Monday, October 28, 2013

House Hunting...Again

Why didn't anyone remind me how TERRIBLE this house hunting business is? Seriously, this is no laughing matter. If you are one of those people who think buying real estate is a good investment, you are dead wrong. Unless you can afford to pay cash for your forever home, do yourself a favor and stay in your rental house because betches, it's not 2006 anymore, and your house is NOT an investment.

To top it off, I don't know how the real estate market is in your neck of the woods, but in Spokane the pattern follows:

  • You find a house you sort of like.
  • You look at it and decide it's not perfect because the pantry is in the wrong place.
  • You find a house you LOVE.
  • You make an offer.
  • The house has already sold.
  • You find another house you LOVE.
  • You look again just to make sure.
  • You make an offer.
  • The house has already sold.
  • You have looked at every house on the market, and eventually go back to the first one. I guess we can live with that misplaced pantry...
  • The house has sold.

And here's our most recent house hunting sob story. We found a house we loved, but it was out of our price range. Jeff got mad at me because I sent him the listing for an expensive house, we fought, then moved on with life. A couple weeks later, the same house dropped $15,000 in price, putting it right in our price range. So we made an offer, it was accepted, and we put our house on the market. Yahoo!!! Not so fast - 10 minutes after a burly man pounded a "For Sale" sign in my front yard, we got a call from our realtor saying the new house fell through.

In conclusion, anyone with tequila is welcome to pour it down my throat. Also, please find me a house. And make sure it has a pantry.

Also, I need a facial. But I mostly need tequila.

P.S. How do we feel about split-level houses?

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