Springtime Questions Abound
Whang introduces viewers to an individual or couple, and gives a quick synopsis on the hows and whys behind their entering the housing market. Most half-hour episodes see a couple tour two houses that are inadequate for various reasons, before finding a third property that is "the home of their dreams."
If only real-life housing quests could be solved in 22 minutes.
My wife Cheryl and I put our house on the market November 1, 2001. A clear-cut omen came earlier in the day when a woman ran a red light and wrecked our car.
Through all of 2002, our house was the one prospective buyers found inadequate. It was infuriating to see equal and lesser dwellings come on the market and get snapped up in record time. We were really starting to get a Ziggy complex about the situation.
Fifteen months and two withdrawn bids later, we had our buyer. And like a scene straight out of "House Hunters," we had found a perfect abode to call our own only two days earlier. It was roughly the 36th home we had toured.
As the sports adage goes, I'd rather be lucky than good.