If you follow Drew’s or any of my social plug-ins, you’ve probably been bombarded with our “We’re buying a house!” shpeel by now, and this blog post will not be a huge surprise. However, I think it’s worth mentioning exactly how we came to be homeowners, since we certainly weren’t planning to purchase a home this year.
The first weekend in August, during the drive home after a wedding in Kentucky, Drew showed me a house he’d spotted on Trulia, not thinking much of it. I guess the fact that I really liked it surprised him, and on a whim we decided to contact the owner to schedule a tour. The very next weekend, we met the owner and took a tour of the house. 5 minutes in, I knew this was the perfect place for us. It gave me chills, much reminiscent of the first wedding dress I tried on…which also ended up being the dress I wore on our wedding day. Coincidence? I think not.
We loved the house but feared things would end there since the owner and his family were itching to sell after already purchasing another home. Still, we couldn’t forget the house and decided to contact an agent. After meeting with her, touring several other homes and finding out breaking our apartment lease wouldn’t be the financial catastrophe we were anticipating, we put an offer on the house. I’ll never forget being in the meat aisle at the grocery store when Drew got the call that the owners had accepted our offer. Could it really be this easy? We’d heard horror stories from our friends going through the house buying process and assumed our situation would be similar. Instead, it was 5 short weeks from the initial viewing to the first night we spent our new house. I think we both walk through the rooms, in awe and still a bit baffled that this whole thing hasn’t been a dream.
Since we’ve been married, this is without a doubt the biggest life event we’ve experience together. At times it was exciting, scary, and frustrating, but in the end we know we we meant to have this house. While the exact reason may still have yet to reveal itself, we feel beyond blessed by our circumstances. Drew wrote a great post on his own blog about how much we learned from the process that’s definitely worth the read. I have a feeling the next few months are going to be very exciting for us as we settle in and make this house our home. So stay tuned!