We bought a house yesterday. Let me tell you, that was way more stressful than I thought it would be. Sometimes people get stuck because they can't find a good house, but we had the opposite luck: there were too many to choose from. And houses are
an apples to apples comparison. This one's a couple thousand more, but it has more square footage. But it's a longer commute to post. And this other has a better school district but hideous wallpaper throughout. This one has nice landscaping, a long commute, and costs more. And so on. My mom thought that I'd get a gut feeling about one house and just know I had to have it, but I didn't. Or, I kind of did, but that house was entirely too far from post, so it wasn't perfect either.
We picked one, and have spent the past two days alternating between ecstasy and trepidation. I guess there's no way to know if we made the absolute right choice, but at least we made it.
So now the moving begins! Man, I can't believe we just did this six months ago.
I will now bless you with the same words of wisdom we received from our realtor......
"You are now in more debt, than you have ever been in your life."
Posted by: Vonn at November 12, 2006 02:51 PM (/VoEr)
Congratulations! It sure beats paying rent. Wallpaper and paint are superficial and easily changed. Some landscaping is good while others are manhour intensive to maintain. The real downside is that there is always something to do, fix, clean, or replace. But at the end of the day, it's a great feeling to go to your home!
Posted by: R1 at November 12, 2006 03:09 PM (xexA1)
Congratulations! And no matter which home you chose, you'll putter around and make it perfect. The cosmetic things are easy to change. And the satisfaction of seeing YOU in your home is undescribable.
Good luck with the moving. That's the worst part.....
Posted by: Tammi at November 13, 2006 01:29 AM (3UQTn)
how exciting for you!
Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 13, 2006 03:52 AM (GrO13)
Actually, this is a good way to buy a house. Moving in and getting settled will make it yours. You'll get used to where you are and familiar with the neighborhood and it will be hard to think of living elsewhere.
Congratulations! And I hope the rest of the paperwork and moving goes smoothly.
Posted by: Teresa at November 13, 2006 07:52 AM (o4pJS)
Congratulations, Sarah. Trust me, there is nothing like owning your own home.
Posted by: andi at November 13, 2006 02:41 PM (OzAse)
A big congrats to you and Russ. I think you will love this. Finally a place of your own. I think this is just so exciting!
Posted by: toni at November 14, 2006 01:25 AM (MNSlE)
Congrats! I honestly think I could devote an entire blog to being a homeowner...you will find that it's always something. (and when it gets frustrating, because it will, you'll need to remind yourself that owning is STILL better than renting...) Somedays, I look back at apartment life and think, "Just what did I do with all of my time?" Now we're constantly looking around the house trying to think of improvements to make that will mean something in a year...oh the military life...like living in an episode of "Flip that House." Lol...
Posted by: Nicole at November 14, 2006 05:58 PM (QxlT8)
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