So, this is kind of a weekend recap. But remember a few days ago, when I told you I might have a big announcement?
Let’s talk about it.
So this weekend, we did our first big kind of marriage-type decision making thing together.
We started house-hunting a little while ago, and the thought of having a home with my husband-to-be made me giddy.
I wanted something older. He wanted something newer. We both kind of wanted something inside of the beltline due to the fact that we simply just love that area. And a few weeks ago, Austin emailed me a home by KB that was to be built in the area that we were looking in. It was in our price range, and there was an option for it to be the perfect color.
And did I mention it was in our price range?
So we started the process to buy the home, and on Friday after work, we headed down to the office to sign the contract on the home.
…and then we backed out.
It wasn’t right. The home was starting to climb up in price, and as we looked at each other about to sign the contract, it became more and more clear that we were not doing the right thing.
The poor woman helping us was really disappointed – as we walked out of the office I’m sure she could see her commission disappearing, but we did what was best for us at the time.
So the big announcement that was to be is not. We were disappointed that we didn’t walk away with a home for us, but we hope to come back to you with an announcement sometime soon 🙂 Happy house-hunting to us!
10 thoughts on “The big announcement (that wasn’t).”
Buying a house is one of the hugest commitments you will ever make. If you are having doubts, there is zero shame in backing out!!! None at all!! We waited 4 years until we found our “dream home.” Although it had some flaws, we knew it was right for us. Patience is definitely a virtue in terms of home buying!!
Thank you for that encouragement! You are totally right! We are still looking for that house.
Don’t feel bad, you did the right thing if you weren’t feeling it! When house hunting, we started off looking in northern Raleigh but the prices were too high so we looked in SW Durham (by the mall which is a really nice area) and it worked with our wants and budget much better. My husband got sick of searching at one point and looked into the custom house option as well but we quickly realized the “base price” doesn’t include a lot of features you’d expect and it would get expensive fast!
Yep, and that’s what sort of got us. The base price was totally doable, but things started getting really really weird after that. It was not right for us, and we’re gonna need to keep looking!
Good luck house hunting! It can be one of the most frustrating and exciting things you will ever do. However, buying a home with your soon to be husband makes the upcoming wedding so much more real!
It definitely made us feel like an adult couple!
Buying a house is a huge deal. If anything feels off then don’t feel pressured to buy! It’s your life, money, and mortgage!
YOU ARE RIGHT! The rep is not the one that would be footing the bill for that mortgage, so although we did the best to keep her feelings in mind, we had to go with our gut at the end of the day.
Although the house is stunning, this is a huge part of your life that you will need to be happy with for a very long time. If your head and heart don’t agree, it’s a no-go…something better will come about!
Hoping so! We are still looking, but the inventory in Raleigh is not good, so I am trying to be patient about this!