Post # 1
My husband and I have been looking for a home for a little over a month now, and we found the perfect home! We totally fell in love with it, we made an offer, they countered, and we accepted. The inspection went pretty well considering the house is 104 years old (built in 1906!) and the seller offered to fix and/or pay for everything we asked for. The appraisal also went really well (it appraised for 40K more than what we’re paying for it) and we’re all set to close on May 13th.
Now that we’re all set to close, I’m starting to get nervous. We currently live in a condo that we own, and we totally love (we’ve just outgrown it’s 768 square feet). We’ll be renting it out, and we’ve gotten a lot of interest in it. We’ve put a lot of work into it, and it’s exactly what we wanted it to be when we bought it. So this is my fear: I’m scared that we’re going to move into our new home, and it just won’t be as comfortable… it won’t feel like “home”. The house needs a lot of TLC, but we bought it in our dream neighborhood on a corner lot, and we love the house. It’s old, though, and it needs some work.
Anyway, I’m just wondering if anybody else went through feelings like this? I am really excited, but there’s that other part of me that’s really nervous that we’re moving from a place we’re very comfortable in to a new place that we’ll be starting all over on. Any ideas/thoughts/advice?
Oh, here’s a picture of the new house:
Post # 3
I don’t have any concrete experience with this (I moved in to my fiance’s house that he’s owned for years, so it’s just… home.) – but I had to post to say the new house is GORGEOUS! Really, just beautiful.
Good luck, and congratulations!
Post # 4
Thank you! It really is such a charming house 🙂
Post # 5
I know EXACTLY how you feel! We went from our 950 sqft condo (which we are also renting out) to our 2,500 sqft. house! Our condo was incredibly cozy, and I loved the homey feel of it. Though we outgrew the condo, I was really scared that our new house would be entirely too big for just the two of us (for now).
Though our house didn’t need a ton of work to move in, a lot of the decor was not our taste. I think you’re going to find that you’re going to make it “home” for the two of you. Especially once you start doing some work to it. It took us a long time to get our bedroom finished (we put new carpeting down, put up trim and crown molding and painted everything…so a completely different look), but once it was finished, God I love it! It’s a huge master, but I still feel like it’s so cozy with the warm colors we chose and the fun pieces we put in there (a few hand made clothes posts and a really old dressing chair). So, I say, don’t worry! You’re going to LOVE your new home! You can take your time making it yours, and you’re going to appreciate your home more knowing how much work you put into making it yours.
Post # 6
It is a beautiful house! I bought my house on my own a few years back. I was so nervous about everything. I had a lot of what if’s swirling around in my head. It was VERY nerve wracking, the payments, the repairs etc. What I will tell you is that it gets easier. Things definitely come up, and there is a transition period, but it becomes home rather quickly. The nerves fade out and the excitment kicks in. Try to focus on the fun parts of getting to fix it up anyway you want and getting to get to know a new pkace. Good Luck!
Post # 7
It sounds like you don’t want to move because you love where you live. I lived in my last house for 3 years (rented). I loved that house, the location was great… but I would’ve had roomies the rest of my life in order to afford it. I know I don’t own that house, but I did NOT want to move out. It was home. I’d lived there for 3 years, things went well together, everything was decorated, I knew the area, it was perfect for me… but as hard as it was to leave, after I left those things kinda faded. I mean, I’m living with FI’s family now & I WISH I had my own place but I don’t consider the house I moved out of home anymore.
I can’t relate exactly, but I know how hard it is to even think about moving from a place you love. But it won’t be bad… it’ll be different & then really really good. Plus, if you’ve outgrown your last house, I’m sure you’ll be less stressed cause you’ll have places to put things. Very cute house too 🙂
Post # 8
I scroll down and said, “OMG it’s gorgeous!” out loud! I can not wait to see what you’ll do with it! As for feeling nervous about settling in all over again, I think that’s natural to feel that way. I know I do.
We’re also waiting to close and bought a home in an ideal location, but needs a lot of work. I think about how much harder it’ll be to clean, the numerous cosmetic interior renovations, and the mountains of yardwork from a decade of neglect. It’s scary. But when I think about creating a home for our future family, it all seems managable! The best part is you can take your time
Post # 9
Wow!! How beautiful!!! I think you’ll figure out what the house needs to make it “home” pretty quickly and once you do, you’ll be more in love with the new than with the old!! Enjoy feathering your new nest and don’t worry – home is where the heart is.
Post # 10
Thank you all SO much… I feel much better now 🙂 Knowing that I’m not alone in feeling this way makes it easier. I really appreciate all the encouraging comments- I drove by the house today to say “hello” and I felt better when I saw it 🙂 Thanks, ladies!