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Let the House Hunting Begin!

Hi 🙂 How was your weekend?

Mine was a roller coaster of emotions. As of my post on Friday, we were very close to canceling our trip to San Diego, but all is good now! We received an offer on our house!

Well…

We actually received the offer over a week ago. I was afraid to jinx it, so I kept the news to the myself until the home had it’s inspection and we were officially under contract.

After going back and forth with the buyers for five days, we finally settled!!

This was one of the most exhausting and emotionally draining processes I have ever been through. Between the first buyer’s getting cold feet, and the struggle we had with these buyer’s, all I can say is it’s most definitely a buyer’s market.

Bad if you’re selling a house, but good if you’re buying a house. Hopefully this buyer’s market will follow us to San Diego 🙂

This means our San Diego house hunting trip is back on! We leave tomorrow morning. We’re making a stop in NYC on Tuesday, then heading to San Diego the following day.

Mr. Weekly Bite & I lived in San Diego for 5 years before moving to DC, so we’re familiar with the area… but it has been five years. After doing tons of research, and with the help of friends, we’ve narrowed our search to 3 different neighborhoods.

Here’s what we’re focusing on:

  • School districts
  • Family oriented community
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Not too far away from the beach
  • Not too far from Mr. Weekly Bite’s work

If money were not an issue, we’d be buying a house in Del Mar. That’s our favorite beach spot. We just love it there! But… being that we’re not quazi-millionaires, we’re going to have to pass.

I’ll be blogging all about our house hunting adventures so stay tuned!

I’ve got lots of packing to do.

See you from San Diego 🙂

19 Responses

  1. Lori @ Recipegirl said on April 11, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Yay! Can’t wait to get you in San Diego! Have a safe trip, good luck & let me know when you get out here!!

  2. The Texas Peach said on April 11, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Congratulations on selling your house & good luck with the house hunting!

  3. Estela - Weekly Bite said on April 11, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Thanks Lori!

    Looking forward to seeing you 🙂

  4. Amanda said on April 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

    good luck!!

  5. Lauren at Keep It Sweet said on April 11, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Congratulations!!! Good luck with the house search. That part sounds like more fun:-)

  6. Elizabeth@The Sweet Life said on April 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I love the image of the house in the clouds. Good luck!

  7. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on April 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Congrats on the contract Estela! Good luck on the search! I can’t wait to see what you get! I love your taste!

  8. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on April 11, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Congrats on selling your house! And best of luck on your search in SD. I’m insanely jealous. 🙂

  9. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on April 11, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Yay!!! Congratulations! What a process, no matter what side you are on! My friends are buying their first home, and after offers and inspections the seller suddenly gave it to someone else. They were pretty bummed!

  10. Nicole, RD said on April 11, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    YAY! What a relief! Have sold a house and purchased 2 within the past 2 years, I can relate to the stress! As if the actual move weren’t stressful enough!?

    My #1 criteria is a bomb diggity kitchen. My next house MUST have one!

  11. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on April 11, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I can’t wait to read more. Will you be taking pics of the potential homes. (Read: Can I house hunt vicariously through you?) Good luck!

  12. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on April 11, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Also, congrats!!

  13. Estela - Weekly Bite said on April 11, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Oh yes! Many pictures will be taken 🙂

  14. David @drhorton said on April 11, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Glad to see you sold your home. We offer beautiful homes that I believe match what you are looking for in San Diego. 4 Bedrooms, near the beach and great schools. Have a look at Torrey Ranch: http://www.drhorton.com/Where-We-Build/California/San-Diego/Division-LA-Corona/Torrey-Ranch.aspx

    You can find me on Twitter @DRHorton for any and all questions about your search.

  15. Nancy L said on April 11, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Yeah! I understand about the stress of selling in this market…we just did that a year ago and I REALLY hate the showing and waiting, showing and waiting..it is definitely nerve-racking. I do hope for you that it is a buyers market in SD!! How cool would that be on the “other side” of the equation!

  16. Sarah said on April 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Yay! Congratulations on selling the house! What a relief.

  17. Melanie Flinn said on April 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Good luck! By the way, I made your applesauce cake last week and I’m in love (my husband too). SO good. Making it again this week. 😉

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