So James and I have been looking at houses, the market is very favorable for buyers. We started out with a real estate agent I found on line and well she was okay, looked at 4 houses but did not like any of them. She was not exactly a helpful person either.
My friend Joan contacted me on face book to let me know she was in real estate again, so we looked at some places on Monday and damn we are going back to one we both like tomorrow. The price is right , the place is unique, it is in a good neighborhood which has a good resale value, all the appliances come with it (fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer) and it has lots of stained and frosted glass windows which i find kind of cool, a gas fire place in the living room, The basement is big and has a second full bathroom and a workshop and large family room that is 3/4 finished. I am really thinking i can turn it into 2 rooms , computer / studio room and a home theater room or a large 4th bedroom.
Oh yea Joan is awesome to look at houses with , she knows what to look for and she was crawling around places and really making sure there were no water stains in the basements and what kind of wiring and plumbing the houses have, she knows her stuff for sure.
I have been approved for a mortgage at $130,000.00 with or with out a down payment. With a down payment the interest rate is almost 2% less but either way it is affordable.
I am getting kind of excited about owning a home and being able to do what we want when we want. Our current downstairs neighbors are door slammers, which gets very annoying and her trashy baby daddy likes to crank his rap music ARRRRRGH !!!
It will be so nice if we get our own home. Cross your fingers for us cause we both like this place.
James did get his permanent residence card on Monday as well :)