Almost Home…

We almost bought a house. It wasn’t perfect (who puts a window-like opening, facing out to the stairwell, in a bedroom?), but it checked most of the boxes on our list. The house went on the market on Monday. I saw it Wednesday. Went back to see it with Bob on Friday. We were going to have one final look and sign papers on that Sunday. However, my broker called me on Saturday. The sellers had accepted and signed a contract. Wait, isn’t this a buyer’s market???

So, at this point, I have seen every house that covers our minimal requirements and have come up empty. I get e-mail alerts every time a house comes on the market in my price range, and there still isn’t any love. As brave as we were about sticking it out in this month-to-month rental for as long as it took, we have decided that we are not the kind to suffer for that long. Rental properties, as I said in a previous post, are mostly geared to college students and  also, as we have found, to the over-55 crowd. They have even built luxury apartment complexes for these groups. You heard me right…luxury apartments with islands and granite countertops for college students. If I were a developer with funds…I know what market I’d be targeting.

However, I’m happy to report that we were finally at the right place at the right time. We have found our next home. The current tenants have lived there for 4 years and they related having the same issues in finding suitable housing even back then. The husband is being transferred to Ohio, otherwise, they would not be moving. We didn’t even have to sleep on it. No way were we going to let this find slip away to the next person who called to view it. It’s not perfect, but it’s close enough. There is a fabulous view of the lake, a large kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. Now I just have to practice patience…moving day isn’t for another 5 or 6 weeks…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Danny
    May 16, 2011 @ 14:25:46

    Probably the longest 5-6 weeks of your life! LOL! Congratulations!!!

    Reply

  2. elizabethsaidso
    May 17, 2011 @ 22:14:31

    Thanks Danny! It’s nice to see the light at the end of this tunnel though! 🙂

    Reply

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