Friday, January 21, 2011

I might need a paper bag to breathe into

Well it looks like we are going to be putting an offer down on the townhouse! We went last night so I could see it in person and I loved it. I loved the neighborhood, I loved the view, I loved the open feel of it, I love the potential of it and I think the price is very good for what we're getting and the location.

There are definitely some minor cosmetic changes we want to make immediately like painting and changing out light fixtures etc and some longer term projects like re-doing the kitchen and master bath but despite that the house is very clean and move in ready. We came up with I think is a great solution to the small kitchen issue and have figured out a way to open it up and add more cabinets and counter space.

The only real downside is that my commute to work is going to suck. I'm adding probably 15-20 minutes onto an already 45-60 minute commute. I know. Totally suckage. It's really not much further mileage wise but because of the way I would need to go there is a lot more traffic and potential for back ups. But the thing I finally realized was that anything could happen in the future. Who knows if I'll still have the same job a year from now or two years from now. A lot of things can change so to base buying a house solely on where my current job is seems silly. Or so I'm telling myself.

Our realtor emailed me all the paperwork that we need to review and sign in order to put an offer in and hopefully within a week or two we should hear back. Fingers crossed we get it and everything works out.

I'm nervous, excited, anxious, scared, happy, overwhelmed and a million other emotions. I've never bought a house before and seeing all the money we're going to be spending makes me sweat a bit even though I know it will all be worth it in the end.

19 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Ahhh so exciting!!! Good luck!

Marian said...

Yay, congrats...how exciting!!! And I think your train of thought is spot on. Shouldn't base decisions on one thing...because it can all change!! Good luck with it all. I think my least favorite part was the paperwork:)

L0veLindsey said...

So exciting! I'm so happy for you guys. I hope everything goes well and you absolutely love it! My hubby and I got ours in May and it's like a full time job lol

Kristen said...

Boo to the long commute, but YAY for the new house. VERY EXCITING!

Erica @ All About Aleigha said...

Good luck!

Lindsay said...

Yayyy! So excited for you guys! Good luck!!!

{av} said...

yay! what an exciting time...you are truly going to be so happy to have your own place, regardless of where that is in relation to work. work is just work anyway ;) enjoy all this fun! xoxo {av}

Mrs. Lopez said...

Congrats and its definitely worth it i promise!

Saying I do said...

Very exciting!! good luck and congrats!

Mrs. Werginz said...

Crossing fingers....saying prayers! We are hosue hunting too...fun but full of those emotions you listed too!! :)

Jen said...

Good luck! I hope you guys get it.

I know all about the commute. When I moved, I tacked an additional 10 miles and 20 minutes onto my commute (on a good day), and it sucks when I have to go into the office. Luckily, right when we moved, I got a new position that allowed me to work from home part of the week, which has helped immensely. You're right; it's silly to base a house-buying decision solely on your job, especially when everything else lines up.

Annie said...

how exciting!! i'm so happy for you two! i'm glad you saw it and loved it!! that's what matters!
have a great weekend hun!

Bicoastal Bride said...

Wow! How exciting! Good luck to you!

Jenni said...

YAY! Congratulations!!!!! Having a new home is sooo amazing, expecially since it's the first one the two of you are picking out together!

EmilyB said...

Oh boy oh boy oh boyyyy!!!! Very excited for you :)

bekapaige said...

I'm late to the party here- we closed on our house Friday and have been buried in boxes all weekend- but wanted to say I'm so excited for you! I know it's huge- I'm still getting used to the fact that I bought my first house too!- but I hope all goes well and you get it if it's meant to be yours!

bananas. said...

buying a home is super stressful...but oh so worth it! can't wait to see the new crib. how exciting!!!

Meg said...

That is just wonderful, congrats! How exciting.

Chocolate Lover said...

Very exciting! I would have a ton of mixed emotions too!