Oh hey. Remember me? Remember when I decided to unintentionally take the (entire???) summer off from the blog. So that happened. But in that time I’ve noticed a few things: 1. Um where the heck did the last 5 months go? (why yes, Texas summers are at least 5 months long.. and then some) 2. I really miss blogging, 3. so much has happened in our lives since we last talked (typed?), 4. not so many DIY projects have happened (okay so I hung some art, big whoop). Therefore busy life + family + etsy shop (holy bananas does that keep me busy) + job + lack of projects = nothing to really write about, and no time to really do it anyway. Forgive me? Can we be friends again? Okay good. Because I have some exciting (almost official) news.
We kind of almost have a house.
For those of you who have owned a house and gone through the (seriously) agonizing process of house hunting, know what we mean by “kind of almost” when we say “we’ve made an offer, extended our option period, gone through inspection/renegotiations, and we are under contract. For those of you who haven’t gone through this process (and what we would have thought a few months back) this doesn’t mean we have a house yet. It means that there are still things that could go wrong causing us to lose said house. The only thing standing in our way now is the appraisal. I didn’t realize this when we started this adventure, but the bank will only loan you whatever the house is appraised for. So if your dream house is appraised at $30,000 less than accepted offer you made, you will have to fork over the difference of $30,000 upfront (on top of your down payment). Yikes. This is probably the only time we will actively wish for our house to appraise ridiculously high. This is the stage we are at now. So. Fingers crossed!
We don’t want to give you too many details about our just-at-our-fingertips humble abode because it isn’t ours yet, and we really don’t want to jinx it. But it’s a gem. And as of now our closing date is November 30th. Literally the day after Thanksgiving, which we have planned to host since before we got married, so. Panic attack. Needless to say this entire process has been a rollercoaster of emotions. We have gone from being so excited about a home that was then unethically stollen from us (obviously it wasn’t meant to be) to feeling so overwhelmed and exhausted that we’ll never find “the one” in our price range. But in the end, we’ve learned a lot throughout this process. So I plan to share with you guys some of our tips, mistakes, things to know, and our overall experience with home buying. Woo!