Chris and I decided a few weeks ago that getting an apartment after we were married would just be wasting money. We had been told that we could probably get a house for near the rent on a nice 2 bedroom apartment. So we got a realtor and started looking! We put in a bid on a short sale that wasn't so much a short sale, as a really long one! We, to this day, haven't heard anything back from them. We had a bad feeling about it, so we kept looking! Last Monday we went to look at a few houses in a neighborhood of Garland, called Eastern Hills. Its a nice, older neighborhood that is based around a country club. It has maintained its value and pride of ownership is very evident.
Its not a good sign when you walk into a house and say things like, "Why would anyone do that?" or "This is just weird!" Those lines are usually followed by, "Well, maybe we could make it work." But in the end a decision is made that its really not worth all the effort. This happened to us several times on Monday afternoon. Until we came to the last house on the list. The Oh-No's turned into Wows and the Maybes turned into Definitelys. We found a beautifully maintained, normal, nice house in our price range!! It had wonderfully large rooms and upgrades like granite counter tops. We decided that evening to make an offer!
This past week and a half have been completely draining! Ups and downs. Emotional highs and lows. Contract negotiations are nerve racking! Yesterday our realtor sent our contract to title. Which means we're well on our way to buying our first house!!!