Thanks, DGB, that's a good point. It's just that we're not finding the house -- perfect style and neighborhood and size and in our price range. Those we do find in that vein need a lot of repair. I mean like MAJOR stuff, more than we can afford. So I'm feeling like maybe we need to change our expectations. It's just: Which expectations do we change? What do we compromise?
The neighborhood where this house is, is perfectly fine. It has a low crime rate, a park around the corner, seems family-friendly, etc. It just seems more conservative and suburban than I was hoping for. I feel like I'd always feel out of place there. But maybe that's more my projection than anything else. I dunno.
Plus, the house is on a busy street and, though it's well-policed for speeders, I'm afraid I'd lay awake nights worrying that a car would crash into the kids' bedrooms. Because, really, that's what I'd do.
Daddy Geek Boy said:Oracle...somebody once told me that whatever bugs you about the house before you buy it will be the same things that always bug you. It wasn't the perfect house if you didn't like the style and the neighborhood.
D'oh! Awesome, awesome house in our price range in our neighborhood of choice just came on and off the market before I could blink. A bidding war, in this economy!
I guess if we're still living with my parents come September, I'll start to get frustrated then.