Searching for the Feeling and the Vibe…
We have just sold our house. It was quicker than we expected which was a pleasant surprise but has led us to an interesting conundrum.
Now, believe me, I will certainly not be missing the never-ending battle to keep the house “inspection-ready” – no siree!
But the quick sale has placed us under some pressure to find somewhere else to buy or rent, quick smart.
We have seen lots of houses in our preferred area over the last few months – all meeting our list of requirements (4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas, double garage).
However, none of them have felt right.
I haven’t “felt it in my waters” (thanks Kath and Kim).
And I haven’t felt “the vibe” (thanks Aussie to that Aussie classic, “The Castle”).
The houses we have seen have been pleasant and definitely an improvement on our current abode.
But it’s clear we haven’t found “The One” yet.
We felt the feeling and the vibe when we bought our first house, a split level unit with raked ceilings and an internal courtyard.
The unit complex was vast and pretty dire but we felt at home in our little piece of it and lived there relatively happily for 4 years.
We again felt the feeling and the vibe when we bought our current house, despite knowing the house was not going to be big enough for us.
It was cosy and homely and we were seduced by the potential of our enormous backyard. We have also lived here relatively happily for 4 years.
So am I asking too much in wanting that feeling and the vibe again for our next house?
Or should I just accept that getting something that fits the criteria should be enough?
What say you? Do you need “the vibe” to know you’re buying the right house? Or can you be happy with a house that has what you need, even if you don’t have “that feeling”?
I look forward to hearing what you think!
Linking up with Jess from Diary of a SAHM for IBOT – you should head on over to her place and check out all the other posts linked up this Tuesday.
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