Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Big Decisions...

I started contemplating buying a home last September.  Yeah, I got started a little late but it was something I wanted to do.  I wanted to stop renting and be in my own home, where I called the shots.  I wasn't sure if I wanted a townhome or if I wanted a house.  All I wanted was my own home.  I started searching the internet for downpayment assistance programs and that when I found the NC Housing Finance Agency's website and what they offered to first time buyers.  I was excited to say the least, this website meant that my dream of owning a home could be a possibility.  While I didn't buy last year I looked forward to the process this year.  I kept searching the real estate websites for homes that were in my price range and I found Stone Grove at Whitehall townhomes.  Fast forward to the weekend of Memorial Day...I went to the Ryan Homes website and I saw the current incentives being offered for new homes at Stone Grove.  I couldn't pass up 42" cabinets, hardwoods, granite, and stainless steel appliances...and a garage.  I went in Saturday to get more information and ended up doing a cost estimate.  I came back home, reviewed the cost estimate...made a couple of changes.  Stopped back by that following Tuesday, reviewed the cost estimate with the Sales Rep and afterwards, decided that I wanted to make that big step. On Thursday I signed a Purchase agreement, put down my earnest money and that was it...the beginning of the biggest purchase of my life.  I'm excited.  I prayed about this, if it was the right decision...I believe that it is and I believe that God is with me in this journey. 


  1. Congratulations on the start of building your new home!

    Please feel free to stop by my blog too:

    One suggestion I have would be to setup your blog layout so that someone can add themselves as a follower easily.

    1. Thanks! I'll definitely stop by your blog. It's exciting to read everyone's experiences!

  2. Congrats on building and blogging! You can stop by my blog: I learned so much from reading other people's blogs and I look forward to seeing your progress.

  3. Welcome Welcome Welcome, CM Brown, to blog land! Very excited for you and Happy Building!!