First day jitters

I feel silly posting this.

I bought what is surely a great place but I don’t think I’m alone here in having a serious case of second thoughts once you’re past the point of no return.

Why’s that? Tonight I visited my place twice and I should have been excited and ecstatic. I should have been bouncing off the walls. But instead I sat alone marveling at how small it was, how loud the traffic was, how its view wasn’t as nice as my current view and surprised that for half a million dollars they only included 3 lights (that’s right, the bedroom has NO lights.)

I met another resident tonight and she too seemed surprised and disappointed about how small her unit is (though I think her unit rocks; it may be small but it does feel big.)

I remember having these feelings the last two times I bought a place so I know it’s temporary and will only last a night. Once I get my stuff in there it will turn around and I’ll be super excited (hello multiple house warming parties!) Perhaps I’m overwhelmed that I not just need to move tomorrow but over the next week I need to do some serious work to the walls and then in the next few weeks and months I will have to furnish the place (I even have to get a new bed!)

And I feel really silly posting this because there was a homeless person outside our garbage area at my old place and I know most people can’t afford what I can afford. However home ownership is an emotional roller coaster and I don’t just want to share the pretty pictures.

About Matt Goyer

I love condos, lofts, floating homes, new construction and mid-century moderns so much so that since starting this blog in 2006 I've written over 2,000 blog posts about them!

For years I resisted becoming a real estate agent preferring to be a marketing executive at Redfin but after leaving Redfin (after seven years!) I caved in the spring of 2014 and became a broker. So if you need help finding that "Urbnlivn-style" place or selling your home email me at matt@urbnlivn.com, I'd be happy to help you.

Prior to Urbnlivn and Redfin, I worked at Microsoft after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics with a major in computer science.

You can also find me on Twitter, @MattGoyer, or LinkedIn.

  • EconE

    it doesn’t give an error Matt…it just goes back to the comment section. Tried it with a couple browsers.

    Oh…and when are you gonna start showing us some hardcore condo porn?

    You know…like the penthouse in Continental that recently came up for rent at 25k/mo…I’m sure you can finagle your way in to take some pics for your site. Oh…and you should do a post on the Bellora Penthouse that’s for sale…unless you don’t want to bring attention to multi-million $ flips gone bad. It’s a foreclosure sale from what I see on foreclosure.com.

  • EconE

    it doesn’t give an error Matt…it just goes back to the comment section. Tried it with a couple browsers.

    Oh…and when are you gonna start showing us some hardcore condo porn?

    You know…like the penthouse in Continental that recently came up for rent at 25k/mo…I’m sure you can finagle your way in to take some pics for your site. Oh…and you should do a post on the Bellora Penthouse that’s for sale…unless you don’t want to bring attention to multi-million $ flips gone bad. It’s a foreclosure sale from what I see on foreclosure.com.

  • Matthew

    Renting at my place in Belltown was the wisest decision I have ever made. It was truly an eye opener into the area.

    I learned so much about where I do and do not want to live in the city.

  • Matthew

    Renting at my place in Belltown was the wisest decision I have ever made. It was truly an eye opener into the area.

    I learned so much about where I do and do not want to live in the city.