Hoping not to make your head spin, but the condo sale is pretty much off. The home inspection found a lot of needed fixes, which filled me with a sense of RELIEF.
Suddenly I realized that I gave up my 'must have, must not have' list and was feeling cognitive dissonance. Too much carpet, too many stairs, not enough privacy or fenced yard for the doggies, and too much BEIGE. What was I thinking? Well, the layout was glamorous and seduced me because of the open space, but naaaahhhh, it just won't do. The owners are willing to fix anything to which I say: Nevermind.
The search continues and we are seeing two more homes today. Sorry for the premature excitement.