My last several weeks have been all consumed with the house hunt. It has been tiring and endless. Although, if we weren't on a deadline, I might actually enjoy myself. But we are on a deadline so I'm just stressed. And what do I do when I'm stressed? I eat. And what do I eat? Chocolate. And what was the original point of this blog? The answer is here, but you should already know it! And so, to accomplish the original point of this blog, here I am writing a post on my frustrations instead of grabbing some M&Ms (which I'll probably do afterward anyway). The first house we put a bid on, we were very hopeful. It had been on the market for a while, was very beautiful, and was actually in our price range! But we soon discovered the owners had been somewhat dishonest. They had already accepted a bid and signed all the contracts a week or so earlier! And yet the listing was still active. This, as I have now learned, is a no-no in the real estate game.
The next house was a sweet little cape, and as much as I tried to keep my hopes from rising, they did anyway. But our bid was rejected and we found out later the same day that the owners received another bid and accepted it.
So here we are back at square one and feeling a little jaded. So why would I possibly enjoy myself if we weren't on a deadline? Other than the emotional ups-and-downs of the bid war, going into people's houses and examining every nook and cranny is kinda fun! It's amazing all you can learn about people from digging through their closets! (No, I don't dig around... I just look...)
Tomorrow we go out looking again. We are running out of neighboring towns to look in! But for now, I'm going to grab a handful of M&Ms.