On buying and selling houses in today’s world.
Aside from taking on a greater financial load from new mortgage and concommittant stress load (I have never been able to be as gracious about private monetary affairs as I would like), this house selling/house buying thing is for the birds.
I extremely dislike the constant renegotiations. Fortunately for my money-related issues, the overall percentages we’re talking about are pretty small. The amounts keep changing by a few hundred here and there, which is fractional percentage points of entire sale/purchase values.
But each time the renegotiation opportunity comes around again, it pisses me off. I end up feeling like I have been very reasonable with my buyer, so why won’t the seller of the new place accord me the same courtesy? And then I have to remind myself that the impersonality is part of the territory and mechanism of selling and buying such large assets. And that the amounts we’re talking about are tiny percentages compared to the whole. And that it’ll be okay. Really.
So all the normal stress symptoms (and some new ones! – plantar fasciitis is rearing for me) are flaring up as I curl my toes in anticipation of more bad news that I seem to constantly overreact to (see above re: lack of graciousness).