- The Home Inspection. A couple days after going under contract, I had the house inspected. Good thing, there wasn't really anything major. Just the AC didn't work, so we amended the contract for the AC to be fixed or replaced and the sellers agreed. There were (and still are) some other things that I need to fix, but it wasn't anything major enough to stop the buying.
- Financing. Oy, the financing part was the most time consuming. It was mostly just gathering all the correct documents and sending and resending and getting more documents, writing letters to explain things, etc. Apparently compared to other mortgage applications, mine was fairly straight forward and simple. It really was just a lot of paperwork.
- Home-buyer class. I was told that in order to get the St. Paul Heroes money, that I needed to take a class on first time home buying...so, I signed up for, paid for, and attended an 8 hour class on buying a house (which was fairly useless to me since I was all the way through except for the closing) and then it turns out that the Heroes program ran out of money. GRRRRRR!!!!!
- Planning, Planning, Planning. Since I had a month and a half to stare at the pics from the walk throughs, I had lots of time for picking out paint colors, arranging furniture, remodel ideas, etc. I even made a "My First Place Idea Book". How fun!
It's all mine and the banks!