Monday, March 1, 2010
You DO realize that the house crushed the wicked witch of the east, don't you?
Thought I should get on here and write a quick update since I haven't posted in so long. I've had a few blogs I meant to write but never got around to doing. The main thing that has been going on with us is that Stace-Ghost and I have decided to buy a house. We found out today that we don't qualify for First-Time Home Buyers which means we have to put at least 3.5% down, which isn't much but it is when you have no furniture or appliances. I also had a mini-meltdown today when I was going over our finances, as if we were paying the mortgage, and realized that after everything was paid, there really wasn't anything left. This bothers me because I've always been a person who needed some money to play with, not a huge amount, just enough to go out to eat on weekends, see a movie, or buy a CD. It will be a difficult adjustment. I really just hate how expensive it is to live these days. Apparently we make too much money to qualify for First-Time Home Buyer's but not enough to have any money left after we pay for all of our bills and needs. How does that make sense? I'm really wondering if it is the right time for us to buy a house or if we should wait. I'm not comfortable with buying a house when I'm not even in a career because what if something else came along in another state? But, at the same time, I don't want to sign a 1-year lease to an apartment to just buy a house after the year is up; a total waste of money. I don't know what I should do. I just hope I do when it is time to decide.