(Closed) Buying a home is so exhausting

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m sorry you are going crazy!  Just let them do their thing, there isn’t really anything you can do.  Just don’t go out and buy anything big like furniture until after the house is closed.  They aren’t going to get mad at you for buying food or paying rent!

Post # 4
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1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I drank a lot of wine. lol.

Fiance kept me grounded and I just looked toward the future after it was ours. I started looking at paint colors, furniture I’d like to get one day, home improvement projects etc.

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

lol my fiance and I decided to buy a house. I have been insane since. We are due to move in a month before the wedding! If there wasn’t a first time home buyers credit we wouldn’t have bothered. So in the midst of wedding plans I am calling the realtor. We are closing May 3rd! We are excited, but I won’t mind when it’s done and I can focus on the wedding again!!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

lol i know just how you feel! i wish i could say there was a way for us to relax, buuuut we were both very nervous up until the day we signed at closing and it was finally official.

Post # 7
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544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I did A LOT of crying during our home buying experience last year.  Mind you, I was also planning our wedding which was held 3 hours away from Chicago.  The whole process was terrible.  We were set to close on a Monday. But on Friday at 5pm we still weren’t sure our loan was secure.  My husband actually found a new lender the week prior to closing and they came thru on Monday morning.  It was HELL waiting and not knowing.  We swore we were never moving again!!!!!!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It is exhausting, and the waiting is the worst part, but it’s so worth it once you close and you have those keys in your hand! Congratulations, and I hope eveything goes smoothly for you!

Post # 9
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2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I hear you on the long wait!  Our house was a short sale so we offered mid-November and closed the end of Feb.  For the first several weeks I just tried not to think about it (HAH! like that actually happened.)  I also used the American Furniture Warehouse room planner to plot out where things would fit and what we would need to buy.  We also thought about paint colors and designed the backyard fence and horse corrals.  Are there little things like that you can focus on? 

Hang in there.  It’s totally worth it, even if it feels very surreal that it actually happened.  You can do it!

Post # 10
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652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

ugh, my brother just closed last week and it was a nightmare going back and forth with the seller. i am not looking forward to the process thats for sure. but i need to find a home first…….. thats another process in itself

Post # 12
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1317 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I know what you mean. We were out grocery shopping at a large warehouse store yesterday and I had to stop myself from buying garden necessities that we need because our move-in date isn’t until June 14th (pushed a day early).

Technically our loan is fine and dandy, but the Fi and I haven’t worked out the exact breakdown of our loan yet (as in what % we want to have variable and fixed to a certain period). The bank has set-up a breakdown for us but we want to change it to a different formula.

I’ve been triple checking all my non-regular expenses and just really want to buy larger household related stuff (like a hackaw, long ladder, wheel barrow, garden tools, and door fixtures).

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It…. is… BEYOND exhausting! Wow…. it’s so mentally draining that it drains you in every way possible! Then, for us, since we bought a foreclosure…. ripping up carpet, tack boards, padding, pulling up the staples EVERYWHERE…. making decisions and getting stuff done… wow, this is by far the biggest test we’ve ever had! 

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