#937 Buying your first house

For the past few years, my husband and I have been trying to get a house, but one thing after another have prevented us from doing so. First, my credit was so bad no one would even consider it. Then, hubby got laid off and we couldn’t afford it. Next, the bank we were using was not helpful at all. After we switched banks and hubby got another job things got better. We got pre-approved for a loan and we tried for over a year to get a house.

First, the house we were wanting went into foreclosure before we could get our offer in. Then, at the auction, the lawyer ran the price up way too high for us. We waited for the house to hit the market again and when it did, we jumped on it. Unfortunately other people did too and they outbid us.

The next house was bought from right under us. The realtor we used didn’t tell us that there was already a contract on the house when we went to look at it. It was a nice house too. We didn’t use that realtor again.

The next house we tried to get wasn’t really what we wanted, but we were getting desperate. There’s four of us cramped in such a tiny apartment, we need more room. So, we put our bid in for this house, but the people selling it wouldn’t budge a bit and we weren’t willing to go as high as they were wanting us to go. That house is still listed, it hasn’t sold yet.

After dragging our realtor to dozens of houses, nothing seemed to fit. Then a friend of hubby’s mom called us up and told us about a house that wasn’t listed for sale, but is being sold. We went and looked at the outside of it and fell in love. It has a huge front yard, plenty of space on the inside, 2 bathrooms, a big basement and a 2 car garage. For the last 4 months, we have been going back and forth with this guy that’s selling it. On Father’s Day, he sent us a text accepting our offer!! It’s still not official quite yet. We still have to get the loan and he still has to finish cleaning the house out. I couldn’t be more excited!

Now comes the days when I can finally plant flowers, let the kids out to play in the grass, everyone gets their own bedroom and there isn’t a line to the bathroom!! Just look at this yard!!

Being able to have a place to call your own and doing it all by yourself just makes you feel

AWESOME!

front yard

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14 thoughts on “#937 Buying your first house

  1. Omg congratulations! Being only 16, I cannot say that I’ve had this experience personally before but our house is our own and it is great to be able to paint our rooms and for mum’s partner to plant trees or change the vege garden or for us to put posters and paintings on the wall or renovate the kitchen on a whim. I can’t wait til I get to experience this, buying my first house with my husband and family. Btw, that front yard does look AWESOME!

  2. GREAT! My friend, at 19, actually bought his first house and rented it out which I thought was a pretty great thing and mature thing of him to do. I can’t wait until I get my own house :). Great post – thanks Bekah 😀

  3. OH and GREAT yard btw! How lovely to be able to walk around in it and chill and appreciate everything that is yours and that the earth has given you.

  4. With a yard like that and all the LOVE you have in your hearts for eachother to move on in with-
    I’ll say congratulations now, because the dream is yours to own!
    Order up~ Bekah needs a shiney pair of Ruby Red shoes for
    “There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home:)”

  5. BIG CONGRATS, Bekah! What an enormous, gorgeous yard! Your kids’ll love it and have fun in it for many years! Hope all goes smoothly with the acquisition and you’re soon moved in. It’s such an exciting time for you! 😀 ~Kathy

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