Friday, August 7, 2015

First Time House Buyers: Don't Get Attached Too Soon

Well, I did what I knew I shouldn't do. I went and got attached to a house that we found, knowing that there were going to be a lot of barriers to purchasing it. This morning we officially found out that we basically would have to go through hell and high water to try to get the house and after that it's sounding like there's possibly some water damage issues and it could be a huge money pit--if we could even get it past inspection and get it to match up with the type of loan we are using.

Gah! I'm so heartbroken and frustrated. I had another post planned for today, but I'm so upset I had to get it out. I don't know why I was so naive, but I had no idea that house hunting was going to be this difficult. I thought I would be able to go into it with an open mind, but now that I found such a great house in the perfect location and I can't have, It had the best floor plan and the most space for the lowest price out of the houses we've looked at. It was at the end of a street so there were not neighbors on one side or behind us. There a lot of trees surrounding it. I'm having a hard time moving on. Everyone is telling us to be patient and wait. I feel like I have been waiting forever!! My life is "hurry up and wait" right now. I only found out that the house was probably a no go about 30 minutes ago and I spent a solid 5 minutes crying over it. I'm in mourning. Maybe I should quit looking a Pinterest so I will get my mind off of it...and stay off instagram...and throw away the IKEA catalog that came in the mail yesterday. OK, I'm being a dramatic.

I will move on and we will find a house, it's just so frustrating! The other houses we've looked at, are nice, but none of them have everything I wanted. I know I'm being picky, but this is a big purchase!! I know everyone keeps saying, this is just our first house and we can always save and move into something different later, but it's so hard to know that "the house" is out there, just sitting empty.
I'm not worried. I know that we will be fine wherever we end up. I'm just dealing with disappointment poorly right now.

So word of advice to first time home buyers:
Much easier said that done. :(

Sorry for my rant, and being on a downer on a Friday.
In other news, I am  hosting a girls night tonight with my aunts and girl cousins on my Dad's side of the family. At one point I thought I would be having it in my new house by this time, but I finally bit the bullet and just decided to host it in our tiny apartment. It should be fun!
My husband just put on "Shake it Off" by Taylor Swift to try to cheer me up :)
I love him.
Happy Friday!! 


  1. I'm so sorry! House hunting is an intense process and it's hard not to get your hopes up and already start dreaming about your new home. I know you'll find a better house!!! You're patience will pay off and you will be glad you didn't take on something that would cause long term heartache discovering unknown issues. Glad you get to have fun tonight :)