I am going to look at my first Home!!

@34momma (13895)
United States
May 16, 2008 9:44am CST
I am going next weekend to look at what could be my very first home! I am so excited I don't know what to do with myself. It has a full bath in the master bedroom!!! Do you own your own home? When you first walked in the door, did you know that house was your dream home?
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• United States
16 May 08
Woo Hoo!!!! There's nothing like owning your own home momma. As a matter of fact, when we bought this house, my Leslie didn't want to look at it. But..... It was a deal we couldn't refuse for one thing. When he walked inside and saw how big it was on first glance, he was amazed. Had it now since 1993. All bought and paid for. Mine - Mine - Mine...... I can do anything I want - anytime I want - or I can do nothing at all........ Sooooooooooooooooo nice..... You will be sooooo happy to have your own home. It's like having 'roots'......
@34momma (13895)
• United States
16 May 08
As a former Army Brat, having those kinds of roots are something i think myst army brats are looking for. something to call your very own. knowing that you don't have to go until you are good and ready!!! well the process as begun and I am going to enjoy ever second of it! have a great day darling
@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
18 May 08
I am pretty sure you know that we bought a house back in December. Nothing compares to the feeling of owning your own home. Hubby was cutting the grass today nd we both sat down on a bench under our pine trees and talked about just that !! I am so excited for you !!
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
18 May 08
i have not seen you around in a while misheleen, how are you doing? i know i but that was a great feeling. sitting under your tree just enjoying the moment. how wonderful for you
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• United States
19 May 08
oh, I am around, here and there.. everywhere...lol. It was nice and I am so super happy and excited for you !! Good luck with everything !!
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
19 May 08
thanks and I hope to see you around more often
@bellaofchaos (11549)
• United States
20 May 08
congrats on looking at what may be your very first home. How did it go? Did you like it? Was the layout what you wanted? Unfortunately I don't own my own home yet. I think that it's going to take time. LOL!! I also am waiting for it to be more of a buyers marker than the sellers market even thought right now does seem to be it. LOL!!!
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
20 May 08
i am going this weekend. so i will let you know how it went. i rent right now too. three bedroom apartment.
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• United States
22 May 08
Well good luck I rent right now too. But mine is a 3 bedroom house it's kinda cramped for 7 poeple but thats what I can afford if you know what I mean.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
16 May 08
That is great 34momma, I am very happy for you. take your time don't take the first thing that you see. look around more. if you like it that is good but don't except the first thing that you see. IWe owned a hose once, but we lost it, all because my husband kept refiniacing. don't ever do that. you will ge it the whole.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
16 May 08
Sorry for mistake, we owed a Home.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
16 May 08
thanks for the great advice! i will make sure to keep that in mind. well when i walk in the house has to speak to me. and if it is calling my name, well then that's it. but we will just see what happens.
• United States
20 May 08
Hey girl, congrats! Very exciting! Yes, I do own my home and we had it built. It was very exciting watching it get built- I drove by and peeked in the windows almost every day! Hope it works out for you!!
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
20 May 08
hey stranger, how you doing? I am excited. we shall see how it goes.
@wasim989 (2302)
• India
17 May 08
Congratulations in advance. Even though I have my own home but yes I can imagine the excitement of going to our own home for the very first time.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
17 May 08
it is very exciting. the thought of having my own home is just one i didn't think was going to be happening as of yet. and now knowing that it is something that is going to happen has got me skipping and dancing like a child
@gemini_rose (16194)
17 May 08
Your house sounds really nice, I think that if, rather when I move again I would love to have en suite with a shower or bath in the master bedroom. How cool is that!! Yes we own our own home, it is our first owned home together. I remember when I first came to see it, I did not really want too, as I had seen it in the estate agents and did not like the look of it, they only had a picture of it from the front and it looked tiny and little. But the estate agent phoned me about it and she said it had 4 bedrooms, and the price of it was really good, so I said "OK, we will go and look at it". We knocked on the door and I remember walking through and my jaw hit the floor, it was huge inside, and the garden was massive, I fell in love with it on sight. Needless to say we put an offer in straight away!! It is like doctor who's tardis, it is lovely.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
17 May 08
how great for you. we are looking for a 4 bedroom too being that we have 4 children. and yes i have to have my own bathroom in the master bedroom. oh boy thinking about it now i am getting all excited again!
@ruby222 (4848)
17 May 08
A very exciting time for you,a first home is fabulous!..I love my tiny little home,its very small..just a small lounge a kitchen..and two bedrooms..but its so lovely and cosy,its filled with all the bits and pieces that ive collected over the years..some would say that its a bit full up!especially as the minimal look is in fashion.But I prefer cosy and cluttered,though not when it comes to dusting!! Whenever ive been away I open the door,look in..and thank God..its just sooo lovely to be back..good luck with your new home x
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
17 May 08
it's your home you can make it feel as comforting as you want it to feel. I have a large family so we are looking for at least 4 bedrooms. Big kitchen and a finished basement.
@Elixiress (3893)
17 May 08
I don't own a house, I still live with my parents at the age of 17. I will probably be moving out into student accommodation while I am at Uni in a couple of years. I hope that you find a nice house that you want to spend the next few years in at a decent price.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
17 May 08
your time will come my friend. right now you should be enjoying all that comes with being 17
@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
17 May 08
Congratulations to you. This is exciting for sure. When I married my husband over 9 yrs. ago, he was buying a 1 bedroom Condo. We are actually in the process of getting it ready to sell and will be moving to a 3 bedroom doublewide, and are really looking forward to it. Good Luck with your move and purchase. I am Happy for you.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
17 May 08
I think this is going to be something for my whole family. I am so excited right now. It is all coming together just the way I knew it would
@twallace (2675)
• United States
17 May 08
Congradulations!!!! I hope it is what you are looking for and if not keep looking until you find the one that is right for you. Again Congradulations!!!
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
17 May 08
thanks twallace. I hope it is too. but we will see
@sturner03 (326)
• United States
17 May 08
About 5 months ago I rented a trailor. And when I walked into the place I thought excally that I have to have this place, even if I'll never own it I'll rent for the rest of my life lol. It was beautiful and huge for the price. Both my kids had there own room, despite the problems that came with it, it was well worth the move. My mother in law as luck would have it, bought the place so that me and my kids would never go without. I recently moved to Florida, but Maine will always be home and I'll always have my trailor waiting for me!
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
17 May 08
I always wanted to go to Maine. I don't know why really but it is one of the places on my list to visit.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
17 May 08
That is great. We own our first home now also and I was very excited to move into it also. We have our own garden tub in our mater bedroom and bathroom area also and a walk in shower. We have lived here for ten years now and we still love our home. We knew we wanted this home back then but we are so ready to move from this county we live in. It is just awful because we hate to leave our home because of it.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
17 May 08
I am sorry to hear you are going to have to leave the home you come to love. you never know, you just might find something amazing. like they say, when one door closes another one opens
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
17 May 08
Congratulations on your first home to be. August 1st, will be 3 years since we moved in our home. We told our realtor what we wanted, what we could afford, and I looked myself online. Our house was being built, so we took a chance on a picture of a house that changed a lot. First time we actually saw our home, it was mainly a shell of a home, . Actually closing on the home, wasn't as exciting, it's finally getting all your stuff inside, and put in place, you finally get to relax and with aww, your like this is mine. After moving all the time and living in military housing and apartments. The feeling of putting a certain item in place and knowing you won't have to box it up again, is such a great feeling. Again congrats on the house hunt, it can be tiring and exciting all at the same time. Keep looking around so you can compare your choices. Keep a notepad, to take notes of what you liked and disliked about each. Also, ask about your back yard, what is part of the property. Our's was stated it would have a small yard, maybe 1/2 an acre. Well, it takes us about 3 hours almost to mow our so called 1/2 acre, . Also try to get one with a fence already in place, that will save you trouble. Especially if you have a dog or ever decide to get one. Landscaping is a huge plus, save you time from having to buy flowers and trees. Also your daughter should love it as well, how is the neighborhood, schools, things you already know. Keep us all updated on how things go.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
17 May 08
we live in New York. a backyard is like a patch of grass!!! LOL you are not getting a acre of land in New York City. but that is ok. I will take my patch of grass in the back, as long as it's green.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 May 08
What fantastic news Momma. We've purchased two homes, nothing special, not the houses of our dreams perhaps, but when we close the door it is our door that we close. That is a lovely feeling. We found this one by accident. I came on my own to see a house further up the same road and didn't like it. As I was leaving I saw a for sale board outside this one. I got the details and came to see i the next day. My wife was working away at the time and took my word for it that this was it. We have lived here for 15 years now, so I guess that was one decision I got right!
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
17 May 08
thanks p1kef1sh. i am really happy about it. i don't know what is going to happen when i go see it, but i am in the process and the process is just as important as the end result. because the process is living in the moment. i guess you did make the right choice my friend. good for you!
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
16 May 08
Good luck! Make sure it is what you want. Just don't jump into anything. Weigh your options, it is a big step.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
16 May 08
trust me i know it's a great big step. I am not going to just go for any old thing. I think i am more or rather as excited about the process of looking as i am about owning. just to know we are able to even go looking makes me happy
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
16 May 08
WOOHOOO let us know how it goes. We are not at that stage yet but hopefully one day we get to start looking for our first home :) Great news and good luck!!!
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
16 May 08
Hi maddysmommy! thanks girl. I am so happy. i mean i have not even seen it yet, but just the fact that we are ready to get our first home is just a wonderful dream come true
@KKKBsmom (1093)
• United States
16 May 08
That sounds so exciting. I don't feel I have ever lived in my dream home per se! We have always lived in what we could afford, or offered us. Someday... I guess... but I doubt now! lol I hope this is the right thing for y ou! Have fun!
@34momma (13895)
• United States
16 May 08
I think this is the perfect time for us right now. the market is a buyers market and we can get something really wonderful for a much lower price plus a great rate!
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
16 May 08
well good luck we were in the process of our new home an then we had to leave sc to go back to fl to help take care of our granny an while doing that we rented the house out an they destroyed it an never paid rent so we lost the house to the bank hopefully we can own another house someday but we had a garen tub in the master bath oh it was nice but good luck to you I will keep my fingers cross for you
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
16 May 08
thank you enola, i think this is such a wonderful thing. i am about to start my business, looking at homes, life is really something special
@biggerb (2028)
• India
16 May 08
Congratulations! You must be truly excited about your first home.Its an awesome feeling.A home to call your own and the security that comes with it.All of us work so hard and long to have our own space whether its a small place or a mansion a house of your own does mean alot.Yes I do own a house.Its a compact two bedroom apartment which took alot of planning.Yes I did know that it was my dream home.Good luck to you.God Bless.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
16 May 08
thank you biggerb. excited is not even the word i can discripe about how i am feeling right now. my dream as always to have my very own home. and now It looks like i am on that road.