Friday, February 20, 2009

House

We started looking into buying land and then putting a modular on it. We found lots of land but not what we wanted or needed. We decided to go ahead and get a realtor and also look at houses. You never know what you are going to find. We found land finally that we love but it needs to be excavated, leveled, well and sewer put on it. SO of course then that puts us over in cost of what we want to spend. So we decided to go look at this house that our realtor found.
First of all it does not have a garage( my husband demands we have to have one) But it is in a great neighborhood that most houses sell for close if not over$200,000. This house was listed for $177,000. But the deal went through and now it is in short sale, which is right before foreclose. So he is desperate to sell and dropped the price to $139,000. We went to look at it. It is perfect. I fell in love with it. It is 3 stories, 4 bedroom, fenced in back yard, huge closets, huge bedrooms well all rooms are huge. It is only 16 yrs old. It has between 1/3 and 2/3 acres. Closer to 1/2 acre. The paint is even decent so we wouldn't have to repaint to much. It was so perfect and almost exactly want we want, less the garage. But there is room to build one.
At first Scott was a little against it cause of the garage not being there but then in about an hour later he completely changed. He wants it as bad as I do. We figured that the mortgage is only about $150. more than our rent. But of course this is definitely not the time to buy for us. We decided that things are too insecure right now. We don't fear him losing his job but it is not strong. He has to take a week off unpaid at the end of March and that is going to hurt. It just gets pretty depressing when you finally decide you are ready to buy a house and then the economy goes down the drain. It was a hard decision to make. I left it with the lord whether to buy a house or land and figured he would show us the right way. Well now I feel he has dropped this house in our laps. I don't want to be stupid and buy and then end up going into foreclose ourselves but then I kind of wonder if this is God saying " trust in me and I will take care of you".It is so confusing. I guess we will just have to continue to pray and see where the lord takes us.

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