And at this point? At this point, I'm actually hoping the appraiser will come back with a ridiculously low appraisal so that we can tell the buyers that there is no way in hell we will lower the sale price to that amount.
Why? Because I have been scouting around. I know we are planning to rent before we jump into buying anything else - but you still have to know what's out there. And what's out there? Nothing.
Well, that's not entirely accurate...there is plenty out there that I liked but could never, ever in a million years afford - unless I hit the lottery. And what we could afford - well, let's just say I was horrified and leave it at that.
Hubby continues to laugh at what he thinks is my dramatic moaning - but that's only because he hasn't been out there looking.
So then I turned my eye towards rentals - figuring I can worry about buying a house later. That didn't go much better. I kid you not, one house that was a two bedroom, one bath, teeny-tiny house in a semi-sketchy neighborhood was asking more for rent than we are currently paying on our mortgage!
Which is when I had my revelation and, of course, I tweeted it to the world...
After spending the day driving around looking for somewhere to live; I've decided we will end up in a van down by the river *sigh*
— Gigi (@gigirambles) September 28, 2013
Apparently, at this point, this is the only feasible choice.