housing

Over the weekend Girl Ninja and I packed up our tiny little 700sqft apartment rental and threw all our stuff in a storage unit. We take possession of our house on Wednesday at 9pm, but leave at 3am the next morning to take 50 high school kids to summer camp for a week. What’s more,  […]

Girl Ninja and I agreed to pay all closing costs associated with the purchase of our first home. Now that we are approaching the final stretch of this purchasing process (we sign papers tomorrow), we’ve received the paperwork that breaks down all these pesky fees. Spoiler alert: It ain’t pretty. Here’s how those costs break […]

Discuss.

Just our luck.

July 9, 2013 · 32 comments

We went under contract on our first home purchase the same day Bernanke decided to announce the feds plan to slow down their quantitative easing policy. It was quite frustrating. Had we found this same house just 30 days earlier we would have been looking at an interest rate on our loan of about 3.7%. […]

Sit back and enjoy the ride. I’ve twisted Girl Ninja’s arm enough to get her to write a blog post for y’all today. Hope you enjoy When our realtor called to tell us they accepted our offer, I felt a little bit like Lindsey Lohan in the movie Freaky Friday; when she woke up and […]

For three long years Girl Ninja and I have been diligently socking away $2,000 to $5,000 a month in our savings account. As of Friday, we officially hit our goal to have $100,000 in savings. How hot is that? Bow chicka bow wow.  If you’ve tracked our net worth at all over the last few […]

We bought a house.

June 19, 2013 · 57 comments

The phone call came at about 6pm yesterday. Our offer was accepted. Girl Ninja immediately started crying. I know what you’re thinking, she was crying tears of joy. She wasn’t. She was crying tears of “Oh my goodness, what did we get ourselves in to.” I think she set the world record for quickest buyers remorse […]