During our inspection process we learned that the house was needing some major repairs. Not the kind of repairs that you think is just "a little elbow grease" and some camp-like living conditions for a while (we would have been more than fine with that). But, the kind of repairs that weren't going to be a DIY'ers playground, but more of a give-all-your-money-and-then-some to a professional to fix type of repairs. This stuff was a total foreign language. I was bummed for a minute, but with so many houses on the market and it being such a good time to buy, we knew we'd find something else, however long it would take.
And then after a few other tries, we did!
Now, to be clear, nothing is set in absolute stone yet, but we've made it past the inspection and we are both very excited. Things are looking pretty good, it needs some work, but in our price range, & in this area, they all do. So it's a matter of finding a place that has problems you feel comfortable fixing. Like I said, she's not ours yet, but things are going the right direction this far. My fingers are crossed that everything finishes up well, too! Here she is:
So that's the news folks, we've been going crazy around here. Racing from this house to that, rushing to put in offers and waiting to hear yes or no, finally - we are in the running on this one. So far so good, wish us luck for the rest! I'll miss our little beach house, we've had a lot of fun, and we got to practice playing house for a bit. But I've felt for a while that it's time for a change, and change is good, right?
What about all of you out there, anyone else in the home market right now? Buying... Selling.. or just browsing? It's quite a roller-coaster, and it's easy to get cold feet, but I just keep telling myself that it will all be worth it...