Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Why, hello there

Wow, it's been awhile since I posted anything. I guess I felt like I never really had anything to write about. But thats all about to change. No, I'm not pregnant, but, we are about to embark on a house hunt. John got his mortgage approval Tuesday and we are so excited to find a house. We have never done anything like this, and have no idea what we're getting ourselves into, but I think we're up for it. We know to expect ups and downs (we've already experienced a down one day in) and I'm sure we'll learn alot. That's what I plan on sharing here. The looking, the excitment, the disappointment and the processes we will go through to get a home of our own.

Onto house #1

We looked at this one last night in a spur of the moment kind of thing. It's in Mt. Olive, which is exactly where we want to be. It's a 3br 2ba with full basement, 2 car garage, fenced in backyard all on a corner lot. Yeah, I know, amazing right??

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John and I fell in love with it. It is everything we wanted in a house. It is a foreclosure and has a few issues inside, but it's all cosmetic. The only other worry with it is some moisture on one wall in the basement. We plan on going back Friday after all the rain to look at it again. With all this being said, we also had our first "downer" as well. We got a huge wakeup call talking to our agent about all the initial costs, not even counting closing. I guess we thought we would just find us a house and move right in, who knew it didn't work that way?! It turns out we need a little dough for the appraisal, inspections, and earnest money, which is money you pay with the offer to let them know you're a serious buyer(something we learned about last night). We have a little saved up, but not enough, so we just have to wait a little longer until we have the funds. But we learned alot and next time we'll be much more prepared.

Even though I'm in love with the house, it is only the first one, there will be more. There is still a chance it can work itself out, but I'm putting my faith in God and only he knows what will happen. If it's meant to be, he will find a way.

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