We have found the first house that we could actually see ourselves living in! Because we feel we've been looking for so long, we are very excited. Maybe too excited.
Multiple factors come into play here. The market is very hot right now, so if we want this home, we'll have to jump on the opportunity. But there are some turn offs.
The emotional rollercoaster has been hard on me, and Tom, too, I'm sure. One moment we are imagining ourselves settling in and the next we are being realistic about the red flags we were so willing to look past at first. So we went and saw it again. And after talking we agreed, this just can't be our house. But we had our first taste of what we'd like to find and that was awesome!
If we can offer any advice, it would certainly be to go with your gut. If you've got a bad feeling, trust it. You're the one that is going to have to live there everyday. And if this one doesn't work out, it typically means there is something better out there for you.