That sucks man. Life sure isn’t easy, but everything works out in the end. Soon enough you’ll be looking back on this house purchase as a learning experience and a “remember that shithole we bought 10years ago” story with your wife.
My wife and I are going to be building our “forever home” this coming Spring on property acquired off of my family farm. This will also test our patience with each other. We are both intrigued by the idea of real estate investing and still keep our eyes on the market for a good investment to renovate and try to build some additional equity.
Do you do some of the work yourselves, or mainly hire out the renovations?