We finally did it! Andrew and I are homeowners! It's been a very busy few months getting settled, but we are so happy we decided to buy a home instead of living on base again. While I didn't hate living on base, it's nice to know that for the next four years at least, our money will be going toward our future, and not lining the pockets of Balfor Beatty.
Buying a home in a completely different and unfamiliar part of the country was stressful, but not as horrible as it could have been. We worked with NFCU and they actually had a program called Realty Plus. They got us a great realtor, and we ended up getting about $1000 from them just for using their program!
Plus, we were extremely fortunate to find this property on our very short house hunting trip, and were fortunate that there were no hiccups with closing.
The house was built in 1997 and is solid...but in desperate need of updating. We wanted a fixer upper, and we definitely got it! I'll be sure to post more pictures as we get to it.
Check out this carpet! It's definitely dated...
and these hideous hardware we pulled out of the kitchen first thing!