Since this traumatic event, they have decided that you should always go house shopping in December, so you can see the how bad it is going to be. Or it should be disclosed somewhere in the listing.
One of you works in real estate, can't you get that going? I know it is too late for you, but think of all the suffering you will save others.
Wait, I know you, and "stopping the suffering of others" is no more motivation for you than it would be for me.
Again, I guess that is why we are friends.