The plan was to send this earlier and reflect on the first three months of business in 2022, but my spouse and I are house hunting, and in this market it's nearly a full-time job—and an intensely demoralizing one. We've reviewed over a hundred homes online in the past ~5 weeks, toured nearly 30 of them, and placed 3 offers, coming in in the top 3 each time. (For context, we were in a pool of 17, 11, and 9 offers respectively, and offered well over list price on every one.)
We just received the most painful rejection yet after making an extremely strong offer on a house we both loved in our favorite location, and with interest rates climbing and our buying power dropping, it's hard not to get discouraged. Sending good vibes out to any of you navigating this market as well, especially if you're first-time homebuyers like us. We're lucky we can look at all, but I am so, so over it.
In light of the emotionally exhausting rollercoaster we've been on, I have less to share this time, but I truly love putting these together and don't want to miss a month if I can help it (even if I've migrated towards the end of the month instead of the beginning). Thank you so much for being here—it means a lot.