Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I'm linking this post to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday. Each week we write to a different letter. This week's letter is "D." D is for disappointed. First off, let me start by saying I know this post is going to sound exceedingly whiny. Many families are having serious struggles right now. They have no hope of buying a house or they have lost a house they loved. I'm aware of this and know I have no right to be in a funk. But, I'm very disappointed with the housing market. My husband and I are extremely lucky to have a nice-sized house with gorgeous views. However, we were hoping to sell it and get a home in the "flats" that had a big yard with a nice pool. We wanted a place that had sidewalks outside and neighbors with kids for my daughter to play with. Our hopes were dashed over the weekend when we met with realtors who did not have a good prognosis. Our area is so filled with short-sales that the value of our house is MUCH lower than we were anticipating. There is a huge disconnect between what we can sell our house for and the amount of money we need to buy something we like. I don't know why this news has hit me so hard, but it has. My dreams of coming home on a 110 degree day and jumping in the pool to cool off are ripped to tatters. And there's nothing I can do to change that.