It has taken a while and it been a long time coming but we found a house!
We actually decided to go with new construction. We had such a rough time finding a older home that did not require a ton of work. To top it off the prices were outrageous. It was not like these houses were updated and they were asking top dollar.
I don't care what anyone says about it being a buyers market. Things are definitely in your favor if you don't mind buying crap or doing a lot of work. Otherwise unless you are making a mint you can't afford anything decent.
So we went with a smaller home but it is brand new. I even got to pick the kitchen cabinets and counters, the rugs and the hardwoods. It was like being a kid in a candy shop.
Now it just has to get finished and we will officially be home!
I am counting the days!