I almost bought an apartment this week.
It was filled with charm and I was smitten. I fell in love with the location, north of the city but not too north. I could keep my doctors, friends and my hairdresser as they would still be a quick drive into Manhattan. Yes, keeping my support team is very important. Everything was perfect until we came down to the finances. The building was poorly run and the largest investment of my life would begin on an ice patch. I wasn’t prepared for that and let go of my charming dream. The silver lining is I now know the area I like. There will be other apartments. I am disappointed but relieved it was only time I had invested.
In the meantime, my banker is good to go and I now have a real estate lawyer. My confidence is a bit stronger too. When I pull the trigger next time my team will be in place. I’ll also like to hear any tales you’d want to share in the real estate vein.