Disappointment

Well, we were going to make an offer on the house today, and as of yesterday there were supposedly no offers (we went to see it last evening), but today we learned there were four offers and one was accepted. The accepted offer was the asking price. We were going to offer less, so we wouldn’t have been accepted anyway. But it was a nice house, the first one in our price range that we could see ourselves living in and enjoying, with a lovely front and back yard. I’m sad and frustrated. It was a nice neighborhood — not near the train tracks, with a really good public school, good yard, nice interior, reasonable commute. It did, however, have an intense curry smell from the past occupants. Curry is fried with oil and then it permeates all surfaces (paint, rugs, etc.). Curry can be difficult to completely eradicate, and it’s not our favorite scent. So it’s one less problem.

I’ll continue to take a break from looking, and Husband will continue to go to open houses on the really good ones, and we’ll keep hoping.

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3 Comments on “Disappointment”

  1. Imelda / GreenishLady Says:

    Aw, Kathryn, I’m so disappointed for you… but as you say, it just wasn’t the house for you it seems. YOUR house is out there, and will turn up at the right time. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts.

  2. Jasmin Says:

    It never hurts to submit an offer. Our first house, we were the lowest bidders, but the family wanted to sell to a family. We included a letter about why we loved the house, along with wedding pictures.

    I’m seeing some adorable pics of C in your next offer. 🙂

  3. marta Says:

    Good luck. Several people I know are going through this house hunt thing. You’ll find it!