This is a post I have been meaning to do for a while now. And seeing as it was last March, when we got more serious about buying a house it is definitely about time. Our experience searching for a home began in August 2013 when we met our amazing realtor and ended when we closed on our house on August 25th of this past year. There were lots of emotions, challenges and lessons learned along the way and I have been trying to think of the best way to put it all down here. I couldn't possibly cover the whole experience in one post so this will definitely be a series. But other than that, I am approaching the whole topic rather fluidly - start blogging and eventually make it to when we signed a huge stack of papers, were handed the keys and then after a year of searching became homeowners.
This series will be the telling of our unique experience as there is no standard or typical situation when it comes to real estate. Everyone's process will be different and I think its helpful to hear lots of homebuyer's stories as you never know what little piece of information might be useful/help keep your sanity during the many trying times of purchasing a home. So before I get started in telling our story, I wanted to share another bloggers home buying experience. Megan Gilger and her husband, Mike, bought their first home right about the same time we did in Raleigh, North Carolina. Together, they run their business Wild Measure and are keepers of the very well written and curated blog - The Fresh Exchange. Click here to read their story about buying their first home.