(That's probably what I would look like doing a happy dance so I found it fitting to insert that into this post)
Yesterday this realization finally hit home. TJ called a mortgage broker, we found out our credit scores, what our interest rate would be, and what kind of loan we could expect to get. Well, it's all good news. After finding out my 3 scores (which range from 741 - 780) and his scores (which range from 680 - 720) our interest rate would be nearest to 4% and we qualify for, and beyond, the house we're extremely interested in.
The basement is completely unfinished, which is a bonus in our opinion. It's got a garages upstairs AND downstairs, which works for my husband. It's on over .5 acres, which is perfect for our animals, and it's livable, which is perfect for everyone. So, if you're reading this, cross your fingers for me and my husband that this house doesn't go before we even get a chance to look at it. If it's meant to happen, it will. If not, we'll find something else. Either way, we get to stop being renters this year and finally own or very own home.
I'M SO EXCITED!!