We will be buying a house in the next few months...hopefully. It's a scary and exciting time. It will be our first house. We've played the renters game long enough. We are ready to settle down.
Our first priority was finding a house in the local area that we are in now. We like it. We love our ward. We love the school district. However...upon figuring out monthly payments, property taxes, insurance costs...it is pretty clear that we won't be able to afford living in this area. We will have to move a little more south and a little more east so we can get more bang for our buck.
It will be a hard time to move. I'll be having a baby in November. We want to be moved in October. There may not be enough time to find a house, get it financed and appraised and the papers signed by then, but we are going to try. It will be hard to move into a ward a week or two before the baby comes. It will be terrible to leave my network of friends, especially when I will need them the most.
I am hoping everything will go amazingly well. But I am scared.