Almost there...

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Why do I look?

There's a townhome complex that is where I want to live. I've toured several of the units. I've met the president of the HOA. I've talked to the residents. I've played with the dogs who live there. I've wished for one of these properties for three years now.

For the last few months, since Rick became unemployed, I've been avoiding looking at the listings my realtor has sent. For some reason, I looked today. I must be nuts for even looking.

And there it was, one of the Pomeroy West places for sale. In fact, it's the one that I said if anything ever came up on this particular area of the complex, I'd move heaven and earth to buy it. And there it is. Taunting me. Rick is still out of work. And 20% down on the asking price would be $83,000. I don't have $83,000. If I had $83,000, the monthly payment would be around $2300 including the HOA dues (which cover a lot of stuff including basic cable and earthquake insurance). That's high, but not out of the realm of possibility. But I don't have $83,000.

And there it sits. Someone else is going to buy my dream home this week.


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