I’m so nervous. I’ve not bought anything anywhere near as expensive as a house before, but I’m exhilarated. My husband and I get to stop paying rent and start charging rent!
We’ve just passed the first hurdle. Our offer has been accepted. This could still break down, but I’m incredibly optimistic based on what we saw.
The process was awesome. We’d been looking online for years just seeing what’s out there. It’s been too expensive and too many uncertainties with income kept us out for a long time. But we learned a lot looking online.
Then a friend of mine got a house. She referred her agent to me. We asked a lot of questions that just built our confidence that much more. But at some point, you just gotta start looking at places.
This was our third trip to see places. The first trip was just to test the waters. How accurately does the internet portray realty? Four houses, four significant projects, so it turned out, not very well. We saw two houses on our second trip. One house blew us away, but had a lot of competing offers in. We lost and it hurt. But at least we tried.
This third time was filled with simply amazing places. Only one was a bust, but out of 6 places, that’s an impressive and hard to decide on lot. We severely considered each house, ruling them out one at a time till it was just one. One that we couldn’t say ‘no’ to.
So here we are, two weeks since we first saw houses and we could be living in our own house in just two months!