For those of you with good memories or a creepy fixation on my personal life might recall that I have in fact, started a similar thread in the past. That was a few years ago when we thought we were buying a house but things fell apart before closing.
After licking our wounds, temporarily deciding home ownership wasn’t all that great anyway, then getting back on the horse to find we hated almost every house we looked at… We found a house and closed on Tuesday. It’s ours. I have the keys and everything.
Let’s see. Built in 87 bought from the original owner. 2000 square ft, 2 stories, unfinished basement that doesn’t seem to take on water. 1/3 acre yard. Lots of trees. A wood deck. Gas heat and stove. Central air. It’s nice. It has a lot of wallpaper that will need to come down. And paint that will need to be put up. And carpets that will eventually have to go.
So, having only ever rented, I am actually genuinely looking for advice, but if you have none to give and just want to offer congratulations I will take those too.
I bought a house!
Now what? We move in at the end of the month (our lease in our current place doesn’t end until then and we figured we didn’t want to pay the lease breaking penalty for one month of rent.)