Day one of house hunting is complete and this is exhausting. We saw seven houses yesterday and only 3 of those have potential. One, while very well kept and a good lay-out inside, is smaller than we would like and has a big out-growability factor down the road. Plus it had a tiny yard and two barking dogs next door. The second favorite is a tad higher than we are comfortable spending, which we would totally have just offered less to see what happens, however we found out from their agent that the couple of already underwater in their mortgage and bringing money to the table at closing so we are thinking that asking them to lose a little bit more is probably not going to be acceptable. Our very favorite house is a bargain because it's a foreclosure and we loved it. It's sitting empty and the entire interior has been freshly painted, has all new flooring, and besides the overgrown yard because no one lives there it is move in ready. But the seller has two more offers on the table, and it's an investor selling, so most likely not only will he reject us because we have a contingency but being that it is already at the top of our price range I'm thinking we will be outbid anyway because it's way under market value. So I'm not holding my breath, even though we submitted our offer last night.
We're nearing the 30 day deadline for getting a contract set. Our closing is May 30. I really really really really really really don't want to have to move somewhere temporary and then move again. Like REALLY.
This is stress.