We almost bought a house. We were distracted by it for a week. We didn't think about anything else. We made an offer on it even though it really wasn't what we wanted. It had some things that were great, but way more things that weren't good at all.
To give you
an idea of what the housing market looks like here, imagine this: most
of the housing stock was built a long, long time ago, and much of it has
not been upgraded at all. That means single-paned windows, no
insulation, old plumbing, and mold.
We have not
lost our enthusiasm. We are optimistic. We have a real estate agent who
keeps us posted about all the new listings. We're ready. We were just a
little bit surprised by our irrational exuberance about finding a house
that wasn't even really close to what we wanted and making an offer on
it. We set some rules. Now we just have to see if we can follow them.