Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"N.Y." "What's that mean?" "No Way".*

Dear Super Cute House,

We really could have had something. I was blinded by your adorableness and ignored the small closets, but I could not ignore the mounting list of expenses that all seemed to turn into things that I would need to do immediately. Don't get me wrong, I had a fine time ignoring them, that is until your realtor tried to trick me into purchasing you quicker then I would like. It's only been two weeks that we have been together, I will not be pressured into anything, I'm sorry. The so called "contract" that you are under, if your realtor wants to play games and suddenly say that someone else wants to buy you when there wasn't any competition less then a week ago, that's fine. Tell him I don't play these games and while I'm competitive, I am not competitive with two things - boys and houses. If someone else stakes a claim, I usually back down. Suddenly I realized that I am not in love, your stairwell is too narrow, your rooms are far too small and your dishwasher is fugly.

Sincerely,

Lil D

Well folks. As you have probably guessed, super cute yellow house is out. When I think about it now there was really too much work, especially considering the asking price. Both times I walked through I was making a mental list of things that needed to be done or things I wanted to do, and tried to order them from "Must be done" to "Can wait until I make more money." I was still in love with the house, but on Sunday I got a call from Realtor Carol saying she got the estimate for the heating work but now the other realtor was saying he had two offers on the table so I should send him mine. Excuse you? I will not be rushed into this. She had her suspicions and I had mine and suddenly that list of expenses seemed ridiculous. I needed to fence in the backyard, change out the dishwasher before it released some kind of dangerous spore into the air, build a deck with a wide staircase just to get furniture to the "third bedroom", that's not including getting the new heating system installed. Plus, there really were no closets, and no storage space...so I would have to buy some sort of storage unit for the backyard to store all of our usual "attic" things. Having "two offers" on the table cleared my mind. Yesterday I started to look at other houses and found another one that might be better, it has three bedrooms but still has it's attic. Already I'm coming ahead in the storage department. It also already has a fenced in yard. Anyway, we're going to go see that one on Thursday and I'll fill you in then. I won't even post a picture because that gets me too attached...plus, I'm sure it's got a sweeter spirit then the above mentioned house...translation, it's just not as cute. I'm hoping it's like that one house I saw at Christmas time with the big sign on the outside, "I'm beautiful inside!" But if not, we keep looking. I'll let you know.

7 comments:

Joanna and Ben said...

ok, before I read the post, that quote is from Sleepless in Seatle

MoreThanMyOwnLife said...

Aww, sorry to hear about the house. Good luck on Thursday seeing the new one! I hope it is beautiful inside!!

Joanna and Ben said...

There are other houses out there Jess...and it's always nice not to have to fork over a lot of money just to live

Sarah said...

ha ha ha, the house has a sweet spirit. Ok that cracked me up. Good luck with it all. sweet spirit or no, an attic would be nice. :)

Sarie Lou said...

oh the joys of house hunting. it's the biggest pain in the bum! It will get better though. and when you find the right one, then you'll end up with more closets than you know what to do with.

Martha said...

The nice thing is you are in no rush. I love Buyer's Markets. You will find the right house that is as committed to you are you are to it!

the tortise said...

Yeah, that one has been on the market FOREVER! I looked at it at the beginning of last year...there are reasons it is still on the market...Man, I didn't know you were looking. I would have loved to help you find something! Well, maybe not...you would be a picky client! =) Kidding, dear. Happy Birthday!

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