What is one thing you are most looking forward to about living in a house?
A YARD. I have said it before I will say it again, as soon as we get into a house I am going to just sit in my yard, walk barefoot in my yard, run my toes through cool grass on a summer day. I haven't had my very own yard in so long and I cannot wait!!!
Do you want a new house or an older type home?
At first I only wanted a new home, then I only wanted an older type home. Then I just didn't care. I just wanted a home.
What does your dream home look like? What does your dream starter home look like?
My dream home would be a house on land. I am so ready for a house I don't have any specifics and honestly I don't know what I am "supposed" to look for in a house. I am just ready for a house!
You always say you and your hubby can't find a home, I'm curious as to why you can't find a house?
I know I have been vague in the whole house hunting process and it's because most of the time I was confused. Let's go back to the beginning (I will try and make this quick).
When Luke and I first got married and started talking about looking for a home we had two different "homes" in mind. I had a cute little new home, 3 bed 2 bath starter home in mind.
Luke had an "investment" in mind. Meaning, it didn't matter where the home was, what it looked like, or what condition it was in, if it was an investment (a good deal) he was going to buy it.
I have done a lot of whining around in this house hunting process because Luke has taken me to some very questionable and sometimes disgusting homes. I by no means think I am above any type of house, but one house we went into could have easily been torn down due to the smoke damage, cat pee, and mold. I was standing in this house trying not to pass out from the smell and my husband was standing next to me practically giddy with the thought of what a great investment this would be. Needless to say we weren't on the same page.
It has been an exhausting process. I understand what Luke was doing. He was working hard to make a good financial decision for us and for our future, which I love and respect, but sometimes I was so irritated with the whole process and was ready to just go buy a home regardless of the cost or financial toll it put on our future. Lucky for me my patient husband never grew tired of the process and kept looking for that home that would fit both of our needs. Him = investment
me = a clean, sturdy, non cat pee smelling home.
So that is why there was so much complaining about it on my part. I felt like I was stuck in the middle because I understood what Luke wanted and why he wanted it, but yet my fleshly, materialistic side kept saying forget the "smart financial decision" and just go out and buy your starter dream home!!! I felt like I was constantly battling the two and would daily try to find a healthy balance. This didn't always happen and it became a bit of a sour spot in our marriage which is never good, but we have since worked it out.
Phew, I hope that wasn't too long, but I did complain about the whole house hunting process many times, and I felt that I should give my friends a good explanation as to why I complained so much. A worrier I may be, but I complainer I try not to be.
I am happy to say that Luke and I are actually in the process of purchasing a home right now. Our offer was accepted, the house was inspected and came back clear so now we are moving forward with all of that. We found this home a couple of months ago and I can honestly say that God pretty much placed it in our laps. It fit Luke's needs, it fits my needs and even went above and beyond what we could have wanted or deserved.
So now we are moving forward in the process, praying that everything goes smoothly!
That is the end of all the questions. Thank you for everyone who participated in the Question and Answer giveaway! I had a lot of fun!!