Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Real Estate!

I am in the process of finding a home to purchase. It has taken me awhile to come to the decision to purchase something either a condo or a single family house. The market is supposedly good for buyers but not that good for sellers. A friend recommended a broker and I should be all set since I have been pre-approved for a mortgage. Easy.

Not at all. There is so much to consider every step of the way. Not only the space itself, the outside space, and the neighborhood but there are things like insurance, taxes home repair that is also a factor.

St. Petersburg is a peninsula with a peninsula. Space is limited and since it is rather posh in comparison to other parts of Tampa Bay the price tags aren't quite as friendly as you may think. Between the realtor, the broker, and overwhelming amount of emailing the entire process is exhausting. Offers made and denied. Things faxed, signed and refaxed. A bit stressful the whole thing because at the end, the hope and the fear is that I will be several thousand dollars in debit but be in a space that is my very own. Me and my ulcer will be warm and cozy.

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