We're house-hunting in a low-key way. Our house is a little tight, we'd like to pick up a dining room, have slightly bigger bedrooms, and maybe get a garage or basement. This puts us in a nice position because we don't have to move and it can be fun to look, especially at open houses on the weekends when its too cold to do anything outside.
However, sometimes I find the process depressing, like when I get an MLS listing from my realtor and in the comments section of the listing it says:
"SURROUNDING PROPERTIES BEING PURCHASED AT 850K+ AND BEING TORN DOWN."