A few weekends ago, B* and I made a quick trip to Philadelphia to go house hunting. Thanks to B's hard work and preparation before the trip, when we got there everything was all lined up and ready to go. Our real estate agent showed us 12 houses in one day, with plans to see more if necessary. Luckily, we found one on the first day we really liked. We made an offer, and are currently under contract. Everything has been going smoothly so far: the inspection, the appraisal, etc. So if all goes according to plan, we officially close and get our keys on June 6th! Holy crap, we're gonna be home owners!
I can't believe I'm gonna co-own a home so early in my life. I would have never thought it'd be possible, but the amount we're gonna pay in mortgage is actually less than what we would be paying in rent. Granted, we're not living in Center City, where all the action is. However, we're still living in a super cute up-and-coming neighborhood that is still plenty close to everything.
|Finished basement - aka my new lady cave|
I'm so happy with the house we got. It's a recently renovated 3 bed/1.5 bath, with a good sized patio and a finished basement. I can't WAIT to decorate. Also, I somehow convinced B to let me have the entire basement as my office/craft room/lady cave... HAHAHA!!! (insert evil laugh here)
|Patio (small, but good sized for Philly)|
Since when did I become a grown-ass adult?!
* Now that BF and I are engaged, I'm going to just refer to him as "B"