September 27, 2017
I had just recently got married and my goal was to own a home, my husband and I had $2000 to our name and we were very naive to the process at first. However, we did find a mobile home and we put an offer on it, looking back we did not ask enough questions and we later learned about property taxes, setting up utilities and that was a challenge. We had two children in our mobile home and it was close quarters to our neighbours but we managed our space and I miss the simplicity that life offered back then. It was a start for us and a comfortable home for my family and I, we had a huge pine tree in our backyard and we bought our kids their first dog. By the time we had five of us in our home we knew it was time to move up and we bought a 90 yr old home and were very adventurous to fix it, we did some work but the financial strain of owning an older home is something that people need to take into consideration, the biggest challenges being the heat and repair costs. Needless to say our kids still consider that their childhood home and we carry many special memories with that home, back then the interest rates were 16% and we managed but it was not always easy. My biggest advice would be if you can envision yourself living an a home that you first walk into than that should be where you hang your hat, you will know it when you walk in. I worked multiple jobs at that time and for me it was about providing a safe, stable atmosphere for the people that I loved. We were not afraid to start somewhere and grow together as a family and here we’re today.