Monday, August 13, 2012

On House Hunting and Moving


We don't have cable, but every time I go to my parent's house, I fight the urge to plop on the couch and watch HGTV's House Hunters for hours and hours on end.

From now on, I will not be yelling, "Duh!  That is the dumbest house.  Buy the OTHER one!" at the TV.  These poor people deserve much more compassion.  After viewing a million and one homes in Sioux Center, I know that house hunting is a very tiring ordeal.  No matter what, you have to sacrifice some of your precious "wants" to make room for "needs" and things that will make an overall better investment.  Such a huge choice hasn't easy.  Mortgage calculators, spreadsheets, Dave Ramsey's advice, and husbands who are smart when it comes to math have become treasures.

We are trusting God to lead us to the house He has for us!  He is such a better decision maker than we are.  I'm excited to have another story of His faithfulness to tell...  Heck, He's been faithful already!  I am not nervous about offers or counter offers or finding out which house we will get at all.  I'm not stressed.  I am sleeping very, very well at night.  I'm just tired...which, in the broad scheme of things, is not such a big deal.  Praising Him for lots and lots of peace.

As we wait to see which house will be ours, I will be enjoying the last moments in our little apartment.  I will procrastinate packing until the last week (there's no sense in feeling displaced earlier in this process, folks).  I will also be spending too much time on Pinterest trying to figure out how to work with some less-than-ideal house-sorts-of-things.  AND, I'll be itching to go to the paint store, Ikea and some of my favorite thrift stores.  Is it weird that I am already praying for supernatural favor when it comes to good deals?  From prior experience, I have learned that the Lord DOES care about teeny little things like that.  He is so nice to His kids.

I would also like to add that I HATE HATE HATE wood cabinets and plan to paint the heck out of each and every cabinet in ANY house.  No, I don't care that some of the cabinets are nice and relatively new.  This will be MY house and I will paint brand new cabinets hot pink with polka dots if I feel like it.

Glad I got that off my chest.
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20 comments

  1. you're so goofy. just buy a house for cryin out loud. It's just a hosue, Liza!

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  2. Good luck with your house hunting. My fiance and I are currently looking at Hawaii real estate properties. House hunting is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be.

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  3. Hi there, Liza! You know, there are other ways on how you can save time and effort searching for the perfect house. My wife and I realized that when my mother introduced us to a licensed mortgage broker. She helped us all the way through house hunting up to closing the deal with the owner. She even gave us the perfect payment option that ideally fits our budget. I hope this helps! =)

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  4. My wife and I are also watching that show. More than the hilarious stints, I find it quite enjoyable seeing lots of lovely spaces. We just moved in to our house, and I must say it feels like heaven. We had our share of frustrating house hunting episodes, but we are glad to found the right one. I hope it is the same for you too! And yes, wooden cabinets are a no-no to us.

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  5. Well, I’m hoping that you already found your ideal house by now. It really takes time to look for your dream home, so it’s just normal if you scout for different houses. Don’t just settle on the first one you see. You need to be patient and you shouldn’t stop searching until you find the one that is right for you. The time and effort will all be worth it afterwards. :)

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