J and I bought our first home in August of 2009. We were looking at homes for almost a year before we were finally ready and found a house we loved to put an offer in. The saying “Location, Location, Location” really is so important and really helped guide our decision. Once we identified the area of town we wanted to live and then found a neighborhood we loved we knew we were ready. We put our first offer in on a foreclosure that was not accepted and a week later we put an offer in on our house. Although it was a scary long process, we are really enjoying owning a home that incorporates both of our very different tastes.