Ok, here's the scenario. I'm 36, single mom buying my first home. Things have gone quickly and now I'm freaking out. Closing is going to be in about a week. I'm nauseated and just plain nervous. Hoping, praying I'm doing the right thing. Absolutely dreading the whole packing and moving thing. Need to get rid of much junk. Am going from a bigger house to a smaller one... am I nuts or what??? Maybe renting isn't so bad.... but doesn't really matter now anyway.. is too late.... arrrgggghhhhh
Please reassure me I am not insane/nuts/cookoo/etc. Did y'all have this sort of anxiety before buying. Did the horrible feeling ever go away? Sometimes I feel like my insides are going to turn out.... who knew house buying would be so bad. I think I have some guys to help me move, but what if they can't? All my money is tied up in insurance and downpayment and whatnot. What if the roof falls in (ok.. only 6 yrs old and inspector said was fine), what if the water heater blows? what if a window breaks? what if .. what if....ohmygod, what have I done????
May 2, '04
I think as soon as you walk in the door after closing, you will be very happy and relieved. I have bought three homes and have gotten a home warranty on all of them with American Home Shield (AHS). Actually, if it is not offered by the buyer, I put a stipulation that the buyer purchases the initial first year of a home warranty in my bid. Anyway, you can still buy it for about 400 dollars a year (can be made in four payments) and it will cover everything. Electrical, plumbing, any appliances you chose to cover, etc. I have had to use them three different times and never had any problems and saved much more than 400 dollars!
With each house I had the full coverage for the first year. Then I would renew it on my own and only cover major things like electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and the cost was only about 200 a year. It's definately worth the peace of mind that comes with it. Sorry to go on and on but I am a huge fan of home warranties.
Anyway, I am sure you will feel great when it is all over. It is a big move but you will have such a wonderful feeling of pride once you sign those papers.
Last edit by dphrn on May 2, '04