Saturday, January 9, 2010

Grouchy Homeowner-To-Be

UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. For those of you that don't know what that means, it's the sound of the frustrated. It's not only known as ugh, but can be used interchangeably with grrrrrrrr and blah. That's how I feel about this housing process right now. The owner of our house isn't exactly agreeing with our informal offer. He wants a little more. Enough more that it will make our payment higher than what we want it to be. So we are still in the negiotiating stage. We looked at 4 houses last weekend and disliked them all. We are looking at one tomorrow (we've looked at this one before too, and we really like it, it's a lot bigger than our house now, but we are still unsure of whether or not we want this house enough to make an offer). I also found 4 other houses that we are going  to ride by tomorrow to see if they are worth calling the realtor to go look inside of them. We want to have a back-up plan in case we do have to/decide to move. It's just kind of frustrating because we are comparing all of the houses to the one we live in now because we love it. We are comfortable here but it is time to buy (and stop renting) because of the $8,000 tax credit. There will probably never be another opportunity for us to buy a house (as a first time homebuyer) and get $8,000 from the government for doing it. So we know that we have to make this huge purchase within the next month or two and it's a little stressful. I'm hoping we put a contract on something within the next two weeks. Say a little prayer for us please! I hope I didn't bum anyone out with my ranting! =)


Brittany Ann said...

Hang in there! Praying for you!

kELLO! said...

ugh for sure!
we bought a home almost two years ago now, and we found out right before closing that the central ac was broken and we had to take a HUGE step of faith and walk away from our dream home because the sellers were shady. but God worked it out in the end and we were able to buy it later.
hope it works out for you!