Friday, April 17, 2009
Today we had an opportunity to go over to the new house and go through some items the sellers left behind. They told us to keep whatever we want and they will dispose of the rest. We got some pretty nice things out of the pile and the rest was personal items of theirs or junk. It was so nice to go over and spend some time there. We got a chance to do a little cleaning and it felt good to take care of this beautiful home for the first time. I noted some things that I would like to do when we move in and took measurements for the windows, refrigerator space, etc. We got our good faith estimate today and we already have saved enough to pay for the cash required to close. We got a locked in rate of 5%. Above are some pictures of the inside of the house.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
We paid off our debt except our mortgage and are sticking to our budget. We are saving lots and lots of money to pay for closing and other costs for our new house. If everyone had a plan for times like these, a layoff wouldn't completely destroy their finances. Dave Ramsey helps people move from fear and anxiety to hope and prosperity even in a recession. Please make plans to attend a Town Hall meeting near you so you can see for yourself that this recession doesn't have to wreak havoc. Hope is a powerful thing and you can have it too.