Sunday, July 31, 2011

War

You know how we've been house hunting like, oh, you know, every two or three seconds? Well, we found a dream home on Friday, and within four hours of seeing it (and less than twenty four hours after it came onto the market) we submitted an offer and crossed our fingers.

Twenty five hundred square feet. Two stories with a detached garage. Double lot. Built in the forties with nearly all of the original architectural detailing intact. Surrounded by properties selling for four times the price.

Three houses from the ocean in one of the sweetest little beach towns I've ever seen.

There was a bidding war with multiple other buyers. Which did not go well. For us.

Sad.

I was going to show you a few photos to get it out of my system, but now I realize that I can't bear to.

So sad.

11 comments:

And Kathleen said...

Booooo. I'm sorry.

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Bigger and better is on its way!

Katie @ Domestiphobia.net said...

I'm sorry. :(

Mellodee said...

I have been there, no fun! But the house we ultimately found was better!

Wendy said...

A better one will come your way. Stay positive.

craftosaurus said...

Ugh. Sorry to hear it!

Hartwood Roses said...

Be mad about this for a minute or two ... then get out there and kick someone's butt in the next bidding war. I know you can do it.

Vonda said...

Sorry to hear that -- especially when the 'housing market is still bad and recovering slowly'. Gotta think Says Who when you get outbid on a house.

andee said...

I'm so sorry.....argh that's frustrating.

Ruth said...

You know, I still dream sometimes about houses I either a) walked away from d/t long term cost assumption (yea-ah) or b) any other reason imaginable... as you know, losing something you love and have dreamed of can hurt. Funnily enough, there have been no long term regrets. :)

Lisa said...

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