Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Yesterday, we bought a house. I wrote a check for nearly $6,000 and committed to paying many times that amount over the next 30 years. After 45 minutes of legal jargon and signing my name until my signature started to look weird, our realtor handed over a single gold key hanging on a gold ribbon. We are homeowners.
It's taken awhile to get here. We started looking almost a year ago. We fell in love with several places, and made offers on three of them. One owner raised the price after we made our offer (it's still sitting vacant), the other was snatched up by an evil cash buyer, and the other we discovered under a few feet of water after a heavy rain.
And then we found this house. When we first looked at it, it was more than $30K out of our price range so we decided to forget about it. When we got word that the owner was willing to be very flexible, we made an offer and it was accepted.
We moved in most of our things last night. We set up our bedroom but everything else is a mess. Still, it was the most incredible feeling to wake up in a house that feels more like home than anywhere I've lived in years. I sat on the couch in my PJs for the longest time just looking around and feeling happy.
So basically I'm obsessed with my new house, I have so many plans for it, and you'll be seeing a lot more home-related posts. Get ready for it.