Some of you may be wondering just what is going on with Geek Grandma. Well here’s the scoop…
Where it began…
Not many weeks ago we had a really deep freeze here in Kansas, like minus single digits deep freeze. What’s so special about that? The house we live in is an older house put together in a mixture of old and new techniques. Unfortunately those who tried to meld the old with the new did a really poor job of it. So when the temperatures reached those low frigid single digits the water pipes froze. There were no broken pipes and all thawed with no issues.
We have invested a huge amount of time and funds to upgrade this house. These things had to be done no matter what we chose to do with it. While it is true that frozen pipes have not been an issue in the past, they did serve as the impetus for us finding the house we really want to be in and for that I am thankful.
This quaint little house is located in a great area within walking distance of Old Downtown Overland Park. There are many pluses to owning this house. Someone will find it very endearing, just as we have during the years we have owned it.
We began our search for a new house. My husband and I are both very good researchers. It did not take us long to find the house we wanted. We are dream clients for our buying agent.
The Buying Process
We are not new to the buying process. We have purchased 2 houses and sold one of them. This time the buying process is different and much more stressful.
I am speaking to the mortgage process, not as a cash buyer.
My husband and I are great at having the required documents at our fingertips. We have been through the buying process before so we knew at least the minimum of what would be required. We even had more available in case of special requests.
At this point I am not sure why the process has changed so much in such a few short years. Anyone looking to purchase a home now can expect to go through a much more detailed and stringent process. For instance: My husband is a naturalized American Citizen. You cannot get an American Passport without going through the naturalization process. We had to provide the naturalization document, not the passport. I don’t understand the logic in that, but we did it.
Birthing a Child
I must say that I think giving birth was easier than going through this house purchasing process.
In the end it will all be worth it. The house we are buying is a huge upgrade to the one we are living in now. It is not a new house. It’s about 40 years old. It has had only one owner and has lots of new upgrades. The inspector indicated that even new houses are not as well equipped as this house is. Anything we change will be because we want to not because it is needed.
Once we have completed the process and closed on the house I will share photos.
This process has taken all of my free time. There has been no time to write, or comment on blogs I follow, or pretty much anything that is not part of buying the house. My apologies to all…
Most people took time off from blogging around the holidays. For Geek Grandma taking time off now for this process and move makes more sense.
So if you don’t get a blog update from Grandmother Diaries you will know why.
Until next time…