Monday, October 05, 2009

House Hunting in a Crazy Market!!

For months now we have been looking to buy a house. I can't even tell you how many houses we have looked at, but we have an awesome realtor who knows the distressed housing market and is doing everything he can to help us find and buy a house. The really good deals on nice houses are sold in 5 days or less!! Then there are the ones that need ALOT of work. Some of them are still asking too much for us to be able to afford the 203k rehab loan on top of the FHA mortgage. As soon as a house comes on the market, you have to go see it IMMEDIATELY and then make a decision on making an offer within hours in order to even get in the running. And then you may be one of up to 14 or 15 offers!!! It is crazy!!

We have made offers on at least 5 houses now, and are submitting another offer tonight. We know it is all in God's hands - He will have to make a miracle happen for us to get a house! So when we find one that we like, we make the best offer we feel we can afford, and then just rest in Him. God has a plan and He will reveal and make a way where there seems to be no way in His time and for the perfect house He has for us!!

Anyone else going through this, too? Just interested in hearing what kinds of things you are encountering in other areas.

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