HELP! We want to buy a house and can't find one!

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker

Hard to believe in this market that my buyers can't find the home of their dreams, isn't it? Well it isn't so hard to believe when you know the details. I have a couple that would love to own their own home.  They have been renting for many many years and are ready to move on. Unfortunately they require a Veteran's Administration loan and most of the homes in their price range will not pass (on condition) for VA financing.  I really feel bad for this couple.  They call me religiously several times a day asking me to look up homes for them that they have driven by or someone has told them about.  They aren't real tech savvy so they rely on me for the "techie stuff" (so they say).

They did buy a laptop and internet service and are trying to look on their own. I applaud them for that. Did I mention they REALLY want to buy a home! They have been looking for weeks now to no avail. Every time they call me and ask me to check on a home it seems I am calling them back and telling them "no, it won't pass inspection". How can one stay positive about buying a home when every time you get excited about one, you are told no? Well, they are more resilient than most.

And so am I.  I am determined to find this delightful and loyal couple a home. I keep telling them that when the "right" home comes along, everything will fall into place the way it is supposed to". I truly believe this and if I can keep them believing....they will be in their new home before the end of the year. Wish me luck!!

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Melinda Ball

Associate Broker  MD, VA, WV

HUD Homes Certified

Short Sale and Foreclosure Certified (SFR)  

Direct:  540-683-1100




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Comments (3)

Ted Tyndall
Davidson Realty Inc. - Saint Augustine, FL
I will help You find the Home YOU want to Buy

Melinda, I have a similar client. Cannot find what she wants in her criteria.

Aug 09, 2010 10:58 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good luck and remember for each no your one step closer to a yes

Aug 09, 2010 10:58 AM
Jen Wing
JPW Field Inspections - Chico, CA
Field Inspections Since 2007

We qualified for a HomePath loan, and it is about the same.  There are only a few homes in our price range and city of choice every month.  But we're still patient.  I keep telling myself, I only need ONE to meet all the qualifications, and when it comes I will be ready.  :)

Jen Wing

Aug 09, 2010 11:01 AM