And lucky for me, Emily from The Lamb Family gave me this Fabulous award late last week (Thanks Emily!). I am supposed to share my five current obsessions- but I really only have two:
- Money. Looking at how much we have, how much we need, down payments, interest, mortgages, taxes, rent, and rebates. In addition to house stuff- I have been tasked with investing our Roth IRAs and Chris' 401(k) money *(see not below)- so my mind is also filled with investing, IRAs, rollovers, index funds, ETFs and so much more- I have much to learn!
- Houses. My mind is filled with online images of houses as I am looking at them, finding Realtors, mortgage brokers/banks/ or credit unions, locations, schools, houses, square feet and all that jazz. I mean whoa!
I am dreaming houses and money these days- literally. Last night I was coughing in my sleep and as I was kinda in that half awake/ half asleep place I was dreaming that every cough was a different down payment- the really big coughs were huge down payments and the little ones were more reasonable down payments. I think you can define this as obsession.
So yeah- any advice from you guys who have done this before would be much appreciated . . .
I am going to look at half a dozen houses tomorrow! I'll let you know how it goes . . . wish me luck. I don't know how much longer I can be dreaming of down payments
*(Also- just so you know- Chris quit his job last week and has started a new job at a new company today! (He will still be doing relatively the same thing- but it is still very exciting!) Hope your first day is going well Chris!!)