Monday, August 25, 2008

House Hunting

My new husband and I are in the ever so pleasant process of buying a house. We are fortunate that a very good friend is a Realtor. He is very patient with us and has done a TON of work for us. So, yesterday, we went out for the first round of looking. We had seven houses to visit. The first two were absolutely awful. The third was okay and was still on our "maybe" list. The fourth was, well, interesting. The fifth was absolutely horrible...and there was a stain in the basement that made me think that someone had been murdered down there. Then we got to the sixth house. As soon as we pulled up, I thought "This is the perfect outside of a house". When we walked inside, I immediately knew that I wanted to buy the house. It is small, but cute...everything has been updated, from the floors to the roof. Even the walls are great colors.

After falling in love with it, we decided to bring our parents over to give their approval. They all thought that it was cute and a great starter house for us. So, that night, we put in an offer, which was accepted the following day. So, now we are just waiting for the mortgage company to get their act together and get the appraisal set up (we are getting an FHA loan so we have to get it appraised before we even have the inspections). We know that it will pass inspections, but we are seriously hoping that it will appraise at what we offered.

Barring any complications, we will actually close in a couple weeks...the current owners have already moved and just want to get rid of the house. So, we will hopefully know within a few days if everything is okay. In the meantime, we are in the process of cleaning and purging and packing at our apartment. It's amazing how much stuff you can accumulate in two years at an apartment...especially when you get married and get lots of gifts!

Anyway, I'll let you know what happens with the house!

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