Most of you know that Rick and I were shockingly and amazingly approved for a house loan last week. We qualified for a decent for us amount at 5.5% which made us happy. What made us even happier was we found the perfect house for us last Saturday...1900 square feet, two car garage, and only cosmetic fixing up with the exception of a fence we want to put up to keep Tatiana contained (although there is a dog run and we're pretty content with that for her). Even better our house payment would be less than $200 more than what we're paying for rent right now. I KNOW!!!
Like so many tmes in our life, the bubble burst rather quickly. Our realtor called and it turned out the house was under contract. The only ray of hope we have is the fact that the house was mere days from going into forclosure and it's possible the bank will refuse the offer given that fact. If the bank does forclose on the house then we'll have the opportunity to scoop it up at a lower cost, which is good for us, but how awful that in order to get what we want we need to hope for financial harm to another family.