No Shit September

Can we just have our house now?

by megan

As with all things in life, the thing I want is the hardest to get. During our trip upstate last month to look for houses, we came across the one we truly fell in love with…and while it wasn’t beige (oops), it was exactly what we were looking for.

Being a color other than beige wasn’t the only issue. It was also a HUD home, which means it was a foreclosure that is now owned by the government. So needless to say, it’s taking a GD while to get all of the paperwork and signatures back. The good news is that as of today, we’re officially approved to buy the house from HUD (which, LOL, right?). The bad news is that:

There’s also the fees. We’re on the hook currently for the outstanding water bill, plus the fees to get the water turned on, plus the plumber to come and de-winterize the pipes. And since the house is a foreclosure, it’s “as is” which means whatever is wrong with it, is just wrong with it and it would be our problem if we decided to continue with the sale. So right now we just feel like


Truth be told, yes…I have weird feelings about buying a foreclosure. I don’t know who owned the home previously, or what their circumstances were, and I try not to think about the fact that we’re kinda sorta profiting off of someone elses misfortune. It’s not something we had control over. But everyone wants this transaction to occur: the government, the realtors, the lawyer, us…so these little steps forward feel promising, but frustrating at the same time.

We just want our house. Can we have our house, please?

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