Things I've learned while buying a house:
1) When you think you have enough saved up for a down payment - save $5,000 more. Closing costs are more than you think.
2) Don't account for money given as a gift, unless you have the check in hand.
Whelp, that's about it.
In other news, buying this house has made me breakout like I'm pre-pubescent all over again. Gross. Thanks, Stress. I owe you.
Mike and I are ridiculously poor for the time being. BARF. But hey, we're gonna have a house. We'll be eating generic brand rice and beans, and invite our friends over for BYOR parties (Bring Your Own Ramen). We'll supply the microwave - BECAUSE WE WON'T HAVE A STOVE ON WHICH TO BOIL WATER.
That's right - our house has no appliances! We'll get them...in due time.
I'm losing my mind.