My husband and I were renting an apartment for several years. We had managed to save up enough money to put down on the house. He had recently received a raise at work too so we knew we would be able to handle the mortgage payments.
I started searching around for homes for sale on the Internet. I found several websites with real estate for sale in Charlotte, NC. I looked over the homes and showed my husband ones that I was interested in. I sent them to him in emails so he could look at them himself. He also started searching for homes and was telling me about a home that was recently built and only one family lived in. He showed me the pictures of the home and it was nice. It had a master bath along with a hot tub in it. I wanted to look at this home. I told him this and he said he had already contacted the realtor listed on the website. I was so happy when he told me he did this. I couldn’t wait to look at the home in person, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up so I kept searching for homes that were for sale.
I went to another website that listed homes that were for sale by owner too. I found another home that was nice, but it was more expensive. While I was looking at the pictures for this home, my husband said the realtor had sent him an email to arrange a time to look at the home the next day.
We met up with the realtor at the agreed upon time and got to look at the home we wanted to buy. After looking at it, we let the realtor know we were interested. They were able to find us a bank to get a mortgage with and helped us through the entire process. It was not even a month later that the sale was complete and we were able to move into our new home.
We love this home and are so glad we found it when we did. It is much bigger and nicer than the apartment we were living in. I am also happy to be a homeowner now instead of a renter. It is a great feeling to have.