22 February 2014

whelm

Around these parts lately, things are one big giant bowl of WHELM.
After the pre-approval stress (which was not really that bad, it just took the guy a long time) this house-hunting thing has taken my stress level to higher heights. Especially because it's compounded with my daily work stress because we are still short-staffed. Stress on stress on stress is not cool man.

The biggest source of stress for us is that the houses are not staying on the market long enough for us to look at them and place an offer. Sounds similar to our problems renting, right? Our theory is that it's all these people that buy houses and flip them, which is incredibly frustrating because we just want to LIVE in them!

So trying to find a house in a nice neighborhood that is big enough and within our price range is completely doable, but they're being snatched up right from under us.

Earlier this week, Chris went with the realtor to check out some houses. My mom and sister went with, as my substitute since I was at work. They liked this great house in a really great neighborhood, so after work I went with them to check it out.

Turns out, it needs some work. The house was built nearly 30 years ago, without many upgrades.

Regardless, we like it and have decided we want to put in an offer, contingent upon a few things.
We shall see what happens!

In the meantime it's a pretty glorious day and we're going to go get a few things done.

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