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I made an offer on a house!

May 5th, 2009 at 09:10 pm

It is a short sale so it is up to the owner and the bank but I hope it works out!

It is a three bedroom two bath about 1337 square feet and the back yard is nice, not to large but has room on the right side of about 15 feet from the house to the fence line and the left side has about 8-9 feet of clearance so more than the rest of the houses around.

There is a laudry room pass through to the garage so I can do laundry and have plenty of room to set up a lanudry rack. There is a neat little alcove in the laundry room opposite the washer and dryer area. I could almost make the space an office if I needed to. I had a friends dad take a look at the area to see how we could design an office space in there as well as the laundry room area.

It does have an HOA that takes care of all the front yard stuff, watering, lights etc. so no raking of leave for me in the fall and no worrying about taking care of the yard. The monthly fees are $65.

The back yard is another story. I will need to find a reliable lawn mower and learn how to make it work. I am a little afraid of them so this should be interesting.

There are three things I need for the house when I move in: a refrigerator, a washing machine and a lawn mower. I have a gift card to home depot for about $170 so that will help with some of the start up costs. Other savings will come from buying on crigs lists or other services like that.

So....we will see if the offer is accepted and I have bought a house! Then I have to figure out the tax withholding for the rest of the year AND refile my 2008 taxes for the house purchase. I want that money back in my accounts to put toward a house emergency fund.

I have to admit I am scared/nervous that i might have just bought a house. I am a single buyer so buying on one salary is nerve racking. I am just so ready to be out of the place I am living in and own my own place.

Was everyone else nervous when they bought?

7 Responses to “I made an offer on a house!”

  1. Amber Says:

    Congrats,I have my fingers crossed that everything works out in your favor

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    Wow congrats! I just bought a house 4 months ago. Check out my "home buy process" category on my blog. Its an interesting and exciting time. you learn a lot about yourself. It is more expensive than you anticipated and sometimes you wonder if you did the right thing. But keep us updated, I love reading about houses!

  3. Ima saver Says:

    Congratulatons. Buying my first house at age 21 was the best thing I ever did. I went without furniture for years but I never regretted it. I got the house paid off and have always paid cash since then.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I've got my fingers crossed for you! Smile

  5. monkeymama Says:

    Yes. We paid $260k for a condo. I thought we were maybe crazy. Wink But we both got raises right after and home ownership has been far cheaper than renting in our situation - so I'd say it turned out well...

    Good Luck!

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck...and congrats if it works out for you!

  7. whitestripe Says:

    good luck, i hope everything works out alright! i also just bought a house with my partner in february - everything seems to go at warp speed once you put in the initial offer, but my advice is take your time and don't stress yourself out Smile

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