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Our House!

November 9th, 2009 at 08:19 am

Yesterday, DF and I took a tour of our soon to be home and it looks AMAZING! The last few things they have to do are install the carpets, appliances, and fixtures. Then they landscape the front yard and we have a corrections walk-thru to get any nicks, etc. fixed before we move in. Then it's orientation (learn about HOA/warranties/etc.) and escrow! Hopefully we will be closing in the first part of December, woohoo! And we finally got dimensions for the area that we want to put a couch and I am starting to hunt around.

I'm starting to get antsy about savings - I just want to spend, spend, spend right now! I think it may be a combination of seeing such a large number in savings as well as feeling like I need to start nesting - LOL. We are at $10,550 in savings and anticipate getting to about 19-20K by EOY. Just need to stay on the straight and narrow ...

5 Responses to “Our House!”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    19-20K by end of _this_ year?

    Wow, you are at a time of your life full of big changes. Smile
    Resist nesting with money you don't yet have. Resist! Have you already read through the HOA rules? Will it even be "HOA-legal" to rent out a room? And think of things like--Will you be able to fit renter's car into your garage, as some HOA's reqire vehicles to go into the garage, not parked on driveway or street.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    hey is that your blog set-up making for the disappearing words above? Ah, well I like the free floating little smiley and will add a couple more for good measure.
    Smile Smile Smile

  3. monkeymama Says:

    HOAs can *not* forbid parking on public streets. They will try - but not succeed! If you have a private street - I'd run for the hills. We boder a gated community and it seems very few people enjoy the fact that no cars are allowed. Just crazy HOA leaders delight in that nonsense. They sometimes get stupid parking enforcers who ticket our public streets - so obnoxious. Doesn't mean anything - just freaks out any guests.

    Congrats on the home - how exciting!!

  4. financeaholic Says:

    Thanks all! I despise parking enforcers - shouldn't they be patroling areas where you need to pay to park? I think, for the moment, we have decided not to get a renter. We basically wanted to bring in an extra 1K/mo. through various avenues. My raise would accomplish this and DF has heartily agreed to take on the bulk of the household chores (he did this when we lived in our apt. and I was working many more hours than him so I am confident that he would follow through). Yep - and 19-20K by the end of this year! DF and I each have 2K for savings this month (4K) and will have 3K combined in December, and we will be getting our 1K earnest $ back from the lender, and about 1K net if I get my raise, so we are looking @ about 19.5K! Sorry about the font - I need to change it, just too lazy Smile

  5. Jerry Says:

    That is exciting, and I can empathize with how moving into a new place leads to temptation for buying new things! Still, if you want to have some insurance of building that savings just stick to the straight and narrow. You're making great headway.

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