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After many months, lots of stress, tons of crunching (numbers and snacks), we have found a house that’s great for us! I am so incredibly overjoyed and I can’t wait to share some of our house with each of you!
I actually am still in both shock and awe. It’s not that I didn’t think we’d ever find something we liked, that fit our needs and wants, and was also within our budget. I am incredibly happy that we did! And the way we got the house really is incredible.
I want to relish in not only the idea, but the reality that we’ve bought a place for our family to turn into a home all our own!!
It’s been a long and arduous process. It took months and months of searching, deleting, searching again. We’ve suffered through disappointment, fought through wanting to give up, searched more, and didn’t give up. We were determined to find a place we’d love.
And now, finally, this!
Hun did this! We did this together! We stuck in there, through all the searching, through the disappointment, through the tough decisions. We found the house for us and now we’re here, living in and loving our new space!
Buying a house, for us, was a bit of an unexpected process. We originally were just looking for a nice house to rent, but quickly realized that the price of renting a home would likely be quite comparable to purchasing one. It’s not that we never wanted a house, we simply hadn’t ever tried.
We started out looking at older (and less costly) homes, because we wanted certain things – ample yard space to play, relax, and garden. We also wanted to do some interior changes, not just your minor decorating, more renovation type changes, and a house with good history. With our loan type, this proved to be rather difficult. Plus, we were having difficulty finding something that would meet our wants and needs. And, finding a home we wanted in our general area, at the original amount we were willing to spend on mortgage/rent, didn’t seem to exist. Though we haven’t, in the grand scheme of things, gone considerably higher, we have. So many of our current and future needs, goals, and plans are in this house!
Nonetheless, we now live in a beautiful home! Complete with some yard space, a nice older and quiet neighborhood, room to grow a bit, while also having some space options as a family. The biggest changes we’ve made are to the one bathroom (I’ll post about that another time). We also changed painted the kitchen cabinets and bought a new floor. We have just a bit more painting to do when it warms up again and we can open the windows. We also plan to refinish the original hardwoods, since they need a bit of work, too. Then there’s other furnishing DIY projects for us to do!