Man oh man, time flies when you’re having fun. Or in my case, when you finally get a life! We have been very busy with this that and everything else. Got an extra chunk of $$$ for Uncle, so decided to get out of this %$@& apartment we have been living in for the last two years!
We started long for rental houses, at first in the paper. We made a few calls, and seemed to get nowhere. Nobody returned any calls.
Next we called a friend of a friend, who is a ReMax agent. He started looking at places for us. We ended up looking up in The Colony. My first thought was, “Dang that’s a ways up there!” At first it really seems like it is. It is roughly 10 miles from where we are now. We found a place we liked, not the greatest but decided we could live there for a few years and at least be happy we were not living in the apartments from Hell anymore.
We paid the deposits on a Thursday, and Monday we were still waiting to hear about the deal. Sue told the girls that we had the place and we would be moving in on the 12th of May. ( Which is what we had decided on ) Mandy we get a call from Jordie our Remax guy. The other agent on the house had rented it out from under us. He was nearly as steamed as we were!
During our search for rentals, Jordie had mentioned that as I am a veteran we should seriously look into buying a house, instead of renting. At first I was resistant, because I really didn’t think we could. However the guy Jordie uses for finance, crunched the numbers and tells us we can get a conventional loan.
Back to the drawing board.
We started looking for a house to buy. We ended back up in The Colony, because what we can afford, the best deals are there. We are getting a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage place with a fireplace, and ceiling fans in all the rooms. Nice fenced in back yard etc.
SO now we are waiting for the financing to go through, and praying that we can get in.