I haven’t posted on here in way too long, I totally forgot about my 30 day challenge because I have had a lot more challenges facing me. So… here’s the story…
One night when Coty was home and I was at work there was a knock on the door from a realtor that was asking if we had considered buying a house. Now of course Coty and I had tossed around the idea for a while, who doesn’t when they are renting apartments? But we never thought that it would come this soon. We decided that we might as well see what we could pre-qualified for though so that we had a better idea in the future.
Well one thing led to another and we started looking at houses. We knew that we would never buy in the Salt Lake valley since we could travel just outside the valley and get a lot of house for the same price as a little house in the valley. We first looked in Utah valley because we both love the area, then we decided to broaden our horizons, if you will, to Tooele valley. I was looking online one night and found this cute, adorable, little cottage like house and we wanted to go look at it. So we found a few others to look at to make a day out of it. We ended falling in love with a house, not the little cottage one but a newer, bigger one for not much more. It was amazing, it was the first house that we looked at that I immediately felt at home and started decorating in my head and wanted to put an offer in, right there, right then.
Well as all stories go, things didn’t work with the first house. We ended up getting out bid on the house. But that is what happens with HUD homes. So we moved on, our hearts heavy. (I totally giggled out loud when I wrote this) We found another house that was amazing but we needed more cash than what we had on hand and it would take a couple of days for us to get it. Before we could get the money, another offer was placed and accepted. So we started looking more, I was obsessed with looking at houses all night long online.
And there it was, the house that I would live in. It was the exact same floor plan as the first house, was completely finished in the basement, and was for sale. We put our offer in, after Coty went to look at it of course, and waited to hear back. It came down to our offer and someone else’s offer. The bank ended up countering ours and we accepted.
So that started the long road of getting everything ready and puts us where we are now. We have lined up somebody to take over our apartment, but they need to be in by the end of this week… which leaves us with the daunting task of packing up our apartment in just under a week. Coty and I work opposite shifts so it was up to us to be motivated on our own and blow through this place. We also have to move back in with my parents for a few weeks while we wait for the closing of the house.
So it is a long road, and we have a lot left ahead of us but we can do this and we will do it.