Okay, I have a house in contract!!! It’s more than I wanted to pay for it but in the long run, the resale value will make up for it and the payments aren’t going to be too much more per month.
The next step is the inspection and appraisal. Hopefully, the inspection will come back okay. I’m not sure what I’m looking for the appraisal to tell me as far as the value on the house. With my parents house, we wanted the appraisal to come back as high as possible…this makes the loan-to-value percentage much smaller; better loan. I don’t think it works that way on a first time buy.
Still being a little supersticious but since you guys are so supportive of my house purchase process, I thought I’d let you know that I once again have a house under contract. Once I’m sure we’re going to go through with it, I’ll post pics and many, many details. Thanks for being patient. 🙂
Oh, and as far as the poison oak thing, the rash has healed quite a bit, with very little weaping. It only itches as the ointment I have starts to wear off and the only real negative thing at this point is my skin (including my lips) is very dry. Thank goodness it didn’t last too long!