Monday, November 11, 2013

House Hunting...

Last day of house hunting. We found one we really liked yesterday but found out at the last minute that there were complications. One last day as a family to look at a half-dozen more houses, one last day of power hunting. It's down to the wire now, and tempers are starting to flare. Send bourbon.

As much of a big motorhead as I am, I hate car shopping. I hate house shopping even more. I think it's a stark reminder that I'm away from my family, and the longer it takes to find a house the longer I'll be away. The past three weeks have been bittersweet - while I really do love the new job, being away from my family really isn't my preferred M.O.

I just hope the patience holds out today... 

That is all.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the proper caliber for house hunting?

Moving is worse than settlement which is worse than house hunting.

Gerry

notDilbert said...

Last time we were house hunting, my wife looked at ~ 250 properties before we found the house we've been in for 30 years so choose carefully. .... don't forget this is your one change to get the Garage-Mahal so remember to put that on the top of "Your" list.

.... and the realtors all work for the seller, so remember when negotiating the purchase anything you tell YOUR Realtor will be immediately conveyed to the sellers realtor.

Don't be afraid to use that to your advantage. Our last Purchase was stuck with small difference between ask and offer until we told our Realtor we wanted to go look at other properties again. Somehow, magically the seller met our offer.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Make sure you have a BIG Dry Basement.

You have a better chance of Tornados hitting you in NOVA than Mass.

Not as bad as Oklahoma, of course, but higher than what you grew up with.

Also, Hurricanes that peter out before they hit New England tend to do so in your neck of the woods.

Besides, there else are you going to put your soon-to-be vast collection of Free State Firearms that you are now "Allowed" to own? ; )

Stretch said...

Bourbon? Ya, they got it.
http://www.osullivansirishpub.com/Herndon/indexHer.html

Old NFO said...

Hang in there Jay... And patience IS a virtue...

libertyman said...

My free advice -- I used a buyer's agent - there is "no cost" to you. That is, the buyer's agent splits the commission with the seller's agent. Mine was terrific, she handled the details very nicely. I subsequently hired her to sell my other property, and she did that job well, too.
Problem is finding a good one, but I know a good one will put your interests first AND make the deal close.
Can your new coworkers recommend such a person?

Borepatch said...

In ten years you (and they) will look back on what you're doing now. Patience and strength, brother.

But yeah, it sucks while it's happening.