Sunday, May 12, 2013

Buying a house

For the past year we were renting a house and we'd hoped to do that for another year and then buy a house next spring.  This plan ended in January when we contacted the leasing company we were leasing our house through and found out that we were unable to renew our lease because the owner wanted to take possession of the house again.  We later found out that he'd sold the place because they gave us a credit to move out ten days before the end of our lease.  Needless to say we were very disappointed and needed to formulate a plan quickly.  At the time we didn't have enough time to find a house so we decided to rent an apartment for six months and start house hunting.  

The whole process has had a lot of ups and downs over the past couple months.  During this time we have had a lot going on in other parts of our lives as well.  Of course we have the the girls that are constantly keeping us on our toes.  I transitioned to a new role where I worked which has involved going to training and getting a new certification for this role.  Greg has taken on a second job working for the Reds in an usher type role, which he loves. Over the next couple weeks I've decided to blog about all of it so I can share everything we've gone through and learned and also to give us to have something to look back at when and if we decide to buy again in the next 10-20 years.  We aren't all the way through the process yet, (we close early next month) but it's been quite an adventure so far.  Luckily we've done most of our communication with our realtor (who recommended I blog about it as well) via e-mail so I can start from the beginning fairly easily.   

I will be dating the blogs appropriately so you may have to read back a bit to catch up.  I also threw in some pics from our vacation before the house buying updates.  

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