First I have moved this blog to a new host. In the move all the post from 2012 were lost. Not really lost...but not imported correctly. Working on it.
Second....we are buying a new house.
The decision wasn't easy.
A few months ago we discussed buying a house and decided we couldn't afford it.
Then my in laws came to visit.
We all toured a few models.
Suddenly we were back in buying a house mode again.
When I say mode I mean discussions.....when I say discussions I mean convening an official conference.
Kelli and I approach anything financial with extreme caution. After more than a week of almost round the clock discussion....we decided to move. Right down the street.
The house we are in now is a great house. Almost 2000 square feet, 4 bedrooms, all closets are walk in roomy, 2 bathrooms, a good amount of upgrades...and energy efficient.
We have one kid....and don't plan on having more.
Still....somehow....we are buying a new house. Don't take my tone as not wanting a house. The house we are buying is great. It's just hard to wrap my head around all the details.
I still picture myself as a 20 something kid....not a 35 year old adult.
Our current house was built by Lennar. We bought it BEFORE we were married.....or even engaged.We were driving around one day and said "lets buy a house". So we did. Cost was $146,000.
We currently owe a little more than $120K. Current value is around $175K. So we have some equity.
Our new house will be built by Darling Homes. It is a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with a study, media room, game room and covered porch....and 2700 square feet.
I'm a bit embarrassed by the cost...so I won't mention it.
I will blog about the progress of the house and post photos. Should be done in May.