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Should I stay or should I go…

  1. Christine says:

    I’ve been there! So stressful but no point leaving a house that you are happy in unless it’s to be in another house that you know you’ll be happy in. Hang in there.

  2. Kate Collins says:

    What an emotional journey to go through. I’m so sorry you lost out on that great house. But, on the bright side, you hopefully have a whole new appreciation for your home. Enjoy your time there and I’m sure the right one will come up for you. If it makes you feel better, I have friends in the bay area (where we live) that have put in up to 25 offers before getting a house. It’s ridiculous. Best of luck to you guys!!

  3. I’m so behind with my feed that I’m just reading no this. You did the right thing!

    A couple years ago, our condo sold in less than two weeks when we had been told it would probably take three months. We rushed to find a house during the hot spring market. We’d be standing in a cute house and the realtor would get a text saying it was off the market. It was so stressful!

    I got so fed up that I told my husband to just pick a house and I’d turn it into a home. So we’re in a 1970s, asymmetrical house that needed so many behind-the-scenes updates that we are only just starting to make it pretty after three years.

    I wish we hadn’t moved. Yes, the old place was small, but the location was awesome and it was such a nice, soothing place to come home to.

    I admire you for walking away from the sale!

    • effortless says:

      Thanks. It took me a while to figure out if it was the right decision. But at the end of the day we figured if we got so many offers this time around (we had 4 people put in asking price offers) then it would happen again a year from now. I just kept seeing all of the potential new owners coming into my house and falling in and I wasn’t getting that feeling with any other house. I wanted to have that feeling too. So we had to put it on hold.

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