June 22, 2005

House-hunting blows dead donkeys

Yeah, I know that's kinda rough, but it leaves you, Dear Reader, with no doubt about how I feel. Didn't think it'd be this hard...or take this long.

The house I made the offer on this past weekend? Rejected. No counter offer, just flat-out rejection. Since the offer was made on Father's Day, and the man's father recently passed, I figured it might have been emotion that led to the rejection. Modified my offer and submitted it...and I'll be damned if the fucker didn't reject it again. The problem, imho, is that the guy is trying to recoup his investment to put the house on the market...in short, his asking price is going to be $10 - $15 higher, per sq foot, than any house in the area. We're talking 8 to 10 grand higher. Good luck with that one, dumbass.

I've looked at lots of houses in different areas and just can't find anything I like or that doesn't need a lot of work right off the bat. Yeah, I admit it, I'm picky, but I don't want to drop a lot of cash on a house and then have to start remodeling. I don't have that much cash, either, so I continue to look.

Anyway, thought I'd bring you up to date on the house hunting. Fortunately, I can go month-to-month with the apartment for an additional $50 a month...beats signing a new 7 month lease...yeah, they do weird stuff like 7 months.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to peruse the MLS listings...again.


Be picky. The right one will come around. I am talking about houses.....


Posted at June 23, 2005 08:20 AM

Yeah, but it will be even that much more exciting when you find the ONE.

Posted at June 23, 2005 11:26 PM

howard, i know exactly how you feel. i looked forever in jackson...and to the north of there everything was ridiculously over priced and i was miserable about it all. then...we found our dream house. keep looking, and keep being picky.

p.s. our first offer on the house we bought was also refused without a counter. but it ended up working out just fine. good luck.

Posted at June 23, 2005 11:30 PM

House hunting...the only thing worse than car shopping!

Posted at June 25, 2005 09:40 PM

true about what amber said - if the guy doesn't sell it after a while, he may be interested in your offer.

Posted at June 27, 2005 11:52 AM