Apr 14

Mon '14

Moving updates

So Peter and I have been extremely busy this week. We have had showings to see over 15 houses and still haven’t found “the one.” We have decided that we aren’t going to move unless we find something we really love. We want to be wowed. I would say we some-what settled for our first home, so we are being super picky with this second home. I know there isn’t a perfect house, but we want to get as close as we can. We know what we want and we also know what we do not want. It’s a large and difficult combination of things to work with. Our realtor has been so great. I know she will find us the perfect home, eventually.

I have to say I am a bit discouraged with all this house shopping, however. Reason being is that it is definitely a seller’s market out there. There are numerous bidding wars over many houses and they are flying off the shelves. People are getting in there quick and snagging up what they want. Some houses don’t even last 2-3 days on the market before being sold. It’s ridiculous. Very unfortunate for us, who want to hum and haw and take our time before making a huge commitment. We really don’t have that luxury in a market like this. It kind of sucks. Each time I think I find a great house on the real estate website, it’s gone by the time we try to make an appointment for a showing. I wish they would remove it from the website so that I don’t start falling in love with it!!

We are headed to see another one tomorrow which is in the best location we have seen so far. It was only just reduced in price today to come into our price range. I can see it going fast now that it is a bit cheaper. I hope that we have our chance to see it and maybe put an offer in if we fall in love. If not, I am sure there will be others, but I admit that I am getting a little tired of disappointment.

Peter and I have also been to see the bank and a mortgage broker to get pre-approval for our loan. Of course we want the lowest interest rate that we can get as well. It’s quite the process. Here’s hoping that we get approved for the amount we wish!

Hopefully next time I blog I will have a big house announcement to make. Maybe, maybe not.

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4 Responses to “Moving updates”

  • kathy@vodka and soda
    April 15, 2014 @ 5:47 am

    same here – seller’s market. we’re not looking for a house but i would be interested in knowing how much my house would sell for!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

  • Cat
    April 15, 2014 @ 11:41 pm

    Wow, that’s crazy that houses are selling so fast. Buying a house is such a major decision! I can understand wanting to think it over and take more time. I hope you’ll find one that you love! Good luck on the loan approval too!

  • Lissy
    April 18, 2014 @ 8:38 am

    exciting :) Good luck finding your dream home! At least you don’t have a ton of pressure to buy so you can take your time and shop around :)

  • Aisling
    April 19, 2014 @ 5:09 am

    It seems moving is always a bit crazy in good ol’ Cowtown. Especially since you don’t plan on selling your current house, which may have balanced things out a bit. I hope you find something soon!

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