I thought I would check in …I am going to share some details from my trip to MSQC this week as well. But I am being all consumed by the house hunting saga.
While I was gone, I was feeling a little hopeful because several houses popped up on the market. Rob went and looked at one while I was gone because it was in an area that we like. The pictures weren’t great but the description sounded like it could work.
He gets there and what they describe as a “shop” is a dog house with a dog run. Not a shop. It also described a seasonal pond. It was marsh land and there was no where to even build a shop because of this land. Then the inside was just as bad. Probably why the pictures weren’t great.
I also found another scam house from the same company we delt with a few weeks ago. I could tell by the weird staging photos. I looked up who is selling and it was the same company.
I also found out some more stories about them. I kind of feel like there needs to be some kind of site that people should be able to go to and show pictures and comment about the real circumstances of these terrible listings with false info.
We keep racing to all of these locations to look at houses and we could save ourselves a whole lot of gas, time and hope if agent were just honest in the listings.
So while going through this. Thinking about the economy, politics, and inflation, I am completely scattered and unsure of any decision in the process. I have worked so hard to get ahead and make good financial decisions and I feel like we are going backwards 10 fold. It’s insane. My husband is just so happy to escape his circumstances that he doesn’t care what it will cost us. I don’t feel that way…and now that we are even struggling to find something. Are the doors shutting for a reason? Am I not trusting?
Well when I got home Saturday I sent our agent a list of 6 houses to look at ….they were all gone by Sunday night. Now we are not even able to look at houses. the doors are shut -shut —no looking back shut.
I honestly thought the hard part was finding a buyer for our house. I was so WRONG!
We are both so beyond frustrated. We are fighting with each other. Having my house situation be in limbo and fighting with my husband over all of this has pretty much shaken my foundation. I am beyond vulnerable. I am frustrated and I am ready to be done with all of it. How can this be so difficult?
Neither of us ever want to go through this again. The bad part is that if the market doesn’t drop. Which I am sure it will …probably 2 months after we move (this is my life). We are going to be buying a house that we have to settle for…I am pretty sure whatever I get it won’t be anything that I am in love with because now we are making a choice out of desperation and not because we really fall in love with a house. I am completely distraught over this. I am spending my life savings and everything that I have worked for my whole life at something I am not going to love. I have to settle, and this is not the dream.
We tried to put an offer in on a house in ID. It went well over 100K above asking. Cash, no inspection…ect and they put down 10K in non refundable earnest money. In ID asking prices are just basically the starting bids. Everything in the house had to be updated and there were CCR’s in a 40 year old house.
What is happening? I feel like I am in some alternate reality. I hate gambling. I hate this whole process. I thought selling and buying a house and relocating was going to be difficult for WAY different reasons. I was not prepared for any of this. I just want to stay in my safe space and stop this whole process. If I had known that this is what I was facing I would have never done this.
The saga continues……