Today has been undoubtedly one of the most stressful days I have had in forever! Here's the story: I live in a house that is pretty cheap...it's an old rehabbed Victorian from 1892 that I love to pieces...every little thing in the house is brand new inside and out. BUT...it's not in a great neighborhood...we had a gunfight in front of our house about 2 months ago, so we decided to sell (laying on my floor spread eagle, screaming at 911 while sheltering my dog and trying to watch 24 on a Monday night...was just too much). It's been on the market for 2 months and no nibbles yet....hoping once it's vacant it'll sell faster. The mortgage isn't very much (like $300 a month) so it's not that big a deal if it takes a while to sell....but still stressful. So...we buy a house...about 6 years old and in the suburbs...big yard for my puppy, etc. etc. A little out of our price range, but no biggie. We have been having nothing but problems with everything related to buying this house.....mortgage broker from :censor: ...has lost paperwork, messed up paperwork...I had to scramble and get things from my student loans for her...ugh just horrible. Well, we were supposed to close today at 3 PM. At 11 PM I get a frantic phone call saying she needs bank statements (which I sent her 2 weeks ago)....so I drive down and give them to her. An hour later I get another call saying she needs to know why one of the people buying the house is only getting disability for another year (my brother-in-law lives with us and is disabled, but back at work now)....go to her office AGAIN and she says they can't count his income now, and we don't qualify because of our debt-to-income-ratio and we need to pay off 8K of something (because we're carrying two mortgages and we had to pay a gazillion dollars in medical bills recently because of hubby having a major cancer scare...plus 50K in student loans). PLUS...she told us 2 weeks ago it was OK to go out and buy stuff...so we spent like 6K on furniture and appliances and stuff. We agree to do this...but lo and behold it's too late to do it today, so now we close tomorrow. The sellers are waiting for their money because they bought a new house...I had cable, phone, electricity, electrician, plumber, furniture delivery, appliance delivery...everything set up for tomorrow!!! I had to come home tonight and cancel and reset up everything. I want to pull out my hair!!!! Or punch someone...or cry...I don't know which anymore!!!! Why does buying a house have to be soooooo stressful?? Never a pleasant experience! Sorry this is so long...and sorry to rant. Has anyone else gone through this and had a hard time?? Or am I the only unlucky person in the world (this is my 3rd house, and everytime we have had last minute problems).