Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Our New Home!

We finally did it!! On February 15th, we purchased our first home. It has taken over a year to finally get the house that we truly believe the Lord had planned for us. We went under contract on two different houses before getting this one. The first one was a short sale that we waited for about 6 months before pulling out. The house is actually part of a large fraud case and was wrapped up in the court so it was taking too long to get the title cleared so we could purchase it.
The second house we tried to purchase was a foreclosure. However, once we had an inspection done, even our inspector told us to run away from this disaster. It would cost too much money to repair for what we had budgeted. Also, since we were using an FHA loan, it did not pass the FHA inspection. The Lord had a plan in that though. My dad passed away only days after we walked away from the house. With the last minute flight expenses, we would have been in financial trouble with closing on a house at the same time.
We went under contract on our current house at the end of September. Since it was another short sale, we were prepared for waiting another six months or so until we would be able to close. Surprisingly, on January 4th (the day after my 29th birthday) our realtor called me telling us our offer was approved by the bank. It was the best birthday present I could have imagined! The weeks after moved so quickly between the inspections and getting our mortgage loan finalized. Before we knew it, we were sitting in the title company’s office signing a mountain of paperwork. The house was actually ours!
Looking back over the past year, I can see how the Lord had a plan for us. He already had this house picked out and it was, by far, better than any of the others we had tried to buy. It does need some work but overall is in great condition for being vacant for years. The Lord truly has a plan for our lives and it is important to trust in Him. We may not know why things happen the way they do, but we need to trust in our faith that the Lord is in charge and has something better than we could ever possibly imagine.

Stay tunes for updates on learning to be first time homeowners and fixing up our house! I promise some very entertaining stories!


Post a Comment