The Meadmaster and I have been looking at finances, and, believe it or not, we’re this close to potentially buying a house. Our income and finances would have no problems making the mortgage payments, and we’re about halfway there for a down payment and closing fees.
This is exciting.
In the meantime, we are planning on doing a huge purge in things we own that we don’t need anymore. We’ll be donating some things, selling others, and trying to recycle what we can, in order to try to avoid throwing things to the garbage as much as possible.
Our lease ends at the end of April 2021, and we have calculated that, between now and December, we can save what is missing on the down payment and closing fees, and possibly some extras for appliances, because, aside from a small chest freezer, we own none of the large pieces (fridge, stove, washer and dryer, namely), and some furniture, since we’re in dire need of a new couch and a dining room set. Our current table would be fine as a kitchen table, but a nicer dining set would be better for a more formal dining room.
We will also be looking at houses and locations, but it looks like we may be moving back to the South West, around the area I grew up in, since this is where we can afford more houses. It’s also not a bad commute for me to get into work, since the Meadmaster will likely be working from home for the foreseeable future. But we’ll have a list of musts and dislikes to give a real estate agent when we’re ready to actually start shopping.