Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Because I Want to Whine for a Minute

I shouldn't write when I'm in a rant and rave mood.  It's the sort of frame of mind that makes me want to write more than any other.

The thing is, I've been house hunting for about a year now.  It's no bueno.  And by no bueno I really mean it.  There is, according to our realtor, the least amount of inventory EVER. No inventory means steep prices on a tiny piece of junk, built in 1910 houses that include mold, lead paint, 1 bedroom, 1200 square feet, a weed ridden yard and a huge mortgage.  Can you tell I'm completely sold? 

I'm a teensy bit sensitive about this situation because we had a poopy deal about 8 years back when we bought a house for $143.900.  It was a high market and it was the nicest, least expensive house we could find.  We gussied the place up with concrete counter tops, a new roof, a white vinyl fence, opened up the space by taking out a huge wall, all new tile etc. The whole time we were watching the sweat equity pile up, or so we thought.  Cue market crash.  Since my husband got a new, better job out of state we had no other option but to sell.  After living with family for 4 years, getting the world's WORST renters in the history of renters (a story that needs it own post) we finally went on to sell for $100,000.  You don't have to be a math genius to figure out the level of poop going on there. 

Since I'm a pro MLS searcher these days I decided to look up the old Idaho, nearly killed me, house and see if it's been sold since.  It was recently listed for $160,000. 

It's just so crazy how hard it is to find a decent house that doesn't cost at least $1600.00 a month right now.  It truly makes me wonder how so many other people have 2 legit vehicles ($500.00/month), a posh palace, and take exotic vacations every 3 months.  I'm starting to re-think my life plan at this point. #isittoolatetostartdentalschool? 

How do you power through your down times?  I'm just feeling downtrodden about moving.  I used to think our budget was quite sufficient for a nice place but in this market it's not near enough.  My biggest fear is repeating our Idaho situation.  #rentingforlife

Right now I just want to go into a coma and wake up after Dan has dealt with all the stress and chaos of up-rooting a family of 7.  Somebody send help soon. Or somebody cue another market crash because I need to buy low,  not high.