Home is Where the Heart Is

Thursday, 11 March 2010

If home is where the heart is... hopefully my heart will have a brick rancher with at least 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms to settle down in soon.  Kingsley and I are shopping for houses online with a great Realtor (Aaron Newman, Elite Realty) in Knoxville, Tennessee.  I'm also working with a smart and quick-to-respond mortgage broker Josh Heffington (American Dreams Mortgage).

The housing market is certainly catering to buyers right now and as you may know, there's an $8,000 tax credit available to first time home buyers IF you can get into a contract by April 30th.  Why waste that opportunity!?  I don't plan to.

Even when I was just a young lass, I would sit in the back seat of the car while on road trips, imagining that every house we zipped by was my house.  I loved playing house...thinking about having a set of keys with my own space to decorate, paint and arrange.

I've been imagining becoming a homeowner since my mother-in-law, Nan suggested I do so two years ago.  She told me not to worry about the future but instead envision myself in my home, putting up curtains and standing in the kitchen...then it would happen.  It feels like we are getting closer.  :)


Anonymous said...

Really sad to see you go... but happy for you.
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Anonymous said...

Advice - Keep the emotion out of home shopping in this market - as the buyer, you have the power in this market - negotiate. Keep in mind - a house is an investment. Also, the fundamentals of real estate - location, location, location -- always remember you might want to sell and move on up. I just bought my 3rd house last year for over $400k - was a $600k house at the peak of the market. Keep in mind what the next person is looking for in a house. Lastly, if you do not have time or the skills to work on your house (which I don't with work and kids), shop for houses 10 years or less old. All houses require maintenance and work with age. Again, think business -- a house is an investment, but find one you like, Good Luck!

Teri's Blog said...

Did Kinsley get his visa? That's so awesome!