Homes are selling within hours. Hours- folks!! When we go see a house with our realtor, there are at least 4 to5 other realtors with their folks so you have close to 20 people looking at same house at same time. We called one house to make appt and they said we were welcome to come see it but there was already 21 contracts turned in. Its been very deflating. We had contract on a house I loved 2 weeks ago but our contract wasn't accepted. Then we saw a house last Friday ( a week ago today) and fell in love. It was extra special because my Mom was with us and got to see the house too. We had contract to them that evening and our contract was accepted the following day. Earnest money was paid and the option fee paid to have the week for inspector. Our inspection was scheduled for Tuesday and we met the inspector when he was done at the house. Long story short, it failed miserably. Way too many serious things that needed repaired and very costly. My friend said it best when she said the seller put lipstick on a pig. It had so many beautiful updates and renovations and to the first glimpse it looked great. Truth was he didn't do any of it right or up to code. There was structural damage, large plumbing problem, and electrical box was shot. That was just to name a few but was the most costly. Our inspector was amazing! So thorough and detailed and I am very appreciative of that.
Todd and I had a powwow and decided to go with our gut feeling and we walked away. I signed the contract last night stating that we our not buying the house. I become very private when large things like buying a house are happening. Todd was very excited and told his family and some friends. I then caught on to the excitement and told my family and friends. I was so embarrassed to announce last night to everyone - Oops, spoke to soon and its not happening. Lesson learned that we are not to say ONE SINGLE WORD until contract is signed and keys are in hand.
My stress level has been through the roof. I've had a migraine since Monday and my face is breaking out like a teenager. I am not cut out for this. Maybe its just too soon to be doing something so big while i'm on verge of literally having nervous breakdown. Not to mention how much money we're out for inspection and the option fee that we don't get back. I am relieved that we didn't get ourselves into a house that is a Money Pit though.
On the good news, I am working half day today and driving to East Texas to pick up both my grandma Nanny and Mom. They both will stay all week with us next week. My brother Jeremy and his wife and my nieces are driving in tonight from Oklahoma to stay the weekend and visit . I am excited to have a full house of family.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!!