Back on November 14th, 2008, I knew I wanted to buy, but didn’t know for sure where.
I was literally looking everywhere in between Issaquah and Marysville. Yes, that is a LOT of ground to cover.
I put a lot of thought into it…
And decided Mukilteo, WA would be a good move because of the proximity to freeways, the beach, the ferry, and Puget Sound.
I picked the beautiful and desirable Harbour Pointe neighborhood, which is great for walks in the summer time, nice and close to restaurants, grocery stores, banks, doctors/dentists, and more.
But it wasn’t that simple. I wrote an offer for my dream condo. It got accepted, and I was on cloud nine.
After a couple weeks, I got a call from my lender who was kind of a robot, and didn’t know how to break this gently to me.
“Katherine, you’re not going to qualify. Your ratios are all out of whack.” (or something like that).
Maybe this wouldn’t be a big deal to everyone. But I was barely even licensed as an agent and I had never bought before. I didn’t know what this process was like. It hit me like a ton of bricks.
To add to this… the phone call was as I was on my way into meet my brother’s new girlfriend (they’re married now). It was a pretty awkward first meeting. I was holding back tears. I hated everyone and everything in sight. We’re okay now, and I think she’s forgiven me for being a little stand-offish!
But guess what? It wasn’t the end of the world. I didn’t end up buying that one, but I found a slightly smaller and less expensive condo in the same building.
I’m happy in it. It was a great first purchase, and in hindsight, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I knew I wanted to buy because I wanted my payments to go toward my equity. I wanted to be able to paint my walls, switch out light fixtures, and overall, make it my own.
I love the idea of one day having my condo paid off, earning rental income, and getting a tax write-off while I’m at it.
I love real estate… I love owning it… And I’ll love helping you with your next move!!!
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- Windermere GH LLC
We have already recommended Katherine to a few of our friends. She was extremely helpful to us (first time home buyers). All of the homes she showed us, we loved and we had decided on ‘the one’ after only two weeks of looking. She has a knack for knowing what… (more)
Where to start? Well short and sweet version; Katherine was extremely helpful to me as a first time home buyer. She is very patient, stern when the time comes, and responsive. Seemed like she was always working, was able to answer questions anytime, and if… (more)
Kathy is awesome!! As a first time homebuyer, I was very particular about what I was looking for. Kathy went out of her way to help me find a place that worked for me, and I couldn’t be happier. I continue to reccomend her to all of my friends and family,… (more)