Before we bought our house, I loved going to open houses, especially when we really were just “looking” and weren’t ready to buy yet.
I’m on the email list for one of the agents who is most active in our neighbourhood, so I feel like I have a good sense of how things are selling (extremely quickly and for stupidly over asking because the market in our city is out of control).
When we bought our house, we bought what we could afford and we bought a house that would not prove to be too big for us if we weren’t able to have children. We’re going to be in this house for a long time now, as we can’t afford to move up to anything bigger in our neighbourhood (see comment above about the ridiculous state of the market). So until recently I didn’t really have any reason to look at listings or go to open houses.
My mother is going to be moving, hopefully sometime this spring or summer.
She’s set me loose on MLS to look at listings in likely areas. When she comes to visit we’re going to go and see some places in person.
I have already spent a couple of hours cruising the website, looking at walk scores and watching virtual tours.
I am SO HAPPY.
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
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