For four years, this has been my backyard and the place I've called home.  My landlord has decided to sell the house (smart move), so I've been on the hunt for the next home, and it has not been fun.

We've heard time and time again over the last few years, this is a seller's market and houses move quickly in Boise and the Treasure Valley.  I've definitely found that to be true.

Currently, I live in Northwest Meridian.  I've been attempting to stay in the same general neighborhood so that my son's school assignments wouldn't have to change.  He just started 6th Grade this year, which meant the transition to middle school, and my hope was to avoid him having to reset that process next year as well.

That goal has proven to be incredibly difficult to achieve.

I've had three situations where I went to visit a home and in the time between my walk-through and submitting an application to rent, the house has gone to someone else.

On the most recent occasion, I made a big mistake;  I fell in love with the house and really started to envision my son and me calling it home.

It wasn't perfect, but it was the best match I had found so far.  As I walked through it, for the second time, I took measurements to see how the couch would be in the living room, and ensure the bedroom furniture would fit the new space.  Over the weekend, the person had submitted an application before me (and been rejected) was able to figure things out and make it work.  I've been in that position, so I'm glad for her, but at the same time, I really wanted that house.

So, for the time being, I continue spending WAY too much time on the Zillow App, and searching new listings, driving by, and arranging tours.

All in search of the next "home."  One other thing?  Moving is not fun.