Mike and I were excited about shopping for our first home, but our money was limited.
One agent(代理人) recommended a house. Although her description sounded wonderful, the price was beyond our range, so we refused. But she kept persuading us to have a look at least.
We finally did and it was love at first sight. It was Our Home, attractive, overlooking a quiet lake. Walking through the rooms and talking with the owners, a nice old couple, we felt the warmth and happiness of the marriage within that home. As perfect as it was, the price remained too high for us. But every day, we would sit by the lake, looking at the house and dreaming of what it would be like to live there.
Days later, we made an offer - far below the asking price. Surprisingly, they didn’t laugh at us. They renewed their offer instead. It was also much more than we could afford, but far less than the former asking price.