First off, I have totally missed blogging. Life started happening so quickly and then I was consumed. Oh wait that sounds like an excuse but it’s really what happened. Here’s a quick update on what I’ve been doing… Running and working out of course. Running has been my saving grace. I traveled to Canada to run my first international half marathon <– blog coming soon. I celebrated my birthday and had a blast… Then I bought a house! *SIGHS*I guess I really grew up quickly. Nothing has made me feel more grown up than signing my name on 90+ pages of documents. So, it really wasn’t my intention to purchase a house so soon and quickly. I’ve been waiting for a good time to purchase but I never really thought it was a good time. So, it went like this… On the phone with a friend and we’re talking about an associate of hers that’s a loan officer. I give her a call and she tells me I’m pre-approved. What the what??? Really??? Then my process began. I wasn’t being picky or anything like that I was still amazed that I was even considering. My first realtor sucked…Like she was horrible! So, she got left behind. My new realtor was awesome. She lined up more than enough showings and quickly. I had already made up my mind that I didn’t want to be house poor so I had a set amount I was willing to pay regardless to the pre-approval amount. I was on a tight deadline… My lease was up on my apartment on June 30th. So, I had about five weeks to make something happen. Then I traveled to Canada and everything happened…
Needless to say, I closed and moved in one day! I LOVE my house… It’s a little too much space but I’m loving making it MINE! These little DIY projects are not really my friend but I’m learning to cope. I spend a lot of time in Lowe’s and other places. So, expect pictures to come sooner rather than later… Before and after pics! In the meantime, here are a few things I learned.
~Be realistic about your money will buy you
~Know your must haves and what you can compromise one
~There will always be unexpected things
~The small things add up
~Research your neighborhood or area
~Plan for everything and anything to happen during the process
~Enjoy your new house…Make it yours!