So after much deliberation, Christopher and I have decided to buy a house.* Cheers all 'round! I've finally got the FH on board, which makes me very happy. My parents and I used to rent when I was younger, so I have no desire to repeat the experience if I can avoid it.
Unfortunately, our house shopping experience is going to be a bit one-sided. Since I don't have my Fiance Visa yet, and we aren't made of money, I won't be able to go see the houses before we make an offer. All I can do is look at the websites and pray the FH and his father make a good decision. No pressure or anything, LOL!
At the moment, we have one favourite that I nicknamed Castle because it's a big brick Tudor and, you guessed it, looks like a castle. There are a few others that have potential, but we'll just have to wait and see.
However, while looking at some house pictures the other day, I came across the photo below. I don't know about you guys, but I wonder if the creeper in the window comes with the house, LOL! Not sure that's a real selling feature for me....
So there you have it! I'm rather scared about buying a house, but I imagine I'd be a fool not to be. When did you buy your first house? Did you have troubles finding one that worked for you?
*We've waffled back and forth on this for quite a while. Houses in Virginia are incredibly cheap by Albertan standards, so it just seems wise to buy now while we can. However, we were worried about taking on too much responsibility right off the bat. And yet, that seems to be how we do things lol.
**FH = Future Husband.
***I make no claim to the above picture. I found it on Realtor.com while scrolling through houses.