Post # 1
So, my fiance and I have actively been searching for a house now for a couple of months…we’ve looked at about 40 of them so far, made an offer on one, and lost it to another buyer. It’s alright, I wasn’t too upset…It wasn’t the house we were meant to have.
That was our 4th house we looked at! And there hasn’t been another since it that we’ve wanted to put an offer in for.
There have been 2 houses which I’ve been dying to see…but the time we had available to look at the houses the homeowner for some reason or another didn’t want to show it then. By the time we can get in to see it, the house is sold!!! I just got a text from our agent that the house I really wanted to see last night (and they said no) has just sold conditional.
I’m not feeling so optimistic anymore. Why is this so difficult? I just want to see the house for Pete’s Sake!!!!
Post # 3
@Songbird29: If the houses are selling that you never got it see, it may be because the offer was already in place. At least your time isn’t being wasted when a house won’t be available to you.
Good luck on finding your dream home!
Post # 4
Could you possibly consider new construction instead? Builders can sometimes offer some very good incentives (for example, I received 50 percent off of options valued at up to $30,000 when I built my townhouse years ago), especially if you are among the first to buy in a new development.
Post # 5
You sound like me when I was looking for a home! My problem was that I was attracted to homes that were move in ready and aesthetically pleasing. I had a hard time walking into a house that wasn’t my style and envisioning what it COULD be. Well after months of searching and being too picky, we ended up buying an older home in a nice neighborhood. We ended up pulling up the ugly carpet, refinishing the hardwood floors, removing the dated wallpaper, painting the walls, and changing the hardware on the cabinets, and made it into our perfect little home! It looks like an entirely different house, we got it under budget, and we couldn’t be happier! If you’re not finding what your looking for, maybe you could start searching for a house with potential and turn it into your dream home over time.