Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Things are "clicking"

We are on the house hunt....again.

We have been in this "limbo" for about 1.5 years now searching for the right home. We get aggressive for a while..... Then we get frustrated & take a few months off.

We even started building a house a year ago.

But the builders screwed that one up.

(PS...that house is still on the market! In fact...every house in that development is on the market. Yep. I sure am glad we went with our guts and got out of that money trap!)

May I also say that I feel like I know every home for sale in the Oro Valley area? Which there's a lot. Like...hundreds.

I also feel like I can know within the first 5 seconds of standing in a home whether it's a foreclosure or not. The indicator? Weird paint colors.

Seriously! It seems all the foreclosures we look at have "multi-colored walls". It's like people turn their home into a rainbow when they get that letter from the bank......

In 2 weeks, we have looked at 26 homes. The 2nd home we saw is the one that has stuck with us the most. I'm leaving it at that. I will say that this time around (with house hunting) -- things just seem to be clicking. We have found the most incredible and approachable realtor who I absolutely love. We also know exactly what we're looking for, and when the right time to walk away is.

Other than searching for the home of our dreams.....life is crazy! On top of work, I feel like I keep taking on additional projects - which turn my 36 hour weeks into 56 hour weeks.

Sooner or later, I will need to learn to say "no". But, I figure -- I'm quite young, not getting my masters degree (yet), and should take advantage of all the learning/experiences I possibly can while I can.

4 comments:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That is exciting that things are clicking for you guys! I am sure you will get a steal of a deal w/ the depressed market. And low interest rates. Have you been able to lock your rate in? Hoefully you can soon as no one really knows what is going ot happen with rates w/ the debt ceiling debacle... Fingers crossed our congressmen and senators get this shit together asap!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Good luck with house hunting! I hope you find the right one for you soon! It's been a few months now since we moved into our house and I still couldn't be happier with it :)

Jess said...

It already sounds like things are going better for you guys than the original house hunt! What a nice feeling.Must take a lot of stress off, that's for sure. Excited for you and your husband to find your dream home!

Marlys said...

House hunting sounds like fun! It is a good time to buy, so hope you can lock in at these good rates!