Saturday, December 19, 2009

What Might Have Been. . .

Since we started talking about moving, I have spent nearly everyday on realtor.com looking for the perfect house. I did not want anything impossible -- a nice neighborhood, an updated kitchen, a moderate sized backyard. A fence would be nice. A finished basement would be great!

Before we moved, we put in an offer on a short sale. We lovingly referred to this house as "Gladys" as it is on Gladys Circle. It was big (over 4000 square feet) and had great curb appeal, but my family looked at it and said it was dated inside and needed some work. The bank wanted $350,000 and no one would be willing to pay more than $310. They foreclosed, and there ended the dream of our Gladys.

When we looked at homes on Wednesday, we looked at a house we called Lizzi because it was on Lizzi Cove. It was lovely. We went back to see it on Friday and the people who had a fickle offer got nervous when we started looking and came up with some hard earnest money and the house went under contract. We lost Lizzi before we even had her. I was truly heartbroken because I really liked this house. I wanted to wrap it up and sleep with it at night. I loved Lizzi.

I really thought that finding a house would be so easy. There are lots on the market. However, as you might imagine, the inventory for December is not the most desireable. We seem to be looking at everyone's leftovers, and boy can you tell.

After three days of looking at 30 + houses we surrendered and today looked at an apartment that we could rent for month to month. It's called a "luxury" apartment with 1300 square feet, but I cried when I saw it. I thought I was finally getting a house, and here I am planning to move into an apartment. I am beyond sad. I have moved into a full depression.

We hope that more will come on the market after Christmas.

7 comments:

Frankie said...

Oh, I am so sorry!!! I wish I knew of some great house that needed a short sale, but I don't. There are some houses for sale near Lois' old house, but I think they are pretty much the leftovers, as you say. We will keep you in our prayers and hope that your search will end soon with a great house!

Tina said...

You have a roof over your head. Smile for me will ya!!! :)

Stephanie said...

Sorry Cunninghams! I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that you find something soon.

The GruCru said...

so sorry-the perfect house is coming-it's just not ready yet

Meg said...

That is soooo funny Jeremy and I looked at Lizzie too! I liked the "secret" room, but we didn't like that there wasn't a basement. Maybe you need to change your idea of "perfect" and realize that you can always add and change things to a house??

Kiersten said...

Bummer! But I'm sure you will find the "just right" house!

LeeAnn said...

Ahhhh, patience dear grasshopper, the house meant just for you will eventually be found!