Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Look out, world!

Or at least western Pennsylvania.

Yesterday, we finally FINALLY got the final paperwork we needed from the government, from the husbeast's retirement. What this means in practical terms is, WE CAN NOW GET A GOVERNMENT HOME LOAN. We've got a meeting with a realtor tonight.

Before now, everything we've been doing was getting the lay of the land; what was where, what we'd get for how much money, that sort of thing. Now we're going to get pre-approved for a loan and pick out a house. Things should move quickly from here, barring nightmare situations with closing and inspections and legalities.

This is a damn good thing. Not only because we're sick of this apartment, but because if we don't get our stuff out of storage by July, we have to start paying for it. AND, WE WILL HAVE TO PAY SHIPPING TO GET IT FROM SOUTH CAROLINA TO HERE. Speaking of nightmare situations.

So, things are gonna get intense around here for the next couple months as the final stage of the year-long moving hell plays out.

Brace yourselves.

8 comments:

missleya said...

Good luck! We're about to close on our house and with an FHA loan. I'm guessing you'll have even MORE paperwork than us!

walterknitty said...

Good Luck!

Barbara said...

Ooh, goodie, insanity posts are coming. I hope you find the perfect house fast. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Emily said...

Wow! Wow! Exciting times ahead!

Donna Lee said...

Good luck with the househunting. The VA was how we got our original mortgage. One of the few really good benefits of being in the military.

I never thought of it but I'll bet lots of kids have carpal tunnel from hand held games.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck. I can't wait for all the new house posts!

MLJ1954 said...

I recommend MY MOVE OPTIONS or SMARTMOVE to move your stuff. Seriously.

Amy Lane said...

*woot* A house. A real house. I'm so stoked for you!