Monday, August 10, 2009
Home Sweet Heartbreak
Bed/Bath: 3 / 2
Lot: 9,500 sq ft
Yr Built / Age: 1955 / 54 years
List Price: More than we can realistically afford
Beautiful corner lot, with 3 car garage and wonderful BBQ area. Complete new kitchen in garage ready to be installed in home. Hardwood floors and newer windows with some updating in bathrooms. This home has so much potential. With a little TLC could be a show place! Close to down town and shopping. Walk to library.
This house is so wonderful. I mean you see that front window and those floors? That back yard! Perfect for entertaining. That covered shelter, has a SINK!! It also has a butcher block cutting board!!! AND LOTS OF STORAGE!! What really hurts, is...it is SO CLOSE to what we can afford!! And the houses in this neighborhood NEVER go on sale! I knew this would break my heart. It was one of those times when the voice in your head said, "Don't! Do! It! DON'T LOOK!" and I ignored it. We both did. We both loved the house. We immediately started scheming. How could we do some creative financing. Then I started getting this sort of feeling of dread as we were hatching our plan. When I quieted my self I knew it wasn't meant to be. I realized every thing we were saying was negative. "Well if we don't do this...or if we don't do that. We won't be able to do these things...." I don't think it's the right way to start off.
So bully for me for being the voice of reason and saying we should stick to our plan. I mean, things have been falling into place. There is no reason we should start trying to force puzzle pieces into place. I'm not saying we should not work for what we want, but this just feels strained and artificial. I mean we could go in and offer less but it seems silly and quite frankly it's insulting. :-) Besides, once people get wind of this gem, there will be multiple bids. We just can't afford it. We're doing the right thing. Right?