Thursday, June 2, 2011
We went out and bought ourselves a house.
So, I guess you can say that 50% of my stress about this whole situation is alleviated. Only now the stress about the second part--you know, what to do with our current place--seems to increase tenfold. We're still hoping to be able to sell it, and thankfully, it seems that we still have some time to do so. But we're ramping up the efforts, that's for sure. Our current back-up plan is to find a tenant.
That's right--we might become landlords. Not by choice, but the market is shitty right now and it is what it is. We'll do what we have to do to avoid having to pay two mortgages.
Over Memorial Day weekend, three new listings popped up that met our parameters, and looked interesting to us. We made appointments for Wednesday to see them, so we did a little marathon house-hunting last night, and it turns out we found "the one." We've seen some seriously messed up properties during this process, and it was refreshing to finally find one that we felt was WORTH the asking price.
Thank you to all of you who have been sending good thoughts our way for a while now. Things appear to be coming together, but we just need this other piece of the puzzle to fall into place, too. We are choosing to have faith that it will all work out, but this Type-A lady is not one to fly by the seat of her pants. To say that I am slightly uncomfortable with the situation is probably a bit of an understatement.
Assuming our inspection goes well and we can figure out a date that's good for all involved (we're having a little trouble working around vacations), we will likely be moving into our new house in late July/early August. Yippee!