Its not as easy as it looks on HGTV! House buying, that is. Last week you did not hear from me, reader. I was a little melancholy for a couple of days, AND it takes ALOT to get me down. Typically I post on Wednesdays. On Tuesday morning, we placed an offer on a home, that we were sure we were going to get (bidding against several offers), however that evening, we found out that it had gone to another couple.
What was going through my mind:
1. Why can’t we know by how much we lost it?
2. Why can’t people bid against each other, and then…when you hit your limit, your out? Wouldn’t you be okay with that?
3. My imaginative “design diorama” for where all our furniture would go, dinners to be eaten, and garden parties to be held….was destroyed within a matter of finding out… “they went with the other offer”. And what has been so difficult is that each house you view, you are somewhat invested in. Your picturing in your mind, what your future could look like…
What I have learned through these last 3 weeks:
In TX right now: its a sellers market
-homes are going for listing price and more often than not higher than listing price with multiple bidders
-homes that are listed on a Monday morning, are usually under contract by that evening (within 12 hours…in the DFW area at least)
-for the market now…you might put in a few bids and lose…but stay POSITIVE..because the right home, with the right layout, is out there, so just be patient.
-pictures can be very deceiving. A lot of photographers will use a wide angle lens when taking pictures of the interior…making the inside look more spacious than in actuality.
Short post…I know…just hang in there with me! I’ve got alot on my mind.