Finding out that you are actually finally approved to buy a house is like Christmas morning.
But before that, you have to go through a lot of work.
We searched for 6 months, with multiple offers, multiple fall-throughs, and a lot of disappointment. The first time we saw this house, though, we got a very good feeling about the home and the neighborhood. So we decided to offer on yet another house, hoping that this would be the one.
We put in our paperwork...and found out our offer had been accepted! We were a excited, but since we'd had offers go through before we tried not to get too attached.
I mean, seriously you guys, you have no idea how many random, "this never happens" situations we went through.
But things continued to go well with this house. It was a newer house, had been redone with new carpet, new paint, and brand-spankin-new appliances, and it had a front porch. As more paperwork was pushed through, it came to the point where we were only waiting on the rural housing committee to approve our loan before everything was finalized. And that took 28 business days, to be exact.
Which is the equivalent of forrrrrrrrrever.
I believe we waited 29 business days before finally finding out.....we were approved!
Which was a small miracle.
Remember that one time the government shut down? Well rural housing is a government committee....which means it also shut down. And magically, miraculously, our approval was stamped and signed literally the MORNING BEFORE the shutdown.
Skin of our teeth, right there.
And I can tell you now, that I firmly believe this is the place we are meant to be. Because we were blatantly stopped too many other times, and this house came with too many small miracles to believe otherwise.
First order of business? Painting the door of course.
I. LOVE. IT.
And I love our house.
Our great, big, beautiful house.