Thursday, April 2, 2009

Playing House...Maybe

Well...Eric and I are going to look at a house tomorrow. It is really scary to think that this is where we are at in life. It is a huge commitment since we are debt free! We really do like it here, and he has a good steady job and so do I so that is a huge blessing. A family in our ward is moving...and wants to try to sell without listing their house. I hope that it is nice...I know it is a fixer-upper, that is what makes this all so hard! Do we build and get what we want and wait to finish a basement...and build equity that way? Do we rent and pay like $1600/mo? Do we buy pre-existing and hope and pray that it is fixable in our budget? Everything is still pretty high priced here! People think I am crazy when I tell them that this home is 3000 sq. ft., but seriously...it is one of the better deals for our price range. Most homes around 250-300k are either new and super tiny, or big and old. This one happens to fall into the latter category...but it also has about 3 acres which would be nice I suppose. I am just ready to feel settled in one place. To feel like we can start a family because we are not moving soon (I guess moving like 9 times in a year and a half can do that to you). I guess I am finally feeling like putting roots down, color on my walls, and money in my own pocket (kind of...at least its not being given to someone else to put into their pockets). Anyways, I will update when I know more!!

4 comments:

Angela Frasure said...

Good luck! Buying a house is a very smart thing to do!

Jessica Adams said...

I hope it works out! I love having my own place!

Lindsy Hartsock said...

ooo that is so exciting...I can't wait to hear an update!

Zoey said...

Keep us updates on how it goes. I know right now that we are remodeling - it is a lot of work and not so much fun!