Our New Homestead

Hey Everyone! We are all set up and finally going! We spent 2 days, about 15 hours, loading up our UHaul and then drove it the 2 hours to our new house! Thankfully my Dad and sister were there to help and we unloaded the whole thing in less than 2 hours. We’ve spent the…

Offline until May 6th

Hello Everyone, Today will be my last update until at least May 6th. Our internet is going to be turned off in a matter of minutes and I won’t have it reinstalled at the new place until May 6th, if everything goes according to plan. The house looks great! On the 6th I will give…

Getting Ready to Go!

Well, as much as I would love to say I’m jumping up and down with excitement about the house, I’m not. One of the reasons is because I decided to throw my back out Monday. I’m doing a lot better now, but it’s still bad for the first couple hours every morning. Also, we’ve just…

We have our Homestead!

Well, it’s official, we have our own homestead now! We’ll share pictures with you once we move in! We’re hoping to be in by this weekend! Really excited! Ben

Clear to Close Tuesday

Well, now that Justin and I have practically gone into cardiac arrest for 2 weeks, we are finally clear to close on Tuesday, April 28th. We ACTUALLY have the clear to close this time, not just a promise, so we should be able to do it. Our plans have significantly changed by now. We are…

Sunday on the Homefront—Answer Tomorrow

Hey Everyone! On Monday, April 13th we will find out if we close on the house on April 14th, April 15th or at all for that matter. Our final papers are getting pushed through MSHDA and have already gone through the mortgage company. We’re so close to closing! We’re getting really nervous! Hopefully we’ll close…

Interim

Hey Everyone, Well, I’m running out of things to post for you guys. We’ve hit that magical time of year where everything happens one or two days a month and then we stagnate for three weeks. Especially with us since we’re caught in between apartment and home. We can’t really move forward and we can’t…

Sunday on the Homefront: Final Underwriting

Hey Everyone, Well, everything is going well with the house. We have officially passed all inspections, large and small. The home repairs (garage roof/septic drain field) are underway or already completed. We have gone through underwriting once and got the okay on the FHA loan, now we are back in underwriting for the final time…

15 Days Until Close

Hey Everyone, Well, if I don’t include today (it’s half over anyway) we have 15 days until we close on our new homestead. I’m getting really jittery and nervous about the entire thing, but I’m really excited at the same time. We will won’t be moving in until around May 1st, unless, by some miracle,…

Sunday on the Homefront: Now we wait

Hey Everyone, Sorry I didn’t get you a cheese post this week, I will get it to you soon. Anyway, we got some good news this week. Our appraisal came through for the property. We are paying $96,300 for the place and it appraised at $97,000! That’s perfect for both parties involved! We are getting…

Septic Issue Answers

Hey Everyone, Well, we finally found out what’s been going on. The septic drain field of the house is out of code (due to age) and is not functioning to it’s full capacity. This means that the new drain field will have to be installed. The estimate finally came in and it’s going to cost…

Sunday on the Homefront: Annoyance and Contractors

Hey Everyone, Remember how I said we would have an estimate and an answer on the septic problems by Wednesday? Well it’s Sunday and we are still sitting here with you thumbs up our butts. ┬áThe information we do have, however, is that the septic problems should not be terribly expensive. The sellers are still…