I didn't get the house. . .
A foreign investor - who hadn't even seen the house, let alone fall in love with it's mid-century charm - out bid me with a cash offer no less.
I can stop picking paint colors now. . .
Buyer's market my bum, it's only a buyer's market if your a foreign investor with cash. If you're a woman who has been working towards home ownership her whole life, done everything right, has impeccable credit, has plenty of cash up front, is pre-approved for a mortgage, has waited until the housing bubble to burst, and is ready and willing to put in the hard work involved in buying a fixer-upper, then you're out of luck.