Yes, you heard me right: I’m glad their car broke down. My own clients. I’m glad their car broke down. Malice in my heart? General meanness of spirit? Nope. I’m grateful that their car broke down because it saved them from making a mistake.
This was a young couple that was just beginning their home search process, but suddenly stopped short because their car broke down and was going to require a $200 repair. They stopped house hunting because with the $200 going to the car, they no longer would have had enough for their down payment. They would have been $200 short.
That means that in figuring their downpayment, pre-breakdown, they were down to their last saved dollars. Which makes me nervous. And that’s why I’m glad their car broke down. It gave them time to stop and re-assess and realize that financially they really were not quite…
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