This house hunting thing is frustrating! 

We spent about a little over a week at my parents house looking for a new house.  It seems like there are a lot of crazy people who have priced their homes really high.  I thought this was supposed to be a buyers market- but in the area we are looking- there are plenty of buyers and not a whole lot of sellers.

So we looked and looked.  And every day we ended up disappointed.  And then the next day I would start out hopeful again about the houses we were going to see- and end up disappointed again.  Finally we decided we would just head back home and come back in a couple of weeks to look again. 

Then our agent called to say that there were a couple of houses she found and thought we would like.  So, we decided to stay one more day and we ended up finding a great house.  The house is actually in the same neighborhood we lived in before we moved away 6 years ago.  The house we liked had been for sale since December and we couldn’t figure out why it had been for sale for so long.  Everything was absolutely perfect. 

Our agent checked out some comparable homes in the same neighborhood to see what they had sold for and we decided on the price we wanted to pay.  Then we made an offer that was lower, hoping we’d be able to get the sellers to meet us in the middle.  They came back with a counter offer, not much lower than their asking price.  There have been other houses in the neighborhood that have sold for the price they want- but those houses had updated kitchens, new appliances, and many other updates that this house does not have.  We raised our offer a bit but not to the level they wanted.  So they decided they weren’t coming down anymore and we decided we weren’t going up anymore.  Now we know why the house has been for sale for so long- they refuse to come down in their price.

Anyways- we are back to square one.  It’s definitely frustrating.  Right now we are at home packing up our house since we have our closing date here in a little over a month.  We’ll be heading back down to my parents house again (thank you sooooo much Mom and Dad for everything you have done for us!!) so we can do some more house hunting.  I am praying that the perfect house for us will be going up for sale in the next week or so.


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0 comments on “Ugh!

  1. I’m sorry it hasn’t been going more smoothly! I hope you find the perfect house soon!

  2. chelle on said:

    aww such a bummer that you haven’t found the house for you … YET! it will happen!

  3. Shelly on said:

    So frustrating…I know!!! It just means that perfect house is still out there waiting for you!!!

  4. oh how frustrating.. I hope you find the perfect house soon.

  5. Michelle on said:

    What a bummer about that house you wanted. I completely know how you feel about house hunting. It is frustrating! I hope you guys find that perfect house. Have a great weekend.

  6. JenLo on said:

    I’ve read several places that this particular area has held house values very well and they are even going up. It has been very hard for people moving in to the area to find a house available! I hope you guys find something soon!

  7. domestically challenged on said:

    Seriously! Around here? You are hard pressed to sell your house unless you are in foreclosure. The houses that last year were listed at 325,000+ are now in foreclosure selling for $194-196k. It makes it impossible for others who want to sell comparables for a higher price. I wonder if the people who’s house you are looking at are in any hurry to sell. Sometimes it seems people just don’t have a clue what their house is REALLY worth, compared to what they WANT it to be worth. Good luck!

  8. Mother Mayhem on said:

    Keep faith! It’ll happen!

  9. ComfyDenim on said:

    unmotivated sellers are a pain in the heiney.
    You acted wisely!!

  10. MarvelousMOM on said:

    Wow I can’t believe they wouldn’t work with you. You will find something.

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