Almost there...

Monday, June 21, 2004

Made an offer...

I made an offer on the Benton street place. I've come to a terrible conclusion - buying a home is the worst form of shopping.

Normally, you walk into a store. If you like the price, you buy it.

Or online, you shop around between a bunch of different websites and pick which one has the best price and shipping deals and you buy it (or add it to a wishlist, or whatever).

On eBay, my least favorite form of shopping, you bid on something, and you know what the other people are bidding, and you can choose to bid it higher or bail out based on what they're bidding.

Buying a home, you have no idea what other people are bidding. You have to take a guess, offer something, hope that no one else offers more, and hope that you don't overpay. Even if you do have the highest offer, the seller can disregard it and continue to wait for a better offer. This process sucks.

Add to that I decided to taunt myself by looking at places in Seattle. Yeah, I could live there, in a cuter place, for a whole lot less.


  • 'Cuter place' almost made me cry. Ahh, Seattle...

    By Blogger Kevin Fox, at 11:53 PM  

  • Consider Portland. Cheaper, cuter and, in my opinion, a friendlier place to live. Granted, I only lived in Seattle for a whopping four or five days.

    Portland nearly caught us on the way back from China though. Nice place -- also happens to be where so many of my friends seem to be moving to.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 2:32 PM  

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