Vent: House Hunting Depressed!

My FI and I have been looking for our first house in the West Bloomfield/Novi area of the Detroit for the last few months. We have both become so house hunting depressed!


Our area has a very low inventory and a lot of buyers and is basically a seller's market. We have put in 3 offers so far. Two weeks ago, we even saw a house that we really liked but there were already 12 offers 3 days after the house went on the market!! We did not even bother putting an offer on it!  We put in our third offer on a house last night... only to find out this morning that it is another multiple offer situation with more than one offer over the asking price!!


 


Ugh....we just want to be under contract already!!

Posted on February 7, 2012 at 6:10 am
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I know how you feel!! We have been looking in the Monroe county/ Downriver area for the past 2 years and there is no houses!!! Every house we have put an offer in on is waaaaay over priced ( our last offer on appraisal came back at $30,000 less than asking price) Evey house we look at is trashed and it's depressing! I guess it's just the state we live in :(

Posted on February 7, 2012 at 12:18 pm
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Oh no for both of you!  Sending over positive house vibes for both of you so that you will be able to find a house that you love!!!  Please keep us updated.  : )

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 10:24 pm
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Thanks for the support Becca!!


@August27bride... yep... the market in Michigan is definitely crazy!

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 9:26 am
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Keep searching don't give up take a break if you need to but get right back out there you'll find a house!! Great vibes for you and Aug27bride both!!

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm
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OMG I just re-read my post and talk about bad grammar!! I meant to say there are no houses!! LOL It really is a crazy market here and in MI it's an almost guarantee that the house will appraise for waaaaaay less then asking price so you get screwed no matter what!

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 5:19 pm
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Any success in finding something yet amp2012? i know the feeling all to well now. We got approved by underwriting before finding a house and i thought that would be the hardest part but actually finding 'the' house has turned out to be as difficult.

Posted on February 19, 2012 at 7:32 am
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@nish0822...Actually we have!! We initially took about a week and a half to just relax. After that we started looking at new construction and ended up finding a "spec" home that has been framed out and will be finished by May (which is perfect for our June wedding).  We will get to pick out cabinets, flooring, hardware, brick, etc. We went to price our upgrades today and hope to put an offer in tomorrow!!


House hunting is much harder than I expected. My FI and I now make fun of the episodes of house hunters on HGTV because it seems so easy for the people on the show!  Just try to stay positive and NOT get emotionally attached!! You will find THE house....its just a matter of time.

Posted on February 19, 2012 at 12:47 pm
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house hunters is fake anyways lol They are already in escrow with a house and they just pretend to look at these houses! We always laugh because they are always in a coffee shop when the realtor calls them!

Posted on February 20, 2012 at 6:33 am

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