Thursday, October 14, 2010

Condo Search

For the last few weeks, I have been combing online all the condos for sale in Miami. Everyone says "there are millions of condos for sale" and "what deals there are right now" and "you should be able to find one very easily." Well, let me tell you, it isn't that easy. This crazy real estate market has turned everything upside down and Miami is no exception.

The most hated words...SHORT SALE. So uncertain, could take forever and, in general, a nightmare. Two weeks ago, right in the beginning of my search, I found the perfect condo in a building that I love and in my price range. Someone snatched it up right under my nose. I had already figured out where my furniture would go and even where I would hang some art. Obviously, I got ahead of myself. I am still hoping that my realtor will call and say that deal fell through, but it isn't likely.

The older building that I live in right now has in the best location for me. My rent is sort of high, but I have a large apartment with huge closets, it is very safe and I had always wanted to live here. I did some calculating and I have paid over $30,000 in the last 2 years of rent that I will never see again. Ugh.. To own a condo will be very exciting. To move before the holidays will be a challenge. Will keep you all posted..and yes, I have a realtor!!!!


JMW said...

Best of luck to you! Having gone through the sale and purchase of homes in recent months, I can tell you that when it's meant to be, it's meant to be. The right place will come along and you'll know it. Fingers crossed for you!

Glitterista said...

Best of luck--I'm sure the search must feel daunting, but I'm sure it'll be so worth it when you find a place of your own! :)

CDS said...

You will find the perfect home and it will make you smile and you will make it cozy and delightful! It may take time, but it will happen. It did for us!