Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hunting - Buying our house Part 1

Hello dear readers! Something new is brewing. I'm heading into new territory and I want to drag you along. My husband and I just met with a mortgage broker and are at the beginning of a journey toward home ownership. We are very excited, but also feeling the thrill, fear and trepidation that all first time home buyers experience. To those of you who have purchased a home before, I pose this question: What do you wish you had known before buying your home? Please share your thoughts, advice and wisdom about home ownership. Wish us luck!

I never leave home without a little pocket sized tape measure and a list of important house measurements. You never know when you'll run into the perfect side table or a vintage curtain. Carrying a tape measure removes the guess work. Will it fit? Yes it will! The sweet tape measure houses above can be found at Patchwork Pottery.


Alison said...

Congratulations! What an exciting time for you guys. Can't wait to hear all about the home buying process. Trying to think of words of advice ... I'm sure you already know this but the right home will speak to you so don't be discouraged if you look and look and don't find something right away. Also, we've lived here almost 3 years and I'm just now getting color on the walls and working on designing rooms. It took a while to get a feel for what the rooms purpose would be. That probably won't be an issue for you though with your excellent design ideas!

my favorite and my best said...

i am going thru this too. make sure you have some money for a downpayment. the more you have the better. no one told me i needed about 10 grand cold hard cash to buy a house.

Jacki said...

good luck!! I have no advice, I'm just sad that all my peeps are moving away. :(