Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I guess it will be almost like I own our house before S does. I say almost because it is his signature that is the important one. I just have to sign because I am his wife and the state requires it. Still this means that in only 2 more sleeps, we will own our first proper home together.
Obviously it is not our first home together, but it is the first home we have bought together, having spent what seems like an eternity living in rented houses. I am looking forward to being able to paint walls and landscape the garden without permission from a landlord, and to finally adding some value to our own home instead of someone else's house - cos lets face it, when you rent, it may well be your home, but it is always someone else's house and that can be pretty tough. Now we have bricks and mortar for the children to fight over after we are gone as well as all the personal stuff!
The really good bonus thing about our purchase is that although we are paying asking price, our house was valued at significantly over the asking price, and the seller is paying 95% of the closing, so we already have a huge chunk of equity in our home which in this economic climate is a wonderful thing!
If I am being honest though, I really don't care about equity or any of that, I am just thrilled to be setting down some proper roots for our family. Even though my beautiful A is living in the UK, hopefully this house will be the place that she knows she can always come home to, no matter what. The boys will both come to know this as home really quickly, and they will finally have their own bedrooms which I am hoping will reduce the 'bicker' factor significantly. We will be able to invite people to come and stay, knowing that we have the room to accommodate them without us all being on top of one another.
Now I just need this FedEx man to arrive....
Have a great day