The house we’ve been interested in is having to go through with the short sale process with the amount we offered on it. We told ourselves not to be emotionally attached to any house, but I think we were growing to like the idea of ample space, a garage, a place to call our own, and a garden. The short sale process is uncertain, but if it works, we could potentially get the house for even less $ and still have a house.
Cons: it will take at least 2 months to close (end of August). Zach starts work mid-August. We would have to find a place to rent month to month (starting mid-July) and move in half-way or put our stuff in storage for a while. Then we’d move again if the sale was approved. And I don’t know how I’ll be with pregnancy and a move at that time.
Pros: we’d have a house when the market is good. We could get help moving. Could we put up with more uncertainty and inconvenience for the chance to have a house?
The other option is to go ahead and look for rental for at least a 6 month term. That is hard mentally when we’ve been thinking our own house for a while. I guess when you’re renting, you don’t have to be as picky because you’re not living there forever. But then again, you are living there, and you want to like it and be comfortable. So, wouldn’t it be great if we found the perfect house to rent, a block or two away from UMW, low rent, close enough to walk, activities around town, near to the hospital? If that didn’t work, then an apartment that is close by? In my searches, the apartments were all across major roads, so it would be very difficult to traverse by bike or foot, even if only 1 mile away. It is tough to tell, though, because we didn’t look at these things when we were up there.
My parents are going to help Megan with wedding stuff this weekend/next week. They offered to check out some places for us on their way up to MD. I’ve seen a few houses downtown Fred., but they are so expensive. I wonder if the landlord would accept less if they knew our “plight.”
Of course, I know deep down somewhere that the Lord will take care of us. He always has, but it seems like a lot of effort on our parts to make it work. Lots of decisions to be made. So, if anyone has any suggestions or thoughts or tips, I’d appreciate it. How would you feel moving at 7-8 months pregnant? Is is doable?
I’ve been craving cereal a lot. I have 2-3 bowls a day. Better go start on # 2.