Thursday, November 20, 2008


So several people have asked Why we are buying a house. First of all the market is so great here right now that we feel like its a great time to buy and a great investment. We would love to move and this is defenitely not the place we want to stay and raise our family, but we are pretty sure we will still be here for about 3 more years. I would love to say that we are going to be able to move when Noahs tour is over but I dont think thats going to happen. We figured we might as well get into a house that we like and enjoy and one that when its time to sell we can hopefully make some money off of it. I hate renting and feeling like I am throwing money away and with the market the way it is here, I dont think it will get much lower, and by the time we leave it should be back up so we will at least break even and its a home we can call our own and do with what we like.

Its very stressful though because we dont want to leave our ward and we are having a hard time finding anything that is in forclosure and not a short sale (which would take forever) and anything we find and like and inquire about has just sold or had an offer made. We keep thinking if we had made this decision two weeks ago we could be in our own home already. We have found 2 we LOVE and both have offers on them the very next day..... :o( I know that whatever happens is supposed to happen. If we are meant to get a house we will find the one we love and it will all work out. Its just hard with Noah not going to be around for a long time to play the hurry up and wait game and then to not know if we should put up christmas stuff of wait a little bit longer to see..... just stressful, but for good reasons.

Dont get me wrong we have a nice house on base but to think that we could be living somewhere with more bedrooms, 1000 more sq ft, a family room, a den and BIG kitchen for the same price if not less then what we are paying now and to know that it is OUR house..... I just think we should really jump on this opportunity before its gone.

Anyway wish us luck or rather wish me luck on keeping my sanity.... :O)


Amanda XOX said...

Put in offers even if there are other offers before yours! Nothing like a little competition for the seller to really look and choose the best one! A local military family looking for a house- I'd pick them over some California investor! Seriously, even if there's offers, you can put yours in too! There's counter offers, and getting your earnest $$ back... We should talk houses!

4 Nuts In A Basket said...

I have to tell you that I know EXACTLY how you feel! But I also want you to keep this in mind...and not to scare you, but to give you a heads up. Every single spouse I know whos gone through a deployment (and you know it's a lot!) has had crap hit the fan once their hubby takes off...whether it's broken bones, broken heaters, or broken comes in 3s and they all have delt with it. So, just keep that in mind looking at getting into a house...are you ready for the "oh crap" that may crop up the day after he leaves!!! Like I said, I don't want to scare you or discourage you, I just want to to be prepared. Good luck, and I am SO jelouse!!!