Friday, June 24, 2011

Our meeting with the Realtor

Yesterday we met with the realtor that I found online. I really, REALLY like her. Dr. Stacy-Ann Baugh is a nice, knowledgeable realtor who made me feel so comfortable. She gave us the truth about our situation. I really like that she knows her stuff. Our first realtor was a family member and for once I feel like we are working with someone who knows what they are doing. She's not looking for a sale but she really wants to help us achieve our dream...

Check out her blog

Stacey said that the first step would be to speak with a mortgage loan officer to see how much of a long we can get. Since we will most likely have to tag on our current mortgage with our new one. :-/ We "MIGHT" also need to rent out our place for at least a year before the mortgage company would allow us to have two mortgages. The only issue with that is where would we live while we are renting out our place? Could we really stay with the in-laws for one year? yikes! lol

Another alternative would be to live in a studio apartment. We could possibly do that.

I am just glad that we are starting this process. I don't know if we should just stay where we are and just wait it out...or should we take a leap of faith on these new town homes. ALL I KNOW we are ready to expand our family AND our Condo is not the vision.

I need to pray and ask God. I've already inquired about this info to the realtor...but now I need to meet with the REAL realtor...Jesus.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Daydreaming and I'm thinking of you! first post.

The journey has officially begun. We are ready to get rid of our condo and search for the home of our dreams. I figured that I'd blog about this since this whole process is on heavy rotation in my mind. It can be a bit annoying talking about the same thing to the same people who are not like minded. So...if you are in the same boat...let's talk about it.

My hubby and I have been married for 3 1/2 years. We moved into our condo in 2007. At the time it was perfect for us. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. I gave birth to our son in April of 2010. He is the JOY of our lives. Now that he is walking around and terrorising our home lol, the walls are slowly closing in on ME! I need space and I need it real soon in the near future. Why do you ask? I'll gladly tell ya! We are planning to start on our next child REALLY soon.

I am totally in love with the beechtree town homes in Upper Marlboro Md. I don't know if its the closed in community that makes you feel like you are apart of a secret society or just the openness of the town home that makes it feel like its a single family home. Whatever it is...I. AM. SOLD.

I was searching to see if anyone had blogged about their home buying process within the beechtree community and I found this realtor who had a blog that mention the community. After reading post after post I realized that this lady might be the lady I need in my life to help me get rid of my condo and into our dream home. I will be contacting her tonight and I'll share how things went.

This whole process is a bit scary. I wonder how much house we can get...I wonder when and how I'll be able to sell my condo. SHEEEEEEESH. This economy sucks majorly. But I will get my dream home. I have faith and when I mix my faith with God's works, EVERYTHING will work out. It's time to make this dream a reality. Until then...I'll keep on daydreaming.