Tuesday, April 03, 2012

It's a Whirlwind Right Now

There is so much going on in my life right now.  Well, really only two big things but they are huge things!! 

So first up is I finally have a house under contract.  AAAH!  I never thought it would happen.  I have secretly anxiously anticipated and dreaded this event.  It's a huge decision.  Anyway, it's one of the first town homes I looked at back in June.  When the first house I offered on fell through, we checked back in on this one, but there were several offers already so I passed.  So then offered on house number 2, but soon thereafter (and by soon I mean three months) lost out on that one too.  My wonderful realtor decided to once again check on the other house and by this time, January, all the offers had fallen through.  There are tenants living in the house now and they decided to not allow showings at the house anymore.  So their lease was going to be up soon.  Since I had seen the house and liked it I decided to put an offer in to get in before anyone else had a chance to see it. 

Around this time you may remember I was also moving.  So I've been in my new place for two months now.  I was afraid that I would get a house soon after moving, but I don't regret moving.  I have been loving my new place.  My roommates are great and it's taken a lot of stress out of my life.  Well, about two weeks ago everything was approved, lender signed the contract on the short sale and I am set to close on April 25th.  That is if I don't back out.

I have been on a roller coaster of emotions these past two weeks.  Wondering if this is the right thing.  Do I really like this house enough to buy it?  Am I okay enough about the location?  The location is probably the main drawback.  It's not super horrible, but just not where I envisioned myself.  But it doesn't have to be forever and I think I can live there for several years.  I am getting a killer deal on this house.  It's cheap enough that I don't have to have a roommate and still be able to put money in savings each month.  I'm excited to make it my own.  I've already envisioned new carpet, counter tops and paint.  Not that any of that stuff will happen right away.  I gotta buy furniture and a few appliances.  I think I can go a little slow over several months to make it the way I want it.  I need to keep reading my blogs because seeing all the DIY stuff I could do gets me excited for my house.  That is probably will help me be okay with this purchase.

The other big thing is I'm leaving for a ten day trip to Peru in two days.  It's right in the middle of buying the house so that adds a little stress, but I think I have everything in order.  I'm excited for the trip.  It wasn't anything that I dreamed about, but it will be an adventure.  I think I will be exhausted when I get back.  I am overwhelmed by what to pack.  We'll be cold most of the time and then we'll hit a really hot zone. 

Anyway, any words of encouragement on my house purchase will be highly appreciated.  I'm gonna try to forget about it while on the trip, but I'm sure it will creep in every now and then. 


julie said...

It's been too long for me to remember if I had a big panic before buying my condo, but I probably did. I stress out about most big changes, if given enough time to think about it before it happens. However, I loved having my own place and cherished every moment I lived in it. There are still times I wish I lived in my condo - I miss the big windows in the master bedroom, all that light shining in each morning.

It's a big decision, so it's okay to be stressed about it. Because it's a big financial commitment, make sure you're really going to enjoy living there for a few years. Don't settle on it just because it's going through. If you are just stressed because of the change, you'll be okay. It is a lot of fun decorating your own home and coming home to your own home.

Good luck and have fun on your trip!

Booklogged said...

I'm so excited for you! No advise on the house, but I hope you are having a fabulous time in Peru.

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