Monday, July 10, 2006

house-hunting heartbreak

So, as of today, our house is *officially* up for sale. We spent the weekend refinishing our deck (turns out the wood hadn't actually turned grey, it was just covered in a thick coat of mildew!), but still have a ton of organizing to do before I will actually feel comfortable having a showing. Tonight we tackle the nightmare of laundry and crap that is our bedroom.

Yesterday our realtor took us out to look at 2 houses we'd seen listed online. We absolutely fell in love with one of them, a huge colonial on over 2 acres with a big pond in the backyard. And it was a steal, price-wise. We spent the afternoon saying things like "we could put in a patio" and "I could build us a little dock there on the pond for our kayaks". Our realtor was supposed to call the agent and get "the scoop" on the house last night. We haven't heard from him yet. Last night I went online to look at the listing again, and lo and behold the house was listed as "Pending" sale. J says not to get too upset, that anything could happen, but I'm pretty sure we won't be getting that house. :( To cope with the not-quite-loss (can't really lose what wasn't yours to begin with!) I simply went back online and looked for more listings. Screw you, Buttermilk Lane, we can do better!


kristin said...

Awwww man. I can SO feel your pain. I was the worst home buyer EVER, I was very unprepared. I was accustomed to moving a lot, so every house we saw I was like "Ok! Let's get THIS one!" and got really attached. We only went thru the bidding process on our current house, but we fell for a few properties before we found it. In fact, the day we walked in and Jef whispered "I like it," I whispered back "It doesn't matter, we won't get it anyway," and walked into the other room. Clearly, I'd been burned.

karaokekitty17 said...

Congrats on putting the house on the market! Before you know it, you'll be settling into a new home. And don't be too disappointed, poo happens!

BeckyBumbleFuck said...

Well, Lever ended up with a house that was listed as pending for a little bit.
It's very mcu like Nuzzi's vieew on engaged ladies...he still feels that they're open for the taking.... ;)

Kat E said...

Thanks for the encouragement, everyone. I know we'll find *our* place eventually!

fishlamp said...

"Screw you, Buttermilk Lane" sounds like a great title for a movie!