One of the things we have been holding our breath on around here is an inspection! Yes, a house inspection. We happen to live in one of the most expensive counties in the United States. As such, it is is hard for the common family to purchase a home, even in a downturn economy such as this.
In a twist of fate, however, it may be this very downturn that is creating prices which make it *almost* affordable for us to get into the real estate market here in Northern California.
We are slowly but surely working our way through the 100 trees of paperwork that are required and the eleven gallons of wine that must be consumed along the way in order to reflect on the insanity of the process in and of itself. What we have now are thousands less in cash and just a few more hoops to jump through. Patience will be in high order as we let the bank and the loan mens & womens do their work and we'll hope to close on our new home at the end of August. Truly. Unbelievable.
My question, is it like this for everyone, that first dive into the real estate pool? Do you jump in, fearful and penniless and hoping for the best? Is there anyone out there (whom we might refer to as like minded and such) who jumps in with confidence, a plump and healthy bank account and no worries about insulation and leaks? Please do tell, as we are confident but oh so poor. And yet calm…before the proverbial storm? We shall hang on and see~stay along for the ride~we'll need all the friends we can find!