Buying a house in 2021

James DeLuccia
3 min readSep 9, 2021

What a circus…

If you’ve thought of buying a house, below is a set of experiences, insights, and possibly rants that are not meant to be directed at anyone in particular. You should not buy a home without these in your back pocket.

Buying in a sellers market sucks

It does. I have transacted 20+ times in this market and that sums up the feelings. When you try to buy a house, you are not just buying a house. You are buying a home for you, your kids, and your imagined life with those people. So it takes emotion to love a home to put an offer in. That emotion is the first insight.

You WILL fall in love, and that is a house you should buy. When / If you don’t win it, you have to navigate those feelings with your kids. These are lessons in challenge and love that I have applied to my 3 kids. They are sad, hurt, and disappointed. So am I. That doesn’t change the need for us to parent and guide our family through the loss.

Houses typically list on certain days … tackle on these days

Did you know real estate agents prefer to post listings on 2 days of the week. That is right .. and if you focus on these days you’ll be finding listings like I do where they are posted only for 2–8 hours at a time. Giving me and my family first pick. Now it is still a bidding war, but at least we can book tours before the days fill back up.



James DeLuccia

Technologist, Researcher, Artist, Executive, Father, Author, Inventor, Speaker, and CrossFit...