Post # 1
I am so excited the day has finally come. We are closing on our first home on Tuesday! It has been such a long process since we put the first offer in on our home at the end of July. We are buying a foreclosure which also has some of its own challeneges. We have been waiting since 8/6 for the bank (Fannie Mae) that owns the house to sign one piece of paper that our lendor needs. We finally got it back this morning, which means we can close on Tuesday!
So, any ideas for special and memorable things to do when we close? Of course we want to take a picture in front of the house. But, are there any other special things you all have done to remember the awesome moment? (Note: we won’t be moving in for another two weeks)
Post # 3
That’s wonderful! Congrats! FI and I just grabbed some fast food and champagne to celebrate after going to our house after closing. Looking back, I wish we had taken some pictures to commemorate it.
Post # 4
@SpringDaisy5: Congrats! I’m so jealous… we’re still 3 weeks away from our closing date. And it’s been a bumpy ride for sure.
Sorry I can’t offer advice for what to do.. DH and I just planned on buying a bottle of wine and drinking it at the new house (on the floor, haha)
Post # 5
Congratulations! I remember how excited we were when we bought our first home. And I don’t mind saying that I was also a little scared. The mortgage and the house seemed like such a huge responsibility.
Take your picture in front of the house, then do it again every year on the anniversary date of your purchase. You will see the changes in the house, the yard and your family!
Post # 6
congratulations on the house!
i think when my parents closed on their house (they bought 5 years ago), mom took pictures of every room, then we started painting immediately. nothing ceremonial, just started painting while it was still empty.
when/if FI and i ever buy, i want to sit on the living room floor and have a picnic.
Post # 7
@SpringDaisy5: congrats that is so wonderful!!!!!
Post # 8
YAY!!! We had the offer accepted on Monday and now it’s a waiting game. We will close Oct 4th as of right now.This will be the first house we purchase together, I own a house already that we will be renting out.
Post # 9
Congrats! This is exciting for you guys! // We haven’t purchased a home yet but when we do, I will hang up the very first artwork/framed photo in the living room.
Post # 10
Congratulations! such an exciting time 🙂
We had a fun moment, our first day in the house, no furniture yet and we were all starving, we set a blanket on the floor and had an awesome picnic lunch with FI and daughter on the floor of our living room. It was nice because it felt like we were breaking the place in. oh and you know have a glass of wine that night 😉
Post # 11
Congrats!! The day of closing my husband bought a bottle of wine and new locks.
Post # 12
@julies1949: That is such a neat idea! We will definitely try to do this.
Post # 13
@SpringDaisy5: we had been saving a bottle of wine, and we took take-out and ate. THEN we started painting. We did take pictures of the whole house (mostly to commemorate befores and after), but we did have our realtor take one at the front door.
Post # 14
Congrats!!! Getting your first home is an amazing feeling! We didnt do anything special when we go the house..I wanted to scream and shout and do a little dance but the inlaws were there so I didnt lol
Post # 15
Congrats on closing! My FI and I were suppose to close on our house last thurs, but it got pushed back to this Wed. 🙁 We put in our first offer on it in the middle of July. This as been a not so great experience and I can not wait to close and move in!
Post # 16
Thanks everyone! We went out this weekend and bought all appliances and a new sofa. I think it will feel real once we start moving things in!!!