Well... Our perfect house was a nightmare! When the home inspection was done, we learned that there was upward of $50,000 in immediate repairs needed on the home. We obviously do not have that money laying around. We were given the opportunity to get out of our contract and walk away which we did, but we lose $397 for the home and pest inspection and will have to pay for another one when we go to put a contract on another home. We are back to looking and we went to look at a few this weekend. I have a feeling we have a long road ahead of us. I really hate this because we don't live together yet. We are together as much as we can. I hate us all not being together everyday. BUT we have to be adults and worry about the needs of our rather large family and not the wants that will be solved once we get into a house.
House hunting is giving me a headache! We both have certain things that we need in the house that we will not budge on. But our wallet says one of us has to budge a little. I believe that God saved us one the first house. It was a little out of our price range and Brad was planning on getting a second job for us to be able to afford it and live comfortably. I would much rather have a smaller, fixer upper house that is in our comfy budget, than having to stretch and scrimp and pinch every penny. Praying for this house to come together. We are actually looking for a bit of a project house so that we can let the boys help and teach them skills as we fix it up. It is going to be a hobby for the two of us as we fix it up and plan to sell it 5 or 6 years down the road when we need a bit of a bigger home.
Everything happens for a reason, but goodness gracious my patience is running thin.