Finally, after so many fears, tears and months turned to years, a real home is on the horizon. The journey to this point has been long and arduous. I found out a few months ago about a different type of loan available to very low income individuals and the paperwork began again. Once that was completed, the task of locating a property that would be considered suitable by this agency was begun. I traveled over 1400 miles to look at different properties, was on the computer night and day for weeks, along with a couple close friends who were trying to help me locate a place that I would like to live as well as one which was acceptable for the loan. There were so many requirements that the odds seemed insurmountable. And we were working against a time limit as funding for this loan was to run out on September 21st, after which I would have had to wait until February of 2016 and begin the process all over again.
And then, at the last minute, I called the realtor I had been working with about 200 miles away to ask her if I could go ahead and make an offer on a property I had not seen (other than the pictures on the internet). She drove to the house and called me as she stood on the deck of the home and told me it was peaceful and adorable and let’s go ahead. The offer was made on Friday, September 18th and accepted by the sellers on Saturday the 19th. The paperwork for the loan itself went in first thing on Monday, the 21st, the last day for funding.
So many thank yous to all of you who helped in any way to make this possible! I am going to attempt to add a few photos here so you can all see what your kindness to me has accomplished! I will be moving 173 miles from my children, but there was nothing closer suitable that I could afford. It is a 3 hour ride on good roads, so I will be able to see them every couple months.
The house is set to close on November 23rd, but I am hoping to get early entry and at least move boxes down on November 7th, as we can get some snowy or icy weather later in November. Again, there are no words to thank you all enough! This month marks 6 years since my youngest daughter and I drove away from our beautiful little farm. 5 years of sleeping on the couches or floor at the homes of others. I am grateful to you all. Heart hugs, Debi – We’re going home….