The stress is so horrible, I hope I don't drive my realtor insane. I'm trying to buy my first home as a single parent on a teacher's salary with a small down payment in a location that is highly desirable. I'm mainly choosing this area because my children have been going to the same school and I love this city. I went on a journey to look at 6 houses yesterday and for what I can afford... most of the houses had one or two issues that I found difficult to live with. Every one of them gave me the feeling of redoing the carpet. Then I saw one, underpriced and awesome architecture... and the reason it is underpriced.... no appliances except a water heater and the carpet needs repair badly from pet usage. However, with two parks nearby, newly built in the last 5 years, and kiddos can go to the same school, I made an offer but tried not to get my heart set on it. Can I tell you that I didn't get any sleep last night? This is extremely stressful. I'm thinking about the timing of my lease being up and furnishing this place on top of repairing the carpet.... seems like timing is everything. ok... I looked at a few more today just to break my attachment to that house. ... sigh can anyone relate?