It's the last thing I want to think about let alone write about today. But I'm nothing if not stubborn and I refuse to avoid a subject on the second day I'm supposed to be blogging about it. And so, without further ado, I bring you the 31 Day Blog Challenge: Day two: The Trials and Tribulations of House Hunting.
I'll bring you up to speed on life lately. Last week Mike and I found a house and fell in love with it. The ensuing 72 hours were spent listing our own house and putting in an offer on the one we had our hearts set on, an offer that was, as of yesterday, declined. Another buyer rushed in at the last minute and out-bid us. There wasn't much we could do considering we had just listed our own place. And isn't that the way it often goes? The cold hard truth of real estate? Timing is everything.
And as I was falling in love with the house that would never be ours, planning a life between four walls that wasn't mine to plan, it occurred to me that it was terribly foolish to fall in love at first sight. Because it's hard when it doesn't work out. Tomorrow it will be less hard, but since it happened yesterday, it's still smites a little bit.
I've quickly come to the conclusion that buying a home is a great big game that doesn't go easy on the day dream believers amongst us. If you are looking for a new home, maybe you're in a similar position: you might not always get what you want (which not coincidently has been the tune I've been humming since yesterday at 4:30 pm). So I know the first rule of real estate to be this: keep an open mind because it's more then likely you'll have to change it once or twice.
Pictured above: After we got the keys to our first home together.