Well, we are now officially homeowners. *zowie* We’re excited and exhausted and a bit unsure that it really happened. Even this morning we were getting phone calls asking us to pull up a few more bits of financial information and be prepared to sign just a couple more preliminary papers before the closing and it seemed to all be hanging by a thread. But we managed to do the final walk-through inspection, meet the sellers for the first time (very sweet people), sign an almost endless stack of papers, hand over about one year’s salary, and we were given the keys.
It was actually a bit anticlimactic. We signed papers for about an hour and then everyone pat us on the back and said “Congratulations!”
It didn’t really feel real until we took my parents over and started peeling off the 70’s textured wallpaper in the living room. I have realized that for me, the best way to make it feel real is to start making some changes, to leave my mark and claim it as MINE. And Will’s. Although technically I think the mortgage company owns about 95% at this point…
Anyway, it’s a relief to be done with the purchasing process. We’ll be spending the next month doing a little remodeling (there are hardwood floors under the carpet!) and slowly moving in our belongings. Let us know if you have any green remodeling tips!