Saturday, July 11, 2009

Where'd You Go . . .

"Where'd you go? I miss you so.  Seems like it's been forever, that you've been gone."

That is the opening line of the Fort Minor song "Where'd  You Go," and it is rather appropriate don't you think?

Loyal readers I appreciate the fact that you are all so dedicated that you have been checking the blog daily even though there have been no new posts in almost a month.  Many of you have sent e-mails and Facebook posts checking in with me and to that I am also grateful.

So where have I been?

Well, I have been spending almost all of my free time driving over the Bay Bridge.

Over the last several months I have been looking at condos.  The above picture shows just some of the properties I have looked at. 

There is nothing to report.  I am still looking.  There is no rush.  And who knows, I do have a pretty sweet deal where I currently live.  Maybe I will stay a renter.

Some of you loyal readers even know that back in April I actually placed a bid on a property that was accepted.  

Yes, I was a home owner for 48 hours.

That 48 hours was riddled with migraines, panic attacks, and meltdowns.  If you have ever had an inner conversation with yourself only to realize that you are actually talking out loud; well I apologize to the person whose feet I noticed in the bathroom stall at work on the day that happened.  All those events lead me to retract my offer.

The migraine instantly went away.

In the last few months I have learned a lot.  Short Sales, Foreclosures, BMR, Tax Credits, Points, Pre-Approvals, HOA, and on and on and on.

Loyal Readers, it's not that I haven't wanted to blog for you, it's just that I have been a little busy learning about the Real Estate market.  And to be honest, it's draining.

So please know that I am not out of stories to share, they just might be a little less frequent.

The Song Of The Day - Where'd You Go by Fort Minor


  1. dear just jon, even my dear friend from oregon was asking or commenting on how much time had passed since your last blog. you have not meant her, but i am happy that she checks in on your blog occasionally.
    i am hoping that when you find the right place it will scream out to you, Buy me, buy me! hopefully that will help you to make a decision. just keep going slowly and gathering information. it will come together.
    take care
    love, mom

  2. amen to that... panic attacks and heart palpitations are no good. next time you put an offer in, stop drinking caffeine - it seriously helps. :)

  3. Jon, move out here to Dublin. Condos out here are half-off! I konw. We bought one a few years ago... :(

  4. you should come move to WA! they filmed movies here! lol. good luck finding a condo thats right for you!