Ask Away Blog: Um....So This Happened....

Um....So This Happened....

Friday, May 22, 2015

So, as many of you may already know, my plans after paying off my debt was to buy a house.   We have been looking for several weeks and it was so discouraging. Great homes were going off the market so fast and it was becoming nearly impossible to find a house with our main needs (and a few wants) and the perfect location.  So as of last Thursday evening I told my realtor, Amanda Marzella of Exit Realty,  that I was going to take a break for a little and give it some more time to wait for new houses to come on the market.  

Then Friday at work, a coworker asked me how the house search was coming and I explained that we just couldn't find anything "just right" for us so we were kind of putting it on hold for now.  Then I said "I know something perfect will pop up just for us."   Then I thought to myself "I bet I just jinxed myself."

So lo and behold I get back to my cubicle and I have an email notification from Amanda.  It's a house in my DREAM neighborhood.  Yes, back when I had my apartment I used to take walks in the surrounding neighborhood and imagine myself living in those houses. It's always been an ideal location and I've told people numerous times that my dream neighborhood would be that one.   I was so scared so I clicked into the listing and WOW - it had a 2 car garage AND new hardwood floors AND central air!!! I sent it to James right away, keeping in mind what Amanda had said just days before (If we find one we like we need to act FAST).   He agreed to a showing and Amanda had one set up for 6:30 that day. I was seriously thrilled and could barely focus at work.  The price of the house was a steal as well!  

We fell even more in love after the showing.   The inspection was yesterday (Thursday) so I wanted to wait till today to make sure everything was still going to go through.   Settlement is mid June... it's so true that "Life comes at you fast." These next few weeks will be a whirlwind but I can't wait. And I am so excited because I will have tons more posts from now on about the house, decorating, organizing, etc.   

So stay tuned.....

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  1. Congrats again!!! I am so excited and happy for you. I'm trying to work on a few more things with my house before I put it on the market (hopefully before July). So I'll be house hunting again soon. I briefly looked at houses online about a month ago and then stopped. House hunting can be stressful but it is all worth it in the end.

    1. I know it can be super stressful but you're right it's def worth it! good luck to you girl!

  2. Congrats!

  3. Huge congratulations to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You gooooooooooo girl!

  4. I'vebeen following your Blog now for a Weile from Germany and I love it. You were and are such an inspiration for me (especially when it comes to getting debt free)!

    So congratulations on finding the house of your dreams!,

    1. OMG THank you so much for telling me that. That makes me feel so good! yay! I am so glad you follow me ! HOw are you doing on your road to becoming debt free?

  5. Yeah congratulations. I hated looking for houses. I thought it would be so fun at first but its so stressful, we looked at probably 100 homes before we found our home, we still need to do updates though. Cant wait to see the future pictures of the home. Congratulations. This is always an exciting time.
    xx, Michelle

    1. Thank you so much Michelle! I figured that would happen for us. We just got really really really lucky!!!!!! I can't wait to share pics with you guys!

  6. Very excited for you! Wishing you all the best with the move in the new house.


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