I got some news today that essentially will dictate the direction my life (and by extention thereof, this blog )will go over the next year or so.
I am buying a house!
There is a townhouse development being built in a nearby town, that I went out to visit with the boy last week. My mortgage application went in on Friday and the approval came through today. Needless to say I am terrified, excited, nervous, thrilled and nauseated all at the same time.
Any advice you of can offer about purchasing a house, especially a new house. Extra items worth paying for ...or items worth leaving til later ...things to ask for ...or to watch out for etc would be greatly appreciated. Don't forget this is my FIRST ever home, so this is all new to me. I am calling it my 40th birthday present to myself.
My closing date wont be until November 2007 into early 2008. So needless to say I will be working ALL kinds of overtime etc to help with costs, expenses, appliances etc.
It's a small house, but a little bigger than what we have right now. Not my "dream home" but perfect for starting out.
If you are interested in seeing the plans check out this link.
I meet with the builders next week to complete the offer and pay my deposit. I will be taking a list of questions, requests etc. with me. So take the time to leave a comment with advice, suggestions etc.
The next few months will be full of the dilemma of carpet colour decisions, countertop and kitchen cabinet choices and tile to pick out. And hopefully lots of photos.
Consider yourselves forwarned!