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.