So I moved from North Carolina, and having visited dry Southern California many times, I thought I was kissing sticky humidity good bye. Well, not this year. Ironically as Southern California (actually all of California) is experiencing its worst drought in a long time, we are inundated with day upon day of humidity…something wrong there in my book. But, its… Continue reading
As little girls (or boys because some boys do dream about their wife) we dream about being married and having children and living happily ever after as all princesses do…we get married…and then reality sets in. Our husbands aren’t always the Prince Charming we expected as little girls…sometimes they can just be headaches…sorry guys but I am sure we… Continue reading
During this process of moving, I have discovered between my husband and I there are two distinct approaches. I wouldn’t say one is right or wrong…but I would say one is less chaotic.
Let me give you some background first. We purchased a home. We knew the original owners had a lot of stuff but they also had 30 days… Continue reading
So I am super excited this is the final part to my Lessons Learn in Home Buying. Its been super fun to write and I hope informative. But I digress…
I know for most people, the details are the hard parts of the fun stuff…like home buying. But the details are where questions and clarity live. If you are not… Continue reading
My next three tips come from true personal lessons learned not just from buying our new house but also from life lessons. This kind of one of those “Know When to Hold Them, Know When to Fold Them” and I add Know When to Ask for Another Card…
1. Go On, Ask Questions – So I gave my husband a… Continue reading
I don’t know about you but there is one thing I always heard during our house buying time. In fact, I think I would have choked on it had my husband said it one more time:
Location, Location, Location.”
Its seems to be the cardinal rule but I’m not so sure about that. It’s important…yes…but I don’t agree that it… Continue reading
Once you know your budget and your lists as well as understanding the market you are in so you can mental prepare yourself for how you most likely will have to operate, the next three things I found to be the most important are:
1. Know Your Area – Its important know the areas you are looking to buy… Continue reading
So, I think that buying a house can definitely test a relationships patience, especially when you consider tips one and two. Tip three is really research and understanding how that effects your house buying.
1. Know Your Budget
Most of us know that when you start to look at purchasing your home, these days it is extremely important to get… Continue reading
There is nothing quite like the sensation of owning your first home. Homeownership is truly an iconic American Dream. Most of us dream of the day we will own our own home…the fun of building something that is truly ours, branding it with our own sense of style. For women, I think this is even more so true as historically,… Continue reading
I am super excited to launch my very first blog and very first post! Especially one that might just be therapy for me as I learned to juggle all these new hats I have. I might just need some therapy…but I promise it will all be of the positive persuasion. No stink’n think’n here!
As I say in my “about”… Continue reading