Posting has been slow for a good reason...
For the first time in my life, I'm looking to buy a home. I'm been renting space for almost 20 years (my parents might suggest that I was "renting space" at their place even before that).
I am just amazed at how much anxiety goes into this process...even as things appear to go smoothly, every step feels like a potential landmine. The agents, bankers, and inspectors Darlene and I have worked with have been friendly and helpful, but I can't help but wonder what is lurking behind the next corner...
I attended a home buying class two Saturdays ago: run by the nonprofit AHEAD. I admit that I went for the money...most banks will give money back at closing for attending the class (the promise of free pizza sounded good too...those who know me are now shaking their heads...)
The truth is, I should have attended a class like this one years ago. I learned a great deal concerning things that I knew nothing about, and I also feel that I now get some of the things that went in and out of my head from the books I've read. Attending a class like this one (for home buying, financing, or preparing to sell) may not be the ideal way to spend a day, but it's really worth it.
The only bad thing is my anxiety is still pretty high...knowledge is a good thing, but knowing everything that could go wrong doesn't help calm ones nerves. Perhaps my anxiety will come down if we ever get to (and through) closing...then again, a whole new set of anxieties await with home ownership.
Mom and Dad, have you rented out my room yet???