Trying to figure out what's a feasible offer for the two houses we like best, based on our budget and anticipated repair/maintenance/tax costs. Reading a ton of research about old houses and maintenance issues. (That part is not so much fun. Ah well.) Found a lawyer and an inspector. E-mailed a Redfin agent to hopefully represent us for the purchase. (We considered representing ourselves, but decided we weren't quite comfortable with our competence in that regard.) Wondering if it's at all plausible that on the Mad Hatter house, the utilities are only an average of $400/month for electric and gas, as they claim. (Various friends had been telling us to estimate closer to $1000/month.)
Mostly, we're biding our time here today, trying to be patient as we wait for our buyers to send us the inspection report and their response to it. This is a miserable process, but with any luck, we won't have to do it again for at least twenty to thirty years. If ever.