I know I’ve moaned and groaned about our real estate woes a few times in the last, oh, seven months, but it’s over.Â We’re off the market and yesterday we went out to find “stuff” to reconfigure our home.Â Julie bought a new desk for our bedroom/office,Â and I’m going with an armoire/desk thingy that looks like this:
J’s going with a very nice desk and file cabinetÂ that looks like this:
And then what to do with the boxed up books? We gave away our old bookshelf, so we have to get a new one.
IKEA had this that looks pretty good, so we’ll probably get one of these:
It feels good to be done with real estate.Â We had aÂ potential buyer who was all fired up to make an offer, butÂ thenÂ felt rushed by the fact that we were taking our house off the market and wanted a good month to “think about it.”Â Â I hate to say “I had a feeling,” but I had a feeling they weren’t going to act.Â First off,Â they were first time homebuyers who Â had just moved up here from LA for work.Â Only one had work and the other was “looking.”Â Second, they hadn’t even talked to anyone about a loan.Â And third, given how tough it is to get a loan if you’re a first time buyer, it all seemed kind of iffy.Â Well, I guess the jitters got the better of them, and they won’t even take calls or answer emails from our agent.Â Whatever.Â It’s their loss.
So, it seems we’re staying put for the next couple of years. Not a bad thing given where we’re living, but it means we’re not going to be able to stretch out by buying more square footage.Â