well, we moved too slow. after seeing investment property #1, we slept on it one night, and the following day i contacted our realtor to start putting an offer together. as she was putting it together, we came to find out that the owner had received another offer and accepted it the previous day.
i'm not too broken up about this -- we're looking for a deal and want to make sure we're comfortable buying what we buy. in so doing, we will miss out on some and we will close others. the most important thing is that when we do, that we're comfortable that we're making a sound financial decision, and not buying for the sake of buying.