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It was $12k over our max budget (like the super duper high end of our budget that I never imagined we would get to). It’s way too easy to just keep putting higher and higher numbers into mortgage calculators and say, “well, it’s only $5 more a month, why not?” But in the light of day, I’m kinda glad it fell through. The summer market has been totally different than the rest of the year (we’ve been looking for 2 years). Prices are way higher and anything good is going super fast. Like in the spring, we would’ve been able to get a pretty comparable house for like $30k less.

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