Monday, January 14, 2008

New House

So, it is now the middle of January and I am STILL at my sister's house...sleeping on the couch! Such a lovely couch that it is! Well, I've talked to apartments throughout Moses Lake, and we've talked to my sister's Realtor...there is a waiting list in Moses Lake for APARTMENTS and HOUSES (ok, unless you really want to live in the Ghetto, and I mean GHETTO!). So what does that mean for me? Well, I was contemplating the 1 bedroom apartment for $425 a month (yeah, it's one of those semi-ghetto places) or a town house for $850 a month (although I think that one is already gone!)...


I have decided to BUY...yes, you heard me right...BUY a house. OMG...super scary, super nerve wracking. Am I ready for this? Can I afford it? Is my credit worthy enough for a buy???? OH the insanity...STOP THE WORLD I WANT TO GET OFF!!!

Once I figured things out..the actually cost of rent is about what I can pay in a house payment...give or take a few hundred. Plus, it will be mine! Instead of buying an actual house that is used, I am going to buy a NEW manufactured home. The one I picked out is 3 bedroom, two bathroom and is 1188 square feet. It's not huge, but it is way cute. The bonus to buying a custom built manufactured home is that everything is built how I want it. That means I get to pick out the carpet, linoleum, tile, paint (they are painting the entire house!), etc, etc. It comes with refrigerator, stove and dishwasher. They also finance in the cost of furniture (that is a BIG blessing, as I have NO furniture).

I've put a deposit on the actual house and I am talking to a guy that my sister knows who owns property. He wants to sell, but we are just trying to figure things out so it is best for everyone around. Once I verbally figure it out with him, then the manufacture place will actually buy the property and then put the cost of it into my financial package. Then the building will start....if all goes fast and smooth then I am looking at about two and a half months! The sooner the better!

I will keep you posted as to whether or not it goes forward!

1 comment:

Nina said...

I am SUPER excited for you!!! Owning your own home is one of the most wonderful feelings you can ever imagine! I loved my house that I bought all by myself and I know you will too! Kudos Girl!!!