On June 28th, Mr. B and I closed on our very first house. We had a nice relator (recommended from church members) and an even AWESOMER (yes, I'm using that word) loan officer, Erna Hay at Cornerstone Mortgage (also recommend to us from a friend).
If I can back up a bit, I should say that this decision was not taken lightly. We obviously saved, planned and prayed about it for...well...since we got married. It has always been a dream of mine to own a home. Of course, my dreams were pretty big: River Oaks, 5 bedrooms, pool, etc. (Cue the laughter.) Yeah, pretty big. But my dreams were happily fulfilled with our little one-story, 3 bedrooms, 1500 sq ft house in Katy.
The process went so smoothly from loan approval, searching to closing. When we found it, it was on the second visit out house hunting. B saw the house on har.com and said it had only been on the market for a few days. We immediately contacted our relator and because we were so eager, she wasn't available to show us the house that weekend, so we went with her assistant. Our prayer was that if it was the right house, we'd know. Well, you can guess what happened...
Our house was in wonderful condition with a new roof and new a/c. And was only on the market a week before we put in an offer. Perfect size for a small family and in a location that was very family friendly. The price was right and we just had good vibes the moment we walked through the door.
So enough talk, here are some shots of our exterior:
So that's the exterior of our home. Come on over if you're in the area!