Thursday, April 03, 2008

One Step Closer to Home Ownership

We did it. It was scary, but we did it. It's an hour's drive to the real estate agency and I spent that hour reminding myself to pray and breathe. Pray and breathe.

It's a bit disconcerting when you're about to sign a paper promising to spend way more money than you've ever spent. This house costs almost four times the cost of my first home. Pray and breathe.

My stomach was churning but I managed to sign all the papers. Rob, of course, went right into the "maybe we should've" mode. You know, "Maybe we should've bid less," "Maybe we should've bid more," Maybe we should've kept looking," etc.

Afterward, we drove to the house to walk around the property and peek in the windows before heading back to Lansing. Driving up to it was almost surreal knowing that it may someday actually be ours. I envisioned the children driving their dune buggy in the field, and skating on the pond, and climbing the trees and searching for tadpoles.

But first things first. The bank has to accept our offer. Pray and breathe.

St. Joseph pray for us!

8 comments:

Dan and Janet Brungardt said...

Oh, good luck with all of this! We are just starting to look at housed ourselves. We would like to get out in the country with a few acres as well.

I have never gone through this process. When I got married 5 years ago I just moved into my husband's house, and now we have 4 kids. It will definitely be a learning experience for me. With a few scary moments, I can imagine!

Janet

Anonymous said...

I hope you get this wonderful home for your family and that you will all be very happy there! Second thoughts and "maybe we should'ves" and even some buyer's remorse are normal with/after such a momentous decision. Go with your instincts and you'll always be glad in the long run. Good luck!

Mike Bowler Sr. said...

Hi! Maureen, I hope all goes well with your move. As a Realtor, I have seen many nervous buyers over the years, only to end up being extremely happy with their move. I get Google reader on all articles that have to do with real estate, Lansing, so I read your blog. Anyway, you maybe interested in reading my faith blog at http://www.afocusonsolutions.com and best to you and your family on your move. Mike
www.mikebowler.com

Renee in Garmisch Germany said...

Praying for your housebuying experience. I"ll be heading to AL (from Germany) tomorrow morning to buy our family a house - dh is sending me with the checkbook, POA and a lot of trust in me.

Maureen Wittmann said...

Oh gosh Renee, we'll have to pray special for you. I thought house hunting an hour away was stressful! But half way across the world -- wow!

Karen E. said...

Praying and breathing with you, Maureen!

Nancy C. Brown said...

Congratulations, Wittmanns! I hope it all goes well, smoothly, they accept the offer, etc. Keep us posted! Good St. Joseph, pray for us!

Brutus said...

We'll be there for the big moving party!