I started writing this post last night, but then I realized that I needed to talk to a couple people first. So tonight I was texting my mom, & I made sure to call my Nana last night after I decided to write this post. I’m getting ready to make a major adult decision, one that’s pretty scary, but ultimately exciting. A decision that not only is a big commitment for myself, but also to another person. I’m not talking about marriage, but making a decision to purchase a home with the person I love & trust the most.
It would be selfish of me, to not accept full responsibility on something like this. Which is why Joey & I had a real discussion about the reality of becoming homeowners. He has been wanting to purchase a house on his own for a while now, but all in all, how fair would that be? We both know that I have a lot that I am able to bring to the table too, & it wouldn’t be right for me to just let him just deal with certain components of the home buying process if I have a opportunities up my sleeve. So a decision has been made, that we will take this major step together.
I’ve got the fever. I don’t exactly know what sort of fever that is; you know how people can get baby fever? Well, I definitely do not have baby fever but I have been looking at houses in our preferred neighborhood all week long, & we’ve narrowed our search down to two different houses. I know that this may be impractical, considering we’re not even pre approved yet, but I can’t help it. It’s just too exciting. Houses around here don’t stay on the market for very long, & I’ve heard the process isn’t a quick one, at all. So I think I’m prepared to make a decision on a home three or four times before things fall into place.
I already have a busy couple of weeks ahead of me, especially since I am still trying to find a Perfect Gift Idea for Joey, but hopefully the week after Christmas, I’ll be able to set up an appointment to meet a mortgage officer (if that’s what you call it. I’m so clueless about this & it makes it even more scary!) & we can get the ball rolling. But in the meantime, I will be glued to realty sites, bookmarking pretty houses that seem to fit into our price range.
Let me ask you this, do you have any tips on the home buying process? I’m allowed to look at houses before we get prequalified, right? My friend Kara has just purchased her own home & has written about her experiences on her page, so be sure to check it out here! I hope that Joey & I have a great experience like that! 🙂
Also, once we get our own place, Joey said I am allowed to pick out a puppy brother for Layla. 😀