I’m back! An Update

Hi there! I can’t believe it has been a month since I last posted! I have gotten extremely busy with school, and the plans I had for the house have mostly gone sideways.

Our landlords decided they didn’t want to do a land contract, so I began looking into some mortgage options. FHA and USDA loans seemed like great options, but there was one huge problem. They don’t do loans for income properties. I actually cried when I heard that.


I decided at that point it seemed like buying our current house just wasn’t gonna happen, so I’ve been looking into other houses in the area. I really want to get a USDA loan, and if you’ve never heard of that their terms are pretty cool. Some of the requirements are the house has to be in a qualified rural area (which thankfully does not mean you have to live in a field), the loan minimum is $60,000, and there is no money down required!

I’ve been doing a few projects around the house here and there when I have time, but nothing big enough to write about. Basically all I have done is touch up the paint in the bedrooms/caulk the corners where there is a gap in the paneling. Chris also got a chance to fix the garage door, and we have contacted the village to fix the driveway… but they are taking their sweet time and haven’t gotten back to us.

So thankfully you haven’t missed out on much πŸ˜‰ As for the blog, once we buy another house I’ll have to go through a blog re-branding because obviously we won’t be living in a rental.

In the meantime… there. will. be. FURNITURE!! … (and small random house things)

Thanks for reading and hopefully we can get back on track soon!

See You Around!

Lauren ❀

5 thoughts on “I’m back! An Update

  1. Hi Lauren! I thought of you the other day as I was spray painting a piece of accent furniture. Maybe you should get your real estate license before you purchase a place? That way you can put your commission toward the down payment or toward repairs. Why not? You can do it. πŸ˜‰ xo

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    • Your comment was so sweet, it made my day! We are hoping to buy a place before I start school again in the fall. I’m taking 18 credits and it is my last semester of undergrad. Then it’s an internship and on to grad school. I’m not sure what it takes or the amount of time to get a real estate license, but it’s definitely something I’ve considered. I guess I’ll have to look into it more! 😁

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      • You could easily get your license over the summer. It would more than pay for itself if you buy a place. Plus you would have immediate access to new listings. In all your free time, right? LOL πŸ™‚

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