We're house-hunting remotely (in a location 300 miles away) and have been diligently searching the Internet (thank you, bing.com/maps) for the perfect place.
We drove to the area last weekend and met with our realtor and saw 4 houses. We almost settled on one. ALMOST. We discovered a major road project may take place there in the upcoming years. Since we plan to live there for 20 years (hopefully), are we ready to gamble on losing our beautiful wooded lot to a freeway?
This really tells you where your priorities lie, doesn't it? Do we go with the great house on the beautiful lot and hope for the best? Or do we back off and think twice, three times, then say 'no.'
We're still waffling while searching for more houses. No rush on this, our house isn't on the market, there's no urgent need to move. It's a 'want', not a 'need'.
But boy, I liked that house...