection or the last. Because if it’s the first then I’m going to worry about all the defects they’re going to find once they get their car fixed and drive over to Trace accident free.

Well good look everyone re-booking your accommodations**, movers, renovation people, re-drawing your loan docs, re-signing your paper work, etc. All I can say is suckers you should have not sold your other condos so fast. Pays to leave things to the last minute like me. I still have a place to live, just locked my rate a week ago and haven’t even thought so far ahead as to moving!

*I sincerely hope that no one was seriously injured in this car crash. Condos can wait.

**If you are homeless, I know several of you will be, I’d be happy to let you crash on my condo floor. I’m desperate for some rent money to cover my soon to be double mortgage payments.

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  • Justin

    Maybe I’m naivee, but I assumed that if they were going to have us spend an hour signing paperwork, that they had removed all of the unknowns, and were going to close on the date on the paperwork…

    I mean, someone has to pay the guy from the title company to sit there with us for an hour on saturday…

    Sigh.

  • Justin

    Maybe I’m naivee, but I assumed that if they were going to have us spend an hour signing paperwork, that they had removed all of the unknowns, and were going to close on the date on the paperwork…

    I mean, someone has to pay the guy from the title company to sit there with us for an hour on saturday…

    Sigh.

  • Cynthia

    Sorry for jinxing it with my eyebrow raise and question of disbelief. I guess this means I am back on the hook for the moving party :)

  • Cynthia

    Sorry for jinxing it with my eyebrow raise and question of disbelief. I guess this means I am back on the hook for the moving party :)

  • nitsuj

    This seems like the type of thing that happens frequently and that it would be good for some of the big local press to write about. Seems very unprofessional, stressful and eye opening.

  • nitsuj

    This seems like the type of thing that happens frequently and that it would be good for some of the big local press to write about. Seems very unprofessional, stressful and eye opening.

  • brian

    do you have any confidence in the 17th as your new date? or is that just another cardboard puppet waiting to be thrown on the fire? my condolences…

  • brian

    do you have any confidence in the 17th as your new date? or is that just another cardboard puppet waiting to be thrown on the fire? my condolences…

  • Trevor

    As a future Trace resident, of course I’m bummed that the move-in is delayed, but I’m not going to whine about it. The car accident was a freak event and it’s not Trace’s fault that the city assigns one fire marshall to each new project. The Trace delay inconveniences all parties involved and is hardly a big newsworthy event.

  • Trevor

    As a future Trace resident, of course I’m bummed that the move-in is delayed, but I’m not going to whine about it. The car accident was a freak event and it’s not Trace’s fault that the city assigns one fire marshall to each new project. The Trace delay inconveniences all parties involved and is hardly a big newsworthy event.

  • rob

    Sweet, that gives you more time to build up moving karma. And have I got just the project for you!

  • rob

    Sweet, that gives you more time to build up moving karma. And have I got just the project for you!

  • Dan C.

    I feel for you Matt. I will not comment on my disdain for condo developers, but please consider the following:

    I believe there is a Washington Statute (can be researched at the library) that states that a P&S Contract can be rescinded in full and earnest money refunded if a developer delays a certain number of times for “avoidable” reasons (I believe this is measured in weeks). This excludes things like war, act of god, civil unrest etc. I do believe that things like weather, inspections, construction delays etc. are all avoidable reasons and can trigger this statute.

    Unless you are absolutely in love with your new place, you could rescind your contract, demand a lower price in exchange for the hardships, or forget the whole thing and find a new condo. During this time, you MIGHT be able to re-fi your old condo and avoid the anxiety about the sale.

    Just my two cents…

  • Dan C.

    I feel for you Matt. I will not comment on my disdain for condo developers, but please consider the following:

    I believe there is a Washington Statute (can be researched at the library) that states that a P&S Contract can be rescinded in full and earnest money refunded if a developer delays a certain number of times for “avoidable” reasons (I believe this is measured in weeks). This excludes things like war, act of god, civil unrest etc. I do believe that things like weather, inspections, construction delays etc. are all avoidable reasons and can trigger this statute.

    Unless you are absolutely in love with your new place, you could rescind your contract, demand a lower price in exchange for the hardships, or forget the whole thing and find a new condo. During this time, you MIGHT be able to re-fi your old condo and avoid the anxiety about the sale.

    Just my two cents…

  • Market Watcher

    Just curious if you’ve considered cutting the price of your unit or offering a TV or furniture?

  • Market Watcher

    Just curious if you’ve considered cutting the price of your unit or offering a TV or furniture?

  • local architect

    I’m seriously suspicious — the city has an army of building inspectors, who fill in for one another on a regular basis. My condolences to the inspector or fire marshall that may have been in an accident, but the mail usually goes through.

    Have you called Warren Parker from DPD who’s been inspecting regularly for the past year (684-8445)or one of his supervisors Skip King (684-8441) or the contractor’s superintendent Scott Jones (510-2934)? There might be more to the story than the developers are willing to say.

  • local architect

    I’m seriously suspicious — the city has an army of building inspectors, who fill in for one another on a regular basis. My condolences to the inspector or fire marshall that may have been in an accident, but the mail usually goes through.

    Have you called Warren Parker from DPD who’s been inspecting regularly for the past year (684-8445)or one of his supervisors Skip King (684-8441) or the contractor’s superintendent Scott Jones (510-2934)? There might be more to the story than the developers are willing to say.