A couple of weeks ago, I shared my experience about selling our house and moving into a tiny apartment.
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Now we need to buy one and in order to help me find the home of our dreams, our real estate agent, Melody, signed us up for on-line notification of houses for sale.
Day after day, I sat hunched over my computer perusing hundreds of photos.
Not really sure what I wanted, I made Melody take me to dozens of viewings. We visited newer homes incorporating soaring ceilings with chrome and glass chandeliers. I walked through older homes, with one car garages and bedrooms so small I could reach out and touch both walls at the same time. We even looked at a “fixer upper” where I arrived early, only to find the owner frantically pushing gallons of water out of her garage.
After a defeating day of touring Too Big and Too Small homes, I found one that looked Just Right.
Hardwood floors? Check
Updated bathroom? Check
Room for extended stay guests? Check
“You have to make a quick decision,” Melody advised. I’d already seen several other homes disappear from the on-line system within hours.
Husband came up with the idea that we’d offer the seller significantly below asking price. They would counter, we’d counter and that process would give me several days to wrap my head around our decision.
Except that – the seller accepted our offer.
No worries. I live my life with the Doris Day philosophy of What Will Be, Will be — so I relaxed and let life happen.
Who am I kidding? I freaked out!
It took three weeks for us to buy our last car, and now we’d accidentally bought a house in less than 24 hours!
Husband calmly pointed out that it was a beautiful home and we’d likely be very happy there. I hired a design company to come out and tell me what a stupid thing I’d done. They loved the house. Just as I was detoxing from my adrenaline rush, and falling in love with the place, the inspection report arrived.
Now it’s back to square one.
…In order to help me find the home of our dreams, our real estate agent, Melody, signed us up for on-line notification of houses for sale. Day after day, I sit hunched over my computer perusing hundreds of photos…