One year ago today, exactly 100 days after we came to an agreement with the seller on a purchase price, D and I FINALLY stepped into our real-estate lawyer's office to sign our names about thirty times and get the keys to our first home.
Our journey wasn't an easy one, and I never really got into it much here on the blog. You'll notice that from the day we came to an agreement with the seller on a purchase price to the day we closed, we waited a total of 100 days. That's more than double the average closing period. That's not to say it's what was originally scheduled for us - our original close date was July 31st. We ended up with four other close dates before finally receiving our keys on September 10, 2012.
Our process was not enjoyable and caused a lot of headaches, stress, and weight gain, which was not the best thing to be dealing with just months before our wedding. But, we overcame all of the turmoil, and ended up with a house that not only works for us, but one that we absolutely love.
We've made a ton of changes already to the house, and in the next few months, we have plans to change a lot more - specifically the interior paint colors. We cannot wait to get more of our personalities to show in this house. And I can't wait to show it all to you!
Before and After: Roof Replacement and Exterior Painting, Front Door Included
Before and After: Tree Removal
One year down, and twenty-nine to go - that is until it's all paid off. Makes me wonder how long we'll actually be here...