Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bloggy Brain Block

I'm sitting here and looking into the blank space wondering what to write. And I got nothing! All I can think about it new washng machines and a new stove And new dining room table and sectional and paint colors, thats right don't forget about the paint colors.
I guess what I'm getting at is that I have new house syndrome and I don't even have a new house yet! I'm trying not to get too excited cause we all know that anything could happen. We could not agree on a price or someone else could swoop in and take the place, or something could happen, anything could happen! But I will admit that I am so looking forward to this next journey in my life. Having a house with Brian, a house of our own is just soo much better!! And I want it so bad.
One thing I am not good with is this whole real estate game. I'm not good at it. I am an upfront person and I hate this back and forth waiting, negotiating game. I just want it and I want it now.
Since this is my 1st experience wit h buying something I don't really know what to expect. Brian says it could take weeks, months!! And I am sooooo hoping we can make a deal and close by May 1st! I'd love to be in the new place and start renovating so by mid summer it will be somewhat up and running...
Once we close and get in there the only thing that's stopping me is $$.. We know what we want as far as colors, floors, appliances, and furniture goes it's just saving and doing one thing at a time... That's my plan at least! Focus on one room at a time and go from there....
So do you own or rent your home? Do you have a house, condo, townhouse? How long was the buying process for you? I'm like a sponge ready to take it in....

8 comments:

Shoebee said...

I own my single family farm house. This is actully my second home that I bought. Both homes were HUD forclosed homes, so the process was pretty quick. On home one, it was bought at an auction, so as soon as the auction was over we knew that we had the winning bid and had the house. This house was a bank forclosure, so we bit the bid in, found out the same day that we had the first bid in (in these circumstances..first come first serve, so unless we didn't want it....then it would be ours). Both houses were bought as is, no inspections. So we knew there were problems. I can't tell you how a normal house buying process it. Good luck

Lori said...

how long the process takes often depends on the market and the willingness to meet in the middle on price

hope it works out for you.

one thing I suggest is to get it inspected and request that they pay for a 1 year home warranty

Future Mom (Heather) said...

we have a townhouse, finding our place took about 3 hours! we looked at 5 homes with hubby's step mom (realtor), picked the best one, put in an offer and went to mcdonalds for lunch. by the time we were done eating we had a deal! this is totally not normal & i'm sure we won't be as lucky the next time.

we also had an inspection to seal the deal and 1 year home warranty paid by the seller.

MarvelousMOM said...

I own my home and I actually got quite lucky and swooped in and only had to wait about a month to move in. This is because someone else was already in line to buy it but couldn't get financed. Lucky me. However, I know someone that was trying to get into a house since before Christmas and it just closed a couple weeks ago...could be since it was a house in foreclosure. I think it all depends on what you are looking at, how soon the people are wanting out of the house and to close the deal and so forth. I am like you though and not patient at all. I want what I want and I want it now! I will keep my fingers crossed that things pan out and you are all set for the LATEST May 1! :)

Christy said...

We own a house in south Jersey. We purchased our house when the market prices were really high back in 2006. I fear that we will never make our money back.

However, the whole process was pretty painless. We put in an offer in December of 05' and they accepted it. Then we had a home inspection. After we received the report, we renegotiated the conditions- they had to repair the roof, fix a window, etc.

Closing was set for January 06'. On the day of closing, we inspected the repairs and then signed all of the paperwork. They gave us the keys and we have been here ever since!

So beginning to end, the process only lasted 1 month.

At My Own Pace said...

Hi there - delurking here! Love your blog! :) We are in the process of buying our first home at the moment and it's been one heck of a roller coaster! Fun and thrilling, but makes me want to throw up at times! LOL The negotiating was the worst, but luckily that only took a day! Now we're just waiting on an answer from the bank. But in my mind, I already know what furniture, blinds, paint, plants etc I want. I've even picked out new coffee mugs!! Enjoy the process! :)

Auburn Kat said...

I looked at houses for two to three weeks before I ended up putting an offer on the second house that I saw. After a couple of negotiations they accepted the offer and I closed a month later and moved in that day.

Wow, I miss my house! Someday I will have another one...

Tracy said...

Good luck! Buying a home can be fun but soooo stressful at the same time! We bought a house directly from the seller (no realtor), they were on the verge of bankruptcy and had tenants in the house. It took forever because the tenants would not leave and they had a baby so they could not be forced out on the streets! Hope your experience is MuCH, MUCH better!