Our plan all along with this upcoming move has been to live in base housing for a year and then buy. We are on the the housing waiting list, I have researched the school for that housing area, etc, etc. But today, for some reason (I was REALLY REALLY bored) I checked out realtor.com and started looking at houses.
Houses there are CHEAP! Of course, because I have never looked at houses there before, I don’t know if they are truly low or just low compared to here, but whatever…I’ll take it. You can get a 3-4 bedroom, 2000+ square foot house, with a pool (a must for me) for well under $150,000.
Now, I don’t know what to do. Bryan and I spent an hour and a half tonight looking at houses online and talking it over. He’s all for buying now and I am the one holding back. The thought of buying a house is scary. The sad part is, is there is one online that I am already attached to and would love to see in person. Sigh.
I guess all we do at this point is pray about it and wait. We have a few bills that will be paid off this summer and I want those gone before we ever even think about applying for a home loan. The hard part though, is that if we do go into base housing, we HAVE to sign a 1 year lease. At least I think we have the area we’d “eventually” like to live in narrowed down. I suppose that’s a start :).