The work travel is beyond belief this month, with a week in New Orleans, two days in DC, and a transfer in Atlanta already under my belt in the last 15 days. BC managed to join me for the New Orleans revelry for the entire week, so after long conference days, I dragged myself out into the Quarter for food and cocktails and long walks where we laughed until I had stomach cramps.
Now that I’m back to the real world and trying to plan out 2010 and beyond, it’s time to start a house hunt in earnest. If BC and I are baby-bound, this mama needs a non-rented roof to put over my head with a little yard and room for a washer/dryer. I love my current townhouse, but I’ll be damned if I’ll semi-single parent and have to walk six blocks to do the baby’s laundry. A girl has her limits.
Which begs the question… how the heck do you go about buying a house? BC just bought one and has a great eye for real estate, but I need an introduction to the ins and outs of the financial piece. Does anyone have any recommended books and/ or websites for beginners? Any definite must-do’s and don’ts? I’m hoping to get into something in time to take advantage of the extended first time home buyer credit, so all help is welcome.