Rose and Thorn of the Warmer Season House Hunt

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The rose of home hunting in the spring is that you could move right as summer hits and experience the coalesce…ahh. School fell off the plate, and moving fell right in its place. There’s open windows, dusting things out in the sunshine. It’s easy to get outside the mess and take a vacation or a break. The kids are free to help and you don’t have pressure of on-the-dot pick up and drop off. The rose is that the school year builds in a three month gap for you to shift life around, and prioritize family.

house huntThe thorn is that in order to have the sweetest-sweet spot moving day… you have to take on some stress of the hunt, a dead line, the obstacles, the hope and disappointment. In order to move in June, you really need to be on the ball looking in April / early May. Teachers know best- this is when exhaustion hits, cabin fever has brought all the crazy full-force, you get sick, testing happens again, year reviews. It’s a stressful time of the school year—and you have to take on that extra to do list. House hunting is an extra-curricular job. If you don’t have an offer accepted by May then you know moving gets less ideal.

Making big decisions under stress is dangerous. You are blinded. You cannot see straight. You loss sight of ideals, even though great, the rocks show in the hard place.

  • “We want to be in THIS school district (rock) no matter what the house has to look like (hard place).” You’ve done your homework: schooldigger.com
  • “THIS is our budget (rock) so we can only afford this bottom line (hard place),” and you ignore options outside the box that could transform your situation: ownwithhope.com
  • Will you have picked the right realtor? right real estate agent? Any time to do the research on what’s the difference? Let alone who is the best?

Click here to access resources that will help you smell the rose, and hold the house without getting pricked by thorns. Stress is manageable and help is available. 

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