We closed on our house a year ago yesterday on Feb 25, 2011…after submitting the offer in June of 2011. We learned a lot about ourselves in that eight months. We prayed for patience, and also learned that praying for patience often leads to tests of patience. We got eight months of tests of patience! Lots of ups and downs, and lots of emotions and frustration, etc. (if you care to read my rants on my place to vent or maybe learn a few things about short sales in general, you can see my blog posts about the experience here: http://dontbuyashortsale.blogspot.com/ Reminder: this was my place to vent. You’ve been warned.)
We looked at several other houses over the course of those eight months, and submitted offers on four other homes. Nothing worked out and our realtor was convinced this house was meant to be ours.
We can say now that it was worth it and that we are glad we waited for this house. It was meant to be ours. I dislike saying that i “love” materialistic things…but I love our house. I love that it is our home.
After buying the house, we found a piece of art that says “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” We bought it because we believe that’s what we learned throughout our first home buying experience.