(Closed) Does house shopping make anyone else want to cry?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 4
1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Haha I was kind of waiting for the Catholic punchline as I read your post! I’m pretty sure that you can’t move your post, but a hive hostess or admin will come along eventually to put it where it belongs.

Sorry to hear you’re having such a hard time buying a house – I can’t relate quite yet, but will be starting the house-hunting process soon. I wonder if your problem is specific to the market you are shopping in, or if its similar everywhere right now. I know some folks trying to sell their homes and they are having a really hard time, so maybe you just live in an area that is growing quickly. Either way – good luck, I’m sure you’ll find your new home soon!

Post # 5
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

LOL I was wondering how this was Catholic! I was like, is your church dictating where you move? That’s weird… 

I’d just start a new post in the right section. πŸ™‚ 

And I think a lot of major ticket items (house, car, apartment, etc) are tear worthy… when you’re younger you always think, “if only I could buy my own!” it’s not until you’re actually doing it that you realize how stressful it is! Good luck.

Post # 6
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

wow! that sounds horrible. So sorry its been frustrating πŸ™ Where are you looking that it is so crazy? What is your price range like in comparison to most houses? I think there is higher demand for lower priced houses right now because lots of people see it as an opportunity to fix up an older house and make a profit in a few years. 

Have you considered building? Those prices are set and basically there is no bidding or negotiation. You find a model you like, find a community, and go ahead and build. The houses are the same price (or cheaper!) than buying the same house new. Honestly— we got a new build that is WAY bigger/nicer than we were looking at in already built homes that cost more. 

If you need to buy sooner than it would take to build a house you can also look at “spec houses” which are houses that builders build without a buyer in mind. Generally every community has a few spec houses on the market at all times. 

Post # 7
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I definitely feel for you sweetie… been there done that… My Fiance and I looked a tons of houses and had “bidding wars” and “inspection nightmares” but I have to say… the house we ended up buying is PERFECT and I love it more than any of the other ones we looked at. I cried, a lot in the process…. just remember everything happens for a reason and your dream house is out there waiting for you, you just have to be patient, as terrible as that is. Best of luck to you!!! You will find a home!!

Post # 9
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I haven’t begun the search but I imagine that’s frustrating.  I’d find solice in knowing that I have all of the things needed- the deposit and a mortgage.  That’s hard enough to accomplish.  The rest will eventually fall in to place.  So sorry its been this difficult. 

Post # 10
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have a house in Kansas you can buy!!!  Wanna move?!?  πŸ™‚

Good luck!  House hunting in these parts (Kansas) is pretty easy right now…we have 2 houses and can’t seem to get rid of the one we want to get rid of πŸ™

Post # 12
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I was SO in your boat last year. It seemed like everything we could afford was crap. Hang in there you WILL find something!

Post # 14
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We start the actual “viewings” on houses this week and weekend.  NOT looking forward to it.  Now, I’m downright scared, lol.

We too seem to be ever increasing our budget.

We started out wanting the $*50k level, then decided we’d rather a started home for $*30ish and now we’re looking at houses in the $*60+ range.

AND, if we were to move to my hometown, we could find a brick, 3200 sq. ft home in an excellent school system for the same price of the “starter” town homes here. sigh… this is going to be a rough process.

Post # 15
4024 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m sorry you having a hard time house shopping πŸ™ It is a buyers market for sure where I live. But just think of this: everything happens for a reason, and when you do finally get a house, you will be so happy that you got that one and not another one! Just be patient, the perfect house will come!!!! πŸ™‚

Post # 16
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We had a lot of fun buying houses…but we bought ours in Dec ’08, so I think it was even more of a buyers market back then.  I have since learned that we didn’t really know enough about it though.  I feel like there is so much that people don’t tell you and I have learned a lot about things to look for when we buy our next house.

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