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The house we were going to look at tomorrow has been sold. We're so disappointed. It's a really contemporary house, and while it was only a 2 bedroom, the rooms are massive, and the price was right. Oh well... I can't let it get me down. I wish there were lots in the city somewhere. I love the city and don't want to leave it, but there's just nothing left, landwise, to look at building.... :-(

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I think guys are designed to be wishy-washy -- makes it easier for them to drive us insane ;-)

I don't know what kind of criteria you're using in your house search (I just caught onto this thread recently), but it might be helpful to try something different. When we "lost" the house that we wanted, I did an internet search for house listings in the same price range, rather than a specific area or a specific type of house. We thought we wanted an older house just west of the city -- we ended up buying a bungalow in a neighbourhood that I'd never even considered. And as it turns out, it's a great place to live. Our house is fairly new (4 years old), but most of the houses around here were built in the 40's & 50's. There are lots of large, old trees, it's a quiet residential area, and even though we're quite suburban where we are, practically everywhere we need to go to is a 5-10 minute drive.

Don't worry, you'll hit on the perfect house one day -- it might take a bit of patience, but it'll happen :-)

BTW, I have no idea how he came up with it, but one day my hubby sort of blurted out "Smoodgie" for no apparent reason and I liked it and decided to use it as my screen name :-)

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Thanks Smoodgie (love the nic,btw). I know... I keep saying to myself "a new door will open"!!! :-)

We're going to check another one out this weekend. DH keeps changing his mind whether he wants to move or not. I wish he'd just make a decision and stick to it!

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We had the same experience as Michy -- there was a house in the neighbourhood next to ours that I just loved. When it went up for sale, it was out of our price range, but we went to look at it anyway. A little while later, the price dropped by $30,000 -- still out of our price range, but the bank said, no problem, they'd give us a mortgage :-) But instead of making an offer right after our second viewing, my hubby insisted that we stick to our plan to go out of town on the weekend. And when we got back, the house was gone :-(

I was so devastated, I bawled my eyes out (I'm such suck!!) Then a couple of days later, I was sort of half-heartedly checking out house listings, and came across one that sounded moderately appealing. When we went to see it, we knew right away that it was the house for us. It was bigger and brighter and newer than the other house, on a quieter street with a bigger lot.... and it was cheaper (barely!) than the house that we missed out on.

A long and probably boring story, but the point is, you could have the same luck that Michy and I did and find a house that's even more perfect for you than the one that you thought was perfect :-)

Good luck!!

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Thanks Michy,

I hope the same will happen for us.

Here's a link to the house we were going to look at this morning. (We're still going to look, as it's open for viewing until they get the bank papers from the purchasers).

It's a great neighbourhood, the house is set way back from the road (about 500 feet), it's private, treed, landscaped... oh, I wish we'd of found it sooner! Oh well, as you guys have all said, one door closes, another opens! (literally! hehee)

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