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We're buying a house!

Monday, April 09, 2012


Paul and I found a house that we were ABSOLUTELY in love with, just from driving by it and seeing the pictures of it online. It was the one that made us take the steps toward homebuying. We called the mortgage broker on Monday, called the Realtor on Tuesday... and found out that house had gone to contract THAT DAY.

We look at a bunch of houses Wednesday night. Too much to absorb everything at once, but there's one house that sticks out in our mind, so we ask to go back and look at it, and we have my Dad go with us. Dad is the voice of reason, and he points out several things that made us decide to back down on that one.

Found another one that was almost love at first sight, Dad came and approved as well, encouraged us to go for it. Called the Realtor this morning, made an offer on the house, Realtor calls me back later, tells me that this house has gone under contract last week. It's not his fault he didn't know, I asked to look at it myself, while we were in the same neighborhood looking at another house. He didn't have any of the spec's on this house, but allowed us to check it out.

I am SO heartbroken this morning. I cried this morning in ways that I cried when my Mom died. I AM an emotional person and I wear my heart on my sleeve, and I am SO upset. It feels like we won't find something. I know it's only been one week, but in that time TWO houses I've loved have been pulled right out from under me.

I scrubbed my bathtub this morning with the mantra in my head "Might as well clean this house, looks like we'll be living here forever."

S/n: I haven't been to the gym in a week, and I've eaten like crap, during this home-searching process, and I weighed myself yesterday to find that I had maintained my weight. Woohoo better metabolism!
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  • NLH4444
    Oh I so understand! I cried over many a house:) The perfect one is out there!!!! Good luck!
    2844 days ago
    Buying a house can be so stressful! I was thinking about doing it a couple months ago and decided to rent again instead. When things like this don't work out for me I like to think there's a reason behind it...like my perfect house is just out there waiting for me. You'll find it. Be patient.
    2846 days ago
  • DRKEYEZ820
    Lovey im sorry this is such a stressful time for u :(
    My Aunt just bought a House almost a yr ago, took them a while to get a house . They ended up having issues like u are having. My best advice, u have to breathe for one lol. For 2, everything happens for a reason, so this reason i think is because there is a BETTER home out there that may not have gone on the market yet etc, that was MEANT for YOU! Ok so the ones u liked , were no longer available, but keep trying, there is a better one out there :) And when THAT day comes, u will not only feel relieved but ALSO so glad everything happened the way it did!

    S/N :)- WOHOO for maintaining ! Im up 2 lbs from my ticker, im getting my butt in gear as of today- but another thing YOU might wanna think about :) that exercise even if your not faithful to eating healthy right now, will reduce some of the tension you are under right now!

    Love ya! Keep ur head up ok!
    2847 days ago
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