We've begun the process of looking for a house. It's supposed to be fun and so far it hasn't really been. Everybody says looking at houses is the most fun part, but so far it just leaves me feeling way more confused and unsure about what we're doing than before.
I'm definitely finding things I don't like (double wide trailers in the yard....I'm looking at you showing #1) and I'm definitely finding things that I do like (fun artsy stuff....I'm looking at you showing #3), but overall I don't really feel any clearer than I did when we first started looking.
I don't really understand what's going on with the whole mortgage process, but luckily KB is handling most of that and we seem to be squared away. It's such a huge purchase and I'm so scared that I'm going to jump on the first house that I really like and then end up hating it once I live in it for a few months.
I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly what I want. We've done the whole "wants vs. musts" thing and I have lots of wants but not a lot of musts. That just makes it harder. I just want something affordable, with a good bit of land, closer to work, a good amount of square footage, an area for the dogs, cool architectural things and a wood stove. Is that too much to ask? Probably.