Friday, July 6, 2012

I hate House Shopping!

You move to a new state.  You decide that though it’s not NYC, you like it.  It could be a grand place to raise children.  It’s far more suburban than NY while still maintaining close proximity to a city.  It can work. 

The interest rates are at an all time low.  It’s a buyer’s market.  So you hire an agent.  You start up an MLS listing filter.  You go to showings and open houses.  And you quickly realize that your $350K budget was the most unrealistic budget EVER! 

Paul and I have a bit of a conflict… do we buy a house that will be our forever home… spending the dough and being relatively close to the city or… do we buy a small home… a 2 ½ bedroom if you will.  Call it a starter home and possibly one day… end up being forced to move because we simply grew out of it.  OR do we move further from the city… spend something in between.  Have a doable house, a doable neighborhood with a large yard… and say that one day we could move but we don’t HAVE to.

What to do… what to do…

I’ll tell you what NOT to do.  Don’t go to open houses that are over your budget.  You WILL fall in love.  You will want it to be yours.  You will feel conflicted.

Oh boy that’s what we did. 

It’s not perfect but oh boy is it nice.  And it’s in our favorite area.  And it was maintained oh so nicely.  I said I wish it had a open dining/kitchen… so guess what they did… they opened it!  Oh what more could I ask for???  Well it could be on a street that doesn’t have the Rail running behind it… and it could be $75K less.

Hmmm what to do what to do….

I don’t know what to do!  That’s my damn problem!

Broken Promise

Yep that's what I made you... a broken promise.  No pictures, no updates, no Friday CSA blog.  Oh well... I didn't do it and I have poor excuses as to why...

It's a quater close - that means I'm working 12+ hour days, working on National Holidays... and tired as all heck! 

It's hot as ----!  It's been so excrusiatingly hot in our apartment.  The LAST thing I want to do is be inside near hot electronics. 

House hunting is in full swing!  We've been using every available weekend ot go into a marathon session of open houses.  It's been an emotional rollercoaster.  I'll tell you how I'm feeling in a seperate post a little later...

But rest assured ... I've taken pictures, I've jotted down notes.  And as this heat wave passes, I'll update you on the turnips, the summer squash, the kale, the yumminess that has been entering our home.

Be excited! 

(who gets excited about veggies... oh wait I do)