House hunting makes me ... nauseous?
Mr. Speedy and I went to see two homes last night. The first was a total bust, as it was a case where the photos made it look far more desirable than it was in reality. But the second was mighty tempting, and by far the nicest home we've seen thus far.
It's an East York semi with a lot of the things we were looking for, including three decent sized bedrooms, a nice living space and dining area and room for all the video games in the partially finished basement. It's close to transit and appears to be in very good condition. As an added bonus, it's been lovingly, and stylishly, decorated. It's been on the market for a total of three days.
We really liked it. I pictured our furniture in it, and thought about coming home to it. But, here's the rub. We're nervous newbies. We weren't immediately ready to make an offer. We saw other people viewing it, but still hoped for a little time to mull it over, we we needed to make detailed pro-con lists and secure a slightly higher mortgage pre-approval.
In the meantime, there may be another offer coming in (though nothing definite yet), and I don't know if I'm ready! And, we're not so sure about getting into competition — it seems like an awfully nerve-wracking and stressful process, especially just before the long weekend!
The thought of buying makes me nervous and nauseous, but at the same time, I'd definitely be bummed to lose out on the property.
But, we also know that it's springtime, and lots of new properties are coming on the market all the time — so it's not like this is the only house we could ever buy.
So, we're going to need to make a decision, either to make an offer, forget about it, or play the waiting game. At this point, Mr. Speedy and I still don't know what we're going to choose!
Catch up on the home hunt: