Buying A House

Linds and I are finally ready to buy a house. Well, we’ve been ready to buy a house for a while now, but we’re finally at the point where we’re planning to buy a house.

We spent Wednesday evening looking at houses in what could be considered “mid-town” Indianapolis and we found one we really liked. Actually, this one is literally a block from Luna Music Midtown, so if we end up there, I’ll be spending a bit of time (and probably money) buying vinyl there.

There’s something exciting and mind-numbingly terrifying about buying a house and we’re right in the middle of it all. Linds and I have lived in eight different places since we graduated (four since we got married) and every one has been a rental. We’re just ready to put our roots down and have a place we can actually work on. That’s been one of the hardest things about renting. We have all these things we want to do with our place now. We want to paint, have a larger yard for Rosie, get rid of the hideous light fixtures on the ceilings; but since we’re renting, it’s not ours to change.

There’s also the whole “paying rent” thing too. It makes so much more sense for us to pay a mortgage (essentially paying ourselves back) rather than pay someone else rent. There’s just a lot to think about when starting to look for a house.

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~ by Jeremy A Williams on May 18, 2007.

3 Responses to “Buying A House”

  1. hey jeremy! yes, OTR is fantastic…i already preordered their new cd. i’ve heard of rosie thomas, but don’t have any of her music. any particular suggestions you’d recommend? that’s really exciting about the house thing…joy and i totally feel the same way about renting and all. we’ll be renting for at least another year until i’m done with my master’s, and then maybe (just maybe!) we’ll have saved enough to start looking. we also gotta get outta chicago where it’s too freaking expensive.

  2. Disko,

    Definately check out Rosie Thomas’ – Only With Laughter Can You Win. It came out a few years ago, but it’s really good! I feel for you about how expensive Chicago is. Once we left Atlanta and moved to Indy, we were actually able to afford a house! Have a good one and tell Joy I say hi.

  3. You’re buying a house! Wow! I hope its not as slanted as the one in your picture!

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