Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Gettin the Itch

I feel I have to spread this knowledge. When you're looking for a home, make sure you understand what you can and cannot afford, and don't get discouraged. Make sure you research mortages and keep an open mind. Drive around and look, you might find property that you may have missed while searching listings online. Call on the properties your interested in even if they didn't offer you a flyer. If you find a property online, visit the area, pictures can be deceiving! AND THIS IS A BIG ONE: Realize that whatever is meant to be will be. I prepared myself for the money issues including closing costs, upfront fees, interest rates, ARMs, etc. but what I did not prepare myself for was the disappointment. I'm not totally naive, I don't think this will be a walk in the park...I just thought, "wow this house is up for sale? Wow! It's in our price range! Let's talk to the realtor! Oh? It's pending?....damn it. All the good ones are." It's such a high and low. I just have to learn to accept it and move on.

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