As of today Mr. Honda and I are proud homeowners! Our road to homeownership has been a long one and quite an interesting one at that. Luckily we had a great team of people backing us up each step of the way.
When we got back from the wedding we began entertaining the idea of moving from our current apartment. I wanted to stay near the city and move into a luxury apartment where we could have the amenities of a home (ie: in-unit washer/dryer and pets) without the responsibilities of owning a home (ie: home insurance and more utilities). On the other hand the hubs has been missing the amenities of suburban living (ie: 2 car garage and easy parking). After weighing the pros and cons I agreed to start looking at houses, though I admitted that it would have to be an amazing house for me to get fully on board with buying a house. Honestly, I think I really just couldn't fathom the idea that we could be buying a house less than 6 months after our wedding.
We went to a few open houses on our own here and there and nothing even came close to making me want to buy a house. Then on our first official day out with our real estate agent, who just happens to be the hubs' mom, we came across the PERFECT home. Within moments of walking into the home I turned to the hubs and said "I want to live here." And now, about a month and a half later, I am happy to say that we own that home.