Since buying a house was what prompted my blog in the first place, it seems only fitting that I take it full circle and tell the story about our experience selling our first home.
To celebrate my blogs new appearance I wanted to look back at all of my different title taglines that the old original template lived through. These taglines changed throughout the past 3 years as our life has evolved and I love the story it tells.
Back when we first bought our house I wrote a similar post called 6 Things I Learned about First Time House Buying. Now that we are coming up on our year and a half mark in our humble abode, I didn't want you all to think the learning stopped at buying – oh no, quite the contrary, we have learned even more tough lessons throughout our first year and a half of being first time homeowners. Don’t get me wrong, owning a house is rewarding and having your own space is priceless…but the little things along the way make me wish that I could just phone up a landlord and have them fix things for me, for free (lucky for me, I do have my dad for that)!
The past few days with settlement and the big move have been exciting, new, exhausting, eye-opening, busy and oh so worth it.
Sneaking a quick post in today - ONE day until we settle and we are happy to report that there were NO SURPRISES! Our HUD-1 final settlement statement came in at the amount we expected (actually a tiny bit UNDER which was an extra bonus). After work we met up with our realtor and did [...]
It’s moving week! As promised, this past weekend was spent packing! Luckily with my work, I have off every other Friday so the 3-day weekend was VERY helpful. Knowing we would be looking for a house within the year following our wedding – we decided that all of our AWESOME wedding gifts would just stay [...]
I am SO super excited to announce that our loan has been APPROVED for the new house. We will settle officially in a week and will be all moved in next weekend! The 3 day weekend ahead will be full of packing, packing, packing!
Why is packing the worst thing ever? When you have as much junk from the past as I do from never having to condense or prepare for a REAL move – it can take forever! I spent most of my weekend trying to de-clutter and sort through my stuff. Well, realistically, it was an hour [...]
Here is a quick list of a few things I learned while we searched for our first home. Like I said previously, I was CLUELESS about house-hunting before we started. Thanks to our realtor, lender, and friends who have recently bought their first home - I now understand it better. This is just a short [...]
Our story starts when my husband Bryan and I first met.