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As if I needed any more convincing that there is an entity or higher being that doesn't want me to purchase my first apartment. Last week while at work, I got two missed calls from my real estate agent, each a minute apart. On the second call she left a voice-mail message asking me to get in touch. I didn't immediately think that there were any concerns as the day prior we were talking about me signing the contract and completing my coop board application. I was super excited about the process now and my previous anxiety were beginning to fade away. I called the real estate agent back but I was not at all prepared for what she had to say. 
 “Are you at work?” she asked. 
“Yes”, I responded. 
“I wanted to talk to you when you're home,”
“What's going on?” I asked finally coming to the realization that all was not well. 
“I don't think you're going to be able to move forward on the property.”
“What? Why?”
“Well, the Sellers’s attorney informed me this morning that the apartment is in foreclosure.” I was silent for a minute, not quite sure if I understood what she was saying. But I allowed her to continue, “Well, the Sellers have not paid the mortgage in about three months and the bank foreclosed on the property”.
I finally let out a huge laugh as an odd sense of relief just swept over me.
“You’re not upset”.
I cackled, “No”.
And I was not “upset”. I just wanted this exhausting home search to come to an end. I’m tired of going to open houses, tired of searching.  This past weekend, I went to seven open houses, still not seeing anything that I really wanted. 

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Welcome to My Blog!

Hello, my name is Marissa. I’m new to blogging. I don’t have a degree in design and I’m not a professional decorator. I just love decorating.
I love home improvement and design shows. I love HGTV and apartmenttherapy.com. 
My favorite shows are House Hunters, The High Low Project, The Property Brothers, Love It or List It and Property Virgins.
I’m also in the process of buying my first home, a cooperative apartment in Brooklyn, NY. Buying a home is a giant step but it’s also an expensive one too.
I have big plans for my first home. However I'm now realizing that most of the work I planned for the home, I can't afford.
I have been looking for a home for several years, but seriously looking for about a year. Most of my friends live in Brooklyn. I live and work in Brooklyn so it only made sense for me to stay here. But Brooklyn real estate is not cheap.
My Coop wish lists were: a two bedroom apartment, with lots of closet space, natural light and windows in the kitchen and bathroom. I…