Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Business of Buying a House

Andrez and I got pre-approved for a home loan, so we are officially shopping for a house.  It is really exciting, but also very stressful.  We spent the better part of the weekend going to open houses and learning that this Portland housing market is a tough one!  There are lots of houses for sale, including ones with great potential, but it's fast moving and competitive.  We actually found a house that we both fell in love with because it was located right next to a huge forest park.  We could have walked out of our front door and walked right over to tons of hiking and running trails.  It had a pretty small living room and back yard, but it also had 4 bedrooms (2 were master bedrooms) and 3 full bathrooms.  We emailed our real estate agent about it, she emailed the real estate representing the house, and an offer had already been made and accepted by the sellers!  It was a matter of 6 hours!  Needless to say, we are a little heartbroken, but we honestly couldn't have moved any faster than we did and it was the first house we looked at.  I will be out shopping some more this week, so stay tuned--we could be homeowners in the near future!

Here are some pictures of some of the places we looked at!

The one that got away.

This was next door to one of the houses we looked at, haha.


  1. Lyndsey! These are all so adorable! I hope you find "the one" this week. Can't wait till we get to Texas to do the same. How is Andrez adjusting to the civilian life?

  2. Thanks Vicki! I think we will find something sooner than later, but this market is tough! We put an offer on a house and were outbid this last weekend :( I think you'll have some better luck in Texas! Andrez is loving civilian life! He is much less stressed and seems happier and like a weight has been lifted. He loved being a Marine, but I think he's loving his freedom and working normal schedule :) I can't wait to hear how Sam likes the retired life, I hear it's a good one :) Miss you lots!