Monday, October 7, 2013

Anxieties, Irritations & The Urge to Run Away

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
It looks like I'm going to be a home owner.
This is not my first time buying a home, but I have to admit that this experience has been less than pleasant.  I'm not sure if it's because I'm in a different state or because the property is bank owned or what, but there have been times in the last three weeks that I've wanted to beat my head against a rock.
Honestly, I feel like the sellers and their agents have made me jump through more hoops than a circus poodle. 
This past Friday, I had the condo inspected.  It's in okay shape. Not great. It needs a new heat system. The upstairs windows are stuck shut. The dishwasher doesn't work and three of the four stove top eyes don't work. 
These are all fixable.
My concerns regarding water stains on the ceiling were calmed by the inspector. So, I don't need to worry about the bathtubs falling through the ceilings or anything like that.
But as the closing date approaches, I am growing increasingly ambivalent about this purchase.
Do I really want to buy this place?
I honestly don't know.
A large part of my reaction, I suspect, is just jitters.  A home is a major purchase.
Another part of my reaction is the fact that my bank is not being particularly helpful.
All in all, this entire experience has made me want to get in my car and drive away.


  1. George,

    As someone who is going through some life changes right now I can understand of what you are going through. I do not where I will be or what I will be doing next week, next month, or next year and it is tough.

    I know how it can be making a major decision or purchase and bad things (a lot of Mr. Murphy) start to happen. Then you wonder if you are going down the right road. One thing I do is get a sheet of paper, draw a line down the middle, and on the top of one column write Pros & the other write Cons. After that start writing! This has help me many times.


    1. Thanks, Dan. Mostly, I'm just whining and whinging to deal with the stress, but I've done the Pro/Con thing more than a few times myself. It really does help clarify things.