In mid-December 2016, we FINALLY closed on our first home. It was a surreal feeling. I imagine it’s somewhat like suddenly realizing that you have a newborn child that you are responsible for plus or minus a few things.
Over our lunch breaks, we went downtown and signed the ginormous stack of papers. I felt bad for the siblings who we bought it from. The house had been in their family since the 1960’s and their father’s passing led to the sell. It was very emotional for the brothers who had been close to their dad. Their sister, who was also the realtor, helped lighten the atmosphere.
We feel like official adults now that we have signed our lives away. Even though we had all of our paperwork and finances in order, it was still stressful at times between inspections, contract negotiations, changes to the closing date, and individuals (who shall remain nameless) that don’t answer their emails in a timely manner. Our awesome realtor (who was conveniently named Courtney) was a lifesaver! To God be the glory! Up next-Demo Day!