Luckily, since I work in the real estate industry, I've got a lot of great resources at my disposal while going through this process, including my Realtor - I've got a great one, who I'm totally confident in to steer us in the right direction while going through this totally new, completely overwhelming process.
Yesterday we took a jump into the most fun process of looking for a new home - the showings! We were pretty excited about seeing all the homes in person, and may or may not have pretended like we were on HGTV's "House Hunters" for the day.... We toured five homes total, all actually really different from one another. There were two that were fairly easy to rule out, one that has potential but is a little small for our liking and two that we loved.
I made sure to pay special attention to closet space in all the homes.
While Eric was in charge of snapping all the photos.
I'll tell you, touring homes is fun, but afterwards it's a really exhausting process. We were constantly weighing the pros and cons of each place, thinking about things down the road and carefully considering every option we'd have with each home. Let's just say I was wide awake at 5:45 this morning, my mind heavy with ifs ands and buts about both homes. They're both in fantastic locations in a neighborhood that we already really love and enjoy spending time in.
We still have to figure a few things out about financing, so it's not like we'll be signing any contracts in the next week, and who knows - maybe another home will come on the market that we absolutely adore. But as for now, I'm getting really excited about all the possibilities.
Or maybe it's just the idea that street parking may soon be a thing of the past for me. Oh, sweet, sweet garage-parking freedom.
Do you have any tips on the home-buying process? What was the most exciting/nerve wracking part of the process for you?