"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is BEAUTIFUL!!!" - Sophia Loren

"Come what may, and love it. I know why there must be opposition in all things. Adversity, if handled correctly, can be a blessing in our lives. We can learn to love it. As we look for humor, seek for the eternal perspective, understand the principle of compensation, and draw near to our Heavenly Father, we can endure hardship and trial." - Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Happiness does not depend upon what happens outside of you, but on what happens inside of you. It is measured by the spirit with which you meet the problems of life." -Spencer W. Kimball

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." -Unknown

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Buying a House?

Last year I decided that I was done paying my hard earned money into someone else's pocket (aka rent). So I made the decision that I would buy a house this year. In January I found out how much of a loan I can qualify for and was pretty happy about that. I thought it would take my months to figure everything out. Especially the horror stories I kept hearing about how frustrating it was to find the perfect place... but that was not the case for me....

A few weeks ago I went out and was looking at places with my Realtor. And we found it. The perfect place. Originally, I wanted to get an older, 3 bedroom house and I wasn't at all interested in a townhouse. My mind was completely changed when I looked at a few townhouses. I love the layout of a townhouse. The newer ones out there are so much nicer then older homes. And.... The first day that I went out and looked I found the perfect place.

It's a 3 bedroom townhouse in Pleasant Grove that has 2.5 bathrooms and a 1 car garage. It's 1450 square feet. It's brand new and no one has ever lived in it before. I love it so much that I put in an offer and it was accepted. Last week, I went up to Salt Lake to sign my loan application and if everything goes according to plan I will be closing on it March 13th so in a little less then a month I will be moving (yes, again.). But this is the last time I will be moving for a long time. I'm so excited to have my own place and I'm so lucky. I'm getting a washer and dryer from my parents so I don't have to buy that and I'm buying a couch, love seat, 2 end tables, and a coffee table from my parents for really cheap. Oh, and did I mention that the townhouse comes with a brand new stove, dishwasher, and built in microwave? Enjoy the pictures.