We bought our first house almost five years ago, so i’ve had the pleasure of completely ignoring the work required to make that purchase for so long, i had essentially forgot about it.
Don’t get me wrong, buying a new house is an exciting time, but boy can it be a difficult time as well. We’re actually having a new house built and you wouldn’t believe the sheer number of options and features we have to pick. It really is somewhat overwhelming, stressful, fun, and exciting all at the same time. I don’t actually remember if we had to sign this much paperwork before, but it feels like we didn’t.
Then, after all that, we’ll still have to wait six months before we can move in. However, we will be able to go ‘visit’ the house on weekends during construction. I’m looking forward to standing in the middle of a partially built house, taking pictures in a few months. Given the reputation for rain here, it’s weird to consider the house will be rained in during construction.
On top of that, it isn’t even considering the fun we’ll be having when we get to sell our current house.