After what feels like an eternity of wishing, praying, budgeting, saving, paying down debt, figuring out exactly where we are going to live and watching House Hunters and Property Virgins on HGTV, it ‘s official. WE’RE IN THE MARKET FOR A HOUSE!! I’m so excited I can hardly stand it! We’ve been talking with our awesome realtors and we’re spending the day with them Friday. I’m so excited that this is finally happening!
Here’s my favorite part of the journey so far. Shortly after we moved here, we heard about a HUD home that was available for an amazing price. We contacted the listing agent, who referred us to her preferred mortgage lender. Ultimately, we decided it wasn’t quite our time and this wasn’t quite the right house.
This past week after we filed our taxes, (thanks be to God and Mary Kay for the most unbelievable tax refund we’ve ever gotten!!) we realized that this was it. Our time had finally come! Josh contacted the same lender and got our pre-approval. Since we had lost the first realtor’s information, we decided we were just going to find an agent at church. However, after talking with the lender, Josh said he really wanted to meet this couple the lender recommended. The lender went on and on about how great they are with first time home buyers, and, by the time she was done singing their praises, Josh was sold. Josh called the agents (a husband and wife team) and lo’ and behold they go to our church!
One of the things I’ve been praying for a lot lately is a church family. We love our new church, but we haven’t really taken the dive and gotten involved. Because our church is so big, there are a lot of options for involvement. We’ve basically been observing and praying to see where we fit in. Anyway, by the time Josh got off the phone with Rita, he was convinced that we not only found our real estate agents, but had several invitations to various events at church, most of which were things we were already considering getting involved in.
Those of you who know me know that I don’t believe in coincidence. I was ecstatic, not just because we’re finally going to own a home, but because I wholeheartedly believe God’s hand is guiding this whole process. So thank you, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Lord for our amazing tax refund and our awesome agents Ron and Rita Weldon!
Stay tuned for more of our journey to home ownership…