I'm a home owner!
Well hello everyone, as you can see from my post title, I am a home owner! After jumping through many hoops and saving up my hard earn cash, I was able to buy a house! Well, it's more like a loft. Everything is upstairs from the kitchen to the living room and bedrooms. The only thing on the ground floor is the garage with a washer and dryer and well the entrance along with the staircase.
Being a home owner has been a dream of mine ever since I can remember. There's nothing like having your own space where you can play music, cook and do just about anything that your heart desires. For me buying a home was a risky move because I had just been promoted and barely had any savings. Like only 5k... but I was able to do it and I am glad I pushed myself to do so. I had to get a loan for my closing cost which I could have saved up for if I had waited but then again there's no time like the present to achieve goals. My loan will get paid off slowly but surely, so I am not too worried about it.
My loft is a 3-bedroom loft with 2 full baths. A large balcony and a decent size kitchen. It’s my bachelorette pad, as I call it. Some tips I cloud give you on buying a house is save, save, save!! There's so much expensive that goes into buying a house. I was totally unaware of this by the way. Whoops, I should have done more research. Like the closing cost, inspection cost, and insurance cost. One must be prepared. Another good tip is to get a realtor that you trust and that makes you feel comfortable. I was honestly so lucky to have found mine and I magically found her on Zillow! At first, I thought that website was kind of phony but well it is...but it is a good starting point. So, get the feel of a few realtors and then go with the one that you feel most comfortable with.
And when you go house hunting just go with your gut feeling. Others can give you input and advice but only you know what you truly want and need.
So, there you have it folks, home buying and my experience with it. I would show you some pictures, but my house is errr still a work in progress. Give me a minute and let me decorate first, ha! Little by little my house is coming together :)