Monday, May 25, 2009

Future Homeowners??

Yes, you read right. If everything goes according to plan we might be moving again! Everyone knows how I despise moving! However, this time we would be moving into our very OWN home. I think that will make my attitude a little more pleasant on moving day. I know this is an everyday occurrence for most folks. But, for this Davis family it has been a huge decision. (And fretting from the girl with the tight pocketbook!) But, we had done our homework, spent hours researching and listening to our Dave Ramsey lesson again. So, we finally got serious about it.

Very early on in our relationship, looking at houses became one of our favorite pastimes. So once we moved to JC, we already knew what we were looking for we just had to find the right location. (And house of course!) For the past 4 months we have spent many a Sunday afternoons driving all over the Tri-Cities area looking at homes. A little over a month ago we took the next step and found a real estate agent. We wanted to be able to see inside these houses not just drive by.

Last weekend we meet our realtor again for another day of looking at homes. After looking at about 6 houses we had finally seen everything that was on the market that we were interested in. However, I wanted to see one last house that we had seen pictures of online. We weren’t completely sold on it because of the online pictures but decided “what the heck,” since it was in a good neighborhood. So glad we didn’t just go off of the pictures. To our surprise we ended up liking it, in fact, we really liked it. The more we made circles around the house looking at everything 3 times over, we agreed we almost Loved it. I refrained from immediately using the “L” word simply because of the “Harvest Gold” colored appliances in the kitchen. Of course that can be fixed no problem, so I would say we were on the verge of love. The price wasn’t too bad considering what else we had seen and the condition of the other homes in that price range. And it was under our budget which would leave some room for other things such as new appliances!

So after many prayers, sleeping on it and revisiting it again (Dave Ramsey advises to see the house more than once), we made an offer. And after a few counter-offers, the deal was struck. Now, we are just waiting on the home inspection. As long as that goes well, we will be headed towards the finish line, aka: Closing. We are very excited! I’ll keep you posted…
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4 comments:

Little Blue House said...

Congratulations Missy! How exciting!!! Praying things turn out for you!

Mariellen Cherry Rigby :o) said...

CONGRATS GIRL!!! Having your own home is such a great experience!! Good luck!!

Katie said...

Woohoo!! How exciting and moving one more time will be well worth it! Congratulations! We'll need pictures of course.

Tara said...

Congrats you guys! This is awesome. I am so glad you found a house you loved. This can be a very hard thing. I know it feels great to be a future homeOWNER!