Well, I was "this close" to a dream opportunity. A friend of ours called this week to say she may be selling her house and would we be interested. YES!! Absolutely. Its in a fantastic area, great neighborhood, good school system, more space!!! YES!!! The neighborhood reminds me of the one I grew up in where kids could play safely in the driveways and street and have fun together. My neighborhood friends were among the best I will ever have!
Lately I have been stressing over school issues because the boys are almost 3 and will be attending preschool in the fall. Time and again I have been hearing that Luccio wold receive better services and be eligible for different preschool programs if we lived in another town.
So when this opportunity came up we jumped at it!! I called the mortgage company and we can get approved (miracles happen!!!) and then the real estate agent came to give us an estimate of what we can sell our house for yesterday and it will come close to what we will need to make. So it was falling into place!! We were going to put our house on the market tomorrow. I was imagining my boys running through that yard!
Then... I got a call today. The house is part of an "affordable program" where your income has to qualify. Well, the good news is we qualify because the median income rate went up!! YEAH!!! BUT, so did the price of the house. BUMMER!! We were crunching the numbers down to the pennies and trying to "make it work." So this new development takes us out of the running!
It felt like a punch to the stomach. I called my dad and it made me feel better. But, I am still bummed. I know it was only a couple of days that we were even considering this, but I truly felt it would happen.
Our current house is a cozy home for our boys to grow up in and we are blessed to have a home that we can afford without stress in these crazy economic times. But, still....I REALLY wanted that neighborhood for my babies. UGH!!!