The time has come. I put off looking for a house the first part of this year because of the pure stress I was feeling between my two jobs. I literally was more overwhelmed then I ever have been; therefore, house hunting was put on the back burner. But now, all bets have changed because my sister/BIL have officially accepted an offer on their house (after it was on the market for 6 days). Congrats to them, but damn, now I have to get my ass in gear to find somewhere to live.
Finding a PERFECT place that has all my requirements is really tough so some things might have to give. Ideally, I want to find a renovated row home in a cool/hip area of DC. Reality is I will be buying a 1 bedroom condo in an upcoming area or more of a neighborhoody part of DC. I’ve come to the realization that this isn’t a bad thing. I have fallen in love with a condo in Brightwood. There are actually 7 different listings in this brand new complex so I”m not going to sign on the dotted line yet, but I will be going out Sunday to look at places and then again one more time next week. At that point, I’ll be ready to make my decision (at least I hope so).
Eeeeek. Big girl panties are coming on. I’m very anxious about this whole process because I’m just not sure what the best decision will be. I am continuing to weigh my options and keep my eyes/brain open to various possibilities. You know, a year ago I was so against condos and only wanted a row home. But do I really want to have to fix up a place? Hell no! I really don’t enjoy home improvement stuff. Thankfully, I have an awesome father and sister that are great with fixer uppers if I need them.
So yea, I’ve got to find a place and close by May 2nd. If not, I’ll be moving back in with my Dad…J and Penguin have both offered their places up as well as a temporary place to rest my head. I’m lucky to have options. I figure my car wouldn’t be such a bad place either now that spring is on the way.
Have any first homebuyer tips? Send em’ my way!