Wednesday, April 30, 2008

When you're buying a house, everyone wants to give you advice

People dressed as clowns are pouring out of miniature cars to line up at our door and give us advice about buying a house and home ownership in general.

Mostly, people are giving us good advice. But there a coupla people who clearly think I'm a moron.

Yes, we're getting the house inspected. Yes! Of course! I almost want to hire a sky writer so I don't have to say it ever again. First of all, it's practically the law. Second, every single publication aimed towards first-time home buyers contains a large-print, boldfaced section that screams, "Get a home inpsection, you moron!"

I know people give advice because they care, but - man! - it's a hard pill to swallow, the one where you realize people think you're a moron.

Speaking of our home inspection, we scheduled ours for next Friday, but the sellers are asking us to move it up and I'm not sure we can. After some research, I picked a seriously awesome inspector who I think is top notch. So do other people, it turns out, which is why he's booked up until next Friday. They gave me first available. Anyway, I hope it works out.

I started to freak out a little bit this afternoon about it, but then I went for a bike ride instead. Did I tell you my podiatrist gave me the a-okay for riding the actual bike? Well, he did. In any event, there was proper exercise and no throwing up or crying.

(Kelsey, we will never lose out-loud and in-public weeping to maturity. I mean, really. It's me!)

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Blogger debl said...

Don't try to fall too much in love with the house, or count on the house as a "sure thing" until after the inspection. (I'm telling you this because you are obviously a moron!)
(just kidding. You are very smart. It's just good advice.) You wanna be able to walk away if the news is shitty. I can't stop giving advice! Even after you complained about it! Somebody stop me!!

May 1, 2008 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Myszkowski said...

I'm not in love with it. It's a good choice, it's a good price, and it's a good location. I was in love with the last house and I cried in public over it. This one has many good things to offer and I would be pleased to purchase it. I will not be devastated if it doesn't work out, though.

At least that's my story right now.

May 1, 2008 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger jb said...

Make sure you find out how much it costs. Also, don't lose the address. It will come in handy later.


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