17 different women, 36 crazy children, 0 babies in utero
Adventures, Advice and Questions from a group of Mormon women who met in Queens, NY and have now scattered all over the place.
Monday, July 02, 2007
Buy This House
Well folks, we might actually do that thing that pretty much everyone else around us has already done -- we might buy our first home.
It's exciting and terrifying all at the same time. It's completely time consuming and emotionally exhausting and we are only at the very beginning stages of pre-appoval and house hunting. It's nerve-wracking trying to figure out the right choice in this shaky southern CA housing market. After being immersed in the depths fixed rates, variables, 5-1 arms, fees, taxes, comps, closing costs, insurance, rent equivalency, interest only (language only a mortgage broker could love), it's mind-boggling to think that people actually make it out happy and mentally sane on the other side. And like I said, we are only in the beginning stages! I know it will only get worse.
I know there are millions of people out there who have already gone through the crazy roller coaster ride that I am about to strap into. I believe 12 of the Tales Girls have gone through the process within the past 2 years. Not to mention all the other fellow bloggers who seem to have done this crazy thing recently too. I need you now. What are your best tips for a first home buyer?
Please let me learn from your mistakes and find hope in your success!