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on house hunting...


You guys...looking for a house is no joke. One of my hopes for this year is that we'll get to buy a house. We need more space and a yard and a home we can stay in for the next decade. We've been saving and saving and actually put in our first offer a couple weeks ago. We got all those very official papers together, got pre-approved for a loan, decided how much we'd be willing to offer, I wrote and designed a really nice offer letter, and we dove right in. And then...

We didn't get the house. Not only were we outbid, but we were about outbid by two offers in cash. Cash?!? Who has enough cash to pay for an entire house up front? One thing I've learned through the house hunting process is that you have to just be okay with whatever happens. I wish it was as easy as picking something out of a catalog or shopping in a grocery store. You can only do so much to get the house you want, and I just have to keep reminding myself to stay positive and that we will get the right house eventually.

Have you guys learned any tricks/tips in your own house-hunting? Please tell me I am not alone in my frustrations and wishing it was just a tad easier.

{Photo by Craig and Eva Sanders via Style Me Pretty}