• 4 offers and 4 rejections

    Well we’ve seen about a dozen houses. Most have been crap. There were 4 we were sort of interested in (1 we really liked although the exterior needed doing up, 1 we sort of liked but was small, 1 we loved the living room and needed some work, and 1 it was big but needed a lot of work). So we made offers on each of these 4 (at separate times, of course, because there’s no cooling off period here so if you make 2 offers at once and they accept, you have to buy 2 houses!). We came close to getting 3 out of the 4 but for different reasons we didn’t get in the end. One property we could have had if we renegotiated a few thousand more but the realtor was a complete asshole and we wanted nothing to do with him. One property we pulled out because the realtor was making us wait and wait and wait to hear back from him. And the other we didn’t get because we asked for an home inspection (builder inspection in Australia) so they must have had something to hide. As for the 4th one, I have no idea what happened but I must assume it was the realtors fault that they didn’t come back to see if we wanted to offer more which we could have. (FYI, 2 out of the 4 are still up for sale with no takers).

    So here we are a few weeks after we officially started our home search and still nothing on the horizon. I’m trying not to worry too much about it because it is only on MJs income. If and when I find a job, we can easily afford a better house and shouldn’t have a problem getting it. In the meantime, we have to continue searching and going to open houses and putting up with some sleazy realtors. Wish us luck!

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