Not All Homes Are Sweet

THE JOURNEY BEGINSRecently, I began the long, arduous search for a new house.  Although I’d been scouting out locations online in about five different towns since about five years ago, the whole hunt changes once you step foot in deceptively nice, spacious homes.  Please, join me on my journey in the land of too small, too expensive, too dangerous, too cluttered, too cheap, too dirty and, surprisingly, too smelly and why MB needs to go back to work full-time PRONTO!THERE GOES MY REAL ESTATE CAREER...more

Step Three: Know Your Loan

*This is the third part of the mini-series on buying a house.Step One: FinancesPart Two: The Players...more

Step Two: The Players

If you've never bought a house before, you're likely a bit unsure of who is involved and how much each person should be involved in the entire process.First up - You and Your Family. ...more

Step One: Finances

It may seem like a no-brainer, but it really is important to know and understand what's going on with your finances. Just because you think you can't afford a house or wouldn't qualify for a loan to buy a house, doesn't mean you're right. You might be shocked to learn that there are many working class, yes, even blue collar working class, families who have a mortgage. And, no, I'm not just talking from the boom back some 10 or 15 years ago. I'm talking, right now, today....more

Buying Our First Home

     We are buying our first house.  Not in December, after we've saved up a huge downpayment, but right now.  I'm am shocked and amazed by what God is doing in our lives right now.  In this moment, I cannot believe that it is actually happening.  I know that it is His hand because of how smoothly it has all gone.  Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father, right? ...more