(House-Buying Backlog) Did We Pick the Right One???

(This post was originally written on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 2:58pm – see the intro post for more details…)

Two days until we’re scheduled to close now, and while I don’t know if I’d go so far as to call it second thoughts, I have caught myself the last couple of days just wondering randomly if we picked the right house.

I drove by our second choice the other day and noted that it does have a little more street presence, but at the same time the layout inside leaves something to be desired. It also has a bigger backyard, but is lacking a couple of features that we probably won’t be able to afford to put in for at least another 5 years or so.

Oh yeah, and after seeing so many sets of financials for the house that we are buying, even being maybe 10% more, it’s probably well out of our price range at this point!

I’ve got to imagine that it’s probably pretty normal to have your mind wander before making such a big purchase like this … it’s weird – I didn’t really go through anything like this when I married my wife, but who knows?! Ultimately, when I do focus solely on the new house, though, I think it has a lot of potential to be a great home for us … at least for the next 5-10 years or so. I would like to see us move into something a little bigger as our eventual kids start to get older, but I suppose we’ve got a ways to go before all of that.

I think I need to find something to do to keep my idle mind occupied until Monday morning!

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