The Swann House 3 Things We Learned Buying Our First Home

We had been searching (seriously) for about two months before we found it.  Good ole’ directed us to a brand new listing for a sweet and charming little farmhouse built in 1900.  We looked at the pictures online over and over again, and then we were set to see it the next day.  Morgan is a firefighter and his shifts are 24 hours, so when I say we were set to see it, I mean myself and my in-laws.  We walked through the front door and the most charming staircase greeted us.  The layout was cute and quaint, with new flooring just put in upstairs.  And friends, the attic, was probably one of my favorite spaces.  The lighting was perfect and I was dreaming of one day when we refinished it and it would be a lovely, functional space.  Elsewhere, I was already dreaming of the walls we were going to knock down, the new paint, and where our furniture could fit.

And the best part? I wasn’t the only one that was in love.  Morgan’s parents kept wandering around and seeing all the potential too. Plus, Morgan’s dad is a contractor, so his opinion we took highly to ensure that there wasn’t anything majorly wrong with the house.  So, I took Morgan around the house via Facetime, and we signed the contract that day.  That’s right folks!  We put in an offer on our house before Morgan had even seen it.  We had learned from a few other homes, that if you wanted it, you had to get it quickly – and so we did! A couple weeks later and we were holding the keys to our brand new home.  I still can’t believe it!

Buying our first house together has been one of our favorite adventures in marriage (okay, sometimes more mine than Morgan’s! Just kidding!) and so it only seemed right for me to share about it here, and a few things that we learned in the home-searching process:

  1. usually has the most updated listings, even before Zillow or Trulia.  The design of their website is less appealing, but it works a lot more efficiently!
  2. Have a great real estate agent and mortgage broker! Since this was our first time buying a home, there were quite a few things that I just didn’t even think about.  David Yungmann (our real estate agent) and our mortgage broker, Jason, kept us well educated and informed throughout the whole process!
  3. When you’re considering buying the house, make sure you think about where the Christmas tree can go ;) It sounds silly, but its a very important part! Haha!

So in the next coming months, as I share some of our updates of the house and some of the projects we’ve worked on, you’ll get to know just where it all started!  Happy Thursday, friends!



June 9, 2016

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