What it do folks?!
Ya girl has been busy taking her life to the next level. I put an offer on a home on the Jan 30th. And after two weeks of going back and forth with the bank, we finally came to an agreement and I signed a contract on the house yesterday afternoon.
:-D I am super excited and have gotten into my hustle mode. I'll get into that later. First, let me tell you about this house! The house sits in a small town on the outskirts of Orlando. I actually lived in that area before for a couple years when my daughter was born and have wanted to move back ever since. All the schools are A-rated schools. I love the small town feeling and the fact that you have basically all necessities within a 5 mile radius, including a mall with all my fav stores.
It is a 4 bedroom 2 bath home running a little over 1800 square feet with ceramic tiles in the wet areas and hardwood floors in the remaining. I think the only carpeted areas are the closets. The master bedroom is HUGE with a huge bathroom that includes a garden tub and separate shower stall and a HUGE walk-in closet. There is a two car garage, covered lanai, and very nice backyard. And I remember correctly french doors lead into the bedroom that obviously served as an office. Here is a pic of my (prayerfully) future home:
Its the pic from the MLS. I'll have better and more pictures after I close (which is set for March 25th). Ok. Now for the numbers:
Initial List Price: $189,000
Final List Price: $180,000
Down Payment: $6300
Closing Cost Assistance: $8000
Closing Date: March 25th
Per the GFE, my estimated monthly mortgage payment will be $1268. That includes property taxes, mortgage insurance, and hazard insurance. The rate on my GFE is 5%. The seller is provding $8000 towards closing and that will include buying down points. My estimated closing costs are $5800 (per GFE) so the remaining money will go to buying down points and a one year home warranty.
Here is how the house measures up to the requirements I set:
Price: $0 -> $190,000 CHECK
Ideal Monthly Mortgage (including taxes, PMI, HOA, & hazard): $1200 (max $1300) CHECK
Location: Surrounding Orlando Area CHECK
Bedrooms: 3+ CHECK
Bathrooms: 2+ CHECK
Square footage: 1700 s.f. + CHECK
Year Built: 2000+ CHECK
HOA: $100/month max CHECK
* A-rated school district CHECK
* Quick access to major highways CHECK
* Good daycare CHECK
* Nice neighborhood CHECK
* Shower stall CHECK
* Backyard CHECK
* Large kitchen with pantry and lots of cabinet space CHECK
* Large master bathroom CHECK
* Walk-in closet in master bedroom CHECK
Everything is falling into place. Once we get the ok from the seller we will get a home inspection and appraisal done. The home inspection will probably get done around Thursday or Friday of next week. I am actually going to go to the house today with my agent and take a look at it again. I haven't seen it in like 2 or 3 weeks. Need to refresh my memory.
I am working on getting a moving fund started and researching the start-up costs for utilities. I'll do another post later today or tomorrow on that.
Heading off to Ikea for free breakfast and to do some shopping with my bestie and fellow single moms.
Yall have an awesome Saturday!
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