One of my new years resolutions was to continue saving for a mortgage and begin looking for a house. I wrote that post back in January and a week or two later we were viewing properties and shortly after starting making our offers. I didn't think it would all happen so quickly. After lots of negotiation the sellers finally accepted our offer which was 10k less than they originally wanted! The house needs a fair bit of work so with the money we have saved we will be pumping it back in the house with all the updating and work that we need to be done.
More than 2 months later and we are still waiting to sign on that dotted line. Apparently there was a lot of problems and a dispute within the sellers family which has delayed everything, which is typical. We are just waiting for the paperwork now which could take days, weeks or even months. I am so hoping it is not the latter as we really need to get started on the renovations.
I can't wait to get into our family home but it still seems so far away especially as I know we can't move in until the majority of the work has been done! I just have to imagine the outcome and hope it won't take that long to get there.
Was it difficult for you to buy your own home? Did it seem to take forever?