It’s just SO rewarding to hand the keys over to first time homebuyers! Especially one that’s been five children in the making!
Last night I had the pleasure of giving the keys to a buyer moving into their very first … very own … brand new, built-just-for-them, house. And it was really cool! Imagine having five children and never owning your own place. Raising the crowd in a two-bedroom rental. For years! Saving, saving, saving, so there was a downpayment.
And then having home prices and interest rates drop significantly enough so that you can afford a five bedroom, plus den, plus bonus room, three-and-a-half bathroom brand new home! The excitement was so thick one could have cut it with a knife!
Not that the purchase wasn’t without tremendous trials, topped off with the fact that, at the last minute the courier taking their closing documents to the County for recording had a breakdown on the side of the freeway … so recording really didn’t occur yesterday! Thankfully the builder allowed this very deserving family to begin moving in last night. And recording occurred first thing this morning!
But their calm, collected attitude of “We’ll get there if it’s to be” kept their dream alive, right down to the key exchange. Unfortunately, with all the starts and stops of yesterday’s closing, it was dark and only the wife was able to be there — flying on air!
Congratulations Reggie and Janine! You’ve earned this many many times over! We have to get together for pictures now!