After some talking last weekend, my husband took a chance and decided to see if he could get pre-approved for a mortgage.
To our pleasant surprise he was. After years of hard work on both of our parts. Between cleaning up our credit and advancing in our careers, we have made it.
Well, as it turns out getting pre-approved is the easy part, LOL!
Then you really start looking at houses. We both had been looking on Zillow for months, dreaming about what our future house might look like. I actually had stopped for awhile because it was getting depressing to see things that I knew wouldn’t be on the market when we were ready.
Now we are ready. We know what our minimum qualifications of a house are. We know what we need to fit our family, we know what we need and also what we want. Homes have been added to our list, we look over every detail over and over again. A few of the houses that we like have already gone into pending status, so those then have to come off the list of possibilities.
Last week we went and saw like 8 home. A few of them that were very easy to take off the list right away and a few more that have really made us think. We took the kids with us to some of them, they fall in love and ask if we can move in right away, LOL! They really are offering some good input though. Looking at things from a different point of view.
It is exciting, it is anxiety ridden, there are high and there are lows. House hunting is a whirlwind for sure.
What do you think? What are your experiences with house hunting? I know that there may be both positive and negative experiences, but for now could we please limit them to the positive? As I am right in the thick of it right now and don’t want to think about what could go wrong, only what can go right! Please 🙂