After some time searching at locations, checking out neighborhoods, calculating expenses with spreadsheets, and more we have finally decided on a place to buy! We signed the purchase agreement this weekend and we are taking the first few steps toward becoming home owners.
We went with a town house that will have a mortgage we can afford. Getting the best deal with the mortgage is important since it will be our biggest expense for the next 30 years. We also planned to include buffer room in our budget to rebuild our savings since a lot of it will be used for the down payment. I’ll update you as we go through the process and share some of the highlights.
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