We've been house hunting ever since our early stages of dating. Stopped until we got married. Looked again. Stopped when we found out we could live in my parents house for 18 months to take care of it while they're gone. And now we're looking again. So many decisions: pool/no pool, how much are we wanting to pay per square foot, location, floor plan, how many bedrooms/bath, neighborhood, how much we want to put into a home.
Well, Levi and I don't agree very often on homes we like until this one. It's in the perfect location, awesome ward, great size home, amazing layout, everything about it is perfection. So we put an offer down on it and after we sat down with all the numbers of closing costs, down payments, utilities, our monthly bills, etc. I about fainted! I think it is just a little more than I am wanting to do right now. If we do get this house sooner than later, all of our savings will go towards it, we will have a mortgage, and 2 sets of utilities until June. I am getting just a tid bit nervous. We will be house broke and all of the things I have imagined of doing to our future home will have to wait. I am not sure I am ready for this! We moved into my parents house a year ago to help us get ahead (and i am sooo thankful for that!) and if we get a home 8 months before they get home, that is a lot of money we could have saved!! And we have to put everything into perspective on 1 income for if/when we have babies.
Are we ready for this? I know it's something we can afford, but are we living too outside our means?
3 years ago