My family is going to be moving in the next few months. We are looking for a home, and I am dreading packing, moving, and unpacking.
We also have never bought a home before, and don't know the process we are getting into. The two realtors we met were not really interested in helping us. We want a home that is affordable on one income, modest-sized, and one level if at all possible. This way, if I don't improve enough to work we can still afford it, and I won't have much more space to clean. It seems that most of our areas realtors are not very interested in helping us and it feels like its because we won't score them a large commission. I understand, but am offended that we will get poor service for using our heads and living within our means.
Does anyone have advice on what to look for in a realtor? What to avoid? We are checking taxes owed on every property, are getting a home inspection on ones we like before making an official offer, and checking neighborhoods and mortgage, insurance, and tax rates. We are even getting some first-time home buyers help from our local bank.
some advice for packing, unpacking and moving? We will have help from many friends, and belong to a Christian mission group that helps less fortunate people, fire victims, and those who have lost their homes and apartments property to refurnish and supply linens and kitchen goods, small appliances, dishes, and even knick-knacks, TVs, and lamps. They are generously allowing us to use their trailer and box trucks, and providing several pieces of furniture that we will be needing. We are blessed.
I worry about
how much I will be able to help move. Packing and unpacking I guess, organizing and directing? My sons and I have begun going through closets and the house, donating what we don't need and others could use, throwing out trash, and packing away things that aren't necessary for daily living. Like household records, framed pictures, out of season clothes, coats, boots, decorations, canning supplies.
Any suggestions on how to make the whole home buying and hunting and moving easier for me? We aren't picky and don't have many demands, running water, a bathroom,(praying for 2
) heating and cooling, and a good feeling for home.
SO why do I feel so anxious? things are rough emotionally right now, for me, so that may be adding to it. I see my doc this week about
the anxiety and depression. he may be able to help.
Thank you, friends, in advance.
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw
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