Posted: 2010-09-21 20:58:03
We've bought a house. Well, almost.
Last month, after casually searching for homes in Chicago, we found one we really liked and could (potentially) afford. So began the ridiculously complicated and long process that is home purchasing. I've signed and initialed more documents than I think I have in my entire life previously. I've also had to promise everyone that I'm not a convict, nor do I plan on having illegal immigrants live in my basement.
With all that said, the contract is still in attorney review, and pending a favorable outcome there, we have to get an inspector in. IF the inspection goes well, then we'll officially buy the house. That's what I'm hoping for, because I really like the place. I can see great potential in it (and believe me, right now it's nothing but potential).
We've been to Home Depot and looked at sinks, cabinets, paint swatches, toilets, garbage disposals (they make me tingly), among other things, and we realized that it barely scratches the surface of all the stuff we're going to have to pick out. I'm just going to assume we'll work better under pressure and can make all those decisions when the time comes.
So, if all goes well, you might find yourself invited to a house warming party early next year. Bring us something nice :)