I’m planning on doing this new thing here on the blog, where i share real life (in mostly real time) happenings at least one day a week.
Today i’m going to share about our house hunting journey so far.
We knew we wanted to buy a house this year. I shared it with you all as one of my goals for 2018. I thought around Summertime we would start the process of trying to get qualified, etc… but my Hubby decided to talk with a lender sooner, just to see.
And it turned out we were pre-qualified. Yay!
We immediately started looking for houses. We looked at so many houses, and then we found this one that we both really liked. We put in an offer and it was accepted!
Then, our next step was going through the inspection. This house, although we loved it, had more than a few things wrong with it. It felt like if we would have bought it, all our money would have gone into fixing up all the problems. We didn’t want that. We just wanted to buy a house and enjoy it.
So we continued on looking for another house…
At this point my husband and i both thought it was almost impossible to find a house. We had looked at well over 30 houses! But somehow, another beautiful house came along…
Sadly, another person beat us to it and their offer was accepted. The hunt for a house was still on and our hope of finding a house was dwindling away by the minute.
Luckily, a few days later we found another house we liked and put an offer in on it right away. It was accepted, we have gone through inspection (which was great!), and we are supposed to close towards the end of April on it, if everything goes ok.
*I’ll share photo’s of the house once it’s officially ours*
I plan on keeping you all in the loop with what happens with this process. My husband and i have both decided that if this doesn’t go through ,for whatever reason, we aren’t going to continue with the house buying process. We will just continue to rent for another year or so. So fingers crossed that everything goes through smoothly and we are home owners by the end of April!