At a time when the housing market sinks to new lows (this MSN article cheerily concludes the slump is far worse than you think) and foreclosures continue to rise, we have bought our first house together.
That’s right – we’re doing our bit to revive the U.S. economy! Who’ll join us?
All kidding aside, this step has been both exhilarating and scary.
We’re taking on significant debt and a host of new responsibilities, but at the same time we have planned for paying back the mortgage that, God willing, we can comfortably afford at this point in our lives. And interest rates have rarely looked better.
It’s breathtaking to look around a house and think, I own this place. Or to be technically correct, I own a percentage of this place.
Are you a homeowner, and if so, do you have any house care and maintenance tips for us? We’re fired with ambition to do everything right from the beginning. Lofty goal, I know, but better to aim for a goal and miss than hit nothing every time … 🙂